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Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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82
good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Murph on 11-05-2002)
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

ygtbsm94, Wednesday at 04:03 PM
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

downes51, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

RoyFokker, May 31, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber orange color with a beige thick big head with great retention.
Nice aroma of caramel, banana, nuts and a touch or oranges.
Flavor of toasted and nutty malts, cardamom, cloves, dark bread, banana with cocoa and ice tea with an orange slice.
Light to medium body with good carbonation, slightly acid.
A pleasant light Dunkelweizen, not super complex, but it is not completely naked as well. Well balanced, nothing is really predominant here relatively to style.

FLima, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Kopfschuss, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

mrfrancis, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Poupae, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

tootsMcGee, May 13, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I wanted to make some sort of blaxploitation reference/joke here, but I just couldn't pull the trigger. Hashtag full disclosure. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear topaz topped by over a finger of wan cream foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, mild orange zest, light pumpernickel, and a pinch of cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, with the citrus coming through a bit stronger. This is balanced, though, by strong spicy contingent, mostly clove, though with bits of brown sugar and cinnamon in there as well. I also get some rye bread in the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a relatively smooth feel. Overall, a tasty and enjoyable dunkelweizen. 'Nuff said.

TMoney2591, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Jgsheehan62, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: 257C1056
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

Weltenburger's dunkelweizen is a dunkelweiss with significant yeast and compost elements that overpower the grain, bread, banana and spice aspects.

Pours a towering head of small to medium, dense, off-white bubbles that has several minutes' worth of staying power, eventually declining to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer. Very modest lacing is left along the sides of the glass. Beer's body is a dark brown color with hints of orange; light brings out a burnt orange mixed with brown hue. While the body is nearly opaque due to the suspended yeast, a medium intensity level of carbonation is visible along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is of strong yeast and mushroom compost components, with dark bread and mild wheat twang noticeable as well. Interesting, but not particularly appealing.

Front of palate is mostly of grain flavors, a bit of banana ester, and some mushroom-like component. Mid-palate is sweet, with yeast, banana esters, slight spicy phenols, and continued mushroom-like flavor. Back of palate features an increase in the spicy phenols, continued yeast, a bit of tartness, and mild banana esters.Aftertaste is fairly bland, with some lingering wheat tanginess and yeast flavors.

Beer is medium-bodied with medium to medium-high levels of carbonation that are complementary for the style. The result is a slightly fizzy at first, then smoothed-out and foamy mouthfeel. Closes dryly, with a bit of tartness and very minor stickiness across the palate.

falloutsnow, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

t0rin0, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

liveMike, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

glib, Sep 20, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another in from a brewery that's been rock solid with German style beers. Here's hoping that the streak is golden.

.5 litre brown bottle, no clear dating -- just like all of the others in the line. $3.50

A -- Hazy, copper-amber color with the same dense, long-lasting, head as the Hellesweizen, but maybe a little deeper in cream color.

S -- Bready malts up front with some vague vanilla-cream, even cocoa, and light phenols.

T -- That same vanilla-cream and cocoa character up front, some mild phenols and citrus character in the middle, and toasty malts in the finish with some lingering citrus and even some (very) light hop bitterness.

M -- Mouthfeel is a soft creaminess with a light-medium body.

O -- Just about the best Dunkelweizen I've had since I was last in Germany. Very rich in character and flavorful, a solid example for anyone wanting to experience the style.

steveh, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

klipper, Jun 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a beautiful light, hazy brown color with a huge 3+ finger head that vanishes relatively fast and leaves no trace of lace. Great looking pour.

S: Strongest smell on the nose is of bread crust; no noticeable banana touches the nose. Funky, yeasty smell with hints of fruit. Nothing out of the ordinary.

T: Taste of dark malts dominates. A slight hint of sweetness keeps any bitterness at bay.

M: Leaves a pretty light mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation level. Not overpowering.

O: A beer certainly unlike any normal hefe, but easy enough to drink. Nothing to die for, but a session-able beer.

bitoffinger, May 04, 2012
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2.55/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Four finger white head, fluffy and long retention. Fluffy lacing. Light nut-brown color with some little clarity.

S- Nutty smell, caramel malts, wheat smells, toffee and brown sugar. Weird smelling brew.

T- Watery flavor, but some nuttiness and unlayered malts. Not great all around.

M- Little chewiness and very wet feel. Nothing special.

O- Thought I might like it from the smell and appearance. Nope.

Murrhey, Apr 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

PierceMyers, Mar 14, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a bottle I picked up in Nuremburg area. Fait head faded fast, minimal lacing on glass. Note glass was rinsed from previous serving. Dark and hazy, smooth, mellow taste, without the bitterness you find in some dark beers. This is one of the best dunkel weizens i've tasted. I have a whole rack of twenty different dunkels arriving on Thursday. let's see if this one can stay on top of the heap. worth trying if you can find it!

stevoj, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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