Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
Fresh, smooth, not very complex, just roast and chocolate malt aroma and chocolate malttaste. Medium satisfying mouthfeel, great after Sushi with wasabi and ginger. Pure brown, lace. Dry aftertaste. Some malt, banana and citrus, bit of yeast. Well carbonated. Thanks Mark for bringing back from germany.
08-10-2005 02:21:42 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +4.2%
On-tap at Paulaner im Tal, on to the beer:
This dunkelweizen is chestnut brown in color, topped with thick, fluffy head which retains well. A good aroma of cinnamon crusted apples with fennel makes the beer even more tempting, which follows through to the taste. The flavors pop out; pleasant phenols at first, then followed by spiced apples. With a dash of clove, the flavor turns to be very appealing. It's light-medium-bodied, with appropriate carbonation.
Like its popular helles sibling, the dunkelweizen is one to respect. One to try.
05-10-2013 15:26:18 | More by DoubleJ
3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
On tap at Biermarkt.
Pours a cloudy dark orange, lots of brown highlights in the corners, very thick slightly off white head forms, very tall and creamy, slowly settles down to a thick ring and layer, good lacing everywhere. Smell is nice, but similar to their hefe, decent banana and a touch of clove, caramel, biscuit, yeast and wheat, a touch of chocolate, pretty solid aroma. Taste is similar, nice banana/caramel character, clove is light, biscuity malt middle, some light chocolate/roast character, quite yeasty, some wheat and very fruity in the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with high carbonation, pretty drinkable stuff.
10-11-2009 02:06:43 | More by Viggo
British Columbia (Canada)
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
04-08-2006 00:36:56 | More by Derek
4.38/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
09-10-2005 20:10:12 | More by bark
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
A: Pours murky light brown with a great large creamy beautiful tan head. Dissipation is slow, oh so slow, and leaves great lacings.
S: Ripe bananas from the wheat and sweet malt in great balance. Citric notes, mainly oranges. Some spices.
T: Ripe bananas and sweet malt, well balanced. Citric notes, oranges and lemon. Some bitter hops.
M: Light in body and medium carbonation. Aftertaste is both sweet and bitter but not that long (just as a Dunkelweizen should be).
D: A very nice Dunkelweizen - a little of everything nice about the style. This is a must-try!
10-08-2010 18:41:48 | More by Evil_Pidde
2.48/5 rDev -35.4%
Brown, chestnut-coloured. Abundant foam, with some big bubble and holes that make it not too beautiful to see. Good hat, anyway.
In the bottom of the bottle, some block of yeast.
Smell of malt, caramel, light hop, pineapple.
Tatste of malt , caramel sugar, honey, and a light point of hop.
Medium body, aftertaste with caramel again, sweet and a slight note of bitter.
Unbalanced toward sweet.
10-05-2003 09:58:05 | More by stcules
3.2/5 rDev -16.7%
Bottle from a grocery store in Warsaw. From notes.
A - Poured a brown colour. Kinda like lake water? Cloudy with good head retention and ok lacing. One finger khaki head to start.
S - kinda weak to be honest. Yeasty and some sweet malt.
T - Sweet dark malt finish prefaced by a wheat, lemon, and yeast combo. Nice with the darker, slightly richer malt profile.
M - Medium carbonation and a light to medium body with a sweetish finish.
O/D - I could have a few but it was nothing overly special. Interesting dunkelweisse.
06-06-2011 19:38:46 | More by tbeckett
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
Pours hazy brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows lots of doughy wheat, caramelised bananas and spicy phenols. Similar flavours, mainly doughy wheat with soft toasty malt also joining in. Quite light, very easy to drink. Carbonation is moderately high, which suits the flavours well.
04-10-2011 12:16:43 | More by CrazyDavros
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured from a half-litre bottle into a Blackthorn pint glass.
A: An overflowing cream-coloured head quickly fills half the glass and sticks around for ages. A hazy, opaque medium-brown colour with visible carbonation.
S: Light citrus, flat malts. Dark bread, pineapple.
T: Good, but not great. Milk chocolate maltiness accompanied by a tropical fruitiness provides most of the character to this pleasantly wheaty beer. Clean, smoothly drinkable, and roundly bready. The aftertaste is sweet with almost no bitterness, though it is at times dryish. Wheat flavours linger on.
M: Carbonated just enough, smooth and watery with the aforementioned wheat edges.
D: Wonderfully consumable. I could down glass after glass, but I'm not particularly sure why I'd want to. A very well-made beer, but kind of boring and nothing special. Still, a recommended dunkel if you're in the Bavarian neighbourhood.
01-23-2011 19:18:33 | More by AgentMunky
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
Got this at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht.
From a bottle into my Paulaner weizen glass.
APPEARANCE: Pours a big 3+ finger white medium thick head. Medium carbonation evident. Colour is light brown, perhaps sienna or russet. Head slowly fades unevenly,leaving some immediate lacing, into a good film cap. Leaves some lacing down the sides and a small film cap stays until the end. Looks great, but the colour could be a little darker and redder.
SMELL: Good scent of wheat malt, caramel and toffee, as well as some banana, citrus and lemon notes. Scent is medium in strength.
TASTE: Wheat malt and sweet caramel malt dominate the taste. Hints of lemon and other citrus notes are there as well in the back. The long mild lingering sweet malt aftertaste is a nice finish as well.
PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Goes down creamy smooth with no bite and finishes rather sticky. It could be a little less sticky for my liking, but certainly not too bad.
OVERALL: This is a great representation of the style. It was very enjoyable and very drinkable, though it was perhaps a bit too sticky at the end and the colour wasn't ideal. Non-the-less, a complete pleasure that I'll be having again sometime soon.
02-09-2009 16:11:45 | More by Jeffo
3.55/5 rDev -7.6%
Beer bottl (50cl.), tasted in 2005.
Appearence : Dark color, with huge tan foamy head.
Smell : caramel, ginger and clove aromas.
Taste : sweetish taste with clove, good spicy (due to Bavarian yeast).
Mouthfeel : bitterish finish with ginger
Drinkability : a good hefe weiss dunkel beer brewered by Paulaner
10-13-2007 20:08:07 | More by thierrynantes
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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