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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Andreji on 06-08-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

marvmoreno, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of RyanByorick
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

RyanByorick, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Mdog
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Brown-orange, huge head.

Smell: Clove, sweetness.

Taste: Very wheaty, a little spice and yeast/clove flavors come through on later tastes.

Drinkability: OK, kind of generic tasting. Not a lot of interesting flavors going on.

After many lagers here in China, a grocery store had some more interesting beers. Paulaner Dunkel Weiss was kind of a disappointment though. I like their Hefe and was hoping for a yeasty flavored treat, but the yeast flavors took a back seat to the wheat in this beer. Still pretty decent but I probably won't have in a bottle again (maybe on tap!).

Mdog, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of Joey7F
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I hope this is the right beer. I went to Hogan's in Tampa and Paulner HefeWeizen on tap. It was extremely sweet, which I was warned about by others who had tried it. Unlike them however, I found it to be an enjoyable brew. The taste starts off like bananas and pineapple, it ends like a fruit I can't quite put my finger on. There is only the slightest hop bitterness (perhaps the SNPA just prior is influencing that). A decent beer that I would try again but would not go out of my way to get.

--Joey

Joey7F, Apr 09, 2004
Photo of BeerSingh
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dear Mom, I had a Paulaner Dunkelweizen today. Its the 5th Wheat Beer that I've had in two days. I am OD'ing on the banana clove thing mom - I can't feel it no more. The beer looked like rust coloured gravy with coagulated whipped egg on top. I didn't wanna do it mom but I had no other choice. It smelled totally generic for the style. Also of spoilt dough wafting with spent yeast. Tasted just like the other four I'd had. Sweet - sour, fizzy, caramelite - not bad mom but just that I wanted it no more. I like Paulaner beers mom, but it was the right thing at the wrong time. I'm sorry mom, but I will wean off wheat for a while and come back again. Come back and do justice to Paulaner Hefe Dunkel.

BeerSingh, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of spoony
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a weizen glass.

A-The beer was mostly murky and the color of overripe bananas. There was about one finger of dirty-white head that faded to a ring pretty quickly. Some lacing on the glass.

S-Pleasant aromas of banana, wheat, and a touch of clove spice. A little musty smelling.

T-Mild flavors here: wheaty, light malts with a touch of spice from the yeast, and some banana fruit. In other words, the taste followed the smell.

M-Easy drinking with a light to medium body and (for the style) very little carbonation. A touch watery.

O-This was a fairly simple beer. The flavors were not unpleasant, but were just middle of the road in both character and complexity. I would have preferred a little more carbonation and a touch of citrus flavor or something else to liven things up.

spoony, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of BigBry
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Tara for bringing back this 500 ml brown bottle from Germany. Best before date 09-05 on front label.
Pours dark brown, cloudiness you expect from a weizen. Large off-white head when poured. Aroma of caramel, and fruit, and strong yeast. Strong yeasty flavor with similar malty, caramel. Wheat flavor I was expecting was less noticeable, overpowered by yeast and heavy sweetness.
Will be interested to try other examples of this style

BigBry, Jan 28, 2005
Photo of TheSarge
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark and platanos banana apppearance. The head wasn't massive, and is a light tan in color

Malty chocolate and smoky aromas.

This has a weird crusty desert flavor. Tastes very much like banana cream pie.

This is a decent dunkel. It is a little smoky on the aroma but well balanced.

TheSarge, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of patra7
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Vivid copper color with brown lines of yeast swirling around. Light brown head, about 1 inch thick; quickly got thinner.

S: Yeast and malt with fruity undertones which became more evident as the beer warmed.

T: Yeast is the dominating taste, otherwise balanced. Some fruity and slightly sour notes as it got warmer

M: Medium body, low carbonation

D: Quite drinkable. Not exciting in any way, but certainly pleasing.

patra7, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of Derek
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle best before 09/06.

A: Hazy, copper-brown; fizzy white-head, quickly dissipates.

S: Bready with hints of pineapple and banana.

T: Bready, banana, hint of pineapple, slight spice.

M: Moderate body with a fairly high carbonation. It'd probably feel creamier if it wasn't so carbonated.

D: Not very stimulating, but fairly drinkable.

Derek, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of FLima
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It made lots of head, thick and persistent. And it has a brown hazy color, and floating yeast residuals.
Yeast is predominant in its aroma, also some hints of cloves and wood. It has a medium carbonation with tiny bubbles and a medium body.
Tastes reminded me of ciders with some caramel and hints of plums, though not overly sweet. Here the yeast is also a key player. Citric taste, more lime than orange. Slightly bitter and a bit toasted. Interesting beer.

FLima, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of waneemer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

waneemer, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Ciocanelu, May 23, 2013
Photo of Trailmix242
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Trailmix242, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Vinicius
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Vinicius, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

rogerthegill, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

conorsomahony, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jmtpi, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of atis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark orange with effervescent white head that soon fades to thin patchy layer, almost no lacing. Aroma is ripe bananas, bread and bits of alcohol.

Taste is similar to aroma, bready malt, bananas and weak citrus. Medium/full body with moderate carbonation, more of it could be desired.

Overall, although it provided some refreshment, this beer seemed a bit boring and disappointing to some extent.

atis, May 10, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jpotocik, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Abe_Froman, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

sparkplug, Sep 11, 2012
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.