Rieser Dunkles Weizen | Ankerbräu Nördlingen

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Ankerbräu Nördlingen

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by elricorico on 03-25-2008

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Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5L can/keg, 5.3% ABV, and deemed herein a "Dunkles Weissbier".

This beer pours a hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of dense, caked pale beige head, which leaves a few streaky swaths of lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds away.

It smells of sweet grainy wheat malt, some banana chip fruitiness, sugary dry bubblegum, a bit of earthy yeast, and leafy, weedy hops. The taste is thin, wheaty grain, a bit of roasted caramel, weakened banana and generic clove spice, some grossly sugar-free candy notes, a niggling, indistinct yeastiness, and earthy noble hops.

The bubbles are rather sedate, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit clammy in its overall smoothness. It finishes just a tad off-dry, the wheat malt kind of indeterminate in its bearing, but luckily only lacking in the face of the stale earthy, weedy hoppiness offset.

A so-so dunkle, of the wheat variant, not exactly lacking, but nothing all that interesting by the same measure. Kind of weak, and unforgivably watery at times, so I suppose this mini-keg is meant for those times when consideration goes out the window - good thing pizza and Christmas tree procurement are on the forefront this evening, eh, mein freund?

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Photo of elricorico
3.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Golden brown in colour, with a yeasty haziness to it. A bit ivory head sits on top and has plenty of staying power. Looks pretty good.

Sugary bubble-gum esthers hit the nose strongly, with a supporting cast of spicy clove and banana candies. Pretty good here too.

Taste up front is lacking, just a bit of dull sweetness and an almost stale impression. This is followed by a medicinal and slightly abrasive finish. It is a miss in the taste category.

About average for a wheat beer in body, but the finish is slightly coarse, making it just a little uncomfortable at the swallow.

Not a bad beer, just failed to live up to my hopes. Average in the end.

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Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Rieser Dunkles Weizen from Ankerbräu Nördlingen
3.11 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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