Michelob Dunkel Weisse | Anheuser-Busch

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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 nickd717
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, Anheuser-Busch brewed a decent beer! Congrats guys, that is really an accomplishment. I mean I was sort of disappointed to see that the biggest brewery in the US couldn't brew anything better than I did on my first random stab in the dark with a homebrew kit.

A - This beer is reddish-brown in color with a small white head, lots of bubbles, and actually some lacing.

S - Aroma is banana, clove, wheat, and caramel.

T - Caramel malt, banana, clove, wheat, and a little bit of yeast. Not too complex, but good. Really in disbelief that A-B brewed this.

M - Body and carbonation are medium. Palate just a tad bit watery.

D - Drinkability high. Overall this is not bad at all.

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Photo of biggred1
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, reddish brown with a nice tan head that lasts for a bit and leaves scraps of lace on the glass. The nose is toasted grain with the requisite banana/clove aroma typical of the style. I must admit this is an above average example of the style. Toasted pumpernickel and wheat malt with soft banana and savory spice notes. The body seems a little light with ample carbonation that adds to the drinkability. Hey, good beer is good beer even if it is brewed by the dark side.

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Photo of droomyster
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy reddish brown with a soft tan head. Has all of the usual good dunkelweizen aromas: a yeasty breadiness, bananas and cloves; smells are not as potent as some in this style, but are pleasant. Taste is right on the money. Has a nice toastiness and pleasant sweetness with light spices. Its body could bit heftier but overall this a good beer. Its also an excellent value.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to brothercannon for tossing this my way. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my shaker glass. Appears a cloudy dark brown color with about a finger of light tan head. Nose and flavors consist of toasted wheat, caramel, yeast, a tad nutty, mild chocolate and banana notes. Somewhat thin bodied for the style with ample carbonation. Not too shabby.

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Photo of smallbatchbrewer
2.79/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one in the sampler. It pours medium brown/ caramel with little to no head or lacing. As far as smell it has earthy tones like patchouli and coffee. It tastes similar to how it smells but also has an obvious sweetness not picked up by the nose. It's an all around average beer. I could definitely have a few in a row.

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

Is this a BMC product?

A: dark mahogany in color... no real head or lacing

S: roasted nuts, faint coffee notes, earthy

T: Medium roated nuts and coffee, earthy straw like backbone

M: Medium body, good carbonation, no aftertaste

D: Suprisingly good. Star of the summer sampler pack, would be a good case for a gathering

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy dark bronze/caramel color, with a tan colored head that disappears fast. I can't tell if the carbonation is heavy or not, due to the haziness of the brew. There is no sticky lacing to speak of either.

S- This has a pronounced spicy aroma, full of cloves and cinnamon. It is also fruity, with banana aromas being in the forefront. Also has a malty tinge with some graininess in the backround. Quite nice and complex!

T- The taste follows the aromas quite well, but not as pronounced. The cloves really come through and the sweet malts bring out the banana nicely as well. Not much of a bitter finish but there is a tinge of hops right at the back of my throat.

M- The carbonation is quite heavy, but the bubbles are finer than a lot of beers I've tried. The body is medium, which is nice, as it allows me to really experience the character of a spicier German style wheat ale. Decent job here!

D- Easy to drink and really flavorful describe this beer the best. This isn't my absolute favorite style, so I probably would have 1 or 2 before moving on. The alcohol is well hidden and I like the fact that it does have a reasonably authentic profile. I do recommend this one!

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had heard some good things so I figured I'd give it a shot.

A tan head forms then quickly fades. Beer is a straight amber color with orange highlights. No lacing and no visible carbonation.

Aroma is caramel sweet with some yeast notes.

Taste did mimic the aroma in this one. Caramel, light wheat yeast flavors. What was interesting is that it started nice, but then faded to a bland finish. Neither the caramel or the yeast tones stayed with you. Just faded quickly.

Fairly light mouth feel, even for the style.

It's fine, but not one I would seek out again.

