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Maisel's Weisse Dunkel - Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.

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83
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HappyHourHero on 12-19-2006)
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Reviews by ChrisCage:
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%

A- I agree...this looks like a world class Dunkel! Pours with an absolutely amazingly thick tan colored head, that starts out about four inches thick and slowly settles into about a two finger thick puff of cloud! The color of the beer is reddish brown, is mainly clear and appears to have brilliantly fine carbonation rising up in fine looking columns. The only knock on this one is the lack of lacing....there really isn't any, and for that, I cannot give this area a perfect score....

S- A rich blend of malt and spice fills up my nostrils....primarily cloves, hints of nutmeg, milk chocolate, and some fruity esters consisting of ripe banana and a touch of various citrus. The malts give off some sweet & sour notes, but refreshing nonetheless.

T- The flavors really sweeten up here, as the malt profile takes over! There are notes of molasses, toffee, chocolate immediately upfront, with tangy hints of fruit from the wheat malt in the background. There is a slight bitterness on the finish but is very mild and doesn't really add much of anything.

M- The carbonation is, as I thought, finely tuned within the liquid, and along with the head, provides a smooth creamy feel on the palate. With this said, the body is actually quite thin but this doesn't hinder the overall feel I have to say. I guess for the style, this should be expected.

O- This is a fine beer, and this might be the one to get me really into Dunkels! It's definitely easy enough to drink, and the flavor, along with the mouthfeel, gives this enough character to make me want to have more than one of these in a sitting. This beer would go well with a roast beef dinner or perhaps with a chocolate cake for dessert. Thumbs up!

03-13-2012 23:36:17 | More by ChrisCage
More User Reviews:
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-07-2013 06:27:16 | More by FadetoBock
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-27-2012 02:06:37 | More by Tarks
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%

500ml bottle, best before Aug 2012, and a new arrival in the province of Alberta. Cracked to the tune of the WJHC bristling in the background.

This beer pours a hazy dark golden brown hue, with a teeming column of tight fizzy, quickly melding into creamy, ecru head. As it slowly slips away, a low sudsy wall of lace remains for a spell, before dissolving in a similar fate.

The aroma is coy at first pass, but with a bit of warming, opens up with some nice dark fruit esters, juicy caramel malt, edgy toasted wheatiness, and some mild mocha notes, with a dry earthiness holding up the hop flag. These aspects follow closely in the flavour, with the malt leaning a tad closer to the wheat than the caramel, and the fruity chocolate hanging tough. A wee bit of clove and yeastiness work their way in as well.

Bubbles are not a huge concern here, and manifest in but a slight tingle. From the first sip, the body is evidently smooth, clean, and a pleasant medium weight. It finishes off-dry, the wheat still toasty, and softly caramelized, some dry yeast and earthy hops rounding things off with aplomb.

A deftly easy to drink dark wheat beer, enjoyably straight forward, but hardly plain. The expected yeast and spice are notably understated, and that's ok, as everything else is quite agreeable. I could very much see ordering this a few times over in any rustic Germanic pub whose doorway I might darken.

01-04-2012 03:35:28 | More by biboergosum
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-17-2013 01:06:36 | More by jcubz
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-06-2013 21:13:04 | More by Ciocanelu
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-16-2013 01:52:12 | More by pastramionrye7
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wejohnsn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-06-2013 22:51:49 | More by wejohnsn
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours dark copper with a small (for a weizen) head. Nose shows bready wheat, milk chocolate, banana, and oatmeal. Very nice. Similar flavours (minus the banana) but not as complex. Low bitterness but a lasting toasty finish. Somewhat watery, carbonation is nice and high.

05-10-2010 02:12:42 | More by CrazyDavros
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-26-2014 13:48:26 | More by Gottesverachter
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LoFiDave

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-16-2013 16:08:03 | More by LoFiDave
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kurgan3

Poland

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

08-13-2013 20:19:17 | More by kurgan3
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patre_tim

China

4.3/5  rDev +16.8%

A: Dark brown wood stain colour with a ever slight red tinge when held to the light, 2 fingers of rich creamy tan brown light foamy head, heavily carbonated.

S: Vanilla, bananas and coriander, yeasty typical mustiness of a hefe or dunkel weisse. Ever slight typical plastic scent.

T: Bananas, bananas, bananas, coriander, malty caramel. Very well balanced and delicious.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Fine bubbles in carbonation.

O: Delicious, love this Dunkelweissen. Not usually a fan of these, but I am of this one. Could see it going well with cheesecake.

06-08-2013 12:51:35 | More by patre_tim
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

Amazing that this beer has only been reviewed twice, I would have thought this beer had reached the US by now.

