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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2007
So this is another beer that I found buried in a box of singles in my store back from at least 04 in very poor, to say the least, storage conditions. The last one was pretty good though, so here goes. Appearance and aroma are certainly still there. Mahogany pour with a tan head, with a light but pleasant aroma caramelized bananas, and slight but present oxidation. Alas, the flavor is gone and severely oxidized.. Not really bad, but the damage is clear. Light, earthy, dirt laden caramel notes are all that are left. Cant say that it is bad, but I am positive this beer had more to it in its prime. Palate is medium/full with lingering earthy flavors. Well, this seems to be going fairly well so I think Ill have to continue my experiment of poorly cellared vintage ales that I have found in the depths of my store.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
Very similar to the sweet taste of the hefeweizen leicht, but with a little more substance, thus, i found this beer to be quite the pleasant amalgamation of sweetness and bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
500mL bottle purchased from Bauer Wines in Boston. Pours a murky, muddy brown with good head. The head does fade and there is little lacing. The aroma isnt overly strong, but then again I dont seem to be smelling all that much these days. The flavour is sadly weak. Theres some OK wheatiness, but it fades quicker than I would like, and there isnt much in the way of the banana flavours that I like in a good weizen. That being said, this may be one of my first dunkelweizens, so perhaps those are different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Pours a clouded gold brown with no head. Nose is slightly sweet in a banana kind of way. That is basically the prevalent fragrance that hits you the whole time. Bananas. Big fields of them. Flavor is smooth and a bit mild, but even. There is that hefe typical character there, but a strong banana skin profile to it as well, just like the nose. Feel is smooth on the mouth. Definitely drinkable. A really good brew that is worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8284) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2007
(Bottle, Monks Caf, Stockholm) Dark brownish amber colour, hazy, with huge beige head. Malty nose with slightly citric wheat aromas, chocolate and earthy notes of yeast. Malty taste with slightly sourish notes of wheat, chocolate, toffee and hints of yeast. Balanced sweetness. Overall very balanced, quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8542) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2007
Dark brown and unclear. Has a off-white head, medium lasting. Notes of fruit in the aroma, banana and caramel. Flavor is mainly sweet. Soft carbonation. Syrup texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Poured from a bottle, into a tulip glass. Muddy brown, with terrific, creamy. long lasting head. Fades to great lacing. Smeels of a bannna, malt, wheat bread. Taste dominated by cloves, with a nice alcohol finish. I really like this beer. Everything I have tried from Weihenstephaner has been nothing short of wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ProfessorEwan (5) - USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
Eyes closed. Banana. A nice dark weisse mit hefe. Just a stand-up beer. I could drink this all day. I am reminded of times in the Bavarian countryside. Maybe some dark bread some local Bavarian meat and cheese would be nice right now

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Dunkleweiss
Date: October 30, 2000
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Appearance: muddy brown, thin cream head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with hints of chocolate
Overall: rich dry malt fiavor, touch of tartness

Name: Dunkleweiss
Date: August 02, 2001
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: brown, thin lasting white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma
Body: light rich malt flavor, slightly sweet, touch of chocolate, smooth body

Name: Dunkleweiss
Date: August 20, 2005
Score: ii to iii
good sweet chocolate and banana flavor that just keeps getting better and better, good raspy wheat character

Name: Dunkleweiss
Date: July 05, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bitterruss (1) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2007 does not count
My favorite Dunkelweizen. The banana flavor/aroma is downplayed from the traditional Hefe and the maltiness replaces it. The clove flavor is terrific. A fantastic beer.

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