Falkensteiner Ur-Schwarze | Privatbrauerei Bischoff

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3.38 w/ 12 ratings

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Bischoff

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BierReise on 02-01-2004

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of stevoj
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours with a nice thick beige head, color is like dark ice tea. Aroma is sweet (dried fruit and toffee), taste is more sweet than roast grain. Mouthfeel is about right, but taste dissipates quickly, leaving palate lacking.Just average...

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Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of emerge077
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Twist off cap like a cheap wine bottle. Green bottle, skunkified aroma once the cap is cracked, with a weak pfft. As it warms the nose is much more noble hop oriented.The color is a tawny amber, and there's a decent lacy ring at the edge after the pour. Swirling the bottle, there are trails of yeast visible, not flaky which is a good sign. The stubborn yeast ring in the bottle doesn't budge though.

It's clear, and tastes more like a dark euro lager than a German weizen of any sort. Maybe a Munich Dunkel, but not really nutty or roasty. Clean like a pils with some noble hop flavor and crisp carbonation. The flavor is mainly tea-like with some mild caramel notes. Again, nothing characteristic of a dunkelweizen like banana/clove/nuttiness etc. Not bad, not great. Doesn't seem to show it's age that much, I was surprised when I saw the date on the bottle.

BBD: 02.05.08

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a weizen glass) This beer has a twist of cap
A- The beer pours a dark iced tea body that is clear but a bit dense. There is a big carbonation supporting a creamy beige head that turns bubbly pretty quickly.
S- The soft hint of caramel and bread yeast has a whole wheat bread crust note that becomes a but more full as the beer warms.
T- The soft caramel flavor is followed by a softer bread dough note. There is a finish with some dry toffee notes and a watery flavor.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a crisp finish and no alcohol heat.
D- This beer has some nice dark wheat flavors but they are pretty subtle and the beer is otherwise very thin.

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Photo of DigitalHype
2.78/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle

Pours out thin. Light brown with a slight reddish hue. 1/4 head that quickly disappears. No lacing.

Smells of sourness really hits you, followed by some barnyard funk.

This is a Dark wheat beer? Flavors of Sour-apple, and maybe some funky cheese . There isn't much character here. Mild carbonation, and very thin texture. The sourness is so over the top, that I'm wondering if I have a bad bottle? I always review before I read other reviews. So, I'm very curious what others have to say about this.

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Photo of Rennpferd
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It poured medium brown and without any yeast hue. It had a nice thick three finger head. A moderate amount of carbonation was present, rising all the way from the bottom of the glass.

It had a nice clover scent. A touch of bread/banana was present.

The flavor was dominated by flavors of clove. It was lite bodied and left behind a slightly bitter husky taste.

It is drinkable but not quite what I expect from a dunkelweizen. I would never turn down a free one... let us just say that.

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Photo of drums4matt
3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a half-liter twist-off into a Bischoff heffe glass.

A - Pours a fizzy, four finger tan head that soon recedes to hard edge ring with some spots; leaves no stick. Color is quite attractive in the glass; it's a hazy, dark, burnt caramel color with dark red highlights. The carbonation stays alive in the glass awhile, though it takes some backlighting to see and is not enough to sustain any head to speak of.

S - Wheat right up front with some candi sugar. There's some subdued yeasty/fruity notes...they're fairly well buried. A hint of some clove. Not that much going on here initially but yields a bit of earth upon warming; later, some woodiness elbows its way in.

T - Reflective of its aroma; not overly complex right off the bat but there's some wheat flavor and a too-chalky candi sugar thing most prominently. There's a little bit of cherry in there as well with a bit of earthiness coming around as it warms up a bit. Further room-temping pulls out the boozy flavor but not in any overpowering or overly complex way.

M - Medium/thin in body with medium carbonation. Feels a little more watery than I was expecting, honestly.

D - A pretty drinkable brew, overall, other than being maybe a bit filling. No humongous flavors slowing you down here, but a worthy session beer for wheat dudes.

This one's bringing less than I expected, really, but the flavors and aromas are subtle and need some time and coaxing to really appreciate like many of the other Germans I find.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from World of Beer, Clearwater, FL.

Pours a clear brown color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted wheat aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met.

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Photo of Stimack
2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this brew up a while ago and it was just sitting in my fridge for a while so I thought i would give it a try. Was not sure what to expect with the screw top that reminded me of a liquor bottle. The brew poured to a dull brown cloudy color and had a good sized tan head that had some retention leaving a little lacing. The aroma is dominated by the yeast which gives it a fruit like ester, orange and lemon come to mind with clove also in there. It has a sweet aroma to it that I would imagine is malt. The flavor starts off good but seems to be missing something in the middle and end. Nice up front flavors of wheat while breaking to a banana and clove like end that just seems to stop quickly. For some reason it seems to be missing something, maybe it is just me but feel that there are other much better dunkel's out there.

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Photo of WesWes
3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a super fruity yeast scent along with a slight malt aroma. The amount of crystal malt is less than in most dunkels I've tried. It seems to bring out more yeast character. The taste is decent. It has a light and refreshing flavor despite it being a dunkel. It's full of banana and clove character. It's smooth with just of hint of caramel. The mouthfeel is decent also. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinker, although I prefer a maltier dunkel.

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Photo of ernie
4.6/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasted it draught not less than 20 times and on several occasions also tried the bottled version. Both are most delightful, grainy and rich. Light brown crown is a phenomena of its own.

The taste becomes sweeter while you drink your pint and this change is not disappointing. Quite the opposite, the first pint leaves a complex and very opposite impression.

Being a 'full volume beer' it's not too heavy, and three-four pints for an occasional drinker are not the limit at all :)

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Photo of BierReise
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Srcew capped bottle dated 10-12-04. Found this today at a local liquor store. First time I've ever seen it in this area. Poured a dark brown and only slightly cloudy. Very little sediment in this bottle. Thick head settled down quickly. Aroma is spicy with a slight roasted wheat smell. Body is smooth and medium but a tad flat in my opinion. Flavor is spicy with a good malt presence and a slight yeasty note. Overall an average Dunkel Weizen and not as good as the Ur Weisse I had just before this one.

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Falkensteiner Ur-Schwarze from Privatbrauerei Bischoff
Beer rating: 8.3% out of 100 with 12 ratings
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