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

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232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | 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 bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

05-13-2008 15:42:36 | More by bloberglawp
Photo of Pepeton


4.28/5  rDev +11.7%

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.


07-18-2006 15:45:28 | More by Pepeton
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-16-2012 03:21:46 | More by alesaram
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-21-2012 21:52:20 | More by jonmikel
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-16-2014 01:13:18 | More by Apicius
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Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-26-2014 13:58:42 | More by Gottesverachter
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-03-2013 19:43:30 | More by Michael_Stribling
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-27-2013 18:46:27 | More by Bill69
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-16-2013 09:33:09 | More by TasteFiend
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-20-2012 15:47:18 | More by jhm
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-01-2012 20:00:59 | More by rale
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-05-2014 20:54:54 | More by WGO
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-05-2012 19:41:41 | More by arkanu
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-17-2014 22:03:17 | More by Bigdood33
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-20-2014 08:44:44 | More by bralex
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-16-2012 07:45:36 | More by shigg85
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-06-2014 06:30:24 | More by Acotzintli
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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

03-25-2003 14:12:53 | More by Andreji
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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%

16.9oz, half liter bottle served in a proper weis beer glass. (what’s up with the picture of the can??)

This beer poured a dark muddy cola colored body with a thick, choppy dark off-white speckled head.

The nose was a mix of mild tropical fruits, yeast, wheat and mild chocolate.

Taste was smooth and light bodied. Wheat, mild chocolate, caramel, banana, mild mild tropical fruit, yeast and faint malt. Very mild bitterness that balances the beer yet never comes forward to overpower.

When I was in Germany this was my go to beer at all the places I went in Bavaria. Simply amazing. I brought a couple bottles back and waited a few months to taste them again and the flavor had definitely mellowed and lost a lot of it’s flavor. Still… an amazing beer that it’s a shame they don’t export.

09-02-2005 18:32:13 | More by taez555
Photo of confer


4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Had a .5 liter bottle from my Baden-Wuerttemberg Christmas package. Thanks Georg
As expected this beer is a cloudy dull brown. There are lots a chunks of various size. It also came with 2 finger tan head that dissipated rather quickly. The smell is sweet banana bread, it is a very good Hefe smell. The taste is also almost entirely banana no clove at all. This is a very easy drinking and smooth Hefe. I look forward to another one of these.

12-31-2009 19:59:57 | More by confer
Photo of falloutsnow


4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

From: Worldwide Liquors, Germany
Date: Best by 11/2012
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

Paulaner's dunkelweizen is, to me, one of the standard-bearers for the style. The aroma is pleasant and complex, as is the taste, both featuring prominent bread-like, yeast, spice, and fruit flavors. Wish this was readily available in the US, as it is easily on par, though different enough from, Weihenstephan and Ayinger's offerings.

Pours a towering head of small, off-white to light tan bubbles, that yield a fairly frothy appearance as a whole. The head is omnipresent throughout the entire glass, with significant washes of lacing that are renewed with each sip. The body is an opaque brown color with hints of orange in it; light brings out lighter orange and singed brown hues from the body. Carbonation is easily visible along the sides of the glass, and quite active.

Aroma is heavily yeasty, with similarly deep-seated whole wheat bread and spicy, nutmeg-like phenols. Banana-like esters and some apple cider are present in the shadows of the major scents. In general, quite nice, could be a bit more complex and expressive, but not by very much.

Overall flavors are whole wheat bread with heavy yeast; some tangy, spicy, nutmeg-like phenols; mild, but noticeable banana-like esters; slight apple cider. Front of the palate detects bread, some yeast, mild banana-like esters, and tangy apple cider. The whole wheat bread-like flavors are surprisingly present in mid-palate: I was expecting stronger nutmeg-spice and fruity esters. Those flavors are there, quite detectable, just balanced by more bread-like flavor than I would have thought by smell alone. The mid-palate is actually quite good, the wheat bread mixing with the spices and banana esters, each seeming more present than the other with each passing moment. Back of palate has a significant blend of banana esters, nutmeg-like phenols, and apple cider qualities: the resulting mix is quite delicious. Aftertaste is sweet with hints of apple cider and bananas, balanced by a slight bitterness, tart, perhaps from hops, wheat, or esters: perhaps some combination of the three.

Beer is medium-bodied with high to medium-high levels of carbonation. The result is a beer that is slightly fizzy, but quickly calms to a foamy, creamy, generally smooth mouthfeel. Modest wheat twang/tartness from mid-palate onwards. Finish is dry, with some residual stickiness across the palate. Quite up to style, and rather satisfying.

10-19-2012 03:21:12 | More by falloutsnow
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4.18/5  rDev +9.1%

A: Dark wood stain brown, fine beige foam, semi-transparent, lots of carbonation.

S: Molasses, dark brown toffee, slight coffee, slightly like a weizen bock with an almost Belgian like yeastiness.

T: Mild, creamy, weizen bock like taste with lots of creamy foam, brown sugar, toasted malts, little coffee. A little coriander, prunes.

M: Light body with heavy creamy foamy carbonation.

O: Smooth, creamy, light and delicious, mild hefe tastes and somewhat the texture of a cappuccino. Refreshing and beautifully dark. I prefer more flavour, but really like this one for what it is. Would go well with chocolate, as a summer sipper, chocolate based dessert.

07-29-2013 14:25:58 | More by patre_tim
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Cloudly, quite hazy brown colour that has tinges of copper and is topped with a large, tan coloured, foamy white head that stays rather well.

Banana and clove along with some mild bubblegum and touches of citrus. There is some wheat and a fair amount of caramel in the mix as well and overall all it is a good smelling beer.

Wheat, clove and banana to kick things off, quickly followed by some moderate caramel notes and a tiny bit of spice. I could also sense some yeast and tiny amounts of citrus.

Creamy with a medium body and good, strong carbonation and a lingering banana and sugar aftertaste and mild spice.

Very nice and qwuite lively beer with a lot of character and a nice, well-balanced taste. Very easy to drink and one that goes down very well.

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07-27-2012 09:29:49 | More by flyingpig
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Russian Federation

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%

500ml bottle that I brought directly from Bavaria about a month ago... Poured it into my Paulaner wheat beer glass.

A - Looks pretty much like a dunkelweizen should: cloudy medium-brown in colour, with a rich, marshmallow-like, fluffy head. Some nice lacing and pretty solid head retention.

S - Smells pretty similarly to their original hefeweizen: lots of yeast, caramel; some banana and clove; maybe, a hint of chocolate and raisins.

T - Starts out yeasty and clovey; then comes the ripe banana-like sweetness, with hints of caramel. The after-taste is bready (with plenty of wheat) and has got some nice lingering chocolate notes.

M - Slightly lighter than Medium body, which makes it thicker than the regular hefe-weissbier. The carbonation is quite noticeable at first, but then it diminishes a little and I begin to really enjoy every sip. No hint of alcohol. Crisp on the tongue yet quite smooth on the palate.

O - This might not be the most flavourful weissbier dunkel, but it's probably my favourite. I love its smoothness and its great sessionability. It's a shame I can't get it in my region +(

02-27-2012 03:09:33 | More by NightINgale
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United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +7%

Yummy little dark wheat, lots of banana, clove, wheat (of course) and chocolate, very smooth aswell, nice appearance, deepish brown, with a big rocky frothy head.

06-08-2002 17:21:34 | More by rastaman
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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