Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier DunkelPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
351 Ratings
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier DunkelPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Andreji on 06-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,003
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
351
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
120
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of RootDown
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edu_rego
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aglassdarkley
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coming out of the bottle, a hazy nut brown color that looks opaque in the glass. A brilliant two thumbnail length white head rises to the top. It retains well and leaves a velvety film and lacing that smoothly drips down the glass. Nice looking brew.
The aroma opens up with moderate banana and bubblegum with a hint of citrus. There is also the aroma of toasted brown bread spiced with light clove. Later on I will describe how other aromas become unlocked and how the initial aromas become accentuated.
First impressions in the mouth are that it is smooth and medium bodied with a rich malt backbone. It is easy to drink yet hearty. It paired nicely with my dessert (baklava) yet I can see its versatility working with BBQ. As I drink further, flavors of brown bread with spicy noble hops develop. There is also a refreshing citrus finish.
As I put the glass up to my nose, aromas of banana coated with zesty citrus become more intense. Ditto the brown bread aroma. Furthermore, call me crazy but I think I detect lemon merengue pie. As I take more sips, the malt flavors continue to open up, including caramel sweetness and wheat smoothness.reveals hints of sweetness. The yeast flavors bring forth banana, light bubblegum and clove.
I was impressed by this brew as it makes me want to know more about the style. Indeed Dunkelweizen is becoming a favorite.

 1,362 characters

Photo of DucksFan16
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/29/2017, in Sottrum, Germany.

32 characters

Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bombelsky
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber, five finger tall, creamy off white foam persisting. Very good lacing.
High ester aroma of banana and high malty, bready aroma. Moderate cloves.
Medium malty sweet. Moderate strong spiciness of phenols.
Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy. Long dry finish. Some rusty notes.

Flavor is more towards cloves than bananas in a few words.

 356 characters

Photo of mishi_d
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matuto
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mandrilo
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OlaB
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap in restaurant Münchner Stub

L: comes with a murky brown color with a nice big top of creamy head that disolves slowly. Thick lacings on the glass.

S: banana,cloves,peppercorn,toasted malts,toffee.

T&F: sweet yeast up front with toasted malts in the background. Get more sense of the spices like cloves and peppercorn in the middle and gives a bittersweet finish in the flavour.I think the flavours are not so strong in this example of the style and I don't get a really lasting aftertaste. Could have more flavours. Mouthfeel is kind of creamy with medium carbonation.

O: a decent and fair enough dunkel , lacks a little flavour to be topshelf beer, but easy drinking

 682 characters

Photo of agreenman19
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaron73
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

500 ml. Bottle from supermarket in Warsaw.

42 characters

Photo of ugurcan
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tottel
2.45/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of aleigator
3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky, dark brown color with a fluffy, egg shell colored head.

Smells of peppery spices and a fair amount of toffee malts, together with glazed caramel.

Has a very soft, light mouthfeel with a vivid carbonation, soothed by the soft, spicy yeast. Very well balanced beer, easy to drink in big gulps, while providing an effervescent, smooth refreshment.

Tastes of black pepper driven spices, with get an immediate sweet flavor coming from toffee malts, which get balanced by dried earth, rich wheat and the effervescent carbonation. Finishes a little thin and uneventful with just a note of prevailing spices maintaining on the palate.

Very light for the style with a nice spice profile to it, which receeds a little to early, opening up the palate to a boring finish.

 779 characters

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davidperez
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Paulaner hefeweizen glass, it pours a murky brown with slight orange tones. It forms a three-finger head, ecru, sudsy and creamy with excellent retention.

Assertive and alluring bouquet.
Its malty character is so straightforward that it's like if you were enjoying the aroma of a banana bread fresh from the oven.
Toasted malts, biscuit, huge banana esters, caramel, a hint of molasses, cinnamon, clove, and just a faint tad of milk chocolate.

Upfront, huge and pleasant carbonation and strong banana, bubblegum esters.
Some slight citric tone as in lemon cuts through the banana quite interestingly, and the spices as in clove and cinnamon follow right after. The malty sweetness, along with its toastiness, is then strongly felt, and it quickly dissipates into the mild yet obvious bitterness that finishes this beer.
The aftertaste is a balanced flavor of banana, subtle toasted malts and dark fruits as in prunes, figs and dates.
Medium to full body, high carbonation, slightly velvety mouthfeel.

Very nice and easy-to-find beer.

 1,052 characters

Photo of FCox143
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skaterdude97
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look - 4 | cloudy dark brown, big cream coloured head doesn't last long leaves good amount of lacing

Smell - 3.5 | banana, cherries, clove, bread, roasted malts

Taste - 3 | banana, bread, clove, citrus pith, toffee, bread dominating the finnish

Feel - 3 | low carbonation, medium-low body

Overall - 3.25

 307 characters

Photo of SrutiG
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 351 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.