Bitterbill (2113) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017 hogan873 (470) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head that lasts quite a while and leaves decent lacing. Cloves, caramel, chocolate, and banana make up the interesting aroma. Lively carbonation on the palate. Spicy and smooth would be two good adjectives for this brew. Cloves and tobacco make up the spiciness while banana, caramel and a little chocolate make up the smoothness. Nice effort by AB.
From Aug 2008
I got this from Mike at Poplar Wine & Spirits as a free sample!
Pours a hazy to cloudy rust brown colour with a solid 1 finger head of billowy foam.
The smell is nice with notes of clove, banana, some fruit, and some vanilla.
The taste has the clove & banana up front followed by light vanilla, and a slightly tart fruitiness that cuts through some of the spice nicely. A pretty good drinker that isn't overly complex but there are enough different flavours here to keep me interested.
It has a good medium mouthfeel and the carbonation just crawls into medium territory but not by much. A nice drop here and head retention is very good with some decent lacing.
Bottom line: I think this is a pretty good example of a Dunkelweizen and I could easily drink this again. Well done A-B. WilderPegasus (37) - - JUN 14, 2017
This is just completely terrible and undrinkable. I can’t believe it was put on the market. Jabah (915) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2015
ORIGINAL RATING 5/8/2009 ON BEERPAL:- This beer didn’t do too much for me. I found it to be a bit bitter, with the aftertaste of the hops offsetting the sweetness of the malts and barley. Don’t think I have tried enough Dunkels to compare, so maybe it’s just not my style of beer. Has a brownish-amber appearance with a medium body thickness. I may have to look up some good Dunkels here to give the style another try. generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a very dark and hazy appearance with a brownish iced tea like color. Along the sides of the glass there are streams of tiny bubbles that race up to the head. The head is light tan in color and little small for the style but it hangs on to the last sip. It makes some slice lace that slides down the glass. It has a big fruity nose with notes of banana, clove, light wheat and candy. The base has a nice lightly roasted wheat malt flavor that gives way to big fruity yeast full of rip banana with a touch of clove. Hops are very mild and subdued. It finishes with a dryer wheat twang and more yeast. It has a nice wet refreshing texture with soft yet somewhat fizzy carbonation and a medium body.
hotstuff (5316) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Backlog rating 12-01-2008. This bottled beer pours a medium sized ivory fizzy head with a poor retention span, fast-rising carbonation, hazy body, one ring of lacing, and an orange and slight golden hue. The aroma is wheat, clove, spicy, banana, and malty. Ditto for the flavor. The mouthfeel is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, the clove and banana dominate this beer in both aroma and flavor and made it enjoyable to drink and rate.
edgallow (4847) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 12 oz bottle, brown with a tan head. Nothing special here, just a basic unfiltered wheat beer. seymour (2127) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 From old tasting notepad: Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Poured a hazy, reddish-brown color with creamy beige foam, long-lasting with fine lace. Aromas of wheat-bread, toast, toffee, coffee and cream, pepper and clove yeast phenols, very faint hops. Rich, complex malt sweetness with just enough hops bitterness to balance. Notes of carmel, nuts and fruits. Medium body, well-rounded mouthfeel. Fruity, spicy finish. Nice elevated alcohol percentage, well-hidden. Who knew Anheuser Busch could produce such a tasty, nuanced, bottle-fermented beer? Sure is too bad they retired it. hayduke (5762) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
I understand this beer has been discontinued. I guess the idea they could make decent beer is just too much for Anheuser-Busch InBev. This poured amber with a nice off-white head and good lacing. ronaldtheriot (2079) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Michelob Dunkel Weisse has a medium, creamy, beige head and a clear, copper color with lots of bubbles streaming up and nice lacing. The swirl & pour did not cloud it up, surprisingly. The aroma is strong on banana and light on wheat and clove. Taste is banana, some wheat, and a wonderful hop spice. Hops show up as well, and this really gives it a tasty balance. Lots of ticklish carbonation with this, and there’s also a smokey aspect. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Michelob Dunkel Weiss finishes clean, refreshing, and super-drinkable. Too bad it’s gone, because it’s really outstanding.
Chudwick (3572) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle - pours a cloudy, dark amber with light tan-colored foam which disappears quickly. Aroma is banana and wheat but smells artificial like banana extract. After drinking it I detect a smoky quality. Taste is sweet and a tad bitter. Overall, a good find for a domestic alternative for when people are on a budget.