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

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3.85/5
Very Good
367 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,826
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
367
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
127
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Ratings: 367 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of uuoo33
2.6/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Light. Acidic, doesn’t feel good in my mouth.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

surprised it has taken me so long to review this one, its a very solid beer, an old world classic really, but somewhat less pronounced on the banana and clove hefeweizen yeast complexion than a lot of these dunkel types are, for better or worse. the malt really leads the charge on this, trumping the yeast by a considerable margin, nutty and baked and the right amount of sweet, some brown sugar present, along with a light anise note, campfire warmth, and the kind of classic and almost fancy german character that makes this sort of thing fun, especially when its served in the proper paulaner glassware, so legit! for a darker beer that has this much sweetness, its inanely drinkable. notes of raisin, cane sugar, and german slow cooked malt. baked and bready and warming, dried red apple, plantain, and even cola. a really flavorful brew, nice with a heavy sandwich or a greasy plate of food, and something thats timeless as far as i am concerned. a little less yeast driven than its peers, but a really classic example of the style nevertheless...

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Howie503
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer, sincerely wish it was available in the United States

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

Poured from 500ml can into a Weihenstephan Weizen glass. Don’t pour this one aggressively or you’ll have beer on your counter! Head retention is very good for this style. Pours a dark brown but not almost black. Smell has coriander, raisin, and possibly toffee. Very smooth taste, with hints of fruit (grapes?) and minimal aftertaste. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, not full bodied like I expected. My, this goes down easy! I prefer Weihenstephaner’s dunkel but this is a nice change of pace and one I will return to again.

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Photo of lzevy
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersnake1
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden brown with off-white head. Head retention is significant, and the beer is very active with bubbles. Nose is toffee, caramel, dark malts, raisin, red grapes, rye bread, spice. Taste follows the nose - nice spice, toffee, roasted malts, and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Overall, I am very impressed with this one, and will definitely get more.

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

Photo of tigg924
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle bought in Germany. Pours hazy, leather brown in color with one inch head. Taste is banana, clove, and pumpernickel bread. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, and sweet. Makes for an amazing dunkelweizen. Could sip this all day.

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

Photo of Humbaz
2.89/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Darthmaul
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parpalapelix
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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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

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 367 ratings