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RATINGS: 3501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Deep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire.

Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese.

Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Since 1907. 18.5°

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tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 5, 2006
Color is a dark garnet-tinged amber-brown. Huge light tan head that sticks around impressively well.

Potent, estery, spicy aromas with lots of fruit and a bit of smoke too.

Begins innocently enough, then overtakes the palate and especially the nasopharynx with a sledgehammer of cocoa-accented clove flavor. Hint of alcohol is also apparent. Significant carbonation combined with fairly full body make for a chewy mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth, making this beer tremendously drinkable despite its undeniable power.

I love the intensity of character here without a terrible amount of sweetness. It really makes this beer satisfying and drinkable. The only minor disappointment is that it doesn’t have much in the way of complexity, although that shouldn’t be surprising given the simplicity of the ingredients.

spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Get alot of malt and bananas in the aroma.Pours a muddy brown with a big off white head.Sweet flavors with a good amount of light fruits.Medium mouthfeel with a fruity and alcohol finish.

Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 1, 2006
Very different from any beer that I have tasted before. It has a very distinctive clove flavor. Really enjoyed it with Gruyere cheese.

KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Bottle - The prettiest beer I have yet to see: A dark brownish ruby color with a thick white head. Sweet on the palate and the high alcohol content warms the stomach.

kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2006
500ml bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown colored body under a large fizzy and foamy beige head with excellent retention. Aroma is just bursting with banana and clove esters. Hefty earthy wheat base with lots of yeast, light coffee, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is very fruity with lots of banana, cloves, yeast, some chocolate, light alcohol, and a touch of coffee. Extremely full flavored. Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied with soft natural carbonation that cuts through the heavy malt and wheat nicely without being distracting. Clearly the benchmark for the style. Stll the best after all these years.

swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Almost purple brown appearance with a thin head that holds but yields little lacing. Loads of carbonation bubbles continuously float up from the bottle of the glass. Large wheat smell with some alcohol and chocolate malt. Tastes are along the same lines being very sweet initially with some yeasty flavors initially and the alcohol flavor very strong in the finish. This is a great beer that I can’t get enough of. Delightful.

cheap (6129) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Long awaited. Looks like cloudy apple cider. Alittle stronger than I anticipated in the initial flavor. Flavor is surprizingly somewhat like Penn Weizen! Finish is a little more bitter than I would like...and it lingers. Alcohol content stands out in the drinking. Victory weizenbock tastes better. I’m not sure why this has such a high rating. Figures, ...will not buy again.

Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Pours hazy dark amber with an average light brown head. Aroma is moderatly malty, wheat, and yeast. Leather bananna and bubblegun. Flavor is well balanced moderatly malty and bitter. Finishes more on the malty side. Bananna and clove. Light to medium bodied, watery and softly carbonated.

rane (1102) - Nibe, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
Dark wheat beer. Aroma of wheat. Taste of wheat but not of the standard of Hoegarden. Wat tasted together with Westmalle dubbel and St. Feulliens christmas beer, both was light years ahead.

ajolly2 (129) - USA - NOV 18, 2006
Poured darker than I expected a wheat to; thicker head than expected as well. Lacing races away rather quickly. Very nice fruity flavor; somewhat metallic and dry on the tongue. Reminds me of Hoegaarden in after-taste and smell. Overall, a very enjoyable drink. One of the top wheat beers I’ve tasted. Try it; you won’t be disappointed.

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