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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Supple, malty and mellow. Its harmonious flavour is the great strength of our dark wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Pours dark amber with a thick, musky aroma. Smells strongly of wheat. Moderately thick mouth feel. Very spicy tasting. Very mellow caramel flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Bottled - Pours a beautiful hazy dark brown with a hugh head... Nose is lots of wheat and fruits..Taste is lots of spicy esters .. banana and malts.. very nice for this genre

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a very hazy bronze/brown with a thick two finger head that slowly fades to a thick cap and leaves behind a substantial amount of lacing. Smell; full of bananas and cloves. There’s also a bit of a grassy smell, along with a nice caramel sweetness. Taste; the cloves and bananas have a strong presence, but not to powerful. It has a yeasty bread dough flavor, as well as a bit of earthiness, and finishes with a good malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, and goes down really nicely. I’m happy that I can get some of these Weihenstephaner beers in my area now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a hazy copper, topped by a thick and creamy light tan foam. Great head retention, decent lacing. Light malt aroma, with a little bit of dry spiciness in there too. Flavorful beer - nutty toasted malt, wheat, caramel, chocolate, clove and some other earthy dry spice. All of these flavors are fairly mild on their own, yet blend together for a nice, complex taste. Toasted malt, a little bit o’ honey sweetness, and some dry apple-citrus tartness linger into the finish and aftertaste. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, quite well carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle. Murky brown color. Huge head. Banana and wheat aroma. Fruity tastes of banana, citric fruits and some wheat. A nice dunkelweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1454) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Cola-colour, thick white head. Typical clove aroma. Nice thick palate, not sweet taste at all but rather fresh earthy notes with nuts and cloves in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
Cloudy, toffee-ish brown. Huge offwhite head with fabulous lacing. Aromas of sweet fruit (not just banana) and clove. Soft mouthfeel. Flavors are not too sweet. Yeastiness that appears on the back end is interesting and not unpleasant. Fine example of the genre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2006
Brown, unclear. Tall head. Malty somewhat spicy aroma. Medium complex flavour with banana, malts, wheat, yeast. Nuts?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle 46F. Nice and delicious, malty aroma, with a touch of spice. Great tasting vienna malts, with a touch of yeast and very light hops. Very good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Medium to dark amber, cloudy, weak aroma, some banana, light wheat flavor, lightly sweet, mild flavors, needs more.

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