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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, - JUN 10, 2012
Just drank it and now enjoying Jamil Zainasheff’s show on the style. He recommends that homebrewers go a little overboard if they want to win a competition, as people expect the dunkelweizens to be heavier than they typically are. I definitely enjoyed this one, Clove banana bubblegum esters... body texture carbonation. It’s obviously a good beer from every aspect. If you like the Hefes you’ll love this one, if not you’ll hate it. Simple. We’re so lucky these have survived the times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (96) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Pours golden/orangey brown and extremely cloudy. Head is off-white, lively, and of substantial volume, with long retention. Primary notes on the nose are wholemeal bread, salted caramel, banana, with a backdrop of subtle woodsmoke and smaller notes of a spicy, christmas pudding-esque character. A bit later the aroma takes on a mustier, more farmyard-esque nature with hints of apple (or apple pie/crumble) and other fruits I can’t quite make out. Very interesting so far. Taste is initially sweet and malty though following this is a more neutral, pastry-esque character with a lot of cereal. Not massively complex in this regard but has a hearty feel to it. Finish is very dry for the most part (like the standard Hefeweizen) and what little aftertaste is akin to that of weetabix, with some VERY subtle bitterness. Palate wise, body is a decent medium while the texture seems a little too thin and watery but this doesn’t bring it down much. This is recommended for fans of weetabix, and probably makes a great breakfast beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2755) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
Opaque dark orange, off-white lasting lacing foam head. Decent, not strong, caramel aroma, suttle taste. Some orange tones there. Good beer. (Velp 201506)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llucmaduell (28) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2015
Great German beer with a moderate complexity, full of details, with lack of depth for my taste. But style is not the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
puren (226) - POLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Prezentacja: brunatne, mocno mętne, piana bardz obfita, drobniutka, trwała,ładna koronka ;
Aromat: goździki, banan, niedojrzałe morele, ciasto a’la murzynek z alkoholem ;
Odczucie: raczej wodniste, nisko nasycone, finisz goździkowy ;
Smak: goździki, ciasto bananowe, lekko alkohol ;
Ogólnie: troszkę płaskie, niewiele się dzieje .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (268) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle from Drinks of the World. Pours hazy brown with a silken foam. The increased amounts of malts are already noticeable in the nose, which is also a bit citric. The taste is fuller and sweeter than in the regular Weihenstephaner, but the texture is a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (921) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Amber pour, huge barely off white head. Nose is medium roasted grain and yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is soft banana and caramelized malt. Finish is slightly sweet. This went great with pulled pork, coleslaw and bread and butter pickles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1149) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Precioso color miel y madera y sugerente aspecto, muy cremoso. Fantastica espuma densa y muy abundante. Aroma especiado y sobre todo de rica malta. Cuerpo moderado bien estructurado, con una carbonización en su justo punto, sue se nota en la lengua y deja un rico toque de clavo. después aparece un excelente sabor a malta, junto con un leve recuerdo frutal. Gran final con un toque seco. Sin duda entre las top cervezas de trigo morenas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1296) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours a light brown color, completely hazy, topped with an avergae sized off-white foamy head. Retention very solid. Malty aroma, mildly biscuity nad sweet. Taste is similar - malty, mild chocolate presence with grassy finish and a bit of that soury feel in the end. Perfectly decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (203) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Copper color. Yeasty, sour, little sweetness. Refreshing. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (146) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Appealing mid brown with an off white head, aroma of s;lightly spicy banana and soft malt. Light to medium body, flavour pretty much like the aroma, lightly sweet and spicy. Refreshing.

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