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Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
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:
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(Beer added by: Murph on 11-05-2002)
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Photo of KrautAficionado
4.6/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

KrautAficionado, Jul 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

glib, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of stevoj
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
Photo of steveh
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
Photo of Jgsheehan62
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Jgsheehan62, Mar 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Kopfschuss, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

t0rin0, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Flightoficarus
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type - Bottle

Appearance - pours a deep amber, with a nice, thick, lasting tan head. Abundant lacing.

Smell - Nice banana and clove notes, as expected

Taste - Starts off with a nice malty delivery of banana and clove, and finishes dry with a bubblegum-ish aftertaste. Flavor is right on here.

Mouthfeel - Nice and creamy, yet at the same time, a bit thinner than I was expecting.

Drinkability - Super smooth and drinkable, this one is perfect to session with.

Overall - A very solid Dunkelweizen, but I'd still say I prefer Franziskaner. Would glady drink this again though.

Flightoficarus, Oct 21, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked from Bobby's fridge.

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a very large off-white head.

S: Smells like toffee and caramel with a touch of roasted malts. A nice toastiness and quite a bit of banana. Some mild cola along with a nice clove note.

T: Quite an emphasis on the dark malts here with a strong roast and toast flavor. Lots of toffee and bread along with moderate banana and clove flavors. I get a little bit of dark fruit notes, too.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

D: A really solid Dunkelweizen and exceedingly easy to drink. Wouldn't hesitate to pick one of these up.

womencantsail, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of KI9A
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber. Nice creamy head. Smells of clove/bannana/malt. Taste of clove, bannanas and dark fruit. Finishes with a smooth, shot of alcohol. Ratings on another site are really under rated. This dunkel is a a very good one. Tough to find a crappy beer from these guys!

KI9A, Oct 13, 2007
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

RoyFokker, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

jmdrpi, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

klipper, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: deep dark brown, lackig had retention

smell: caramel, toasty malts. banana, spice

taste: danm good dark hefe. some banana

mouthfeel: a little light, good carbonation, not over done

drinkability: I love the dark wheats of germany. this is a great examaple.

CampusCrew, May 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

tootsMcGee, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

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

Poupae, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of RoyalT
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is dark brown in color with a full, tan head. The gooey yeast that I whipped up further darkened the foam. The carbonation inside the glass is gushing.

Smell – There is a rich, dark, heavily-toasted malt nose to this Weizen. The yeast is there but you have to search for it.

Taste – The dark roasty character dominates at the taste. Again, the yeast is present but very light. There’s also a good dark chocolate flavor that reminds me of half-baked homemade cupcakes.

Mouthfeel - This one is in between light and medium-bodied with some light, fluffy carbonation and a darkish bittersweet chocolate finish at the end.

Drinkability –This one was unusual for the style but very drinkable. The purists will brand it “off-style” as should I, but a decent, drinkable weizen of any kind, more or less a dunkel, is so rare here in the US I’ll give this one a thumbs up.

RoyalT, Sep 08, 2004
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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
Photo of OatherS
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half liter bottle with brown label with a picture of a town on the front.

Appearance: One finger head that fades. Brown color, somewhat transparent. Somewhat amber.

Smell: Slight banana odor. Caramel and a cooked odor.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Smooth flavor. Somewhat watery. Wheat flavor is subdued. Caramel flavor also slight.

Drinkability: Nice beer. Not too strong of a flavor, but still very drinkable.

OatherS, Apr 29, 2005
Photo of Rennpferd
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured very heady with a murky with a hazy-straw color.

It had a great yeasty bread scent that was accented by mild amounts of banana and clove.

It is nice and wheaty with some great clove taste. It has a slightly dry alcohol-astringent finish. It is lite bodied but not watery.

It is very drinkable. It hit the spot.

Rennpferd, Mar 25, 2009
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Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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