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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: 1702   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUL 6, 2012
Pours a very cloudy deep amber colour with a big off-white head. Aroma is full of banana, cloves, floral scents and spice. Taste is slightly sweet with minor bitter notes. Light body, smooth mouth feel, livelier carbonation. A nice beer and fairly unique.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heidelbeer (20) - 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 (4714) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rychuku (25) - POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Z butelki wyraźne banany ciemne słody, skrka chleba. Cudna piana, jasnobrązowe/bursztynowe. Goryczki brak. Dość wysokie wysycenie. W smaku owocowe/estrowe, chlebowe, ciemne, palone słody. Nieco zbyt wodniste, nie zostawia szczeglnego posmaku.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grisza77 (693) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Bursztynowe, mętne piwo o obfitej pianie, ktra zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w formie warstwy na powierzchni. Aromat banan i goździki oraz lekkie nuty opiekane. W smaku owocowe, bananowe, lekko karmelowe. Goryczka niska. Oglnie bardzo dobra ciemna pszenica, fajny smak i aromat, duży plus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (705) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2017
500ml bottle. Hazy brown with a large white head. Aroma is banana, yeast, caramel and taste is pretty much the same with a little spice thrown in. Rather splendid

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WarMan04 (230) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Pours hazy, amber colour with a beautiful broken white head. Aroma of bananas, caramel, toffee and some spicy notes. Pretty good. Tasty is mainly sweet, many bananas, caramel, toasted notes. Light phenols in the background. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Low bitterness. Very good dunkelweizen, but the "standard" hefe-weizen is a bit more impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (1140) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours brown with white head. Aroma is yeast, some fruits, flour, banana, light roast. Taste is banana, wheat, yeast, fresh, dried fruits, some bread, light caramel. Very good beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1762) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
55x11 (72) - - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1774) - 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

TOTAL SCORE: 43/50



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