Appearance is good, a murky, dark brown beer with a huge thick, stable head.

Smell is typical, clove, chocolate that is a little earthy. A phenolic and fruity smell.

Taste is spicy with some cloves, which are a little musty. The yeast give the beer a nice 'coarse' mouthfeel. The dark malt taste like chocolate and cacao. The malt is grainy and has a strong wheat taste.
Body is medium and the beer is slightly sweet. Aftertaste is dry and drinkability is OK. To me this tastes like the normal Weisse, but with the dark malt pushing away the fruity notes, the Weisse has.

08-23-2007 18:54:50 | More by Absumaster
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-14-2014 16:54:48 | More by Dougwillhike
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-05-2014 05:04:51 | More by BigBry
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rjimlad

Australia

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured a deep tea colour with thick tan head. Nice aroma of cloves and banana bread.
Flavour is on the clovey side with slight banana noted that linger. Light carbonation and high drinkability make this a winner as fair as I'm concerned. I like the balance in this. One of the nicer Dunkelweizens I've tried.

08-01-2010 08:52:08 | More by rjimlad
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a hazy copper brown colour. Slightly off white head poured as expected for a Weizen - big, thick and foamy. A steady stream of carbonation bubbles maintains a very thick covering throughout... some decent clingy lacing...

Aroma - Good strong spiciness - cloves and allspice, lots of yeasty and wheaty notes, raw palm sugar notes, light toasted bread, some notes of banana and chocolate mixed together, biscuity malts, tart fruits (pears, apples and lemons), sea salt, quite floral and perfumed...

Taste - Good strong wheatiness mixed with toasted bread, yeasty, light brown sugar sweetness, definite clove and banana, light cola notes, light metallics notes, some pear and apple, nutmeg and pepper spiciness...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy... medium bodied... exceptionally quaffable - i could happily knock this back all evening...

Overall - An excellent Dunkel... definitely recommended...

10-27-2008 15:57:08 | More by mdagnew
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-28-2012 21:33:39 | More by msondel
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Tom_Servo

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-13-2013 01:23:52 | More by Tom_Servo
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-13-2014 13:51:18 | More by Jotora
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SlingerBKLYN

New York

3.28/5  rDev -10.9%

A slight Amber hew. Mostly sweet with a thick mouth feel. The banana flavors of the yeast dominate the palate and not much else is going on here. I did finish my growler but I wouldn't buy it again. There are lots of better Weisse beers out there. The quest continues....

06-07-2013 00:50:38 | More by SlingerBKLYN
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured a tall, dense, foamy light brown head was so solid it looked like I could scoop it out like ice cream. Deep cola colored beer with a hazy chestnut hue. Moderately strong aroma is dominated by banana and bubble gum esters. Mouthfeel is light a fluffy. Not a whole lot of flavor up front except for a faint astringency. Mild banana yeast flavors and some cocoa mix towards the finish. The aroma hinted at some nice flavors, but they never materialized. A tad watery and boring. Nothing wrong per se, but there are better Dunkels.

12-19-2006 20:23:56 | More by HappyHourHero
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kojevergas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Bottle served into a Maissel's weisse pint glass in Berlin, Germany. Reviewed from notes taken in June.

A: One finger head of mild cream, good thickness, and tan colour. Retention is average. Solid caramel-brown colour. Non-transparent.

Sm: Caramel, chocolate, and coffee roast - a relative rarity in dunkels. A mild strength aroma.

T: Chocolate, caramel, and slight hints of coffee roast but not significant in affecting the balance. Nicely complex and built well for the style. The hoppy climax rides comfortably atop a well handled barley body. Some nice amber hops are present as well.

Mf: Nicely dry but not overly so - certainly not the level of a stout or porter, but more than a schwarzbier. SMooth and refreshing but coarse enough to drag out the flavours.

Dr: Cheap enough in Germany, but far from amazing. It slides down easily enough, and is of normal ABV.

07-11-2011 13:26:19 | More by kojevergas
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draheim

Washington

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

On tap into a weizen glass @ Heidelberg Haus, Seattle. Pours a deep amber w/ a 1-finger beige head, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is dark bready malt, ripe banana, clove, fruity esters.

Taste is dark sweet wheat malt, clove and other spice, banana.

Mouthfeel is soft and mellow, nice carbonation.

Overall a solid dark hefeweizen, a tasty pairing for my plate of jaegerschnitzel and spaetzle.

08-12-2013 04:14:34 | More by draheim
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Maisel's Weisse Dunkel from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
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