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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkseduction (737) - Zweibrcken, - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle 50cl. Wonderful dark roast aroma, balanced with the right amount of yeast, perfectly carbonated. Refreshinh. Great!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (502) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - APR 15, 2017
Ar: Mild banana and peach; sweet, doughy malt. Ap: Amber and lightly hazy; very large off-white head with excellent retention, leaving a webbed cap of large-bubbled foam and a trail of suds along the glass sides. T: Peach skins and light banana up front; mild sweetness; hints of clove; toasted, melanoidin-rich accent mid-palate; herbal hop flavor, low bitterness; a bit of dusty cocoa on the finish. P: Medium body with high carbonation; finish is dry. O: Good, solid dunkel weizen; fair amount of expected flavors, like banana, peach, clove, and toast, but not overdone and well-balanced.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (1655) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 15, 2017
Aus der Flasche beim Griechen getrunken. Trbes Rotbraun im Glas mit stabilem weiem Schaum. Mild hefig, im Nachtrunk etwas zu s.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2017
Sampled at the Brustberl Weihenstephan in Freising. Lasting white head. Cloudy brown color. Huge banana aroma but more balanced in the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Cloudy dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of wheat, some yeast, caramel malt, bananas, & spice; Flavor of wheat, yeast, bananas, light clove, caramel, and some toffee; Nicely balanced; Solid.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ludhaber (126) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2017
The wheat yeast isnt for everyone but the fruity/spicy aroma on this example is fantastic. The texture and is buttery and the taste has a lot of malt. The beer is a great example of the German dark wheat. Very yummy,

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigben873 (246) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Definitely a wheat beer, not my preference. cloudy medium brown. March madness 2017

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1684) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Opaque brownish color. Banana and cream aroma. Taste follows after, with bready notes. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (561) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Very malty, some fruit notes, maybe some caramel as well. Banana is there, as well as a light bit of spice, not as much as some other wheat beers. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heidelbeer (27) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2017
Creamy dense, averaged sized beige medium long lasting head. Beer is murky brown. Aroma is pleasant, it smells like flowers, ripe bananas, yeast and brown sugar. Flavor is compared to the aroma a little bit underwhelming but still good. I taste primarily medium sweet malt, banana and yeast. A little bit sour, no bitterness. All in all a good balance but for my preference not strong enough. I would wish myself a Bock Version of this beer. Palate is creamy, medium bodied with a medium to soft carbonation. Finish is average intense and short to medium long lasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Rating #4700: Bottle from Savor Growl: cloudy amber pour, medium off-white head. aroma clove, banana, wheat, nutty. tastes are along those lines - earthy, orange peel, wheat, nutty, toasted malts.


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