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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Dunkelweizen translates from German to mean dark wheat. Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen highlights the undertones of dark roasted malted wheat and the unique flavors produced by our special Hefeweizen yeast strain. Our Dunkelweizen adheres to all of the traditions of the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law of 1516) and is naturally carbonated.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2008
On tap, vegas airport. A very cloudy copper/brown with a large head, good lacing. Huge banana aroma, a little clove. Flavor seems to be missing something in the finish and the palate is a bit thin. Solid overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Looks nice. Very cloudy. A little bit of banana in the aroma. It’s all a build-up to a disappointingly thin beer. Not a lot of flavor, just a lot of wheat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6979) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
{draft @ New Orleans loc’n} Their current "feature" brew (seasonal?). Golden amber, hazy, dense merangue of a head. Pleasant banana bread aroma, soft spices. Soft smooth palate of banana and toasted wheat, slightly tart finish. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Mediocre dunkel here. Mild aromas and flavors. Very thin body for a dunkel. Nothing bad about it. Just nothing great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Candy sugar in the aromas, along with roasted wheat and some stark, plain yeast that have a banana-ish smell. Very dark in color, attractive. Malty on the palate, but thin. Sweetening finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Draught at the brewpub in Las Vegas
Hazy dark amber color. Clean aroma of ripe banana. Sweet taste, mix of their Hefeweizen and Dunkel (caramel and banana) and this one as well is not much hopped.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2005
a beuty of a beer with a nice thick creamy tan head and brown hazy fluid below. makes a nice beer mustache. some spice and banana in the nose with some notes of malt. good at first with the same qualities in the palate but soon became too sweet with a malty extractness. however, the first GB beer not to give me a headache a couple of hours later.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
New Seasonal at Whitby, Ontario location. Best of the bunch we tried last night. Dark earthy colour, lots of banana in the nose. Medium body, more citrusy flavours mixed with a lot of malt that wasn’t quite balanced. Sour as well. More banana in finish. Interesting, probably could not drink too many of these because it was so unbalanced, but at least it was an interesting attempt from a pretty bland brewer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2004 on tap: this wheat wasn't very strong but had a smokey malt beginning which turned slightly bitter and sour at the end. Flavor was pretty watery, but it looked pretty delish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fulcrum (3) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2002 does not count
One of the best American Wheats I have tasted. Not as good as the German Dunkelweizen, but certainly better then almost any wheat beer available over here. I would disagree with the comment above, this is a beer to seek out although you will have to go to a brewery to find it. This beer has a nice texture, pleasing on the tongue, with a standard dunkelweise appearence (like a German Hefeweizen with a light newcastle color). It was a little strong on the palate, but certainly one of the best, if not the best beer that Gordon Biersch makes.


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