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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


StevieT's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (840) - - SEP 28, 2013
Pours cloudy brown, smooth mouth feel. Deep fruity and malt flavours, not a bad beer at all.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1088) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Strong aroma of ripe banana and bread with coriander spice. Banana bread. Pours a hazy dark Amber color with lasting creamy white head A bit oxidized in flavor. Still getting bread and banana with subtle yeast spiciness. Medium bodied with high CO2, dry with lingering yeasty finish. Other excellent beer from this brewery. If only I could get it fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erling1000 (201) - - MAR 28, 2015
A copper dunkel hefeweißbier with high creamy head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, banana, light caramel, light roasted. Taste is sweet and light bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vasilmaevski (2) - - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
This beer has balanced, mild taste and distinctive yeast note. Aftertaste is strong and a bit astringent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (137) - - MAR 25, 2015
Extremely foamy. Dark cloudy brown and orange. Wheat and old banana aroma. Fairly sweet and lightly acidic with banana nut bread and cloves. Flavor is more complex but difficult to describe. Medium bodied with oily texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchMark (220) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Nice murky brown with a big white head and soft carbonation. It has malt sweetness and some caramel. The flavor is bready malts, overripe bananas, spices, burned malts and yeast. I like it. I prefer the Vitus but this one is very good as well.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1235) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2015
The beer pours an opaque chestnut color with a large, pillowy ivory head that fades slowly. The aroma has a nice fusion of heavy banana and wheat with light clove and nuttiness; the taste is mildly sweet and a touch bitter with an aftertaste that is sweet banana with lightly roasted peanuts. The palate has a medium-full body, soft carbonation, and a thick texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bodega95 (52) - - MAR 19, 2015
Dark colour, large creamy head. Banana, malt and some yeast. Medium body. Taste is malty and sweet. Nice bitterness. Well balanced. Great beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (462) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
500 mL bottle. Murky medium brown pour, thin cap of tan bubbles. Wheat aroma, some banana, bubblegum. Taste is doughy, cereal, spice. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (222) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
Frisch gezapft. Dunkelbraun und naturtrüb. Grosse Schaumkrone. Malziges Aroma, ganz leicht süss.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
finn1918 (211) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Based on the other reviews here, I’m thinking my bottle may have been out of date. Pours a crystal clear brown/amber with an explosive light tan head. Aroma is yeasty banana and caramel. Taste is light sugary caramel with a slightly astringent finish and virtually no hops.


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