Maisel's Weisse Dunkel - Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
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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
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
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
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
3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
500ml bottle poured into a 22.3oz weizen glass. My first dunkel.
A - Pours with great big light tan head of thick foam. Hazy maple brown body with some amber highlights in it. Not really fantastic head retention and basically no lacing at all. A little underwhelmed.
S - A nice aroma of dark malt and spice, with light fruit notes as well. Light, bready crystal malt, ginger and nutmeg, upfront with some notes of dried plum, flaked wheat, banana, and yeast.
T - Lots of bready malt and yeast, with notes of ripe banana, plums, and a hint of molasses. Brown sugar, caramel malt, and crisp fruitiness. Some spices are present as well, nutmeg and ginger, with some clove. A solid profile for sure, but nothing worth writing home about.
M - Crisp and well carbonated, with a medium body. Finishes a bit dry, and leaves some yeasty residue after a while. Overall, pretty smooth.
D - An all around solid beer, and something I hope to have again. Definitely a step behind Maisel's Weisse Original, but still a tasty and damn drinkable brew.
06-02-2012 05:02:21 | More by Converge
3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
Comes out of the tap a dark, nearly opaque chocolaty brown with a fine-bubbled light tan head. Tempting malty aroma has hints of chocolate and caramel. Flavor - such flavor! Malty mainly, plus caramel, horehound, earthy and yeasty notes. Texture is fairly smooth with a sharp yeasty undertone and hints of fruit, not a lot of fizz. Definitely worthy of at least a sample.
04-14-2012 02:28:05 | More by Cyberkedi
3.95/5 rDev +7.3%
Appearance - 4.0
Even for a dunkelweizen, it is dark; almost nitro-stout like in appearance. The opaque deep brown body is topped by a big creamy beige head.
Smell - 3.5
Aroma is quite odd and not all that appealing. There is faint coffee from the toasted grains, but clove and fruit (banana and cherry) dominate here.
Taste - 4.0
Very smooth and full-bodied, flavours of chocolate cake, coffee, slight cherry, passionfruit, clove particularly noticeable in the finish, same goes for nutmeg and mixed spice. Starts malty in the mouth, but the fruity yeast flavours take over towards the end.
Mouthfeel - 4.5
Smooth with persistent, fine carbonation.
Drinkability - 4.0
Sessionable, although not to the extent of Weihenstephan.
OVERALL - 3.95
I truly love this style, possibly more than the regular hefeweizen. A solid example that falls short of the benchmark (Weihenstephan) but is still a very good beer that I thoroughly enjoyed drinking.
05-26-2009 13:40:46 | More by LittleCreature
3.9/5 rDev +6%
Light brown, lightly crowded and creamy persistent head.
Light wheatly and malty aroma
Smooth wheat cereal is eclipsed by malty, caramel and chocolates notes. Light esters of citrus fruit at the
Moderately full bodied and silky smooth
Overall Very nice and drinkable dark wheat beer
08-25-2011 20:22:10 | More by olmatty
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
3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
Got this at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht
From a bottle into a weizen glass.
APPEARANCE: Pours a large 3 finger, thick, off-white head. Colour is a deep brown-red, maybe a maroon or burgundy. Deep and dark. No carbonation evident at all. Not as cloudy as a normal weizen; relatively clear. Head levels out to a thick film and re-establishes itself after every drink. No lacing, unfortunately.
SMELL: Wheat malt, bananas, caramel and some dark fruits in the background. Not as strong as others, but very pleasant.
TASTE: Wheat malt in the beginning, but soon gives way to sweet caramel and some dark fruit as well. The dark fruit is a very nice touch. Sweet malt aftertaste is medium in strength and relatively long lasting. A pleasure.
PALATE: Medium body with lower end carbonation, which was expected given the look. Goes down smooth at the front but leaves a little scratch and is a bit rough on the finish. Some stickiness is left over after it's gone. Not what I expected, but it was alright.
OVERALL: Very drinkable and very enjoyable. Certainly a dunkel I could drink all day. The finish was a little odd, different to what I'm used to when it comes to various sorts of German weizen, but that's not a bad thing. I'd go for seconds, and thirds.
02-05-2009 16:52:30 | More by Jeffo
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
Maisel's Weisse Dunkel from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
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