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Unertl Weissbier - Unertl Weissbier GmbH

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unertl Weissbier GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2003)
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2.2/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Weißbierprobe 2008! Whos the best in greater München? Augustiner vs. Unertl vs. Schneiderweisse vs. Erdingers fresh on the market Ur-Weisse!!! Too close to call between two of the Weißbiers. Augustiner and Schneiderweisse were the strongest but offer the drinker two very different Weißbiers. Highly recommended of course are both. The new offering from Erdinger(since Jan/08) was good and much much better than than usual offering of less than worthy Weißbier! Unertl was a disappointment and I will have to test them again at a later date due to there reputation here in Bayern. It happens...maybe I got a bad one....

Unertl was disappointing. All was well until the aroma test. Its was hard to get past the big stick of butter that fell in my Bier. The body was watery and the flavor was empty. I'll stop here and retest another time...

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 17:50:43 | More by Ungespundet
Photo of argock


2.4/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap in a cervoise at Michael's Bistro (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Without this site, I would have complained that they had given me the wrong beer. Dishwater brown with 1-finger foamy off-white head with decent retention but no real lace. Very strange looking and not attractive, even if you know it's not going to look like the usual weiss.

S: Muted banana and lemon with a tangy sour note

T: The flavor is bready malty like most dunkels with less banana but much more clove. Overall the flavors are muddled and don't have much crispness.

M: Doesn't have the weighty feel of a decent dunkel -- watery and sour finish.

O: Wasted $5.50 on this guy for sure -- definitely not what I was looking for.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2012 00:37:54 | More by argock
Photo of stcules


2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very dark for a typical weizen; brownish color, almost a dunkel. Not too head for a weizen.
Breadcrust, and yeast in the smell. A hint of banana, and notes of cereals.
The taste is quite citric; in the beginning it seems to slip away quickly. The notes are again on the dunkel weizen side; sweetness and malty, and a hint of spices (pepper).
A decent ripe fruity in the aftertaste. Medium-light body.
Quite peculiar.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2005 19:42:31 | More by stcules
Photo of Cakanator


3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle as an extra. POurs really dark, much darker than I expected for a hefe. PLenty of citrus and wheat in the nose like I expect but the palate.... Not really what I wanted. More full bodied and syrupy. Its like a hefe extract, if there was one. I could only drink a sample of this not the whole thing, it's ok.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 21:32:40 | More by Cakanator
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3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy brown, hazy color with a big bubbly white head and some lacing. Aroma is mild, kind of like a more malty hefeweizen.

Taste is a bit malty but with some hefe like qualities, bananas, cloves wheat bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average, not as sharp as a hefe but rich enough and not watery.

Drinkability is ok. Not that remarkable a beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 02:33:30 | More by JayQue
Photo of dasenebler


3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hard pour made a mess with this one, foam everywhere, very disappointing. Made me feel like an amateur, which I am. Nevertheless a nice looking beer and color (dark orange). Tangy nose, medium banana.

Taste is nice, not as sweet as some other hefeweizens, but a little spicier and more yeasty. Nice bready flavor and medium mouthfeel. Not as creamy as I would have liked though. Refreshing, but not the best hefe I've had. To compare, the Unertl is similar to Schneiderweisse, in terms of a style within the hefeweizen family, but not quite as good.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 16:27:18 | More by dasenebler
Photo of yemenmocha


3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown like a dunkrlweizen. Had to recheck bottle label to be sure right one. Light nose with banana clove. Good amount of banana on the palate with toasted wheat cracker. Yeasty action in there too. Hard to get past the atypical appearance.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 03:58:04 | More by yemenmocha
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-25-2011 16:57:49 | More by RepMichigan
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-01-2013 21:57:57 | More by Dave_Treat
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-04-2012 05:03:04 | More by klipper
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-20-2014 22:33:26 | More by Mackemsteve
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-29-2013 15:20:39 | More by dmorgan310
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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

picked this up at the insistence of some beer distributor type stalking the aisle with the beer buyer at my local Whole Foods

a: big foamy tan head fills the glass and steadily falls back to a decent coating that eventually goes completely dead, the beer itself a murky brown in color

s: wheat base with a heavy dose of caramelized malt bringing some aromas of brown sugar, dark breads, and cocoa, mild clove and banana, benign hops, plum, pretty nice

m: carbonation around medium-high, a touch spritzy, lighter in body but with a nice roundness added by the dark barleys employed

t: wheat and deeply caramelized malt create a flavorful but not very heavy body, brown sugar, dark bread, mild hops, straightforward yeast flavor

d: pretty easy, lots of flavor for the abv

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 03:27:41 | More by blackie
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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L emptied into a Weizen.

A: Pours a ruddy amber with a typically large, fluffy bone white head which receeds a little too quick. Lacing in the upper third of the glass.

S: Pungent wheat, bananas, roasted cloves, sweet malt.

M: Medium, creamy body with a surprising amount of carbonation.

T: Lightly toasted wheat, with bananas and caramel. Not as creamy as I hoped. There is a citrus tang through the midrange. Sticky yeast aftertaste.

