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Michelob Dunkel WeisseMichelob Dunkel Weisse

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Missouri, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Photo of lou50rp
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Medium copper colore, with a tan head which quickly dissipates. Well carbonated. Little lacing.
Definite scent of banana and a little clove.
Tastes as it smells. Banana with a bit of malt and spice at the end.
Mouthfeel is good. medium with carbonation.
Definitely drinkable. Would want a six-pack as it would be too sweet, but good for one or two bottles.

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Photo of t00sl0w
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a- light brown/gold with a 2 finger head. little lacing, and the head died down somewhat, and just a little sat on top towards the end.

s- wheaty, sweet, and some kind of metallic smell.

t-wheat, kinda malty sweetness, tangy

m/d- very smooth, not much carbonation, which was surprising because of this being a macro-beer. very drinkable, and something i would enjoy again if found.

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Photo of thecarster1
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a- bottle poured into a weizen glass, full two fingers of creamy head, gradiated coloring light to medium to dark at the top, clear dark wheat color.

s- lots of wheat, dark fruits, ripe figs, banana, spicy, peppery clove, basically a darker hefe smell.

t- lighter than the smell, a bit tart, more dry/clean, slight banana, clove, wheat, all the flavors run together and get a little washed out, some dry apple maybe as well.

m- light to medium with some coating.

d- okay, not the best beer in the world, but the first dunkelweizen that i've had, and i think an average one at that.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 12 oz. bottle. The assumed pride of the sampler pack and likely the reason I picked it up after recalling some reviews. Pours a hazy orange amber with an inch or so of off white foam. Offers light to moderate retention and lacing for the style. Not as well carbonated as the Bavarian brews but decent nonetheless.

Nose of sweet banana and wheat. Offers a nice yeast presence when agitated but has a rather short finish. Flavor follows with a somewhat sweet malt flavor and a slightly spicy finish.

Overall a pretty good shot at the style for any American brewer but still not nearly the caliber of the originals. Bit flat overall but worth a shot.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no freshness information picked up as part of a michelob all wheat mixed 12 pack. drank from a wiezen glass like the bottle suggests.

A- this one pours out a deep dark brown colored body with a small khaki colored head on top. the head lasts for a while and leaves behind incomplete rings of lacing.

S- sweet caramel and toffee like malts start this one out. after that i get some banana and a little bit of clove.

T- the taste is almost exactly like the smell. lots of banana. lots of caramel and toffee like malts. a little bit of marshmallow.

M- medium bodied and well carbonated.

D- this one has been my favorite of the bunch so far. pleasantly surprising. for 6.99 a six pack this is something i would grab again sometime.

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Photo of mynie
4.19/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like cherrywood with a middling little head. Not bad, but not great.

Tastes like honest to god wheatmalt--clove and white pepper--but then there's a nice, firm nuttiness to it that'd be more at home in a brown than a weisse. It works.

Tastes like it smells, a mildly spicy hefe mellowed out by a nice nuttiness. The back end is more fruity and herbal, and it finishes off on some tasty, lightly alcoholic yeast. This is well balanced, tasty, *and* complex.

I'll tip my hat to a well brewed beer regardless of who brewed it. This isn't world-changing, but it's a dang good session and were it not for political stuff I'd probably buy it ahead of some other kind of medium-fancy beer, lik, say, Fat Tire.

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Photo of CBlack85
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

Pours a dark caramel color with some orange/amber highlights when held to the light. An aggressive pour produced about 3 fingers worth of frothy off white/tan head. Good head retention and moderate lacing.

Bananas and cloves dominate the nose, but there are also some toffee and caramel characteristics as well.

The taste mirrors the smell in many ways; lots of banana and clove, with hints of toffee and caramel. There is also a fair amount of wheat in the flavor. The only complaint that I have is that this beer has the same odd metallic flavor that Hop Hound Amber Wheat has.

I got this beer in a variety pack, and I am pleasantly surprised by this offering. This is probably the most enjoyable beer in the variety pack (Ginger Wheat, Hop Hound, DukelWeisse, & Shock Top)

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Photo of gmfessen
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a ruby/amber color with a fizzy head that quickly dies down to nothing, leaving a stagnent looking beer, save the bubbles rising to the top of the glass. The nose is not overwhelming but is a nice mixture of a nice malty base topped with fruity and spicy phenols; I get more banana than clove. The taste is pretty similar with the malt being able to ascert it's sweet presence more than in the nose. Banana is still present but the clove flavor seems to be more dominant; there also seems to be a very slight astringency on the finish. The mouthfeel seems a bit on the light side for a dunkel and the carbonation could stand to be more viscous. Overall, not a bad beer, not overly good either. This could be a good intro beer into the craft world for BMC drinkers.

