Dunkles Hefeweizen
Brauerei Fritz Gutmann

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
Ranked #39
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #27,155
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.68%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
18
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Year-round
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SCORE
84
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

For the record the labelling hasn't changed one iota to date vs that shown above. (ps holds well)
L- Quite dark brown, quite hazy, pours with a 5mm pale tan head.
S- I just get some mild toastiness.
T- Mild toastiness, decent malts into a light hoppy finish.
F- It's a bit deeper than a regular Hefe but I'm surprised it's not got much more robust taste or feel to show for being a dunkles.
O- At a point like this I wonder if dinner has muted my palate, not that I ate anything that should have caused that. I think I was just expecting a bit more of a presence from this and it's not forthcoming.
500ml bottle Bought from BeersOfEurope/UK for home delivery as part of a mixed pick-your-own order.

Nov 03, 2020
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.59):
A murky brown with some orange tinges & a large, dome shaped head on top that's foamy & very thick looking with great retention too. The nose is slightly darker than expected with a few roasted malts & smoky notes coming through on top of some faint banana & clove. It's quite light really with a few earthy malts carrying through to the taste with more smoked flavours & a little more of the banana & cloves this time around but it's not your standard dunkelweizen really. The body was light-medium & it was strongly carbonated with a sharp, fizzy finish that was dry too.

Jun 21, 2020
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Hoppsbabo from England

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Massive head. Light mahogony body.
T: Lots of banana and bubblegum. Nice and zingy. Nothing else to say about it.
O: Very good. Not my favourite style but I prefer this over Weihenstephanen.

Dec 02, 2016
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drmeto from Germany

3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a cloudy,copper-brown with a big,frothy,offwhite head
-high carbonation visible
-great head retension
S:
-caramel,lots of clove,banana,cream,earthy,wheaty
T:
-bready,nutty,wheaty,caramel,vanilla,clove
-finishes dry
F:
-medium to high,soft carbonation
-light body
O:
Solid Dunkelweizen, but nothing more

Aug 21, 2016
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IchLiebeBier from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Medium chestnut; cloudy; medium head; good lacing

Aroma: Malty; yeasty; cloves; bananas

Taste: Good flavor, but a bit weak and watery; expected more body from a Dunkel.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

Jun 15, 2013
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stevoj from Idaho

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass, dark brown, no opacity unless held up to the light. Thick, creamy head (2 fingers) faded slowly, with half finger head remaining throughout tasting. Ample carbonation. Thick, fill, creamy mouthfeel, with smooth taste, the full grain flavor lasting in the mouth. Tasty! A nice beer for a grey winter's day....

Jan 14, 2012
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rvdoorn from Netherlands

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Look: pours a hazy brown color with a nice white fluffy head.
Smell: Hop, yeast, banana, sweet malts and cloves
Taste: Banana, sweet malts, clove again and some caramel. The aftertaste is very dry and very thin
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and a very very thin body
Overall: Smell is nice, the taste as well, but it feel too thin to be perfect. Bit like a watered down German Hefeweizen

Jul 12, 2011
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mactrail from Washington

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic strongly flavored dark German wheat beer.

Dark amber color with a touch of brown and the cloudy hefeweizen look. Has the appealing Bavarian quality of subtle, creamy carbonation that lasts so well in the glass. Fills the mouth with flavor. Strong hefeweizen estery flavors, very fragrant. Tastes of rye bread, ripe banana, and lots of cloves. Caramel and roasted malt flavors. Touch of hops is just right.

One of the best dark wheat beers I've had in the lower-alcohol German style. After the flavors melt in your mouth for a while you are eager for another gulp.

May 10, 2010
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stcules from Italy

3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brown, quite hazy. Beige head, abundant and compact. A perfect dunkel weizen appearance.
The smell is quite delicate, malty, phenolic notes, and toasted, too, maybe hazelnut. A hint of peanuts butter.
Quite carbonated. Malty and toasty taste, with hazelnut notes, light caramel, yeast.
Quite good dunkel weizen, better in the taste than in the smell.
Easy to drink, pleasant.

Feb 25, 2008
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HappyHourHero from Indiana

4.77/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

0.5 L brown bottle with a brown and gold label. Tall dark cream colored head faded slowly to a thick film above the murky brown beer. Fresh aroma of yeast, cocoa, a bit of banana, and maybe even a couple nuts. Soft, full, smooth mouthfeel. This is a full flavored beer! A big hunk of dough along with cocoa and toasted malts, and even a bit of banana too. Mildly sweet flavors are cut by a dash of bitterness and some carbonation in the finish. A fine Dunkelweizen.

Feb 09, 2008
Dunkles Hefeweizen from Brauerei Fritz Gutmann
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 18 ratings