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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
For Trade:
0
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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 Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a dark brownish color dunkel with a big bubbly head with better then average retention. Aroma of cloves and banana is very weak with some sweet malt also noticeable. Taste of banana and cloves are again too subtle for the style IMO with a very light body. I guess this one is average at best but clearly not something I would seek again.

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Photo of biegaman
2.68/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours with good head, much of which fades but leaves behinds some bubbles. Nice colour, shades of red, purple, yellow - reminds me of a sunset. Some faint, dark wheat notes in the distance. Dark fruity notes too. All in all this tastes like it is very off. Overpowering offputting pungeancy. Taste really odd too. Put simply: rotten bananas with DMS. Quite nice beyound the DMS, unfortunately there is NO getting around that. This taste like a pilsner with some dark malt and wheat added. Really poor.
Thanks all the same Blankboy!!!

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Photo of spinrsx
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy brown colour with a very large frothy and fluffy beige coloured head. I can't make out how much carbonation there is and there is some average lacing. The head lasted for several minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - malts, cloves, bananas, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - The beer has quite a bit of carbonation and feels light and creamy on the tongue. The taste is made up of malts, breads/grains, very light chocolate,and bananas. There is also a slightly metallic taste. The beer finishes with a malty banana aftertaste.

Drink - I enjoyed my first few sips of the beer but started to notice and slightly off taste as I progressed through the glass. It just seems to be lacking the balance of some of the other beers in this category. I wouldn't seek this one out again.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrJay
1.95/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Sort of a hazy yellowish/brown amber colour topped by very fine bubbles. Some streaky lacing. The aroma was a mess - lots of acetaldehyde and DMS. It smelled of green apples, cooked veggies, and lemon. Nasty. Mild flavour overall, but what's there isn't good. Again with veggies. Even though the carbonation seemed to be on the low side it still was quite sharp. There just wasn't much to redeem this beer other than its appearance. Drain pour.

Thanks for sharing this biegaman!

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Photo of Viggo
2.1/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks for bringing this biegaman!

Pours a hazy red/orange, thick white head forms, nice lacing and retention, looks okay. Smell is bad, vegetables, caramel, some wheat, butter, citrus, generally unpleasant. Taste is the same, iron, some roast and chocolate, veggies, citrus, yeast, wheaty, bit of banana and clove, again generally unpleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium to high carbonation, thanks a lot Jan!

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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 patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grub
2.14/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

biegaman was nice enough to share this one with me. thanks jan!

500ml bottle.

pours slightly hazy reddish amber with a big off-white head. drops fairly quick and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is kind of unpleasant. lots of dms. bit of green apple. yeast. spice and bananna.

taste is similar to the aroma. lots of green apple. bananna. yeast and spice. cracker malt. corn, broccoli, asparagus?

mouthfeel is ok. above average carbonation level. light bodied.

drinkability is not good. this one was not very enjoyable and tough to get down. won't go looking for this one again.

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Photo of TerryW
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy mid-brown colour. Pours a big head that settles to a thin film. Gives up just a hint of spotty lace.

Soft aroma dominated by cloves. Thin bodied mouthfeel, some creaminess. Taste is mild cloves, wheat. Gentle puckery finish.

Overall insufficient presence to be interesting. Not offensive, but not inspirational either - take it or leave it.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy, light brown beer with a huge head and an enormous amount of mousse.

Smell is spicy without the strong clove and banana. These smells are rather subdued. The wheat adds a grainy smell and there is a clear caramellic smell of the 'dark' malts.

Taste is spicy again without the stronger yeast products of clove and banana. Wheat is apparent and the caramel adds a slight astringent taste. Aftertaste is dry and caramellic, body is thin. Drinkability was not great, I seem to miss the yeast complexity and a bit bite.

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Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +20.8%

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 NightINgale
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark Amber color with a nice tight white head that retains well.

S - Aromas of sweet sugars and grainy malt.

T - Burnt caramel flavour that has a sweetish banana touch. A little one dimensional.

M - Light crisp mouthfell and low carbonation.

O - Wouldn't to go after this again.

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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 Rastacouere
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy copper hue, big well-laced off-white head lasts long. Interesting yeasty nose comes out peppery, bready with notes of lime and banana. Light taste reminds of banana muffin and/or caramel cookies. Soft body with immense carbonation. Pretty decent in its style, but I'm not huge on wheat beers in general.

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Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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