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Fürstenberg Weizen Hefe Dunkel - Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 21.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-08-2004)
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Reviews by Intrinsic:
Photo of Intrinsic


3.63/5  rDev +9.7%

FWHD is pretty much on par for this type of beer. It's medium brown in colour, with a light head that lasts a while but leaves zero lacing. Rather than bananas, I smell cherry in this one - in addition to the expected wheat aromas. Its wheat character is quite strong in the taste, highlighted by the fruity tastes (a little sour cherry and plum). Its fine carbonation and dry finish make it feel very good going down. Good stuff!

03-04-2012 21:45:01 | More by Intrinsic
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

More or less agreeable weizen. On the brown side with a good pouring head. Easy drinking, while creamy, medium or thinner mouthfeel. Somewhat malt chocolate sweet and chocolatey. Drying finish.
Available in the SAQ, Quebec. Average and not objectionable beer.

09-25-2007 00:38:57 | More by Sammy
Photo of Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

A- A careful pour yields a full glass of stable almost nitro like head. It's white with the slightest brown tint to it. For some reason, on later pours, the head has lost the brown tint, is frothier and less nitro-like. Long, thick lacing looks a little like puzzle pieces. Liquid is an almost opaque dark caramel. I'd grade this a lot higher if the liquid wasn't so dull. The head is beautiful.

S- Burnt wheat. Yeast. Hint of banana. Some sort of floral perfume. Metallic boiled greens. Alcohol once warm enough.

T- Caramel, burnt wheat and sweet, slightly soapy, banana after-taste. A bit metallic.

M-Light but lively carbonation. Almost crisp. Kind of dry. Too watery in my opinion.

D- Good. One 500ml bottle was enough.

Looks very nice and tastes good but not something Id want much more of.

07-19-2010 04:17:02 | More by Yoonisaykul
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -23.6%

Bottle: Poured a dark brownish color dunkel with a big bubbly head with better then average retention. Aroma of cloves and banana is very weak with some sweet malt also noticeable. Taste of banana and cloves are again too subtle for the style IMO with a very light body. I guess this one is average at best but clearly not something I would seek again.

12-05-2006 19:45:31 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +40.5%

Pour a murky mit hefe brown with a crowning white head that sticks around nicely, little lacing. Decent carbonation. Aroma of clove, caramelised wheat malt and ripe fruit. Flavor of banana, wheat malt, a firm hop bitterness without any real hop caracter past that.

Appropriate representation of the style, easily quaffable in large quantities, a true dunkelweiss form a rather lager brewery in Germany.

12-28-2008 19:40:25 | More by bloberglawp
Photo of eric5bellies


3.23/5  rDev -2.4%

A - Pours a dark Amber color with a nice tight white head that retains well.

S - Aromas of sweet sugars and grainy malt.

T - Burnt caramel flavour that has a sweetish banana touch. A little one dimensional.

M - Light crisp mouthfell and low carbonation.

O - Wouldn't to go after this again.

07-08-2011 12:27:45 | More by eric5bellies
Photo of Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%

Cloudy copper hue, big well-laced off-white head lasts long. Interesting yeasty nose comes out peppery, bready with notes of lime and banana. Light taste reminds of banana muffin and/or caramel cookies. Soft body with immense carbonation. Pretty decent in its style, but I'm not huge on wheat beers in general.

09-28-2004 15:40:45 | More by Rastacouere
Photo of patre_tim


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-20-2014 22:20:35 | More by patre_tim
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy brown colour with a very large frothy and fluffy beige coloured head. I can't make out how much carbonation there is and there is some average lacing. The head lasted for several minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - malts, cloves, bananas, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - The beer has quite a bit of carbonation and feels light and creamy on the tongue. The taste is made up of malts, breads/grains, very light chocolate,and bananas. There is also a slightly metallic taste. The beer finishes with a malty banana aftertaste.

Drink - I enjoyed my first few sips of the beer but started to notice and slightly off taste as I progressed through the glass. It just seems to be lacking the balance of some of the other beers in this category. I wouldn't seek this one out again.

01-28-2011 18:45:09 | More by spinrsx
Photo of Absumaster


3.2/5  rDev -3.3%

A hazy, light brown beer with a huge head and an enormous amount of mousse.

Smell is spicy without the strong clove and banana. These smells are rather subdued. The wheat adds a grainy smell and there is a clear caramellic smell of the 'dark' malts.

Taste is spicy again without the stronger yeast products of clove and banana. Wheat is apparent and the caramel adds a slight astringent taste. Aftertaste is dry and caramellic, body is thin. Drinkability was not great, I seem to miss the yeast complexity and a bit bite.

