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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Andreji on 06-08-2002)
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Photo of RuudJH
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Paulaner dunkel, brought this back from a short trip to Germany recently. I thought I'd try it next to Erdinger dunkel today.
0.5 l bottle.

Looks orange brown, hazy, nice fluffy head, good carbonation, in my Weihenstephaner glass.

Smell is malts, biscuits, some banana and cloves.
Taste is similar, with some fruit notes as well. Not much hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Clean aftertaste of bittersweetness.
Alcohol is hardly noticable, making this an excellent drink.

As far as German breweries are concerned, there are a couple (maybe 5) that make summer enjoyable.
Paulaner is one of them.

RuudJH, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of bark
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is shady medium brown with a tint of orange. The brown three finger thick foam sinks slowly down to a thin lid.

The smell is roasted with notes of black pepper, allspice and other spices, some sour wheat dough.

The taste is sweet and somewhat burned. There are spicy notes of allspice, sour wheat notes and some aroma hops. The medium long aftertaste is creamy with notes of dough and some yeast. Very refreshing.

The mouthfeel is creamy with a fresh carbonation; the bubbles are very small.

One of the better weizens that I have come across.

bark, Sep 10, 2005
Photo of bloberglawp
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium dark brown, thick haze and huge head. Lacing is breif and slowly sinks back into the glass. Huge aroma of yeast esters and phenols of clove and banana. A rash flavor of charred malt and wheat. A lingering weiss mouthfeel relentlessly calls you back for another gulp.

All I can say is gimme more.

bloberglawp, May 13, 2008
Photo of rizzzitos
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

rizzzitos, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's plenty of clove in the aroma along with some yeasty sourness and an earthy undertone; a touch of banana sweetness is also present. The body is a hazy, dull brown with orange-ish highlights and an off-white head. The flavor is initially characterized by a sour, yeasty bite; there is also a good deal of clove-like spiciness and banana-like sweetness. The sourness persists but softens over time and adds to the kick from the clove and carbonation. Some grainy malt is present but subdued. The body is in the mid-range with lively, creamy carbonation and a good bite; the finish is a bit dry with a slight mineral texture.

I have yet to try a noticeably malty dunkelweizen, and Paulaner does not break that trend. In my experience though, when a brewery offers both a weizen and a dunkelweizen, the latter tends to be smoother and rounder. With that in mind, Paulaner's is quite enjoyable. The yeasty tartness is rather prominent but backed up well enough by the other elements not to ruin the experience.

fipoceilz7, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Pepeton
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just a plain good dunkel weizen.

Naturally color is dark, more like dark amber than pitch black. Nice tan head and some lacing.

Smell is malty, say bisquity, with citrus and banana with some discrete yeast.

Taste is refreshing, medium bodied, somehow bready, smooth. Very good balance between the fruity flavors, the malts and the hops.

Mouthfeel is round, with a lightly bitter finish. Good indeed.

Drinkability is high, I surely will have another.


Pepeton, Jul 18, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jonmikel, Sep 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

wilsonbaron, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Apicius, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Michael_Stribling, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Bill69, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

TasteFiend, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jhm, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

rale, Jul 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

WGO, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

arkanu, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Bigdood33, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jesusfgcadiz, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

lmaduells, Thursday at 02:47 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

bralex, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

shigg85, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Acotzintli, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Andreji
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This dunkel is pretty similar to the hefe-weissbier naturtrub. it pours a dark honey colour with a thick white foam head. the smell is slightly perceptible but it previews the soft, woody flavour with a very slight bitterness. It has a Full body; another good beer by paulaner, although not top notch.

Andreji, Mar 25, 2003
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.