MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Dec. 30, 2010; 12 oz. bottle. Rated this beer tonight (picked up a stray bottle for 50 cents in my grocer’s bargain bin) with every expectation of giving it the low grades of which most A-B products are so richly deserving. But . . . surprise! This dark wheat beer is quite good. Lovely aroma -- which I didn’t expect at all -- of overripe fruit. The flavor bursts fruity esters reminiscent of -- dare I say it? -- a good Belgian ale! Critically speaking, it does have its flaws (a bit watery in the finish and lacking a solid malt backbone), but let’s give credit where credit is due. This Dunkelweizen is a remarkable effort, and a welcome departure from the usual swill shipped from St. Louis. Would definitely buy this again. SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Hazy amber, thin beige head, medium-thin body, high carbonation.coolfunnj (374) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Aroma: bavarian yeast with esters of bananas and clove, roasted malt, tart wheat.
Taste: roast malt, burnt wheat, bavarian yeast esters, vegetal hop bitterness.
Color and aroma are surprisingly good. Body is thin, and flavor is thin and stretched. The yeast is great, but the malt bill is weak.
aroma of alcohol,fruity and spicy malts and yeast a hint of wheat in the background..odd dark brown cloudy appearance thru which no light gets through,cream colored head not much lacing..taste is thin and quite watery though,theres a slight hop tingle and otherwise a faint sweetness atop a white bread flavored blandness no aftertatse to speak of not very bad,but flavors could be more distinct and powerful jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Pours a reddish copper with a good sized tan head mostly lasting. Lots of bubbles. Nose is caramel and malt. Average mouthfeel. Taste is sour mash, malt and carmel with a somewhat acidic, alcoholic and bitter end note. Only an OK beer. Would recommend other ales before this one. BigBeer45 (1532) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2010
This beer has a hazy & cloudy dark red-brown pour with a one to two finger high off-white bubbled head, the head was not as big as some better Dunkelweizens I have tried but ok in size,
left some spots of lacing on the side of the glass, and there was a layer of dark sediment in the bottle,
there were aromas of wheat, bread, wheat and bread sweetness with some banana fruit like esters,
and flavors of bread and grain, some wheat, with light banana to, there is a good amount of sweetness at the start of drink and ends somewhat dry, there is a little citrus like sourness at the finish,
mouth feel is less than medium with a creamy feel,
a nice drink, a little better than what I expected.
BillWyce (1086) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Poured hazy orange-brown with a small white head. Aroma was mostly of banana with a slight sour note mixed in. Palate was smooth and slightly fizzy. Flavor was of banana, with a note of clove underneath. Nothing special, but certainly not bad either. In fact, better than I expected it to be. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Pours semi opaque amber with quick tan head. The meek aroma offers up only cherry fruit esteriness, faint grains and little else. The taste has plenty of interest. I get sweet over ripe cherry along with tart tannin cherry skins. It picks up a touch of cranberry to midway and then heads down to the finish with the addition of moldy dark fruit funkiness, grainy malts, cold moldy earthiness and then water thin body opening up lingering notes of cherry to cranberry juice. I love the funk, mold earthiness going on here but the fruitiness is a bit bright. Not sure how all that cherry and cranberry fits into the style. Interesting. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
I had this beer at Orange County Brew Ha Ha in Irvine, CA.
This one surprised me. It was a lot better than I’d expect from Michelob. Nice aroma, good malts. arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours deep brown with white head, aroma is some nuts, banana, and dark malt. Taste is pretty weak, a bit of banana yeast and dark malt leads to a watery finish. Not bad. arone12 (929) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a hazy brownish orange. Small off white head. Smells of pears, apricots, and malts. Tastes of apricots and malts. A bit sweet. Tasty.