08-13-2007 17:14:45 | More by Absumaster
Photo of Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

10-05-2012 23:51:06 | More by Melomanemusher
Photo of Quej

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +8.2%

A - A hazy dark orange with lots of nice white head and lots of visible carbonation.
S - Sour, tart, citrusy, orangey, and slightly boozy towards the end. A yeasty smell, but not very strong.
T - Quite sour, lots of yeasty tastes quite a bit a malt, bread tastes and solid bitterness. No aftertaste and a whip quick finish.
M - Zingy, light, quite nice for the style.
D - Not so bad, but a bit too sour for drinkability.

04-03-2008 16:44:15 | More by Quej
Photo of cfrancis

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +4.2%

Cloudy amber brown colour. Aroma is weak with malt, spice and wheat. Flavour is lots of malt and spice with wheat and hop. Mouthfeel is very nice. I'm a little surprised that this is ranked the low. I really enjoyed this beer. Purchased at the SAQ. Boogy!

11-17-2009 02:53:32 | More by cfrancis
Photo of grub

Ontario (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -35.6%

biegaman was nice enough to share this one with me. thanks jan!

500ml bottle.

pours slightly hazy reddish amber with a big off-white head. drops fairly quick and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is kind of unpleasant. lots of dms. bit of green apple. yeast. spice and bananna.

taste is similar to the aroma. lots of green apple. bananna. yeast and spice. cracker malt. corn, broccoli, asparagus?

mouthfeel is ok. above average carbonation level. light bodied.

drinkability is not good. this one was not very enjoyable and tough to get down. won't go looking for this one again.

03-26-2007 18:09:22 | More by grub
Photo of rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-24-2014 03:10:14 | More by rale
Photo of Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

06-14-2013 23:38:36 | More by Krakpoff
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-24-2011 03:05:34 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +20.2%

500 ml bottle. Best before 07/2007.

A- Nice foamy pale beige head with a bit of pink and orange in colour. Bark red/brown beer. Cloudy with decent effervescence.

S- Spice, banana, citrus, yeast. A very nice aroma, appetizing.

T- Not quite as good as the smell. Spice weaker but still present. Good maltiness. Better flavour once the yeast is poured into the glass from the bottle. Faint taste of orange. Has a little watery note in there I could do without. Sour and bitter finish.

MF- Carbonation good. A little thick feeling. Nice but somhow not quite right. Again, a bit watery.

D- Good mealtime beer. Easy going but with enough character to add something to the meal.

02-02-2007 17:38:07 | More by JOaikido
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -36.6%

Thanks for bringing this biegaman!

Pours a hazy red/orange, thick white head forms, nice lacing and retention, looks okay. Smell is bad, vegetables, caramel, some wheat, butter, citrus, generally unpleasant. Taste is the same, iron, some roast and chocolate, veggies, citrus, yeast, wheaty, bit of banana and clove, again generally unpleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium to high carbonation, thanks a lot Jan!

03-29-2007 02:56:20 | More by Viggo
Photo of Triat00

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +20.8%

06-05-2014 23:30:30 | More by Triat00
Photo of Gregwa


4/5  rDev +20.8%

12-16-2011 01:20:35 | More by Gregwa
Photo of DrJay


1.95/5  rDev -41.1%

Sort of a hazy yellowish/brown amber colour topped by very fine bubbles. Some streaky lacing. The aroma was a mess - lots of acetaldehyde and DMS. It smelled of green apples, cooked veggies, and lemon. Nasty. Mild flavour overall, but what's there isn't good. Again with veggies. Even though the carbonation seemed to be on the low side it still was quite sharp. There just wasn't much to redeem this beer other than its appearance. Drain pour.

Thanks for sharing this biegaman!

04-05-2007 01:44:57 | More by DrJay
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -19.9%

Pours with good head, much of which fades but leaves behinds some bubbles. Nice colour, shades of red, purple, yellow - reminds me of a sunset. Some faint, dark wheat notes in the distance. Dark fruity notes too. All in all this tastes like it is very off. Overpowering offputting pungeancy. Taste really odd too. Put simply: rotten bananas with DMS. Quite nice beyound the DMS, unfortunately there is NO getting around that. This taste like a pilsner with some dark malt and wheat added. Really poor.
Thanks all the same Blankboy!!!

04-18-2007 01:24:52 | More by biegaman
Photo of NightINgale

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +20.8%

03-24-2012 07:34:05 | More by NightINgale
Photo of AlexLMS


2.3/5  rDev -30.5%

Appearance: hazy, no floating yeast and a coppery brown color. The head is off-white, large with good retention (not much lacing).
Aroma: fruity with some hints of cooked vegetables. Not very impressive.
Taste: confirms the smell.
Mouthfeel: smooth, strong carbonation, reasonable alcoholic strength (5.4% ABV) and a thin body.
Finish: very shot aftertaste.

Overall: I am a big fan of weizen beers and this one is simply just acceptable. It is not horrible but it is far from great either.

07-05-2007 18:51:28 | More by AlexLMS
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Fürstenberg Weizen Hefe Dunkel from Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
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