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Photo of mempath
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

what a challenge...to objectively review a corporate beer...and yes, from the 'craft' brew wing of the building...here goes

actually a nice deep reddish amber with a fluffy, sea foam appearance...i poured it quite vigorously into a wheat glass...laces ok, but settles pretty fast even after all that drama. above 'average'

a sour sort of hefe-smell. not unpleasant at all. a bit of decaying orange peel. again, not terrible at all. a bit enticing. a little too yeasty. i really hope this is good. i heard this is about the best A-B has to offer (though i will admit, the Pale Ale is my favorite of the 'craft' line)

interesting, mild taste after all that olfactory fireworks. nothing special. mouthfeel is good enough to allow it to be ALL it can be...which isn't too much. very dry finish that makes you wonder if you sipped anything. while it's in the mouth, for a split second, there is a nice note, something like fresh mandarin oranges but without the overt sweetness. too bad it doesn't last long enough.

quite drinkable. nothing bad at all. i mean this has a real FLAVOR. kudos to a conglomerate that achieves that. but i will stick with the ole Pale as the only A-B brew i'll touch (that is, buy).

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Photo of Wasatch
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brown color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note, slightly spiced. Medium body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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Photo of wolfpack87
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very enjoyable beer. Came in variety 12-pack of wheat beers, had never had one until I bought that. Very tasty, and the smell makes you want to drink it even more, including a nice hint of chocolate. Only thing I didn't really like would probably be the aftertaste that sticks around for a little while. Otherwise, excellent dark wheat ale.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a born on stamp of 09105, sometime in mid 2009 I presume. Pours a surprisingly clear amber color with a fizzy, short-lived tan foam. Retention sucks for a wheat beer and lacing is nowhere in evidence.

Nose is pretty dead on for a dunkelweiss, lots of banana and clove with a nice dose of sweet chocolate. Very nice.

Taste is pretty good as well, a bit thin and lacking a bit in the creaminess department, but this is a fine stab at the dunkelweiss style. Chocolate and wheat tang are accentuated nicely by medium amounts of banana and clove, probably leans a bit more clove-ish. Most likely the best In-Bev beer made. Most certainly worth a shot for any wheat beer fan out there. If it were not for the poor appearance, this would achieve a much higher score.

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Photo of Jayli
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Acquired this from TheManiacalOne so a big Thank You goes out to him!

A: This beer pours a hazy reddish brown color with a 1/2 inch of off white foamy head to it. Head recedes nicely leaving a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of banana, yeast, and sweet caramel malts.

T: Taste starts with sweet malts, extremely light toffee and caramel malts mixed with hints of belgian yeast. Some cinnamon and brown sugar are present through the middle with a slight malt back bone. Finish is a hint of wheat with banana and apple.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, crisp body to this one.

D: I was pleasantly surprised by this offering. Rather tasty, went down very easy, decent representation of the style.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish tan color with a small, creamy off-white head that quickly recedes to a very thin halo. Aroma of very sweet caramel malt with some light, fruity notes, along with a good bit of clover honey.
Palate is sweet malt up front - some biscuit and caramel, along with some honey and almond paste. A mild herb character emerges on the swallow. Finish is lively and malty.
Body is a little foamy and over-carbonated, but still carries the flavors well. This is hardly an authentic, German-style dunkel, but i'ts nevertheless a passable effort by the American macro giant.

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Photo of JerseyPaul
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Murky brown, like an undissolved glass of iced tea mix; light tan head dissipates very quickly with very little lacing; good carbonation

Smell: Sweet, spicy caramel malt with strong banana & clove notes present; aroma more than makes up for the appearance

Taste: Sweet caramel malt with strong banana & wheat flavors; some spice & other fruits present as well; goes down smooth with minimal hop presence

Mouthfeel: Medium body; slightly chewy; good carbonation

Drinkability: Nice aroma, nice taste, goes down smooth; not really a session beer, but a 6pk in one sitting is an easily achievable goal

Overall, Michelob DunkelWeisse surprised me. I was expecting a decent beer that would have more of the mass produced qualities associated with the brewer. Instead, I got a good tasting beer that nicely represents the style. Is it the best Dunkelweizen you'll try? No. But it is worth a try, especially for someone who hasn't had this style.

