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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: 1546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Supple, malty and mellow. Its harmonious flavour is the great strength of our dark wheat beer.


OKplus' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Pours a cloudy honey brown. A mounded 2 finger off-white head that sinks very slow creating a thick ceiling and impressive lacing. S - Yeasty banana bread, very doughy. Lots of wheat with notes of clove and bubblegum. T - Follows the nose with moist banana bread, sweet with clove and a thick wheat backbone. Hints of caramel, berries, and slight nuttiness in the middle. Finishes with a bit more grain in the malt M - Silky smooth and creamy. Tight but low carbonation with a light to medium body. The mouthfeel is perfect! Very elegant flavors and seems to have great balance with the flavors. The wheat still shines and the esters seem perfectly placed. This beer will leave you wanting more. Serving type: bottle 10-27-2011


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1951) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2015
16.9 oz bottle from Fred Meyer. I didn’t even know this was in my market. Thanks a lot, Obama. Aroma is doughy, banana, citrus powder drink, clove, wheat. Pours muddy orange-brown with a thick bone-white pillowy head with excellent retention. Spicy German phenols in flavor, light sweetness, a touch savory. Wonderfully creamy mouthfeel, but a bit thin. Good stuff, but I was hoping for more with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (45) - Utah, USA - JUL 25, 2015
I liked this one it was a good dark wheat beer. Nice aroma pours dark brown with good head. Drinks smooth not bitter would recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (513) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA. (data degustacji: 15.12.2013)******************

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (97) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma: Wheat, banana, caramel, dark fruit. Appearance: Turbid dark amber/brown with a steady white head. Taste/Palate: Wheat, banana, clove, caramel, dark fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savage_Night (114) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours hazy dark orange/ light brown with a no e khaki head. Head retention is great. AROMA: Yeast, wheat, slight funk, spice, caramel, malt, Dark fruit, very slight bubblegum, spice and herbs. TASTE: wheat, caramel, herbs, bubblegum, banana, dark fruit, yeast funk, light spice, malt, light hops and light bubblegum. AFTER TASTE: wheat, malt and caramel with an oily rustic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justin666 (31) - - JUL 20, 2015
Pours dark orange with plenty of foam. Aroma suggests wheat, malt, caramel, dark fruit and other sweetners. Taste is semi sweet and very inviting. There are many different tastes but none stand out to dominate the other. A very good wheat dunkel in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (253) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Nice looking cloudy chestnut brown beer with a billowing light tan head. Nose of caramel, banana, and heady spice. Flavor follows with some rich roasted grain buttressed by the banana-and-clove yeast contribution. Caramel and light chocolate come through at the end. Light bodied, this is a complex and flavorful dunkel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zweibel (3) - Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Wheat, floral smell. Clean pour with a healthy head. Mostly smooth going down with a smidge of carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (488) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
After my good experience with Weihenstephaner Hefeweiss I am almost forced to also follow up with the same brewery’s Dunkel hefe. Same good fresh aroma of banana and wheat malt greets me with expectation as good and rich flavor. The banana flavor is unmistakable and convey a weissbier that is not too sweet but still belongs to the tasteful and light beer style as a wheat beer should be, even if it is dark. A little bit of roasted malt character with very light caramel and chocolate notes is in the palate. A little bit of citrus aftertaste keeps it in a nice balance so the sweetness does not get too much domination. Now dunkel weiss beers are not one of the beers I have very highest preferences inside, but I certainly accept that this is very tasty beer,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (691) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Stockmann in Tallinn. BB 11.02.16. Pours a murky translucent brownish amber with a well-retaining light beige head that’s very big initially but then drops to leave a bubbly layer. Very little lace. On the nose there’s quite a lot going on - wheat, malts, overripe bananas, plums, nuts, especially nougat, and weirdly, some alcohol too... It’s got this Tosca cake thick sweetness to it, but it’s also kind of fresh, and fruity. Tastes rather sweet with a home-made apple juice and apple pie very dominant I think, and then some plum liqueur and caramel that’s accentuated by sour notes and the thin but active carbonation, and the minimal - but certainly detectable - bitterness. Kind of a watery texture, yet the body feels firm. Wheaty dry on the palate. I quite like it as a warming sipper, but it’s just not my style of beer.


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