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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1709   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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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5402) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Craft Room - hughe thanks Morko for sharing! Simply couldnt believe some weeks ago that I hadnt tried it before... Misty brown/amber/bronze body with a tiney white head. Wonderful, pungent classic hefe aroma, creamy, with big banana esters rounded by some pear esters. Quite lovely. The taste is a light disappointment after that, but its still a very good beer. Malty, soft wheaty sweetness, light banana, light pear, smooth. Not perfect, but yet another showcase of how great this brewery can be.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (1353) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2016
Copenhagen 14/10 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. 2 lions, a golden shield and other Heraldic stuff on the label. When you brag about being the oldest brewery in the world you probably need some shields and golden lions to prove it. Pours dark amber with creamy white head. Moderate lacing. Settles slowly as 0,5 cm thick layer of foam. Aroma of banana, lemonade with oranges and a little sugary. Medium carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is quite watery. Medium sweet and lemonadeish with a sour tang. Not bad - but I could use a bit more intensity.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jampura (175) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Hrski banaanius iskee heti krkeen. Kirpe kuparinen jlkimaku. Kaunis olut, hefeweizdunkel on kyl jnn laji.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy light brown with lasting white head and lace. Light banana, clove and caramelized malt in aroma and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle from online shop. Hazy light brown color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, wheat, a bit of nuts, banana and yeast. Bitter finish with citrus, wheat, banana, malts and grass. Excellent dunkel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafax (248) - POLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. Brown and hazy with big white head and some lacing. Strong aromas of yeast, bananas and some dried fruits. Medium body, little bit sweet with some spicy notes in the finish, soft and smooth mouth feel. Good and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle @Home (Ryder Cup Day 1 2016 tasting). Pours brown, looks like mud, its murky with an off white almost yellow head, Nose is banana, fruity, cloves and ham (bacon). Taste is banana with a caramel/toffee sweetness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (377) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Aromas of malt and dried fruit. Taste the same with some banana and fig flavors. A little smoke at the finish. Very smooth and dry finish. Light to medium mouth feel with a thin film on top and light lacing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1177) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeasts, cloves, fruit. Taste is spicy and tart. Very crisp and effervescent. Smooth, complex and extremely drinkable. A great German beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nurmis (575) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours brown with big creamy white head. Bananas, sweet malts and bit of spices. Soft mouthfeel, nicely balanced. Good.


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