rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Although some may consider this a dunkleweiss, Unertl is actually an original style weissbier, which is a little darker than a hellesweizen and not as chocolatey as a dunkel. Natural, local spring water forms the base for a 70 percent malted wheat grist bill, well above a typical weiss concentration. A warmer temperature, top fermentation takes place in traditional, open containers using a special flocculent yeast strain developed by the family, and a small percentage of chocolate malt gives this original its deep amber color. Natural yeast sediment forms in the container due to bottle or cask conditioning, which can sometimes be a little chunky.
Full, yet soft, with a rounded body, you’ll find notes of almond, soft banana, and clove. The head is creamy and generous with substantial mouth-feel. The richness of the yeast is evidenced by a silky glass cling and the finish is sweet and clean. In fact, the glass is absolutely filthy with yeast by the time you’re done--very rich in vitamin B12 and protein. Complex and subtle, it’s not only refreshing but has body enough that it never becomes too sweet.
This beer is quite simply one of the finest in the world of any variety.
While I first sampled this beer in Germany nearly 15 years ago, I’m thrilled that it’s recently become available in the U.S. I’ve also noted that several reviewers have this beer confused with Unertl Muhldorf, which is a completely separate brewery and product.
Serving type: bottle
Beerhunter111 (3263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes orangegelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig fruchtig. Geschmack hefig, fruchtig, leicht bananig, etwas würzig.
BeerViking (2005) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in Germany, poured very lively - a bit of a gusher - initially clear brown with a big off-white head, then clouding with the sediment. Nose is banana and toffee with smoky hints. Palate is rich, with touches of smoke, wine and bread, plus caramel and fruit notes, dryish yet turning sweet in the finish.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft. It pours a hazy, light brown with a hint of gold. Small white head. Light banana notes in the nose. Light wheat and banana notes in the flavor with a hint of maltiness. Fairly crisp finish. Decent.
Luoto (22) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the clearest of beers which looks like poor home brew fortunately it made up for things in taste. No banana taste but slightly sweet whilst retaining a pleasant buttery and bittery taste. I could drink this again if the first bottle is a good indication.
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Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 2010. From bottle. Hazy golden yellow with a white head. Strong aromas of spice, wheat, banana, yeast. Floral, spicy and malty flavors.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours hazy dark mahogany color with a medium sized head. Aroma of ripe fruits, some mild banana esthers, yeast and some herbal notes. Flavour of banana, some wheat, wet straw and faint spices. Strong carbonation, sourish palate. Below average.
laiti (4800) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle (4.9%) @ home as " Unertl Weißbier Original", BBE 29.12.2013
Aroma is odd and kotikalja-like with overripe bananas and rye. Feels a big sour too. Flavour is somewhat sour and tart with rye and. Odd, thin and slimy palate. Too messy.
kapusil (504) - HUNGARY - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. Dark orange/light brown body, off-white head. A bit earthy aroma with some banana, caramel and toast. Taste of banana, lemon juice and caramel. Medium body, creamy texture. A bit too sweet for me, but still a nice weizen.
frodon (12) - NORWAY - JUL 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Biershop Bayern. Amber/copper color with a fine firm head. Lots of caramel and fruit in the aroma. Malty/citrusy taste with distinct malty flavours. Mild finish. A VERY nice example of a classic old fashioned weissbier. One of the best I’ve tasted...
Bamsen78 (2293) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with airy white head. Clear aroma of yeast, hops and banana with grainy notes. Sweetish, yeasty and biscuity flavour with touches of hops, banana and malt. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Well-balanced. Good mouthfeel. A very nice GH!