Paulaner Hefe-weissbier – Ich bin Dunkel


I introduce today a dark version of the famous wheat Paulaner.
Here in front of me Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Dunkel.

 

Recently I described my impressions from tasting Paulaner Naturtrüb.

German weizen are brewed often in the dark version, so-called Dunkel. This is in the case of described here before Erdinger and Franziskaner, but it also applies to other types of beers, lagers for example.

In German the word ‘dunkel’ means ‘dark’ and determines the colour of the beer obtained by the selection of suitable, dark malt.

Paulaner brewery also produces their hefeweizen with the addition of dark, roasted wheat malt and this is just today’s guest on the blog – Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Dunkel.

 

 

Before I proceed to taste I suggest for a moment, see the offer of Paulaner Brauerei. I have not had a chance yet mention it, and it is quite rich.

The offer of weizen contains seven beers:

 

Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Naturtrub Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Dunkel Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Kristallklar

Hefe-Weißbier Naturtrüb
wheat, unfiltered
5,5% vol., 12,5°P
malts: light wheat, dark wheat,
Pilsner, Munich
hops: Herkules, Taurus

Hefe-Weißbier Dunkel
Wheat, unfiltered, dark
5,3% vol., 12,4°P
malts: light wheat, dark wheat,
Pilsner, Munich
hops: Herkules, Taurus

Weißbier Kristallklar
wheat, filtered
5,2% vol., 11,8°P
malts: light wheat, Pilsner, Munich
hops: Herkules, Taurus

Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Leicht Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Alkoholfrei Paulaner Weißbier-Zitrone
Hefe-Weißbier Leicht
wheat, unfiltered, light
3,2% vol., 7,7°P
malts: light wheat, dark wheat,
Pilsner, Munich
hops: Herkules, Taurus
Hefe-Weißbier Alkoholfrei
wheat, non-alcoholic, unfiltered
0,5% vol., 6,7°P
malts: light wheat, dark wheat,
Pilsner, Munich
hops: Herkules, Taurus
WeißbierZitrone Naturtrüb
wheat, unfiltered
with the addition of lemon juice
2,7% vol., 10,8°P
malts: light wheat, dark wheat,
Pilsner, Munich
hops: Herkules, Taurus
Paulaner Weißbier-Zitrone Alkoholfrei    
WeißbierZitrone Alkoholfrei
wheat, unfiltered, non-alcoholoc
with the addition of lemon juice
0,3% vol., 8,5°P
malts: light wheat, dark wheat,
Pilsner, Munich
hops: Herkules, Taurus
   

 

In addition, the offer includes “series Munich” – beers in Münchner type.
For that part of the offer I will return describing any beer from this group.

 

Returning to the Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Dunkel it is, as I mentioned earlier, the dark version presented recently Paulaner Naturtrüb. Definitely more here is a dark wheat malt, which affects not only the colour of the beer, but also its taste.
To see this, let me now start tasting.

 

Name: PAULANER HEFE-WEISSBIER DUNKEL (Dunkelweizen, alc. 5,3% ABV, ext. 12,4%)
Brewery: Paulaner Brauerei (Munich, Germany)

Expiration date: 09/2016 (bottle, 500ml)

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - beer (1)
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - labels
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - beer (2)

 

test-look-small Beer in brown and chestnut colour.
Unfiltered, cloudy.
Foam light beige, medium-high, falls leaving a thin layer.
test-sniff-small The sweet aroma of wheat, a lot of fruits (oranges, raisins)
further cloves, notes of ripe bananas.
test-drink-small In the foreground is a cereal, caramel sweetness, next is present sour note (lemon).
This is a seasoned with spices – mainly cloves.
Noticeable are the sweet bananas.
Bitterness practically non-existent.
Finish sweet and sour with tart hint of cloves.
Bodied at a fairly high level. Medium carbonation.

 

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - beer (3)

 

Paulaner Hefe-weissbier Dunkel is another great Weizen, which is a guest on the blog.
Quite different than the Paulaner Naturtrüb and in every way.
The aroma is dominated by sweet fruits and cereal sweetness spiced with cloves.
In taste, we have mainly wheat sweetness countered with slight sourness of lemon. Then there are spices – cloves, of course, dominate. As befits a classic Weizen are also touches of banana. Bitterness absent, and the finish is sweet-and-sour with cloves tartness.
Drink it with pleasure, it is bodied and very tasty.

 

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