D: Not my favorite, but never a bad decision.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 13:35:27 | More by sunrisesolara
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-01-2012 17:53:55 | More by innominat
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-20-2012 02:27:32 | More by Gtg642
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-30-2013 15:07:22 | More by clarknova
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-25-2014 16:57:35 | More by atrocity
Photo of MTNboy


3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a great and strong Weiss beer aroma. Every characteristic of a Weiss is in it. There is a lot banana and peppery clove. There was only about a finger and a half of fizzy off white head with no retain ability. It has ruddy brown body that I was not overly fond of. It was just a bit odd. The flavor starts off great and it has a fresh flavor but you can’t use this beer as a sipper it gets a plastic like taste as it sits. For the most part it once again has great Weiss profile clove, pepper and a bit of tropical fruit. It was very fizzy and a bit thin in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 20:02:59 | More by MTNboy
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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 4.9%. Not to be confused with Unertl Mühldorfer Weissbier (different brewery, different town). Hazy orange-brownish colour, huge off-white head. Lovely aroma of ripe fruits with vinous notes, oak, bananas and cloves. Flavour is moderately acidic and lemony, with faint notes of wood, sour dough bread and cloves. Light bodied. Like most weissbiers a relatively short aftertaste. I drank it slightly too warm, must be very refreshing when colder, esp. on a fine summer’s day.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 21:23:53 | More by Sigmund
Photo of Gueuzedude


3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

November 2009 best by date; Sampled August 2009
This has a aggressive carbonation (quite within style guidelines) as a soft pour still provides me with four-fingers of head in my 25cl tulip glass. The head is a bit darker than one would expect from a typical Hefewiezen as there is a bit of amber to it, and it is a full tan color. The beer too is quite a bit darker than one would expect, in fact it is well within the Dunkelweizen color band; the beer is a dark plum color that shows a nicely hazed, cranberry / gold color when held up to the light. Ah, the aroma is pure Hefeweizen; aromas of rich clove, a touch of tart wheat character, caramelized banana, some sweet malt & grain notes towards the finish and maybe a hint of grassy and toasty grain in the finish if you really dig for it. Ah, this has quite the aroma, especially if you dig a proper Hefewiezen.

Fizzy carbonation competes with a light, but textured viscous malt body; overall this beer is light feeling though and easily quaffable. The clove aromatics in the nose suggest a sweetness that is not found in the beer, at least there is only a light malt sweetness here. The beer finishes dry with a touch of hop bitterness and a spicy phenolic note from the clove. The clove flavor also adds a touch of perceived sweetness to the flavor of this beer. A touch of banana mixes with a touch of caramelized grain and the sweet clove. Even a touch of bubblegum character comes out towards the finish. The finish has a light tartness to it that I like to find in my Weissbiers and there is also a nice spiciness to the finish that is light but noticeable in its hoppiness.

With its dark color (surely they do a decoction mash, if not even direct fire there kettles) I was expecting a touch more heft to this beer; a bit more body would not have kept this from being quaffable and would have boosted the malt (both wheat and barley) presence a bit. Having said that, this beer, despite its dark color, is clearly a Hefewiezen and not a Dunkelweizen; it really doesn't have much in the way of toasted or overly caramelized notes. This is darker than the Schneider Weiss Original though. This is nice and definitely enjoyable if you like Hefeweizen, but I wouldn't say that it was a stand out example of the style.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 16:45:01 | More by Gueuzedude
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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark orange, almost brown beer with a hige head that stays on the entire beer.

Smell is amazing, there is a smokiness in there which I never smelled in a Weizen. Other than that there are the usual yeasty phenolic notes with ripe bananas and strong clove.

Taste is smoky, reminds me of some sausages and has a nice husky malt taste. The wheat give the beer a nice grainy taste. The obvious ripe banana and clove are also present, with the clove being quite strong. The body is thin and make my mouth dry, it feels adstringent on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 08:42:30 | More by Absumaster
Photo of BeerShirts


3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- light brown, almost looks like that of the root beer gummy candies, white head raises fast on the poor then dies down to a thin layer that stay through the drink

S- earthy roots and spice, floral, vanilla,banana, caramel. sweet hops

T- very sweet and light, there is banana and caramel like the smell

M- VERY smooth and light body with pretty much no carbonation feel

D- This is a great easy to drink beer for any time of the year or day. Would be a great way to introduce new drinkers to a variety

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 18:43:48 | More by BeerShirts
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-04-2014 21:42:21 | More by parintele
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5l bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to Iain for the hook up!

A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper-caramel color. Seems dark for a Hefe Weizen. Smooth, creamy, one-finger head that lasts forever. Active carbonation.

S: Mild banana and clove, spicy wheat, and a fruity tang that resembles lemon.

T: See above. Plus a nice toasted malt flavor.

M: Quite spicy on the tongue. Due to both the spicy wheat and the carbonation. Citrus quality through the finish.

D: One of the more subdued Hefe's I've had. Despite that, this is a very refreshing beer that keeps tingling the tongue long after the mouthfull has been swallowed.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2007 17:51:25 | More by GbVDave
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Unertl Weissbier from Unertl Weissbier GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.