Michelob Dunkel Weisse | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Dunkel WeisseMichelob Dunkel Weisse

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by mbrandon2w on 07-24-2008

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a little bit surprising to me. I liked the fact the Michelob tried appealing to the craft beer nuts out there with their attempts of putting these types of beers out. The Dunkelweizen is probably the best of the series. Its got a muddy brown color with a pretty nice size head in it. The aromas of wheat and clove billow from the foam. The taste is a little light but it still has enough to stand out. It's also got some earth and dark fruity flavors in there too.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first stab at this style, with an AB product none the less... didn't think I'd ever say that after reviewing about 450 beers. I gotta say.. its pretty darn good. Nice mahogany color to it with a smallish head, some small lacing can be seen. Nice malty taste to this one, very nutty finish to it and is a nice change of pace to all the hop bombs out there. Yeah it isn't the most exciting beer, but its a rare style and this one is very drinkable and has a nice malty taste to it.. would definitely have it again (a lot of other Michelob stuff ain't half bad either)

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'll have to give the Michelob brand their props. The new line of beers that try to acheive craft-like status actually turn out quite well. This one has some nice dark malt taste, similar to standard German Dunkels or Brown Ales. The wheat character lacks somewhat and doesn't give the beer the richness or firmness that I expect in the style. Aromas are faint and may have a touch of graininess, but fares similarly to most other craft beer attempts of the sytle. The beer has a pronounced clove character throughout and I'm not entirely convinced it is derived completely from the yeast- maybe something was added to intensify this flavor, yet give little else in terms of yeastiness or breadiness. But the body is where the beer shows a mass-produces emptiness. Still, the beer is quite ok.

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Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I must say that I am very impressed with this beer. Very good representation of the style.

A - Poured out a cloudy, dark amber/burgandy color wit a tan, long-lasting, foamy head that lef some sticky, patches of lace.

S - It smelled of wheat, clove, dark roasted malt and some yeast.

T - It tasted of roasted malt, a very toasty flavor. Nice smooth wheat flavors with hints of clove.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good Dunkel. I am very impressed with the quality of this brew.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mothman
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass.

Pours a creamy white head. Very fluffy. Leaves a good layer of lace. Color is a cloudy bronze.

The aroma is similar to a hefeweissen. Lots of banana and clove flavor. Flavor is quite similar, but a little bit nutty this time. The banana taste is stunning.

Mouthfeel is very chilled. Then it gets creamy and ends smooth.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. This was the first Michelob product that I actually planned on buying when I went to the store. It is an excellent beer and I really think it is underrated.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of oberon
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For a little over six bucks I took a flyer on this beer and I'll tell ya what I really liked it.Poured into my Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen glass a clear light to medium brown, with just a hint of burnt orange,a clingy,fluffy slight off white two finger head atop.Aromas are a little phenolic with notes of vanilla and toast as well,a lighter mouthfeel but its not watery by any means.Pleasant on the palate,lighter flavors but well rounded,some vanilla and clove along with banana and some light toasted wheat malt.AB did a great job here I'll be the first to admit it,more solid offerings like this to me will only help their cause in the craft beer market,well done.

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Photo of nickfl
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color with a thin off-white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, bananas, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready and a little sweet up front with flavors of wheat, caramel and bananas. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. There's a mild but complementary hops presence that brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, while this beer doesn't rank up there with the best in the style, it's not too bad overall.

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Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review based on notes

Pours a chill hazed caramel with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Some lacing & minimal head retention

S: Bubble gum & phenols

T: Bubble gum, pears, & caramel up front. Green apple peel , dryness & bubblegum dominate as this warms. Finishes fruitty, semi-tart with apple peel overwhelming bubblegum

MF: Light/medium bodied with low carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, one of AB's better offering, a good stab at the style

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, dark mahogany-hued brown body with a thin, fizzy, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma of toasted bananas and dark wheat malt with a zing of clove-scented spice.

