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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Supple, malty and mellow. Its harmonious flavour is the great strength of our dark wheat beer.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 11, 2007
Thanks to ghawener. Very nice. Pours out a a brown, golden color with a small head and low carbonation. Nice maltiness, caramel, bananas.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2007
(Bottle) Pours hazy light amber. Spicy and light floral aroma with some banana esters. Also some hints of clove. Spicy flavour with tones of banana and wheat. Soft and round mouthfeel with a light sour sting. Lingering wheat and banana-ish aftertaste. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
pours murky orange brown with a thick fluffy cream colored head from the 500ml i emptied. big malty wheat aromas of bubblegum and clove. sweet malty flavor with a light apricot fruitiness. more bubblegum through the finish and some light spicy hops round it out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 28, 2007
Drank with Ramenen. Bottle: Solid Dunkelweizen, strong weizen body with nice malty caramel touch. Low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2007
poured into a tulip. pours brown with fluffy full head, malty aroma, malty smooth to finish, sticks to tongue in aftertaste, caramel sugar presence, fluid full beer, very good..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2167) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2007
On draft. Clear brown coloured, thick head. Malty and fruity notes in aroma. Nice malty flavour with some caramel malty sweetness and just a tad of sourness. Great mouthfeel. Excellent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Clear brown pour. Some strawerry and cherry flavors. Nice malty full bodied mouth feel. Quick finish. Crisp and simple.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Typical characteristics of a dunkel - cloudy brown, aroma of banana, clove, and citrus. Flavor is nice, but still somewhat watery and muddled. Not a great example of the style.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2007 Another excellent weiss from the world’s oldest brewery. highly carboneded dark brown poor provides everything you’d expect, bananas and cloves taste. The dark malts give it an earthier quality that is quiet pleasent. Not as aromatic as the lighter hefeweisse but otherwise an excellent beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 I gently poured the virulent brown contents into my tall pint glass and it produced a massive foamy head that declined unevenly and slowly. As I worked through the foam to the body and flavor, I was nearly rendered speechless as the malty taste was lightly enhanced by the parts of bananas and yeast. All this from a bottle which led me to wonder the usual question: what is like on tap? Update 10/07: The tap version is not as strongly nuanced as the bottle, but it is very drinkable.


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