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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1695   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2449) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Poured into a tall hefe glass. Cloudy, copper color with three! fingers of head. Smells like ripe banana and wet hay... in the best way. Tastes like banana too. Smooth bitter taste, some malty sweetness to it. Low carbonation. Medium and sticky body. A great dunkelweizen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1702) - BELARUS - FEB 15, 2017
Pours murky dark amber with beautiful tall rocky off-white head. I had expected lots of banana, caramel malts, clove in a perfect blend. Thats what I got. It didnt surprise me it just made me happy for a moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
55x11 (66) - - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle 4316. 00277 Aroma is banana and toasty, bready malt becoming very prominent as beer warms up. Banana bread all around. Subtle clove. No hops. Appearance: very cloudy copper with off white fluffy head. Low lacing. Average head retention Flavor: moderately strong banana and some fruity flavors (apricot). Low clove. Subtle vanilla. Grainy toasty flavor in the background. Fairly dry finish with residual fruity flavors lingering in the aftertaste. Slightly oxidized? Mouthfeel: medium full body. Medium carbonation. Overall: good example but not as carbonated as expected. Head retention could be better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1762) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2017
DOB:4376 (9/4/16?)

2015 BJCP Category: 10B Dunkles Weissbier

AROMA: Strong presence of clove phenols and banana esters. Whole wheat bread scent is quite prominent. Slightly sweet bubblegum or vanilla candy background note. Minor oxidation. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Dark copper/light brown hue; fairly hazy body but far from opaque. Effervescence constantly visible. Large white mousse-like foam. 3/3

FLAVOR: Soft wheat bread-like base throughout the palette. Not as spicy or sweet as banana bread but close (age may account for mildness). Light peppery phenols up front with a strong sweet taste of banana and slight bubblegum on the second half. Very faint oxidation does not distract. Otherwise to-spec and delectable. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with a soft, luscious texture. Very smooth and comfortable. Carbonation looks high but feels low; each swig is crisp but not spastic. Tempting to session at 5.3% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: When fresh this is a World Class beer, but even with a little age its still excellent. 9/10


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodbod (281) - SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Slightly cloudy brown, with a very big foamy head. Nose is sweet malt, something between caramel and treacle, plus a little bit of spiciness. Taste is sweet, malty, a little nutty, not particularly bitter; also some spiciness again. Palate is clean and refreshing, with a medium length finish. A really excellent Hefe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pallleon (233) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2017
Pards kis sr. Vrses-barns szn. that bza illat. Krmes bzs z bannos felhangokkal. Kivl.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorkenstein (490) - - JAN 30, 2017
Aromas of cracked wheat,banana peel, and yeast. Taste is banana, wheat, slight tart lemon; almost like a banana sorbet. Some bubblegum esters and more toasted peppery wheat in the middle of the tongue. Tart lemon/banana after taste. After it has warmed, more toffee and caramel flavors appear in the middle and end of the tongue alongside the previous flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kubmal (273) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Aroma of banana and dark bread. Taste is sweetish, well balanced with some acidity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (1020) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. Hazy brown color with big tanned head. Aroma has malt, banana, yeast, fruits and caramel. Taste is malty with a bit sweet long aftertaste. Flavors of yeast, banana, wheat malt and a hint of caramel. Excellent smooth mouth feeling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikokaoja (119) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - JAN 13, 2017
12. 1. 2017, Gas Station, Ljubljana. Bottled. I will have to give it a proper 2nd tasting according to my procedure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17692) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2017
On tap at Weihenstephen Freising. Hazy brown gold lasting beige head. Like drinking liquid chocolate bananas. Toffee and herby finish. Outstanding. Good length. Finish just goes on and on.

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