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

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3.86/5
Very Good
357 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Andreji on 06-08-2002

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#11,866
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
357
pDev:
12.95%
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davidperez
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of FCox143
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skaterdude97
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
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

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Photo of SrutiG
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arthurspoor
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark brown, amber hints, nice fluffy head, slight lacing
S: Banana, toasted malts, cloves, fresh bread
T: Starts off sweet with banana typical hefe-weizen notes and then a dark toasted malt flavor over takes it. The change is for the worse in my opinion and leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste, a metallicy taste
F: Smooth, but not as full bodied as other Dunkeweizens.
O: A fine Dunkelweizen but would prefer others, its an average beer

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Photo of tux_alin
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle


Pours as magnificent as any German weissbier with a warm, cloudy caramel color and an immense, active beige head. Near perfect retention and sheets of concentric dripping candle wax lacing. The aroma is rich toasty bananas with a backbone of melanoidins. Flavor follows suit with lots of sweet yeast flavors and rich malt support. Filling, liquid bread feel and very drinkable. Inoffensive and carefully put together. Although this is not my favorite paulaner iteration and not my favorite dunkel, it is very good and I would drink it again.

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Photo of KitoUY
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BaileyMitch
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
2.76/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josip990
4.94/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of adolfotcar
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hrgomar
4.84/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dunkelnacht
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vic_Darrell
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of soupyman10
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Momon
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kiro
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of _drummer_
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I can get this beer at a lot of places in China. For an import beer, it sells at a reasonable price a lot of times, too. On top of that, this is truly a fantastic beer. It's rich, full-bodied, and smooth. It pours nicely into a glass but also comes great out of a bottle. The aftertaste isn't too overpowering when coupling this with a meal, so I like that also. Give this one a try if you haven't!

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 357 ratings