Fürstenberg Weizen Hefe Dunkel | Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
Germany
fuerstenberg.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 04-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
19.94%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of bloberglawp
4.62/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour a murky mit hefe brown with a crowning white head that sticks around nicely, little lacing. Decent carbonation. Aroma of clove, caramelised wheat malt and ripe fruit. Flavor of banana, wheat malt, a firm hop bitterness without any real hop caracter past that.

Appropriate representation of the style, easily quaffable in large quantities, a true dunkelweiss form a rather lager brewery in Germany.

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Photo of Melomanemusher
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Etiennovich
4.22/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers among my favorite variety!

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Photo of inebrius
4.2/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber sporting highlights of gold-flecked orange under a puffy khaki top. Clove spice dominates fruity nut bread in both aroma and flavor with hints of chocolate and cinnamon back. A bit too thin and spritzy. Not quite as deep and good as my favorite Bavarian Dunkelweiss but tasty in it's own South German way. Try it with pommes und mayonnaise while listening to techno.

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Photo of TonyCapozzi
4.08/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick beige head that doesn't overstay it's welcome. Dark caramel colour that makes you want to dive in immediately. Wonderful bold caramel taste. The 5.4% ABV is surprising given its strength. The carbonation reduced drastically on the second half of the bottle. I guess I need to get a bigger glass! I'm looking forward to tasting this beer again.

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Photo of rodenbach99
4.04/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

brown 500ml bottle. bought at the SAQ

A: nice hazy brownish colour, beige head.
S: wheat nose, some caramel and some yeast.
T: some yeasty caracter, some caramel as well, nice refreshing finish.
M: round an subtle beer.
D: perfect drinking refreshing beer.

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Photo of Triat00
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of JOaikido
3.98/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Best before 07/2007.

A- Nice foamy pale beige head with a bit of pink and orange in colour. Bark red/brown beer. Cloudy with decent effervescence.

S- Spice, banana, citrus, yeast. A very nice aroma, appetizing.

T- Not quite as good as the smell. Spice weaker but still present. Good maltiness. Better flavour once the yeast is poured into the glass from the bottle. Faint taste of orange. Has a little watery note in there I could do without. Sour and bitter finish.

MF- Carbonation good. A little thick feeling. Nice but somhow not quite right. Again, a bit watery.

D- Good mealtime beer. Easy going but with enough character to add something to the meal.

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Photo of rorjets
3.92/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into Furstenberg glassware that I got from the brewery 34 years ago! This is my first taste of this beer since the late 80's, as it has not been available in the US since then (I got this beer from Quebec). Frothy browny head, very thick as I remember it being. The body of the beer is also dark, but a bit on the amber brown side. The first sip brought back memories of my time in the Black Forest of Germany, where the brewery is located - malty sweetness, slight banana flavor, wheat bread on the backside. A deeelicious brew that I wish I could get more ofter!

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Photo of AmitC
3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDell
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Tim2000
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL brown bottle.

Pours a murky copper brown with an enormous creamy head.

Sour, yeasty aroma.

Intense caramel taste up front followed by tart wheat flavours. Fairly fruity and slightly spicy, bananas and cloves come to mind. Body is excellent - creamy with a nice bite.

I must admit that I haven't had many hefe dunkel weizens, but this is an exceptionally drinkable beer. Every sip makes me want another. Very refreshing.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Intrinsic
3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

FWHD is pretty much on par for this type of beer. It's medium brown in colour, with a light head that lasts a while but leaves zero lacing. Rather than bananas, I smell cherry in this one - in addition to the expected wheat aromas. Its wheat character is quite strong in the taste, highlighted by the fruity tastes (a little sour cherry and plum). Its fine carbonation and dry finish make it feel very good going down. Good stuff!

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Photo of AceTriple999
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quej
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A hazy dark orange with lots of nice white head and lots of visible carbonation.
S - Sour, tart, citrusy, orangey, and slightly boozy towards the end. A yeasty smell, but not very strong.
T - Quite sour, lots of yeasty tastes quite a bit a malt, bread tastes and solid bitterness. No aftertaste and a whip quick finish.
M - Zingy, light, quite nice for the style.
D - Not so bad, but a bit too sour for drinkability.

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Photo of Mack
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More or less agreeable weizen. On the brown side with a good pouring head. Easy drinking, while creamy, medium or thinner mouthfeel. Somewhat malt chocolate sweet and chocolatey. Drying finish.
Available in the SAQ, Quebec. Average and not objectionable beer.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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