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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1708   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, - OCT 13, 2009
500ml bottle. Poured medium brown with about an inch of off white head, that settled down to a cm that lasted the length of the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, with loads of wheat and a touch of citrus, lovely. Taste of mostly the aforementioned malt at first, then lots of wheat comes into play. Sweet on the swallow, with a nice dry wheat aftertaste. Utterly excellent Dunkel, maybe not quite as good as their peerless Hefe but still head and shoulders above the rest. Superb.


3.4
Jerre (3675) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2017
April 2015 thuis geproefd, fles 50 cl van Geers. Wazig amber bier, met royale gebroken witte kraag. Aroma: karamel, zoet, gist. Medium body. Smaak: zoet, karamel, kruidige toetsen, gist, klein bittertje.

4
malacka (23) - CROATIA - AUG 9, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2017 Dark amber hazy pour with thick light brown head. It has banana and little bit yeasty and bready aromas. Creamy and mouthfull, very nice beer. Really enjoyed it.

3.5
metalspice (1002) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2017
Mahognybrunt med fint skum. Mye moden banan i b�de lukt og smak sammen med en del krydder og noe n�tter.

3.9
wvhoran (468) - Tasmania, - AUG 7, 2017
Deep hazy caramel chestnut colour with a large creamy head. Full, yeasty malty aroma with caramel and spices, banana. Bready, yeasty, plenty of clove in this one--creamy mouthfeel. Great memories of drinking this with my brother James.

3.7
JefVerstraete (3421) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle from Geers. Hazy dark amber/brown colour, lots of creamy foam. Nose of banana, spices. Taste is light citrus, malty, banana sweetness, some caramel. Well balanced. Nice dunkelweizen.

4
Tcc88 (5) - - JUL 29, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Nice beer with Carmel banana notes. Thick head and over all great beer from the oldest brewery in the world!

4.2
HomeWaters (17) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Yes, it’s true that it has a nice head of creamy white foam, pouring rather cloudy, and first taste is includes banana-caramel notes. But with a "hearty meal" it did not work so well for me, as it just seemed too sweet. Next time, I’ll try with chocolate or dessert.

3.1
Maracuja05 (1297) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2017
13-07-17 // 500ml bottle. Pours a murky cloudy brown beer with a big light beige head. Heavy ripe bananas, sweet malty, some caramel, hints of nuts.

3.6
humpah (281) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2017
0,5l bottle. Pours brown color with not much head. Flavor of spices, banana, malts, sweetness, fruity. Highly drinkable, medium body, just well-made overall.

3.5
GoddamnNoise (163) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2017
50 cl. bottle @ Home. Aroma: not very intense aromas of banana, wheat, spices. Hints of fruits, grains, toasted malts, caramel, nuts, dried fruits, toffee. No hop aromas. Appearance: deep golden to amber color with slightly off-white head. Quite hazy. Very high head thickness with very high retention. Creamy foam made of small to medium sized bubbles. Low Brussels’ lacing. Taste: medium sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of toasted malts, wheat. Hints of banana, caramel, spices, fruits, dark fruits, nuts. Balance is on the malt sweetness side. Not much hop flavors nor bitterness. Palate: low to medium body, watery to oily texture, medium carbonation, quite long mainly sweet finish of malts, wheat, toasted malts, caramel, banana, spices, toffee, dark fruits, fruits, nuts. Quite refreshing despite of all the sweetness. High drinkability. Overall: good appearance, not very intense but pleasant aromas of banana, spices, toasted malts. Very pleasant flavors of toasted malts, caramel. Hints of banana, spices, fruits, dark fruits, nuts, toffee. Very good brew.


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