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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our dark wheat beer is impressive with its creamy white foam. A fruity-fresh sweetness and hints of mature bananas harmonise with delicious flavours of roasted malt, sparkling and full-bodied with a light caramel taste on the first sip. An excellent accompaniment from hearty meals and game to chocolate and nut desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 0.9oz bottle into a Weizen Glass. The abv is listed on the label at 5.3% and there is no freshness date. Appearance: It has a deep hazy orange amber body with visible carbonation. A quick pour fills the glass with foam. After a minute to settle I very slowly finished pouring and ended up with a nice three finger head. The light beige head hangs on well and makes lots of cool lace patterns on the glass. Smell: Big German yeast notes rush up to fill my nose. The aroma is all about the classic banana notes with some mild clove and bready sweet malt. Taste: The best way to describe this beer is that is like banana bread with nuts and chocolate chips. The palate is a firm medium body with nice active carbonation. Notes: Outstanding!!! This beer is a work of wheat beer art.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1662) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Opaque brownish color. Banana and cream aroma. Taste follows after, with bready notes. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (538) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Very malty, some fruit notes, maybe some caramel as well. Banana is there, as well as a light bit of spice, not as much as some other wheat beers. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heidelbeer (20) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2017
Creamy dense, averaged sized beige medium long lasting head. Beer is murky brown. Aroma is pleasant, it smells like flowers, ripe bananas, yeast and brown sugar. Flavor is compared to the aroma a little bit underwhelming but still good. I taste primarily medium sweet malt, banana and yeast. A little bit sour, no bitterness. All in all a good balance but for my preference not strong enough. I would wish myself a Bock Version of this beer. Palate is creamy, medium bodied with a medium to soft carbonation. Finish is average intense and short to medium long lasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4727) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Rating #4700: Bottle from Savor Growl: cloudy amber pour, medium off-white head. aroma clove, banana, wheat, nutty. tastes are along those lines - earthy, orange peel, wheat, nutty, toasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rychuku (29) - POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Z butelki wyraźne banany ciemne słody, skrka chleba. Cudna piana, jasnobrązowe/bursztynowe. Goryczki brak. Dość wysokie wysycenie. W smaku owocowe/estrowe, chlebowe, ciemne, palone słody. Nieco zbyt wodniste, nie zostawia szczeglnego posmaku.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grisza77 (695) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Bursztynowe, mętne piwo o obfitej pianie, ktra zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w formie warstwy na powierzchni. Aromat banan i goździki oraz lekkie nuty opiekane. W smaku owocowe, bananowe, lekko karmelowe. Goryczka niska. Oglnie bardzo dobra ciemna pszenica, fajny smak i aromat, duży plus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (707) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2017
500ml bottle. Hazy brown with a large white head. Aroma is banana, yeast, caramel and taste is pretty much the same with a little spice thrown in. Rather splendid

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WarMan04 (234) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Pours hazy, amber colour with a beautiful broken white head. Aroma of bananas, caramel, toffee and some spicy notes. Pretty good. Tasty is mainly sweet, many bananas, caramel, toasted notes. Light phenols in the background. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Low bitterness. Very good dunkelweizen, but the "standard" hefe-weizen is a bit more impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (1141) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours brown with white head. Aroma is yeast, some fruits, flour, banana, light roast. Taste is banana, wheat, yeast, fresh, dried fruits, some bread, light caramel. Very good beer!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1768) - BELARUS - FEB 15, 2017
Pours murky dark amber with beautiful tall rocky off-white head. I had expected lots of banana, caramel malts, clove in a perfect blend. Thats what I got. It didnt surprise me it just made me happy for a moment.


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