Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Germany
weltenburger.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Murph on 11-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.04%
 
 
Wants:
2
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8
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 49
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I wanted to make some sort of blaxploitation reference/joke here, but I just couldn't pull the trigger. Hashtag full disclosure. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear topaz topped by over a finger of wan cream foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, mild orange zest, light pumpernickel, and a pinch of cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, with the citrus coming through a bit stronger. This is balanced, though, by strong spicy contingent, mostly clove, though with bits of brown sugar and cinnamon in there as well. I also get some rye bread in the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a relatively smooth feel. Overall, a tasty and enjoyable dunkelweizen. 'Nuff said.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of falloutsnow
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: 257C1056
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

Weltenburger's dunkelweizen is a dunkelweiss with significant yeast and compost elements that overpower the grain, bread, banana and spice aspects.

Pours a towering head of small to medium, dense, off-white bubbles that has several minutes' worth of staying power, eventually declining to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer. Very modest lacing is left along the sides of the glass. Beer's body is a dark brown color with hints of orange; light brings out a burnt orange mixed with brown hue. While the body is nearly opaque due to the suspended yeast, a medium intensity level of carbonation is visible along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is of strong yeast and mushroom compost components, with dark bread and mild wheat twang noticeable as well. Interesting, but not particularly appealing.

Front of palate is mostly of grain flavors, a bit of banana ester, and some mushroom-like component. Mid-palate is sweet, with yeast, banana esters, slight spicy phenols, and continued mushroom-like flavor. Back of palate features an increase in the spicy phenols, continued yeast, a bit of tartness, and mild banana esters.Aftertaste is fairly bland, with some lingering wheat tanginess and yeast flavors.

Beer is medium-bodied with medium to medium-high levels of carbonation that are complementary for the style. The result is a slightly fizzy at first, then smoothed-out and foamy mouthfeel. Closes dryly, with a bit of tartness and very minor stickiness across the palate.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of steveh
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another in from a brewery that's been rock solid with German style beers. Here's hoping that the streak is golden.

.5 litre brown bottle, no clear dating -- just like all of the others in the line. $3.50

A -- Hazy, copper-amber color with the same dense, long-lasting, head as the Hellesweizen, but maybe a little deeper in cream color.

S -- Bready malts up front with some vague vanilla-cream, even cocoa, and light phenols.

T -- That same vanilla-cream and cocoa character up front, some mild phenols and citrus character in the middle, and toasty malts in the finish with some lingering citrus and even some (very) light hop bitterness.

M -- Mouthfeel is a soft creaminess with a light-medium body.

O -- Just about the best Dunkelweizen I've had since I was last in Germany. Very rich in character and flavorful, a solid example for anyone wanting to experience the style.

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Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bitoffinger
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a beautiful light, hazy brown color with a huge 3+ finger head that vanishes relatively fast and leaves no trace of lace. Great looking pour.

S: Strongest smell on the nose is of bread crust; no noticeable banana touches the nose. Funky, yeasty smell with hints of fruit. Nothing out of the ordinary.

T: Taste of dark malts dominates. A slight hint of sweetness keeps any bitterness at bay.

M: Leaves a pretty light mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation level. Not overpowering.

O: A beer certainly unlike any normal hefe, but easy enough to drink. Nothing to die for, but a session-able beer.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.62/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Four finger white head, fluffy and long retention. Fluffy lacing. Light nut-brown color with some little clarity.

S- Nutty smell, caramel malts, wheat smells, toffee and brown sugar. Weird smelling brew.

T- Watery flavor, but some nuttiness and unlayered malts. Not great all around.

M- Little chewiness and very wet feel. Nothing special.

O- Thought I might like it from the smell and appearance. Nope.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of stevoj
4.6/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a bottle I picked up in Nuremburg area. Fait head faded fast, minimal lacing on glass. Note glass was rinsed from previous serving. Dark and hazy, smooth, mellow taste, without the bitterness you find in some dark beers. This is one of the best dunkel weizens i've tasted. I have a whole rack of twenty different dunkels arriving on Thursday. let's see if this one can stay on top of the heap. worth trying if you can find it!

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of KrautAficionado
4.61/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

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Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: deep dark brown, lackig had retention

smell: caramel, toasty malts. banana, spice

taste: danm good dark hefe. some banana

mouthfeel: a little light, good carbonation, not over done

drinkability: I love the dark wheats of germany. this is a great examaple.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked from Bobby's fridge.

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a very large off-white head.

S: Smells like toffee and caramel with a touch of roasted malts. A nice toastiness and quite a bit of banana. Some mild cola along with a nice clove note.

T: Quite an emphasis on the dark malts here with a strong roast and toast flavor. Lots of toffee and bread along with moderate banana and clove flavors. I get a little bit of dark fruit notes, too.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

D: A really solid Dunkelweizen and exceedingly easy to drink. Wouldn't hesitate to pick one of these up.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: rich light-brown hue with a touch of haze and plenty of effervescence. Head is 3+ fingers of pillowy light tan foam. A good looking dunkel.

Smell: light aroma of roasted grain with some fruity character. A touch of caramel finishes it off, but there's very little wheaty or hefeweizeney aroma. Still, it's not too bad.

Taste: caramelly malt flavor with a hint of roasted grains. The flavor reminds me of a very light Scotch-style ale, almost. There's not much here that reminds me of a weizen beer, though. Still, it is not too bad.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with an OK level of carbonation. Not precisely creamy, but there's a nice, fizzy textural effect here.

Drinkability: a decent dunkel. I would prefer more yeasty character on top of the lightly roasted malt backbone.

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Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
3.56 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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