bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge head; the color is a washed-out dark brown and isn't very attractive; the taste is very smooth, and the finish has just a touch of bitterness
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like all the Weihenstephaner beers, this is yet another winner. I still prefer the regular hefe-weisse over the dunkel.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A brown color with a medium sized white head. A medium body. The aroma is of yeast, banana and clove. The tast is floral with apple, clove. A little sourness also. Overall a nice smooth and refreshing dark wheat.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was brown in color and cloudy. Nice white head. At first smelled like vinigar and alcohol and tasted sour and alcohol. As it sits smells and taste more like a belgian.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 I like this very much and is from the superb Weihenstephaner line. It is almost as good as the Hacker Pshorre Dark Weiss. I like it for the same reason as the other as it gives you a unique rich wheat flavor. I still like regular weiss beers a touch better thoughfor the lack of aftertaste.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid dunkelweizen. Has the expected nice fluffy head, light phenols, some banana. I am thankful that it refrains from over-indulging in caramel flavors, which can be a major drawback in a dunkelweizen.
TheTsunami (162) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting but not the ambrosia that had been described to me prior to drinking. Medium brown with an off white head. Malty aroma. Fairly sweet beer. No great shakes.
BillKismet (3162) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky, muddy brownish orange with a plentiful foam topping. An exquisite clover aroma, rather robust, with a hint of chocolate. The body lacked carbonation--the man detractant, as I Paulaner-like effervescence would have made this beer spectacular. The taste relied greatly on banana with some yeasty notes as well. The finish is banana--rolling smoothly over the palate. A fine german wheat.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A hazy brown color with a foamy tan head. A musty, yeasty, and malt aroma. A little sweet. The malty flavor sits well after a while and is cut nicely by the wheat.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent looking dunkel with a generous head, but a LITTLE too light in color, in my opinion. Aroma is nice, but a little weak. The flavor is a lot less wheaty than I expected, and also a little weak. All around, this beer seems to fall a little short of the mark.