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

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RATINGS: 1748   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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GoDarkOrGoHome () - - FEB 22, 2018
I love the standard Weihenstephaner but though I like this, it isn't what I'm looking for in a dunkel. The texture is thick but has a sickly finish and I find the overly sweet banana taste to not go as well with the rest of the flavours as it does with the weissbier. I'm not usually bothered with appearance but I like my dunkels to look dark and the orange colour isn't very appealing. It's worth trying but not one I would recommend to anyone if I was trying to get a friend into dunkels.

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bilcho1 (236) - Ruse, BULGARIA - FEB 21, 2018
500ml bottle from Metro, drunk at home. Pours thickly cloudy with a long-lasting foamy head, heavy lacing but no visible bead. Dirty orange in colour, hardly a dunkel. Intense aromas of banana, cloves and bubblegum. Smoothy and syrupy in the mouth with fine carbonation, releasing banana, clove and cereal flavours, some sweetness and a soft bitter finish. Overall, an almost perfect weizen that I will happily forgive for not being very dunkel.

3.8
Luneylane (282) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - FEB 15, 2018
A surprise find at l'Apero, the Belgian beer outlet near Nanjing Fuxing. Aroma: malty. Appearance: hazy oxtail soup, tan lacing. Palate: medium-bodied and slick, soft carbonation, complex, flavoursome finish. Taste: medium-sweet and bitter, well balanced, banana, malt. Very refreshing.

3.3
hershiser2 (3891) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2018
$3.99 bottle, Rio Hill Wine. Pours murky amber with a giant beige head. Aroma is slightly sweet: banana, dark fruit, wheat. Flavor is banana, bread, dark fruit, light metallic notes, wheat, bitter strawberry without being actual strawberry.

3.8
gyhallmanti (839) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2018
50cl bottle at home. Pours a hazy brown colour with a red hue and a big frothy to creamy off white head. Aroma of malt, wheat, fruity, spices, slight metallic, caramel, banana. Taste is medium sweet, soft bitter with a moderate dry finish. Notes of malt, wheat, slight oats, caramel, burnt sugar, spices, red fruit, yeast. Texture is oily, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation

2.9
MartyW (438) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle. Hazy goldenbrown with a white head. hefe yeast, slight sour fruity, bready, wheat, light banana character. Watery.

4.2
nephirem (684) - CROATIA - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle, 0.5l. Cloudy red/brown pour, three finger creamy off-white head. Excellent retention, thick lacing. Wheat, spices, yeast and grass on the nose. Nice. Thin to medium body. Soft carbonation, a bit lively. Medium texture, pleasant mouthfeel. Balanced taste, some sweet notes, touch of bitterness and fruity tart. Very nice aroma, wheat and grains, yeast, grass and spices. Cloves and banana, mild peppery notes. Bready. Mild caramel underneath. Regular finish, somewhat dusty. Overall, excellent brew. Good complexity, good balance. Perfect execution of the style. Tasty and refreshing.

3.3
thellgren (1182) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2018
0.5 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is light brown or dark amber, cloudy and big head. Taste has ripe banana and not much else. This is not heavy stuff despite the darker colour.

3.5
adamnase (1048) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2018
50cl bottle from supermarket. Pours brown coloured with an white head. Aroma has mostly banana along with some nice spices. Flavour has wheat, caramel and malt. Smooth finish.

3
miki74 (173) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 Degustada en botella de 50cl,cuerpo ligero,color cobrizo,cerveza de trigo con sabores tostados ,caramelo y platano.


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