Taste: Toasty, tangy dark wheat with a mild, unassuming sweetness. Kick of banana and clove on each and every sip. Hints of caramel come and go. Very light spicy hops and bitterness. Drying finish with a lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high, tingy carbonation.

Drinkability: Would I have another? I highly doubt it. But it's still a commendable try for A-B.

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Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cherry caramel with a generous infusion of orange. The beer develops a light gauziness once the bottom-of-the-bottle yeast are added. Although the ecru colored cap is on the small side, it's creamy, it lasts and it does a pretty good job of lace deposition. Love the color; especially when backlit.

The nose features the usual dunkelweizen scents of well-toasted bread, bananas and cloves. The positives aren't tremendously high, but the fact that there are no negatives (off-aromas) is something to celebrate. No, wait, that's a different A-B beer.

There's no doubt about it, DunkelWeisse is a better than average dunkelweizen. As the nose, the flavor profile contains all of the correct elements in all the correct proportions. A disturbing metallic character during the first few mouthfuls has now faded. Another minor problem is that the flavors don't blend as well as they could... although warming seems to be helping there as well. On the other hand, warming brings too much bitterness for the style.

Let's go with a nicely balanced melange of toasted wheat bread, a sprinkling of cocoa powder, bruised banana and ground clove. As noted above, the highs aren't high, the lows aren't low, and the highs win out in the end. The brewers must have chosen a quality Bavarian yeast strain to have achieved a (hefeweizen) banan-o-meter score of 2.5/4.0.

The mouthfeel (and the bitterness) is the reason why the scores on either side of it aren't higher. It's a bit thin and is too harsh. Fewer and softer bubbles would have resulted in the caressing creaminess that good beer of this style is known for.

I like what Anheuser-Busch is doing with the Michelob line. Michelob Porter, Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat, and now Michelob DunkelWeisse are beers that I wouldn't mind drinking again. I've given up hope that they'll ever release anything outstanding, but credit must be given where credit is due.

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Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes, this one was brought up to the cabin by my father in law in a mixed 12 pack of michelob brews. served cold and me and my brother in law kicked these back on the deck on night.

pours out a nice ruddy brown color with an off white head that seemed to really come through quite nicely before backing off and leaving the top bare a bit too soon. aroma is largely dominated by caramel with light hints hops, touches of dark chocolate and some odd spice that thankfully was not in the taste. dominant caramel and roasted malts really hit the spot and the overall profile seemed to be quite well rounded with a creamy smooth finish that was lightly dried out by lingering and tight hop notes.

overall a very decent offering and probably the best of the night. i really liked what they did with this one.

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Photo of Billolick
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle... pours dark amber, with a quickly departing light tan head. No lace left on the glass. The nose I pick up is some light cola. Malt infused with some yeasty notes. I'm not picking up much of a wheat character. Some more cola and malt and thats about it. Nothing too special going on here

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded mahogany reddish brown body with a nice thicket of khaki beige head and the neck label instructs you how to decant the yeast sediment to get more banana and clove esters. Very nice collar of lace clings to the edges of my impy pint. Aromatics offer somewhat chalky with vanilla, banana, and clove characteristics also some apple notes with mild raisin spiced bread. Flavor is pretty mellow but done well at the same time, no off flavors here. This is a good drinking dunkel weisse, I was able to find it in PA no local grocers were carrying it in Ohio or WV. Mouthfeel is soft with spritzy carbonation, sweet and dry mixes well while the body is medium. Overall finishes clean on the palate doesn't linger in anyway. Drinkability is excellent really a nice showing of AB's talent at tackling traditional styles and pulling it off quite well.

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Photo of aasher
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Oh the Michelob Dunkel, probably their best offering. This beer pours a pretty thick dark hazelnut brown with a light cream colored head which laced the glass. The aromas are not too shabby for the style. It's a ton of banana bread and spice. The yeast is out of this world. The taste too, for the style, pretty solid. It's a lot of banana bread, super yeasty, with good spice. This beer drinks very, very thick. It's too thick. After two of these I feel like I ate two loaves of banana bread. It's a little over the top. For the style though, this isn't too shabby.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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