Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Ranked #33
Ranked #25,650
3.65 | pDev: 13.15%
Jun 18, 2022
Nov 05, 2002
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Fromthe bottle, it pours a clear amber color with a modest, soon diminishing head. Lacing. The nose gets a dose of malt. The mouth, the same, with notes of bitterness.
Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
November 2007: 500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger, as (Marke) Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel. ABV is 5.3%. Despite using the "Marke Weltenburger" label of the Bischofshof-brewed beers, and not the "Weltenburger Kloster" label of the original monastery brewery, the rear label claims that this bottle has actually been brewed and bottled in the Klosterbrauerei. BB date 21.02.08. Hazy brown beer, huge off-white head. The moderate aroma has a strange combination of brown bread / bakery and citrussy notes, hints of cloves. The flavour has malty and bready notes, again combined with citrussy / lemony notes. Relatively light bodied and easy drinking. I had it on its own, probably nice with a light meal.
Mar 04, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Murky, reddish brown appearance with a large, fluffy, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Laid back, fruity, malty aroma. Flavors of soft fruit, spices, yeast and toffee. Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with decent carbonation and a lingering finish.
Dec 04, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
The labelling has gone from the illustrated trad-style to far more basic/simplified.
L- Like dark honey, cloudy, pours with 2mm off-white head. [ps head holds well, forms lacing].
S- Mild, maybe just some malts.
T- The taste if mild too, this is my 2nd beer tonight, the first was a pale Wit/Weisse so my palate can't be that 'unfresh'. Yet I get very little from this, despite it being a Dunkle.
F- It seems light for 5.3%. I do get some mild richness, and carbonation the mouth is good.
O- Disappointing, I was surprised to get so little from this despite the 'Dunkle' and the usually sufficient 5.3%.

Not one I'd buy again. 500ml bottle BB: 21/04/2021. Bought from BeersOf Europe for home delivery.
Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
500 ml bottle from Capital Market in Salem OR.
Large head at the first pour, eventually settles down and we have an attractive chestnut brown body with a thick and frothy light beige head.
Nice sweet malt and honey aromas are strong..then get a bit of spice and over ripe banana..
Taste is similar and well balanced..maybe a bit of licorice in the back ground.
Mouth feel lets this one down..starts of ok medium, nice carbonation..then quicky fizzles out to watery.
Nice beer though. despite the finish
Jun 05, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by DOCRW from Washington

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jul 02, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Anacross from Oregon

Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by shelby415 from Oregon

Feb 28, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by dandy14 from Brazil

Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by bryantan from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
It pours dark copper-brown with a nice pillow-y head that eventually reduces to a shallow film of foam. The aroma is fruity with notes of black licorice. The taste is pretty mild and predominantly sweet with lots of caramel, toffee and molasses. Not much bitterness. Very light bodied.
Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Light brown color. Cloudy. Small head with light streaking on the glass.

Banana and darker (toasty) malt aromas.

There's a light roasted malt flavor combined with banana. Thinner body than the helles version along with a higher carbonation.
May 28, 2017
Rated: 3.24 by PsenicnoCRO from Croatia (Hrvatska)

May 18, 2017
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Rated by BeerSexLove from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Mmmm....the taste of date, nut, raisin bread....bubbly happiness.
May 12, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Apr 16, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by SirDirtJoe from Mexico

Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by JTuomi from Finland

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by mwckiltedsavage from Virginia

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by zaraspook from Illinois

Mar 23, 2016
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Reviewed by _drummer_ from China

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
This wasn't my favorite dunkel wheat beer. It wasn't bad by any means; it just didn't hit the spot for me. I really wanted to like it more. The initial smell and taste of it was good, but the aftertaste wasn't so great. It went from sweet and full to bitter and really left me wanting to get something else to drink. Because of my initial response to it I ranked it a little higher than I would have if only going off the finish.
Nov 09, 2015
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Taste is crisp and clean with complex notes. Amber brown in color, unfiltered, Semi sweet nose of cinnamon rolls in the nose. Medium to med/lite body. Smooth.
Nov 05, 2015
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From Hipercor. In Paulaner glass. Zapping. Really nice hefe beer. Good taste and repeatable
Jul 13, 2015
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Reviewed by wattoclone from California

4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle purchased at Wegman's in PA. Aroma and taste is mainly caramel with hints of banana and nutty finish. A good dunkelweizen, but is rather watery for the style. I really expected better from this brewery with a label "SEIT 1050". Who knows when it was actually bottled; it did taste a little old (bottle code 126E1430).

Was a huge fan of Franziskaner dunkelweizen when I lived in Philly, and went through 53 kegs. Retired in Lompoc, CA this year and found out it was not available in CA. Dunkelweizen is rare on the west coast where "805" and Negra Modelo are the biggest sellers. Fortunately, a local beer store has Weltenburger "Dark Wheat" in swing top bottles and I was very pleased with the aroma and taste. Somewhat lighter than the Franziskaner, but otherwise plenty of banana and caramel with a nice subtle touch of clove.
Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 3.23 by rab53 from Washington

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Ciocanelu from Romania

Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jun 10, 2015
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Reviewed by The_Mad_Capper from Japan

3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a cloudy brown with coppery highlights and a light, long-lasting, off-white head. First off in the aroma is sharp, metallic prune, along with some clove and a mild undertone of wheat and bread. The flavor is surprisingly tart, accompanied by some clove-like spice. It's pretty sour on the back end. Malty flavors seem secondary, but the malty aftertaste is welcome. The carbonation is almost creamy, and the feel is rather sharp and dry.

There is an abundance of tartness overall, with just enough clove-like spice to keep it interesting. The maltiness is disappointingly in the background. The sharp and tart qualities mellow a bit over time as the overall impression becomes spicy and dry, with the tart flavors lingering on the tongue rather than assaulting it up front.
May 15, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Apr 07, 2015
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Rated by PatVane from California

5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Solid Dark Lager From Germany
Jan 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Lemke10 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
This pours a dark, murky brown color with a thick, foamy head. The aroma is full of banana and yeast. The taste is sweet, bready with a lingering tasting of some bread and spices. Smooth and easy drinking with a malty finish.
Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by lmaduells from Spain

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 3 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Sep 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by downes51 from England

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by RoyFokker from California

May 31, 2014
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Hazy amber orange color with a beige thick big head with great retention.
Nice aroma of caramel, banana, nuts and a touch or oranges.
Flavor of toasted and nutty malts, cardamom, cloves, dark bread, banana with cocoa and ice tea with an orange slice.
Light to medium body with good carbonation, slightly acid.
A pleasant light Dunkelweizen, not super complex, but it is not completely naked as well. Well balanced, nothing is really predominant here relatively to style.
Jan 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BillRoth from Maryland

Dec 07, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by brandonld23 from Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2013
Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 98 ratings