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Benediktiner Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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Reviews:
11
Ratings:
37
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
29.49%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Petertauro on 03-07-2014

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 37
Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank at Turbante, Coimbra. Poured to a Rastal Benediktiner glass.

A: The beer is composed by a coppery body showing no carbonation. On top, a low retention beige head with some minor lacing.
S: The aroma is weird since it smells more like a usual hefeweizen. Weirdly, there no roastiness in here, just bready and clove.
T: The aromas felt are present here, both the clove and the breadiness but they should be more phased out! This is a Dunkel, not a Hefeweizen! For the style, these aren't the expected characteristics but it ends up being nice.
M: Just a nice carbonation here. Nothing much to report.
O: In the end, this is not a Dunkel beer. It goes far far away from the line crossed between hefes and dunkels. The appearance is right but the profile is not. It's a good one if you want to get someone into dunkels for a start.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

German beer sincerely liked. With subtlety or lack of forcefulness that calls for a pint of beer, a product persenalitat own, quality products for an authentic German difrutar! Surely repeat.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium-light brown with a large foamy head, some lacing. Nose is full of spices and raw dough, and just a touch of malt. Not much in the way of fruity esters. Taste is similar to the nose, with lots of nutmeg, clove, and other spices leading the way. Again, not a banana bomb at all. Just a touch of malt from the dunkel side of this, but not heavy at all. Overall, if you want a spice-forward dunkel weisse with less esters, you can't go wrong here. Very good.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Hipercor. In Paulaner glass. Watching Breaking Bad 1x04. Its not an style I like but I could finish it without much disgust. However, I wouldnt repeat it.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber colored with a full creamy tan head. Aroma is dominated by malts with wheaty notes of banana and barley notes of plum and hints of toast. Some doughy yeast is also present. Taste is malty sweet and gets slight bitter and sour in the end. Flavor is also fruity with banana but not overly distinctive. Body is medium with high carbonation.

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Photo of drmeto
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a mahogany-brown colour with a fairly big,beige,fluffy head
-medium-high carbonation visible
S:
-overripe bananas,clove,caramel and syrup
T:
-Follows the nose with a clear dark fruit (PLums,Raisins) character coming through
-slightly bready finish
F:
-medium-high carbonation
-medium,creamy mouthfeel
O:
Good Dunkelweizen.Every flavour that should be there,is there.
Aroma was a bit too subdued

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper with a small head.
Nose shows sweet nutty, toasty and bready notes. Some subtle banana too.
Flavours include bready and nutty malt as well as some doughy wheat.
Pretty decent stuff.

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Photo of Samp01
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber with a large off white fluffy head. Aroma is of wheat, dark malt and yeast notes. Taste same as aroma with some moderate bitterness. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. The finish has wheat and dark malt flavors with some yeast notes and moderate bitterness on the end for balance. Overall nothing too special here but still a good drinking brew.

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Photo of titvs
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15B). Bottle 50 cl - Batch A210020. AROMA: slight dried grapes, raw yeast, bready, wheat and caramel malts. no hop aromas. no diacetyl or DMS. APPEARANCE: dark copper color with a ivory medium-thin and moussy head. average retention. hazy. TASTE: slight sweet caramelly taste with faint wheat notes. esters and phenols almost absent. very low bitterness and finishes sweet and bready. PALATE: dilluted medium-light body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a poor and watered down bulk dunkelweizen, with uninteresting aromas and flavours.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle.Weizen glass. Dark amber color, orangish brown tints to the light. Foggy. Beige, large bubbled froth & poor crown. Toasted & caramel malt, sugary aromas, floral notes & light ripe banana hues. Toasted, spicy & low hoppy upfront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Hues of fudge chocolate & phenolic notes. Cloying sweet finish. A boring one.

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Photo of Petertauro
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle.Weizen glass. Dark amber color, orangish brown tints to the light. Foggy. Beige, large bubbled froth & poor crown. Toasted & caramel malt, sugary aromas, floral notes & light ripe banana hues. Toasted, spicy & low hoppy upfront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Hues of fudge chocolate & phenolic notes. Cloying sweet finish.

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Benediktiner Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.