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Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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82
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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:
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(Beer added by: Murph on 11-05-2002)
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Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -3%

barnzy78, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of clydefromiceland
3.5/5  rDev -3%

clydefromiceland, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +10.8%

jmdrpi, Nov 18, 2011
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
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
Photo of womencantsail
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 flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: rich light-brown hue with a touch of haze and plenty of effervescence. Head is 3+ fingers of pillowy light tan foam. A good looking dunkel.

Smell: light aroma of roasted grain with some fruity character. A touch of caramel finishes it off, but there's very little wheaty or hefeweizeney aroma. Still, it's not too bad.

Taste: caramelly malt flavor with a hint of roasted grains. The flavor reminds me of a very light Scotch-style ale, almost. There's not much here that reminds me of a weizen beer, though. Still, it is not too bad.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with an OK level of carbonation. Not precisely creamy, but there's a nice, fizzy textural effect here.

Drinkability: a decent dunkel. I would prefer more yeasty character on top of the lightly roasted malt backbone.

flagmantho, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of eric5bellies
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Weihenstephaner Weizen Glass.

A - Pours a cloudy dark copper colour with a large frothy head that is ivory in colour, it reains well whilst reducing to a film.

S - No real aromas that are dominant other than the usual banana and clove.

T - Nothing that is overpowering but does have some yeast anaceed and some small amounts of chocolate and grain, that acompany the usual flavours of this style.

M - Medium to light body with minimal carbonation. Nice fizz at the finish.

D - Not a bad demonstration of the style and I recommend it.

eric5bellies, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of cooch69
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi Dark Brown with a nick fluffy head.
Smells of bananas semi bitter chocolate figs and spices. Very smooth mouthfeel. The taste is chocalatey and spicy with some bananas floating around. It's easy to drink and lighter than most other Dunkeweizen's I've tried. It's a pretty solid wheat beer but not one of my favorites.

cooch69, Aug 26, 2010
Photo of crnipeter
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted in mid-April 2010....500 ml with BBE date 30.Sept.2010, into the Franziskaner glass. Pours cloudy chestnut brown body topped by huge, off-white to light tan long lasting head that never sets completely. The aroma profile exhibits strong (for a weizen) melanoidin character, bread crust, caramel and some subdued bananaish sweetness . Apart from the bread crust sensation the beer doesn't smell bready nor gives off intense banana and clove aromas. The taste is melanoidins, wheat, muted tartness, light hoppy bitterness and yeast, lacking banana and clove. Mild carbonation, light-medium albeit somewhat watery body. A good session weizen but not a memorable one.

crnipeter, May 17, 2010
Photo of froghop
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

purchased @ 99 bottles in federal way, washington.

pours a cloudy dark amber with a very large yellowish head, and good lacing.

smell is of malt, toffee, and nuts.

taste is of caramel, some sour malt, roasted nuts, and a touch of cocoa, ends on the dry side.

froghop, Feb 22, 2010
Photo of beerwolf77
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a cloudy brownish orange. Huge tan head reaches two inches before receding to leave thick gobs of lace that gling to the edges of my glass.

The aroma is very similar to sweet ice tea. Clove light banana and some wheat cracker hints as well.

The flavor is rather muted. Slight malty fruity tone but not a whole lot going on. After warming a bit I got a touch of butter in the finish.

Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a rather unoffensive beer. Nothing real notable. I could see sessioning this one for it's easy going nature.

beerwolf77, Nov 22, 2009
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
Photo of Rayek
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Extremely cloudy deep amber. A dense and foamy beige head has nice retention and leaves bits of lace.

S: A nice banana bread combination greets the nose. Lemon and clove round things out.

T: Extremely dry and tart. A sharp lemon tartness dominates. It's helped along by bits of clove. In the background is an interesting, yet subdued mix of baking chocolate and sourdough bread. Finishes tart and dry.

M: The grainy body has high, but soft carbonation.

D: This is a nice dunkel. It's light enough to make for a good session beer. A little extra complexity would have been nice.

Rayek, Sep 10, 2009
Photo of argock
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 17oz brown bottle into a clear weizen glass. No freshness date discernible. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $3.39.

A: Burnt caramel with 3-finger meringue-like head with average retention and scant lacing.

S: The aromas are not prominent. The ones I can detect include soft banana, mild wheaty tang, and light clove. The darker malts don't really form much of a presence.

T: The flavor is highly herbal and drier than most dunkelweizens I've tried. Dark malts provide a little more complexity than a typical wheat ale, but the esters are very subdued and the clove spiciness is masked.

M: Feel is not cream and thin overall. Carbonation is good and the aftertaste is mineral and dry.

