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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1523   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.


KaiserKolsch's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
Very similar to the sweet taste of the hefeweizen leicht, but with a little more substance, thus, i found this beer to be quite the pleasant amalgamation of sweetness and bitterness


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (602) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle 500mL. Home. A brown earthy opaque beer with orange hues ; huge off-white foamy head ; good retention. Cereal aroma, roast, herbs, light clove ; light banana. Light to medium sweet ; light dry ; bitter note ; refreshing. Light to medium body, medium texture, good carbonation (nearly fizzy), sweet roasty dry finish. Overall, a good refreshing dunkelweizen ; light dry ; I enjoyed the "roasty grain balance".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlexGR (163) - GREECE - MAY 27, 2015
Brown colour with high long lasting head. Wheat, dark malt, banana, caramel. Smooth beer. Nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (216) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy dark golden brown, with a huge fluffy khaki head that slowly fades. Nose is dark malt with a hint of brown bread and molasses. Taste is light caramel and whole wheat bread. Smooth but not creamy. Well balanced and flavorful. Very good.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jmtirado (2) - - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
Tiene un sabor a clavo bien rico pero esta muy pesada como todas las cervezas de trigo

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ironprog (48) - - MAY 22, 2015
500 mL bottle. Pours a cloudy golden amber with an incredibly tall, frothy, and long lasting head. Scents of sugar, banana, and malt are very prominent. Taste is slightly sweet with big banana flavor and undertones of spice. Has a medium body, but is a little thin on texture. Lively carbonation and a slightly astringent finish bring things to a close. Overall, this is a good beer. I really like the sweet flavor on the front end, but I dislike the sourness on the back end, since it makes for an odd combination.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma: Banana, wheat, malt, yeast Appearance: Yellow/brown with a cloudy huge head Taste: Sweet banana, similar to their other but with a malt backbone and a bit more sweetness. No major bitterness, kind of needs it. Palate: Refreshing, ish. I think their Hefeweissen is slightly better, more balance due to it being not as sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (863) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of banana, spice, wheat, and malt. Smells tasty. Taste is big on the banana. Lots of spice. Has a very bready malt backbone. Lingering spiciness. Very sweet in the taste. Mouthfeel is very light, and almost sticky. Body is very light. It definitely drinks easy. Just a really good, tasty beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (126) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bought this along with the Julius Echter of the same style to compare. Enjoyed this one more! Cloudy amber pour with offf-white sticky head - looks yummy! Aroma of ripened fruit, yeast, spices and some wheaty malt. Flavors are mostly the same, with a creamy mouthfeel. Finish is clean, soft, and mildly sweet. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
500ml bottle - pours a medium brown color . Strong banana aroma with a hint of clove . Similar flavors with a mild roast note. Solid .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (20) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2015
500ml bottle. Poured into a 630ml weizen glass. Faint hint of banana (first time I’ve ever noticed it), and malts. A dark brown beer with creamy white foam. Poured it reasonably vigorously and had three fingers of foam. Head retains fairly well, but did drop to a smaller level fairly quickly which stuck around. Moderate lacing on glass. Definitely too cold (about 4 degrees Celsius) when I first poured. Flavours initially suppressed. As it approached cellar temp, it developed a sweetness with light roasted malt finish. Zero bitterness. Stronger malt as the beer came to a more normal temp. Even though the head was large and the initial carbonation was lively, it settled quickly into a fine bead. Might be a little too carbonated and distracting from the feel and taste of the beer. Some sediment left at the bottom of the glass. Nice beer, but not my favourite.


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