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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen is an unfiltered wheat beer brewed with dark roasted malted wheat and caramelized malted wheat in addition to pale malted barley. The complex flavors produced by the Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast strain are enhanced by the roasted flavors from the dark malts. 5.2% alcohol by volume, 18 bitterness units.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Compared directly to the Josephsbrau Hefeweizen I had earlier. A: Pours a very dark tawny color with strong yeast haze. The head is a two finger light cream color with decent enough texture, but low retention. More aesthetically pleasing than their hefe. S: Banana, wheat, brown sugar, caramel, and some lighter fruits. Weak but pleasantly aromatic. T: A decent amount caramel and brown sugar to start. There are hints of crisp apple and other dried fruits in spots, while the finish is smooth and wheaty. Just like TJ’s hefe, it’s decent enough, but kind of nondescript. M: A little less carbonation than I anticipated. Thinning out the body a little bit would really help this one be more drinkable - like a lot of the Josephsbrau beers, it’s too heavy to support the flavor profile, but it’s drinkable enough otherwise. O: Pretty damn average on all counts, but there’s a modicum of enjoyment to be found here. It’s cheap as hell, so it’s still definitely worth a look.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s in Omaha. Poured murky brown, foamy off white head. Aroma was malty, fruits, raisin. Taste was sweet, raisin, figs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Poobah (374) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Caramel-colored and cloudy with a medium head and a spicy, ripe banana nose. Smooth entry with a thin, somewhat malty mouthfeel followed by a caramel finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quick3Beers (885) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Pours a dark brown from a bottle, almost no head. Smells and tastes like a caramel malted milk shake, but thin and watery with no depth. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (490) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle, 12 fl oz, Trader Joe’s, Fort Lauderdale FL. Decent, clear features of banana in aroma. Not that complex aroma, though, as expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Reddish brown pour. The aroma is ripe brown banana, spice, toasted wheat. The taste is toasty malt, spice, yeasty esters, dark ripe fruits. Nicely balanced finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (357) - - NOV 18, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a dark amber color with an off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is bubblegum, banana, yeast, and clove. The taste is banana, clove, funk, and yeast. There is a lively carbonation to it with some sour notes on the back end. I bought a six-pack of this once and got tired of it. A single bottle was enjoyable though.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bavarian_Beer (46) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
Pours a dark Amber color with soft tan head. Aroma of bubblegum, clover and spices. Taste is light and full of the same flavors. Palate is light and thin for style but not bad over all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (1710) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle. Medium brown in color. With a medium off while head. Aroma was clove and banana bread. Taste was banana bread with hints of caramel and a slightly bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5254) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Nice darker hefe looking thing from a bottle. Mild sweet candy olfactory. At first a little difficult, again seems somewhat aged but date is 9/12/15. Perhaps more bitter and medicinal than was expected. Creamy hefe co2 is welcomed on gulps. Getting better as session continues. Banana is more apparent on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (1893) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2015
12 oz bottle, because, really why not? A: Dark amber color with a firm, foamy creme colored head. Very slight lacing. N: Rye bread, clove, banana, some toffee, some cinnamon, bits of toasted biscuit, white peppercorns. T: Sweet side with a bittering element, but somewhat bland here. M: Light to the point of watery, fizzy carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Honestly, not half bad. I wouldn’t want a full six pack of these, but given how well the nose comes off, I wouldn’t refuse another one, either. I just wish the body didn’t make the taste seem so flavorless.


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