D: Not a bad brew, but not much remarkable about it either. I think I would much rather tackle an above-average hefe than another one of these. Weltenburger's offerings, with the exception of their Asam Bock, have been a bit on the disappointing side.

argock, Sep 03, 2009
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
Photo of Vancer
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy cola brown into the Bitburget pilsner glass, rocky tan head really billows up, pour this one easy. A few lace rings on the way down, and check out the bottle bottom - plenty of yeasties gave their all for this brew.

Thin malt in the aroma, pretty darn weak. Taste is better, but still on the light side. Bits of malt, banana and clove dance slowly together, as mentioned, a lighter brew but still tasty and enjoyable. A decent beer to try, but you can get local dark wheat ales at a much better price - and even tastier.

Vancer, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of CMW
2.7/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a hazy orange color with a large rocky white head. Retention is good and minimal lacing.

S - Small amounts of banana and yeast in the nose. There is a definite metallic smell coming through.

T - Roasted malt flavor is more present than other dunkelweizens. No banana and very little yeast in the taste. Metallic aftertaste.

M - Low carbonation and fairly thin.

D - The metallic aftertaste makes this tough to drink more than one.

CMW, Mar 13, 2009
Photo of stcules
2.45/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark orange, with a beautiful, abundant head, dirty white colored.
The smell is definitely sweet, and also a bit strange, with oven cooked apple, molasse, all on a malty base.
A bit better in taste, with a very light caramel, sugary. No weizen notes.
A bit more caramel malt in the aftertaste, but nothing too much. Chestnut honey, also.
A bit strange for a dunkel weizen.

stcules, Nov 18, 2008
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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Opaque, deep gold beer with an off-white head. Nice lacing.

S- Clove with a touch of caramel and maybe a slight bit of floral.

T- Clove, roasted malt, with a bit of banana. Rich flavor.

MF- Smooth and nearly silky; nice low carbonation.

D- Very drinkable. This is a hefe with good depth, yet not overwhelming.

tangentrider, Nov 08, 2008
Photo of wl0307
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BB 12/12/08, served chilled in a 500ml weizen glass.

A: pours a black-tea like murky, dark reddish-brown colour, the light beige creamy froth comes thick and tight, resting on rather lively carbonation.
S: the sour fruitiness (dried mangos, sour pears and a touch of raisin) comes with an assertive wave of caramelised sugar, sour nuts, and sour lactose drink; wheatish malts and semi-roasty malts hover in the background, pretty light and not imposing at all. But overall the sourness (more like from oxidised fruits than from the more typical fruit esters) comes a bit too much for me, otherwise it could've scored higher.
T: not too sour-sweet (in terms of fruits and lactose drink), not too wheat-ish, and not too malty - the flavour throughout is quite a mouthful of harmonious mix of light spices, burned malts, settled taste of brown sugar, boiled caltrop, and semi-chewy - tea-stem - like light bitterness... the undertone of sour mangoes as well as the lightly burned sugary maltiness is constantly on the side, not quite pronounced but providing a soothing touch at the back of the palate.
M&D: carbonation is a strong point, fresh but not fizzy, on top of a moderate body and relatively soothing flavour profile; all in all, this is not a strictly-speaking "delicious" Dunkel Weizen in any sense to me, but a rather harmonious and drinkable version worth revisiting time and again. I wonder if the oxidised-fruit-like sour edge could be milder if served slightly fresher?

wl0307, Oct 24, 2008
Photo of DoubleJ
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half-liter bottle purchased from the Wine Exchange. This beer is under the Weltenburger name, but it is brewed and bottled by Brauerei Bischofshof. On to the beer:

It's not the best dunkel wheat beer I've put my lips to, but it's still okay. It has the trademark cloudy brown appearance with a pillowy head on top. Light whiff of apples and yeast in the aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma as well, and the flavors are also light on the palate. There's a little spice and astringent grain in the mix too.

The bottles on the shelf were fresh at the place I bought this at. It's generally hard to find any lesser known German beers fresh on the shelf regardless of retailer; many of them are old and possibly stale. Although it didn't deliever as much as I hoped, it was worth the try.

DoubleJ, Mar 10, 2008
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
Photo of kimcgolf
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured to a dark brown with medium-thick tan head that lingered well and left decent lacing. Aroma was mild, but wheat, nuts and malt scents were the prominent notes. Mouthfeel was slightly tingly, but the body was slightly on the thin side. However, the flavor followed thru again on the malty sweet wheat side, all leading to a medium duration, pleasant finish.

kimcgolf, Aug 05, 2007
Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
82 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.