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Photo of Misfit138
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into tulip glass.

A- Amberbrown in color with a bright white head that dissolves quickly.

S- Smell is mostly sweet malt and banana

T- Taste is mostly malt with a nice clove and banana flavor

M- Medium bodied with crisp carbonation

D- I was impressed that this was a beer made by a large brewer. Not bad at all, easy drinking.

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Photo of bob3701
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. Nice cloudy dark amber color with red/orange highlights and an off white head. Laced good and had a great aroma. I loved the dark wheat taste of this beer. Nice and smooth; went down easy. Was suprised it worked so well on a hot day. This is by far my favorite 'craft' beer from Michelob.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass, as per directions, pour, swirrl, and pour the rest.

The beer is a hazy murky brown. The head is very short lived and leaves nothing behind on the glass.

Aroma is sweet and caramely with a touch of spice.

Flavor is good for the style but lacking in comparison to the originals. Mild fruit, spice, and malt sweetness. Some good earthy bitterness and nice balance overall.

Mouthfeel is medium in body and a little high in carbonation for my liking.

It's not a bad beer overall, probably one of AB's better offerings, but still lacking behind what is available these days.

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Photo of lester619
1.53/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Not a very good looking beer. Grayish brown, chocolate milk color. Big chunky sediment. Not apealing. Big head that goes away quickly. Yeasty overripe bannanas with some kind of baking spice. Not for me. I don't know much about this kind of beer, but I think it might be a case of not liking the style. I'm not a fan of the Heffewiezens with the bannana and clove. This has that but with stronger flavor. So it should stand to reason that I don't like it. It needed some malty sweetness or hoppy bitterness to balance the flavors. It's just kind of bland with that spicey mushy bannana aftertaste. I could't finish the bottle. If you like Dunkelweizens, this is probably a good one. Evidently I don't.

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Photo of alkemy
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish amber color. Smells of banana, clove, and bready sweetness along with dried fruits. Lots of banana flavor. There is also quite a bit of bready malts. I didn't really notice any caramel. It is nice, though, to have a beer from AB that exhibits different taste characteristics for different taste buds. This isn't just a good beer for AB, it's a plain good beer regardless of manufacturer. Carbonation gave a pleasant feel. I'd not have a problem drinking these in multiples.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
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 tone77
4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a small head. Smells yummy, fruits, malts, spices. Taste is delicious. A great combination of fruit and spices. This beer feels great in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a high quality brew.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into half-liter Pilsner Urquell branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, light caramel/dark amber color with a relatively small beige head that dissipates quickly with a one-finger lace on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Smells heavily of banana and clove, with notes of apricot and plum with wheat notes.

Taste: Begins with a light caramel flavor, finishing with a heavy wheat flavor that has hints of banana.

Mouthfeel: Light body with light, natural feeling carbonation. Very smooth and lingers on the palate.

Drinkability: Pretty damn good beer, especially by the standards Anheuser-Busch can be held to. Definitely a beer that's worth a try and definitely something I would have no problem drinking again.

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Photo of wahhmaster
3.07/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 0.5L Paulaner-branded weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color that gets lighter as it goes down the glass. There is a tan fizzy head that dissipates quickly leaving a little lacing.

Smell: Has a strong smell of caramel and chocolate malts. There is also a hint of bananas.

Taste: A little lacking in taste. Cloves and bananas come out strongly in the taste. The caramel malts are also evident here. Typical dunkelweizen territory...

Mouthfeel: A little on the thin and over-carbonated side.

Drinkability: An average dunkelweizen. Better than I expected from Michelob but not as good as some others I've had.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red-amber color with generous head and (if you do a traditional pour) cloudiness. Aroma is banana cream and caramel malt. Flavor is a traditional hefeweizen with a generous caramel and slight roast maltiness (very nice) with a nice touch of German hops. Finishes fruity and malty. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. A very good beer.

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Michelob Dunkel Weisse from Anheuser-Busch
3.5 out of 5 based on 322 ratings.
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