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Arcobräu Bavarian Dark Wheat Beer - Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.65%
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-10-2004

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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 11
Photo of Domingo
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the Old Chicago in Wilmington, NC
I'd never heard of the brewer, so I figured I'd give it a shot.
Claims to be "the count's brew" and made in Bavaria, but not much else. Also claims to be unfiltered, but after pouring it, I'd never know that. Not sure if there's a Kristal-Dunkel-Weiss...but this would be one.
Pours a light brown color, pretty normal for a dunkel-weisen. The strange thing, is that it was about 90% clear. It actually had a freshness date (which is great), so I don't know why it was so clear.
Smell was also pretty subdued. It had the traditional clove smell, but not much banana or chocolate.
Flavor in this beer was GREAT, though. Possibly one of the stronger tasting dunkel-weisens I've had. It surprised me after the light smell and seemingly filtered appearance. Banana and chocolate dominate, as the clove mainly showed up in the smell. I picked up some spicy flavors, too, kind of like a wit.
Mouthfeel was solid. and I'd definitely drink more. Hopefully the distribution on this beer will increase as it was unique.

Photo of wl0307
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Under the brand name of "Waitrose Bavarian Dark Wheat Beer--Hefe-Weiss Dunkel" ("Waitrose" is a British supermarket chain), I got to know where the beer is from according to the indirect clue on the beer label: "brewed near the town of Plattling in Bavaria in what was originally established as a castle brewery in 1567"... BBE OCT 2006.

A: pours into a full-size weiss-bier glass a cloudy, black-tea to chestnut brownish hue, coming with a 1.5cm-thick frothy beige beer head with very good retention; champagne-like carbonation.
S: sour-sweet wheatish maltiness, on top of banana-skin, clove and sour mango; not too different from the same brewery's hefe-weizen, but the sweetness of malts is more pronounced, with a touch of toffee. Overall quite pleasant but straight forward.
T: bready-textured wheatish maltiness with sourly-sweet banana flavouring which is very mild and thin-bodied; a touch of brown sugar and toffee is mixed well with the maltiness but the overall texture is pretty thin. Nice flat-textured malty overtone in the finish.
M&D: lively, refreshing, very smooth on the mouthfeel, but overly thin-bodied (for my taste) and in the end the body becomes quite watery to my surprise! Compared with the same brewery's hefeweizen, I think this one is beaten hands down. Of course it's under a different style, but the complexity and flavour profile are not comparable with the hefeweizen. Or maybe it's just because I'm not used to this style.

Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter shade of brown a tea-like color with a big rocky,fluffy head that leaves nice big gobs down my weisse glass,there is some smoke and clove in the aroma pretty darn yeasty and appetizing.Taste is dominated by spicey clove with a little smoke in there with a odd sourness in the finish wich got stronger as I drank more wich I didnt care for when real strong.I think a solid dunkel weisse except for the late sourness a very top notch brew and a good find,would by again I think.

Photo of ElGordo
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up in a bargain bin, with a "best before" date of May 2004, so it's a little old. Cloudy, dark brown hue with a nice off-white head that hangs around for a while. Deep yeasty aroma, with an undertone of roasted malt. Rather thin body holds a palate of lager yeast, wheat, and light fruit. Not particularly inspiring, but not a bad beer.

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Arcobräu Bavarian Dark Wheat Beer from Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus
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