Hacker-Pschorr Dunkle Weisse

Disclaimer: I must admit that this style is not one of my favorites.
The most disappointing thing about Dunkel Weizens in general to me, is their appearance. I find the brown cloudiness very unappealing, and I think that this puts me off many, otherwise good beers. This was no exception with the appearance reminding me of old washing-up water – not at all attractive. Very poor head as well, which I think was due to the hopeless pour and general non-attention given to presenting the beer at the bar I was drinking at. However having poured this for myself at home subsequently, I aslo found the head fading very quickly to almost nothing, and there is certainly no lacing apparent.
Outside of the appearance, the standard malty banana and clove overtones with lots of background sweetness and a drier than expected yeast finish. Quite a surprising amount of alcohol present as well.
Slight alcohol warmth (again, a little odd) and a slight citrus finish.
Pretty good for the style, but my hang-ups about these beers in general are still bugging me.

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06/02/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.3 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.58
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