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Fürstenberg Weizen Hefe Dunkel - Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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BA SCORE
78
okay

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 21.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG visit their website
Germany

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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Photo of bloberglawp
4.65/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Melomanemusher
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of inebrius
4.18/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber sporting highlights of gold-flecked orange under a puffy khaki top. Clove spice dominates fruity nut bread in both aroma and flavor with hints of chocolate and cinnamon back. A bit too thin and spritzy. Not quite as deep and good as my favorite Bavarian Dunkelweiss but tasty in it's own South German way. Try it with pommes und mayonnaise while listening to techno.

Photo of rodenbach99
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

brown 500ml bottle. bought at the SAQ

A: nice hazy brownish colour, beige head.
S: wheat nose, some caramel and some yeast.
T: some yeasty caracter, some caramel as well, nice refreshing finish.
M: round an subtle beer.
D: perfect drinking refreshing beer.

Photo of Triat00
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of JOaikido
3.98/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Tim2000
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL brown bottle.

Pours a murky copper brown with an enormous creamy head.

Sour, yeasty aroma.

Intense caramel taste up front followed by tart wheat flavours. Fairly fruity and slightly spicy, bananas and cloves come to mind. Body is excellent - creamy with a nice bite.

I must admit that I haven't had many hefe dunkel weizens, but this is an exceptionally drinkable beer. Every sip makes me want another. Very refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Intrinsic
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

Photo of Quej
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of cfrancis
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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!

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Absumaster
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Rastacouere
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of spinrsx
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of TerryW
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy mid-brown colour. Pours a big head that settles to a thin film. Gives up just a hint of spotty lace.

Soft aroma dominated by cloves. Thin bodied mouthfeel, some creaminess. Taste is mild cloves, wheat. Gentle puckery finish.

Overall insufficient presence to be interesting. Not offensive, but not inspirational either - take it or leave it.

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Fürstenberg Weizen Hefe Dunkel from Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
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