Michelob Dunkel Weisse

Michelob Dunkel WeisseMichelob Dunkel Weisse is the second of the PR beers I’d received back in August and forgot to write about. It’s a new beer, an unfiltered dark wheat beer from the house of A-B, one which I was a bit surprised to see—it’s definitely a departure for them and an interesting style choice.

Dunkel Weisse 5.5% alcohol by volume.

Appearance: Kind of a dirty, apple cider brown, and murky (because I swirled up the yeast). Thick dirty-white head.

Smell: Sour banana and a hint of clove spiciness. "Sour" is predominant.

Taste: Wheat, and a light character that belies its dark, murky appearance. Lemony-fruity that has a hint of green banana to it, and the spiciness is prominent—cloves and peppercorns.

Mouthfeel: Pleasantly crisp and somewhere between light and medium-bodied.

Overall: Not that I’ve had many Dunkel Weisses, but this is decent and tasty… I like it better than the Trader Joe’s version.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores an overall grade of B. On RateBeer, it scores 3.11 out of 5, and is in their 53rd percentile.


  1. I really liked the Dunkel from Michelob. I had expected them to do more when branching off from Budweiser under their own management, but it looks like Michelob is just going to do the same old thing. Kind of sad when I see a beer like the Dunkel and the potential they have, yet it looks like they’ll settle for the path that lies with their Pale Ale offering.

  2. I am 51yrs old, retired Air Force. I have been to 19 countries, from Norway to the Middle East; from New York to California, and Central America. I have tasted a lot of beers. I am partial to the American Lagers and Ales, because they have a stronger bite to them. I just tried a Dunkel and was disappointted. It had that European flat taste. My faverate cold beer is an Amberbach. It has the perfect balance of taste and bite, and looks good in a glass. I don’t like the milky look in my beer. I will have to try your other beers. I don’t think I’ll find one that I like as much as the Amberbach.

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