Maisel's Weisse Dunkel | Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.

Maisel's Weisse DunkelMaisel's Weisse Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.73/5
103 Ratings
Maisel's Weisse DunkelMaisel's Weisse Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
Germany
maisel.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HappyHourHero on 12-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,661
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
103
pDev:
9.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
18
Trade:
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of patre_tim
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown wood stain colour with a ever slight red tinge when held to the light, 2 fingers of rich creamy tan brown light foamy head, heavily carbonated.

S: Vanilla, bananas and coriander, yeasty typical mustiness of a hefe or dunkel weisse. Ever slight typical plastic scent.

T: Bananas, bananas, bananas, coriander, malty caramel. Very well balanced and delicious.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Fine bubbles in carbonation.

O: Delicious, love this Dunkelweissen. Not usually a fan of these, but I am of this one. Could see it going well with cheesecake.

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Photo of Mercarood
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RLoosarow
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not a fan of wheat beer but this one impressed. I think I need to leave the USA every once in a while in order to experience beer produced by folks that have done it for millennium.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- I agree...this looks like a world class Dunkel! Pours with an absolutely amazingly thick tan colored head, that starts out about four inches thick and slowly settles into about a two finger thick puff of cloud! The color of the beer is reddish brown, is mainly clear and appears to have brilliantly fine carbonation rising up in fine looking columns. The only knock on this one is the lack of lacing....there really isn't any, and for that, I cannot give this area a perfect score....

S- A rich blend of malt and spice fills up my nostrils....primarily cloves, hints of nutmeg, milk chocolate, and some fruity esters consisting of ripe banana and a touch of various citrus. The malts give off some sweet & sour notes, but refreshing nonetheless.

T- The flavors really sweeten up here, as the malt profile takes over! There are notes of molasses, toffee, chocolate immediately upfront, with tangy hints of fruit from the wheat malt in the background. There is a slight bitterness on the finish but is very mild and doesn't really add much of anything.

M- The carbonation is, as I thought, finely tuned within the liquid, and along with the head, provides a smooth creamy feel on the palate. With this said, the body is actually quite thin but this doesn't hinder the overall feel I have to say. I guess for the style, this should be expected.

O- This is a fine beer, and this might be the one to get me really into Dunkels! It's definitely easy enough to drink, and the flavor, along with the mouthfeel, gives this enough character to make me want to have more than one of these in a sitting. This beer would go well with a roast beef dinner or perhaps with a chocolate cake for dessert. Thumbs up!

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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep tea colour with thick tan head. Nice aroma of cloves and banana bread.
Flavour is on the clovey side with slight banana noted that linger. Light carbonation and high drinkability make this a winner as fair as I'm concerned. I like the balance in this. One of the nicer Dunkelweizens I've tried.

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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is way way underrated here on BA, as good as their regular hefe, and similarly, this is a pretty quintessential example of the style, they have absolutely nailed this one, and i am so glad this beer is showing up around colorado a little bit now. on tap at the new german place downtown, its a less cloudy version of the style, just a little haze instead of being downright cloudy. it has a tall tan head, thick as shaving cream, and smells like toasted bananas from the dark malt and german ale yeast together. everything is perfectly balanced and dialed in here, the yeast is florful but not dominating the grain, which has a nutty sweetness to it, really pleasant. lighter in body but still with a little creaminess to it, hyper carbonated, and insanely drinkable. i could drink boot after boot of this one. i have been getting more and more into german styles lately, and i have appreciated both maisels beers ive had so far very very much. really high quality and authentic beer. i havent seen bottles yet, hopefully those come around soon! this is awesome beer.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, best before Aug 2012, and a new arrival in the province of Alberta. Cracked to the tune of the WJHC bristling in the background.

This beer pours a hazy dark golden brown hue, with a teeming column of tight fizzy, quickly melding into creamy, ecru head. As it slowly slips away, a low sudsy wall of lace remains for a spell, before dissolving in a similar fate.

The aroma is coy at first pass, but with a bit of warming, opens up with some nice dark fruit esters, juicy caramel malt, edgy toasted wheatiness, and some mild mocha notes, with a dry earthiness holding up the hop flag. These aspects follow closely in the flavour, with the malt leaning a tad closer to the wheat than the caramel, and the fruity chocolate hanging tough. A wee bit of clove and yeastiness work their way in as well.

Bubbles are not a huge concern here, and manifest in but a slight tingle. From the first sip, the body is evidently smooth, clean, and a pleasant medium weight. It finishes off-dry, the wheat still toasty, and softly caramelized, some dry yeast and earthy hops rounding things off with aplomb.

A deftly easy to drink dark wheat beer, enjoyably straight forward, but hardly plain. The expected yeast and spice are notably understated, and that's ok, as everything else is quite agreeable. I could very much see ordering this a few times over in any rustic Germanic pub whose doorway I might darken.

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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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