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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1395   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Pours with the sound of fizz, and a nice thick biggish-bubble foamy head forms, but it is reduced to just surface bubbles by sip 2. Appealing caramel-colored, hazy appearance. Iím an ale fan, but this is one good lager. Medium body, well balanced malts, and a hint of spiciness. Overall a very good dunkelweizen. $2.99 for a 500ml bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown hazy hue with a small head. Medium malt and wheat aroma. Medium body. Medium flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Amber and cloudy with a creamy off-white head. Clove and banana phenols are present, but more subdued than in the hefeweizen. Soft carbonation with tiny bubbles creates a very smooth mouthfeel. The description of this beer being mellow is quite apt. Overall, this beer is delicious and easy to drink. It is lacking enough complexity to be considered excellent. The Ur-Weisse has this beat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Speckled, multicolored orange with an enormous head of foam, which falls and makes fun mountainous shapes. Very rich, inviting and complex nose, with hints of chocolate dough, banana esters and light spice, along with a suggestion of insect repellent, raspberry cake, toffee, peanut, vanilla, clove, butter and pumpkin with a light touch of cranberry. Flavor is rich and dynamic, highly progressing from the front palate to the finish, yet it remains slightly watery and it possesses a light touch of solvent. Mild chocolate throughout, with dark red fruit flavors abound, and lightly chaulky and dusty hints. Hints of apples, toffee and cocoa. Immensely enjoyable. What a great wheat beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Cloudy amber color with a long lasting offwhite head. Aromas of clove some banana and a hint of carmel. Flavors of spicy clove, light banana, and some carmel. it also has a pleasent aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Poured a dark cloudy amber with a tall off-white head. Aroma of typical hefeweizen... banana, cloves, touch of hops. Taste follows from the aroma, rather mellow hefe cloves and banana essence with a touch of caramel. Very balanced, though nothing exceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Full velvety head, lasting. Body is a rusty, glowing brown, slightly cloudy with slow bubbles. Aroma has hints of chocolate and molassis. Medium to light body, taste is brown sugar, candi, and molassis. Traces of spicy citrus add to the flavor. Finish was short and a little lacking. Overall, quite a nice concoction.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 Bottle: Slightly dark, hazy amber with a large off-white head that faded quickly. Sweet, wheaty, spicey aromas with some very well integrated (and natural??) banana notes, and some faint floral tones too (something white). Really a very well structured nose. Unfortunately this didnít translate into a well structured flavour profile. Quite sweet and of course highly carbonated. More banane here with the spicey elements acting as the balancing elements. Not near as enticing as the aromas. Very nice but let down a little by some wet cardboard flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1412) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2005
Expected to like this more than I did. Poured a ruby colour with a big lasting head. Yeasty aroma with strong floral traits (lillies?) permeated by sweet malt. Creamy mouthfeeel and light to medium body. Some crisp apple fruitiness - in fact spiced apples - but dark malt is dominant. Sweet but a little one-dimensional. (Bottle)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
(Bottle) Yummy! This is my favorite dunkel weissbier right now. It tastes wonderfully like honey and spices. And the color is absolutely perfect hazy amber, with a snow-white head. Iím in love!


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