GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tons of very tiny bubbles, a HUGE, dense, uniform, glossy, off white head. Hazy light brown body. Light and yeasty, some caramel. OH so drinkable. Buttery and soft, but clean and refreshing. Some dry toasted barley near the finish. Clean and crisp, mellow and smooth. Great German Wheat!
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 German wheat beer is probably my favorite style if I absolutely had to choose one and Weihenstephaner is one of the great breweries of Germany. That said, I find this dark wheat to be exceptional in flavor and quality. Beautiful dark brown with standard huge wheat head of froth. Smell is sweet and malty with a definite yeast presence. Full of wheat flavor that is sweet and malty. Full bodied and ultra smooth on the palate.
Ungstrup (28225) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light brown unclear beer with a fantastic head. The aroma is wheaty and slightly sweet. The flavor is a nice lowkey wheat flavor. It is pretty sweet with no bitterness - just wheat in the aftertaste. A little thin. An OK dunkel hefeweissebier - but not the best I've had.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brownish hue. Giant beige head. Fruity spicy nose. Turbid carbonation. Starts mellow and sweet. Bananas, cloves, bubblegum in the aftertaste. Light to medium bodied. Very drinkable with great malt flavors. A very nice dunkel.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice aromas coming thur---cloves, banana---but not so much in the flavor department. Some spice in the flavor but needed more malt. Pours with a very nice, "ice cream"-like, head. Still, a worthy brew.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seems to be the hefeweizen with a darker color. I look for more an assertive maltiness in my dunkels, with Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel being the quintessential example. Dissappointing for Weihenstephan.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, burnt orange color with a nice thick, persistant head. The aroma is a pleasant combination of banana, clove, and perhaps some caramel and chocolate. Even a hint of bubble gum. The flavor, while not quite as impressive, is still pleasant. Malty, but not thick. A nice, pleasant Dunkel.
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.