Benediktiner Weissbier Dunkel
Klosterbrauerei Ettal

Benediktiner Weissbier DunkelBenediktiner Weissbier Dunkel
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
Ranked #46
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #33,938
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 13.07%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
58
From:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  30
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Enomas from Portugal

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice experience. My friend decided to bring some of these to his bar.
One of the best i drank so far within this specific type. Not that im a big fan of caramel but it went well with the beer.

May 06, 2021
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edward_boumil from New York

3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Burnt orange colored, hazy, tons of carbonation visible. Originally poured a humongous head though it dissipated into a film
S: Granola, sudsy, soapy, nutty, slight hints of caramel
T: Sweet grain, molasses, notes of toffee, slightly nutty and earthy
F: Light, smooth, easy drinking. Crisp up front
O: Solid but not amazing. Sort of missing the beautiful esters and phenols of some other wheat beers. Good use of malts however.

Sep 15, 2017
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Bombelsky from Poland

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

May 17, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

May 10, 2017
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.45/5  rDev -8%
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!

Feb 19, 2017
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Mar 10, 2016
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lmaduells from Spain

4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Dec 31, 2015
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Sep 07, 2015
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josanguapo from Spain

3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Aug 16, 2015
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Andrewharemza from Australia

4/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Jul 20, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a mahogany-brown colour with a fairly big,beige,fluffy head
-medium-high carbonation visible
S:
-overripe bananas,clove,caramel and syrup
T:
-Follows the nose with a clear dark fruit (PLums,Raisins) character coming through
-slightly bready finish
F:
-medium-high carbonation
-medium,creamy mouthfeel
O:
Good Dunkelweizen.Every flavour that should be there,is there.
Aroma was a bit too subdued

Apr 05, 2015
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper with a small head.
Nose shows sweet nutty, toasty and bready notes. Some subtle banana too.
Flavours include bready and nutty malt as well as some doughy wheat.
Pretty decent stuff.

Dec 28, 2014
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Samp01 from New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber with a large off white fluffy head. Aroma is of wheat, dark malt and yeast notes. Taste same as aroma with some moderate bitterness. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. The finish has wheat and dark malt flavors with some yeast notes and moderate bitterness on the end for balance. Overall nothing too special here but still a good drinking brew.

Sep 26, 2014
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titvs from Portugal

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15B). Bottle 50 cl - Batch A210020. AROMA: slight dried grapes, raw yeast, bready, wheat and caramel malts. no hop aromas. no diacetyl or DMS. APPEARANCE: dark copper color with a ivory medium-thin and moussy head. average retention. hazy. TASTE: slight sweet caramelly taste with faint wheat notes. esters and phenols almost absent. very low bitterness and finishes sweet and bready. PALATE: dilluted medium-light body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a poor and watered down bulk dunkelweizen, with uninteresting aromas and flavours.

Sep 06, 2014
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GONZALOYANNA from Spain

2.77/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle.Weizen glass. Dark amber color, orangish brown tints to the light. Foggy. Beige, large bubbled froth & poor crown. Toasted & caramel malt, sugary aromas, floral notes & light ripe banana hues. Toasted, spicy & low hoppy upfront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Hues of fudge chocolate & phenolic notes. Cloying sweet finish. A boring one.

Mar 09, 2014
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Petertauro from Spain

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle.Weizen glass. Dark amber color, orangish brown tints to the light. Foggy. Beige, large bubbled froth & poor crown. Toasted & caramel malt, sugary aromas, floral notes & light ripe banana hues. Toasted, spicy & low hoppy upfront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Hues of fudge chocolate & phenolic notes. Cloying sweet finish.

Mar 07, 2014
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