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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Dunkelweizen
Freising, Germany
Serve in Stein, Weizen

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RATINGS: 1425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Supple, malty and mellow. Its harmonious flavour is the great strength of our dark wheat beer.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle from Colorado Springs. Pours an yellow-brown with a lasting head and clinging lace. Aroma is a thud of banana and clove, with just a touch of spice in the rear. Flavor is clove, bubblegum, and it finishes almost exactly like the taste left by eating a ripe banana. Palate is slick. Overall, an above average Hefe-Dunkel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Excellent clove/spice, banana, overripe fruit, candi sugar, it’s all in there. A really good beer, not overly sweet like some.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of allspice, cinnamon and clove with a bit of a peppery note in there. Taste is of figs, brown sugar, pepper, and banana as well as a touch of perry. Well balanced and very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
Bronze, with a gigantic swiss cheeze head.
Rich, grainy aroma with plenty of yeasty spices and a bit of booze that mingled together very nicely.
Easy drinking, the wheaty malt can become a bit cloying. It finished silky smooth with witbier banana ester yeastiness. Mixed along with something salty to kill off the sweetness, this Beer is fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Nice appearance. Light, mostly clear brown with just the right size white head (small/medium). Aroma of caramel malt, maybe a bit of chocolate. Much the same in the flavor except that i also seem to get just a hint of a nutty flavor in there too maybe. Also i can notice a bit more chocolate in the flavor. Only a small hint of wheat. Not bad at all. A good all around beer that I wouldn’t mind to drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7608) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle. Sweet banana, apple and malt aroma. Orange-brown coloe with small head. Sweet-sour malt flavor - a tart apple finish. Light bodied. Not nearly as good as their Hefe.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1803) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Sampled at Brew Ha Ha 2005. Cloudy orangish amber with a thick, off-white head. Aroma contains some light banana, roasted barley, and orange peel. Some grainy rye, caramel, more orange peel, and crisp wheat flavor. Very low phenol level, barely any is detectable. Smooth bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 18, 2005
WOW! Sweet, malty, chocolate aroma. Flavor was full of chocolate and wheat. Best surprise I have had in a long time. I hope to buy some of this again soon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Beautiful murky orangish-brown in color with a pillowy, fluffy, grey and 3/4" tall head. Aroma allures with banana, nutmeg, cloves, pepper and cocoa. Flavor elaborates with a light banana and chocolate presence complimented by tiny spicing accents pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Sugared lemons round out the corners with a brown-sugared oats component, which gently transition to something more in line with bran flakes. Fairly light bodied and an easy drinker, finishing like a weakened chocolate banana milkshake.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2005
UPDATED: APR 5, 2006 Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a foamy tan head. Flavors of banana, wheat, and citrus, with livening hints of spice. Low carbonation really makes the flavors stand out.


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