Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Unertl Weissbier | Unertl Weissbier GmbH

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Unertl WeissbierUnertl Weissbier
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
49 Ratings
Unertl WeissbierUnertl Weissbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unertl Weissbier GmbH
Germany
unertl.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,576
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
49
pDev:
13.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Ungespundet
2.23/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Weißbierprobe 2008! Whos the best in greater München? Augustiner vs. Unertl vs. Schneiderweisse vs. Erdingers fresh on the market Ur-Weisse!!! Too close to call between two of the Weißbiers. Augustiner and Schneiderweisse were the strongest but offer the drinker two very different Weißbiers. Highly recommended of course are both. The new offering from Erdinger(since Jan/08) was good and much much better than than usual offering of less than worthy Weißbier! Unertl was a disappointment and I will have to test them again at a later date due to there reputation here in Bayern. It happens...maybe I got a bad one....

Unertl was disappointing. All was well until the aroma test. Its was hard to get past the big stick of butter that fell in my Bier. The body was watery and the flavor was empty. I'll stop here and retest another time...

 845 characters

Photo of argock
2.39/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap in a cervoise at Michael's Bistro (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Without this site, I would have complained that they had given me the wrong beer. Dishwater brown with 1-finger foamy off-white head with decent retention but no real lace. Very strange looking and not attractive, even if you know it's not going to look like the usual weiss.

S: Muted banana and lemon with a tangy sour note

T: The flavor is bready malty like most dunkels with less banana but much more clove. Overall the flavors are muddled and don't have much crispness.

M: Doesn't have the weighty feel of a decent dunkel -- watery and sour finish.

O: Wasted $5.50 on this guy for sure -- definitely not what I was looking for.

 710 characters

Photo of stcules
2.72/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very dark for a typical weizen; brownish color, almost a dunkel. Not too head for a weizen.
Breadcrust, and yeast in the smell. A hint of banana, and notes of cereals.
The taste is quite citric; in the beginning it seems to slip away quickly. The notes are again on the dunkel weizen side; sweetness and malty, and a hint of spices (pepper).
A decent ripe fruity in the aftertaste. Medium-light body.
Quite peculiar.

 416 characters

Photo of Cakanator
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle as an extra. POurs really dark, much darker than I expected for a hefe. PLenty of citrus and wheat in the nose like I expect but the palate.... Not really what I wanted. More full bodied and syrupy. Its like a hefe extract, if there was one. I could only drink a sample of this not the whole thing, it's ok.

 314 characters

Photo of qrazvan
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayQue
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy brown, hazy color with a big bubbly white head and some lacing. Aroma is mild, kind of like a more malty hefeweizen.

Taste is a bit malty but with some hefe like qualities, bananas, cloves wheat bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average, not as sharp as a hefe but rich enough and not watery.

Drinkability is ok. Not that remarkable a beer.

 348 characters

Photo of dasenebler
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hard pour made a mess with this one, foam everywhere, very disappointing. Made me feel like an amateur, which I am. Nevertheless a nice looking beer and color (dark orange). Tangy nose, medium banana.

Taste is nice, not as sweet as some other hefeweizens, but a little spicier and more yeasty. Nice bready flavor and medium mouthfeel. Not as creamy as I would have liked though. Refreshing, but not the best hefe I've had. To compare, the Unertl is similar to Schneiderweisse, in terms of a style within the hefeweizen family, but not quite as good.

 553 characters

Photo of yemenmocha
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown like a dunkrlweizen. Had to recheck bottle label to be sure right one. Light nose with banana clove. Good amount of banana on the palate with toasted wheat cracker. Yeasty action in there too. Hard to get past the atypical appearance.

 251 characters

Photo of RepMichigan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of klipper
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Mackemsteve
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This dunkel pours a fairly dark reddish orange color with a huge, foamy, white head. The smell is fairly typical of a dunkel or a hefe for that matter: banana, wheat, spices, etc. The flavor is more subdued then most wheat beers that I’ve tried. All the right flavors are there (see the smell portion), but it seems a little watered down. The finish is somewhat more bitter then the average dunkel, which seems a little out of place as well. It’s fairly refreshing, but really nothing special. I have had worse, but I have definitely had a lot better and in Germany, the land where great wheat beers are made, this is just sub-par.

 635 characters

Photo of JTuomi
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunrisesolara
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L emptied into a Weizen.

A: Pours a ruddy amber with a typically large, fluffy bone white head which receeds a little too quick. Lacing in the upper third of the glass.

S: Pungent wheat, bananas, roasted cloves, sweet malt.

M: Medium, creamy body with a surprising amount of carbonation.

T: Lightly toasted wheat, with bananas and caramel. Not as creamy as I hoped. There is a citrus tang through the midrange. Sticky yeast aftertaste.

D: Not my favorite, but never a bad decision.

 488 characters

Photo of blackie
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

picked this up at the insistence of some beer distributor type stalking the aisle with the beer buyer at my local Whole Foods

a: big foamy tan head fills the glass and steadily falls back to a decent coating that eventually goes completely dead, the beer itself a murky brown in color

s: wheat base with a heavy dose of caramelized malt bringing some aromas of brown sugar, dark breads, and cocoa, mild clove and banana, benign hops, plum, pretty nice

m: carbonation around medium-high, a touch spritzy, lighter in body but with a nice roundness added by the dark barleys employed

t: wheat and deeply caramelized malt create a flavorful but not very heavy body, brown sugar, dark bread, mild hops, straightforward yeast flavor

d: pretty easy, lots of flavor for the abv

 774 characters

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jmtpi
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Gtg642
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MTNboy
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a great and strong Weiss beer aroma. Every characteristic of a Weiss is in it. There is a lot banana and peppery clove. There was only about a finger and a half of fizzy off white head with no retain ability. It has ruddy brown body that I was not overly fond of. It was just a bit odd. The flavor starts off great and it has a fresh flavor but you can’t use this beer as a sipper it gets a plastic like taste as it sits. For the most part it once again has great Weiss profile clove, pepper and a bit of tropical fruit. It was very fizzy and a bit thin in the mouthfeel.

 587 characters

Photo of Sigmund
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 4.9%. Not to be confused with Unertl Mühldorfer Weissbier (different brewery, different town). Hazy orange-brownish colour, huge off-white head. Lovely aroma of ripe fruits with vinous notes, oak, bananas and cloves. Flavour is moderately acidic and lemony, with faint notes of wood, sour dough bread and cloves. Light bodied. Like most weissbiers a relatively short aftertaste. I drank it slightly too warm, must be very refreshing when colder, esp. on a fine summer’s day.

 517 characters

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Almost looks like a dunkelweisse based on color, but pours beautifully, with thick fluffy head. Aroma is sweet and bready. Taste is also sweet (and slightly sour), hints of citrus, sourdough, and a little acidic. Vey complex weizen here, must try to really enjoy.

 263 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Unertl Weissbier from Unertl Weissbier GmbH
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 49 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.