Benediktiner Weissbier Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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Benediktiner Weissbier DunkelBenediktiner Weissbier Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Germany
klosterbrauerei-ettal.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Petertauro on 03-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
15%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
For Trade:
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Photo of Bombelsky
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber and hazy. Very nice, thick and creamy off-white head persisting. Excellent lacing.
Yeasty aroma on a low levels (cloves and banana), moderate malt aroma with bready tasty notes. Low level hops aroma (herbal).
Moderate sweet, malt bready flavor. Cloves and banana flavor are on a low level.
Medium-light body. High carbonation, creamy, fluffy, light dry finish, some spiciness in a finish.

Good.

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Photo of syaoran_kun
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this beer at Haxnbauer in shanghai. It Poured a clear caramel amber with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of hazelnut and roast. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was hints of nut meh and chocolate. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was a decent beer.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffo
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this at the Voreelmarkt in Maarssen.

From a 50cl bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Traditional weizen pour yields a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with good retention. Deep rust orange in color with medium levels of carbonation for the style. Head slowly fades to a full, frothy cap and leaves touches of lacing on the glass. Good cap remains leaving decent lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Nice nose of wheat malt, bubble gum, banana esters and a touch of toffee in there as well. Bold enough with light hints of clove in there.

TASTE: Wheat malt, toffee notes and bubble gum up front. Notes of citrus as well at the swallow. Moves into a bolder and lingering finish of wheat malt, toffee notes, bubbly gum and some background noise of clove and banana esters. Sweet, wheaty and bready, with enough esters to make it interesting.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation for the style. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry.

OVERALL: Good stuff. The scores here tend to be a bit askew, but there's nothing wrong with this one. Perhaps not as impressive as some of the top examples of the style, and not as dark malt forward as Erdinger, for example, but this one has got enough of the right stuff in the right places to make it enjoyable. Give it a chance if you're a fan of the style. Cheers!

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Photo of yaron73
4.74/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bird_soul
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josip990
4.93/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank at Turbante, Coimbra. Poured to a Rastal Benediktiner glass.

A: The beer is composed by a coppery body showing no carbonation. On top, a low retention beige head with some minor lacing.
S: The aroma is weird since it smells more like a usual hefeweizen. Weirdly, there no roastiness in here, just bready and clove.
T: The aromas felt are present here, both the clove and the breadiness but they should be more phased out! This is a Dunkel, not a Hefeweizen! For the style, these aren't the expected characteristics but it ends up being nice.
M: Just a nice carbonation here. Nothing much to report.
O: In the end, this is not a Dunkel beer. It goes far far away from the line crossed between hefes and dunkels. The appearance is right but the profile is not. It's a good one if you want to get someone into dunkels for a start.

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Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lmaduells
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

German beer sincerely liked. With subtlety or lack of forcefulness that calls for a pint of beer, a product persenalitat own, quality products for an authentic German difrutar! Surely repeat.

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Photo of Momon
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium-light brown with a large foamy head, some lacing. Nose is full of spices and raw dough, and just a touch of malt. Not much in the way of fruity esters. Taste is similar to the nose, with lots of nutmeg, clove, and other spices leading the way. Again, not a banana bomb at all. Just a touch of malt from the dunkel side of this, but not heavy at all. Overall, if you want a spice-forward dunkel weisse with less esters, you can't go wrong here. Very good.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Hipercor. In Paulaner glass. Watching Breaking Bad 1x04. Its not an style I like but I could finish it without much disgust. However, I wouldnt repeat it.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber colored with a full creamy tan head. Aroma is dominated by malts with wheaty notes of banana and barley notes of plum and hints of toast. Some doughy yeast is also present. Taste is malty sweet and gets slight bitter and sour in the end. Flavor is also fruity with banana but not overly distinctive. Body is medium with high carbonation.

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Photo of RickyS
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Benediktiner Weissbier Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
3.6 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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