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

From bottle into tulip. Pours hazy amber with moderate white head. Aroma of caramel malt, wheat, bread, yeast and slightly hoppy. Lacing throughout. A well-balanced beer with slightly dry and bitter finish. This is the 3rd time I've encountered this brew and have decided it is the best offering from A-B today. A beer I would definitely purchase again - cheers!

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

A - Poured an amber color with an off white head that fades quickly

S - Is of roasted malt with chocolate and caramel scents some banana as well

T - Not as good as I hoped but not that bad the roastiness and bananas come through

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Not the best Dunkel that I've had but coming from AB its still drinkable hell it could be a gateway to darker beers for the AB crowd

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

Another good selection from the Michelob craft beer pack
A: Pours a caramel/transparent amber color that produces a nice billowy head that retains pretty well and leaves some decent lacing along the glass. Also, some yeast sediment floats along.

S: Spicy nose, banana, bread, toasty, caramel, and a dry earthy aroma. Not too bad at all, but not top-notch

T: Similar to the nose, very nicely done here. Cloves come out a little more, banana is subtle but present, and a nice toasty aroma makes this one pretty good!

MF/D: A little over-carbonated, light in body, pretty drinkable.

Finally! A worthy offering from AB!

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher Weiss glass. Produced on 09035 February 4th, '09. 6 Months for a macro isn't too bad...lets see where this goes.

A - Partly cloudy and heavily active carameled bronze with a large but poorly retained off-white head. A thin layer is left but no lacing.

S - A strong yeast aroma bursts out. Rich like fermenting home brew. Light bubblegum and heavy clay and earthy aromas from the yeast. Wheats are far in the background. The yeast aroma is dominating everything.

T - Yeast dominated again with a more pronoinced wheat aroma this go around. The clay testure and flavor with the earthiness is very prominent. This is a very one-dimensional beer lacking any esters or spicing typical for this style.

M - Spritzy in the mouth but fairly smooth still. The aftertaste lingers for quite a while. Light bodied.

D - Another wheat that tastes like bad home brew. It could be the age, and based on other reviews, I'm lead to believe that. Bad drinkability due to the cloying least flavor and aroma.
Worth another go around to re-rate if I can find another bottle that's fresher.

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Photo of Traquairlover
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle poured into a weizen.

A = Medium oak brown with nice translucent haze, very small yellowish head dissipates quickly leaving a ring of bubbling around edge of glass.

S = Chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, yeasty esters. Good but perhaps just a little too much caramel.

T = Taste is perhaps just a little too watery, but it does have god tastes of caramel, chocolate, cloves, nutmeg.

M = Medium-light body, good mouthcoating, not too much carbonation to be annoying but a fair amount is present on each drink.

D = This is a pretty easy drinking dunkelweizen. Not my favorite, but perfectly worth having more of.

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

A: Pours a translucent reddish-brown color. The head is medium sized, somewhat thick, and frothy, with good retention and solid lacing.

S: Toasted and slightly roasty malts. Hints of clove and banana, along with a generally tangy yeastiness. Slight phenolic notes are also present.

T: Wheaty and a bit toasty. Cloves, banana, and phenolic yeastiness. Some mildly spicy, leafy hop flavors. Occasional hints of fruit and caramel are also noticeable.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is fairly tingly, lending a smooth overall feel. Pleasant.

D: A pretty solid brew overall. This one is definitely the jewel of the Michelob wheat beer sampler I picked up. Perhaps a dubious honor, but this is a pretty good beer by any measurement.

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Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark molasses color, small head that fades quickly.

S- Interesting, a bit of wood smell (oak?). Am I crazy? Some clove notes too.

T- Metallic, bananas, some lightly toasted malt. I'm not buying this one as being the best beer AB puts out.

M- Medium body with decent carbonation to keep things moving.

D- I would reach for something else, but I guess it's ok. Would be better with less metallic character.

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

Maybe damning it with faint praise, but this wasn't a bad beer. Certainly the best of the wheat sampler I purchased. Red/brown color with a small white head. It had a banana and sweet malt aroma. Malt, banana, and a little caramel in the taste. Medium bodied and easily drinkable.

