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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Dunkel weisse dark wheat ale, all malt and unfiltered. A dark wheat ale featuring our own unique yeast and malted wheat. A special Bavarian yeast strain combined with select wheat malt deliviers unmistakeable clove and banana tones. The surprisingly light finish is a character of dark weissbeir, a style with roots back to the 1520s. A dunkel which is perfect for any season! To serve this brew perfectly, pour it down the side of the glass untill about a half inch is left. Gently swirl the bottle mixing what’s left. Pour the rest of the brew into the glass to produce a nice thick collar of foam and enjoy!


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours dark brown with a tan head that lasts quite a while and leaves decent lacing. Cloves, caramel, chocolate, and banana make up the interesting aroma. Lively carbonation on the palate. Spicy and smooth would be two good adjectives for this brew. Cloves and tobacco make up the spiciness while banana, caramel and a little chocolate make up the smoothness. Nice effort by AB.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a very dark and hazy appearance with a brownish iced tea like color. Along the sides of the glass there are streams of tiny bubbles that race up to the head. The head is light tan in color and little small for the style but it hangs on to the last sip. It makes some slice lace that slides down the glass. It has a big fruity nose with notes of banana, clove, light wheat and candy. The base has a nice lightly roasted wheat malt flavor that gives way to big fruity yeast full of rip banana with a touch of clove. Hops are very mild and subdued. It finishes with a dryer wheat twang and more yeast. It has a nice wet refreshing texture with soft yet somewhat fizzy carbonation and a medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4230) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Backlog rating 12-01-2008. This bottled beer pours a medium sized ivory fizzy head with a poor retention span, fast-rising carbonation, hazy body, one ring of lacing, and an orange and slight golden hue. The aroma is wheat, clove, spicy, banana, and malty. Ditto for the flavor. The mouthfeel is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, the clove and banana dominate this beer in both aroma and flavor and made it enjoyable to drink and rate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2282) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 12 oz bottle, brown with a tan head. Nothing special here, just a basic unfiltered wheat beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1465) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 From old tasting notepad: Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Poured a hazy, reddish-brown color with creamy beige foam, long-lasting with fine lace. Aromas of wheat-bread, toast, toffee, coffee and cream, pepper and clove yeast phenols, very faint hops. Rich, complex malt sweetness with just enough hops bitterness to balance. Notes of carmel, nuts and fruits. Medium body, well-rounded mouthfeel. Fruity, spicy finish. Nice elevated alcohol percentage, well-hidden. Who knew Anheuser Busch could produce such a tasty, nuanced, bottle-fermented beer? Sure is too bad they retired it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3422) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
I understand this beer has been discontinued. I guess the idea they could make decent beer is just too much for Anheuser-Busch InBev. This poured amber with a nice off-white head and good lacing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1311) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Michelob Dunkel Weisse has a medium, creamy, beige head and a clear, copper color with lots of bubbles streaming up and nice lacing. The swirl & pour did not cloud it up, surprisingly. The aroma is strong on banana and light on wheat and clove. Taste is banana, some wheat, and a wonderful hop spice. Hops show up as well, and this really gives it a tasty balance. Lots of ticklish carbonation with this, and there’s also a smokey aspect. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Michelob Dunkel Weiss finishes clean, refreshing, and super-drinkable. Too bad it’s gone, because it’s really outstanding. RJT

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2175) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle - pours a cloudy, dark amber with light tan-colored foam which disappears quickly. Aroma is banana and wheat but smells artificial like banana extract. After drinking it I detect a smoky quality. Taste is sweet and a tad bitter. Overall, a good find for a domestic alternative for when people are on a budget.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3999) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 Reminiscent of German Dunkelweizens in taste and aroma, not nearly as strong as the best, but decent enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkBarnes (378) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Dec. 30, 2010; 12 oz. bottle. Rated this beer tonight (picked up a stray bottle for 50 cents in my grocer’s bargain bin) with every expectation of giving it the low grades of which most A-B products are so richly deserving. But . . . surprise! This dark wheat beer is quite good. Lovely aroma -- which I didn’t expect at all -- of overripe fruit. The flavor bursts fruity esters reminiscent of -- dare I say it? -- a good Belgian ale! Critically speaking, it does have its flaws (a bit watery in the finish and lacking a solid malt backbone), but let’s give credit where credit is due. This Dunkelweizen is a remarkable effort, and a welcome departure from the usual swill shipped from St. Louis. Would definitely buy this again.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Hazy amber, thin beige head, medium-thin body, high carbonation.

Aroma: bavarian yeast with esters of bananas and clove, roasted malt, tart wheat.

Taste: roast malt, burnt wheat, bavarian yeast esters, vegetal hop bitterness.

Color and aroma are surprisingly good. Body is thin, and flavor is thin and stretched. The yeast is great, but the malt bill is weak.


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