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

A - Pours an hazy amber brown color. One finger tan head doest stay around too long. No lacing

S- Subdued smell. Sweet with hints of banana and spices.

T - The one area this beer come through. It's a yeasty sweet malts up front with caramel roasted flavors coming through towards the end. Touches of Banana and Clove highlight this beer.

M - Medium body. Velvety mouthfeel. Good Carbonation.

O - Surprising offering form AB. Not bad at all.

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Photo of AmberMan22
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This dark wheat beer pours a cloudy dark copper, less than a finger of head, dissipates quickly -- composed of unusually tiny bubbles. Lacing is less than stellar.

Smell is of wheat, rye, and a hint of banana.

The taste is a little too weak on the wheat taste. If I'm going to drink a dunkelweizen bier, I want something that gives me the wheat. However, the banana offers an unusual, yet pleasant complement to the surrounding flavors.

Mouthfeel is intriguing, with the carbonation being very visible and prevalent in feel -- the tinier bubbles provide a unique sensation. The banana flavor provides a creamier, smoother feeling than other wheat beers.

Overall, the beer is very agreeable to drink, but if you're looking for more wheat in your wheatbeer, check out something else.

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Photo of Billolick
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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 GordonQuid
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

Amber-brown and hazy/cloudy in appearence. One inch head dissapates to an off-white film w no lacing quality.

Smells like a good wheat should; clove, banana and wheat malts.

Taste is crisp and refreshing wheat malts. Banana, clove and wheat blend with a slight roasty note in the finish.

Good and drinkable.

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Photo of jsh420
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a murky brownish orange with a 1 finger head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells of banana and wheat pretty standard but stronger then most

taste is good but the beer has a little too much bite - much like the smell banana and wheat

mouthfeel is nice and light but has way too much carbonation

drinkability is good - easy drinking priced right

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Photo of Rayek
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Toffee brown with a murky haze. A small and fizzy beige cap doesn't retain particularly well and leaves little lace.

S: Probably the beer's strongest suit. A substantial banana bread aroma hits the senses right away. It has a distinct baking chocolate essence that I really liked.

T: Starts fine, gets weird in the middle and then finishes clean. The aromas from the nose don't quite make it to the flavor. Bittersweet chocolate is backed up by a mild pepper bitterness. Wheat adds a dry bread flavor. An odd mineral water quality then comes along before the beer finishes on the clean side.

M: Medium light body is grainy and doesn't have quite enough carbonation.

D: This is a nice effort from AB. There are better examples of this style out there, but I did enjoy this one. The mineral flavors were the only drawback to me.

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Photo of beachbum1975
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle with no freshness date.

Pours a lightly cloudy dark brown with red highlights. The head was initially 3/4 inch but quickly faded to nothing.

I smell light amounts of sweet malts, bananas and spices, like a gingerbread cookie almost...

The taste dictates the nose. Spices, like gingerbread cookies dance around in my head. With hopes that Saint Nicholas will, oh, whoops... I get banana and clove in the mix.

Mouthfeel is high carbonation with a lingering slight bitterness.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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 EPseja
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz bottle in a weiss glass at between fridge and cellar temperature. Swirled in a bit of the yeast from the bottom of the bottle as well.

A - Nutty brown color with a good, inch-thick light tan head that has good staying power. Sporadic lacing at best.

S - Malty and sweet, with some overripe banana and characteristic hints of wet cardboard. Mild spicy cloves and ripe figs. Nothing off base or out of the ordinary.

T - Satisfyingly malty up front without any overkill on the sweetness. Even-handed delivery of bananas and clove. Turns only mildly tart in the yeasty middle, and wraps up with a semi-dry swallow, leaving distant notes of smoke and dark fruit behind. Very well balanced.

M - Bright and tingly on the way in, turning fluffy and filling, but a tiny bit too much so to earn the "creamy" descriptor. Swallow is quick and simple.

D - Lots of well-rounded taste combined with a conservative take on the style makes this one a very easy drinker.

Beer-business politics aside, any BA who won't admit that this is a really good American take on this style of beer is simply a poseur Anheuser-Bush basher, or a person who's not objective enough to rate within the style.

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