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
SinH4 (1398) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a dark brown color with a creamy white head. Aroma is wheaty, earthy, maybe hints of bananas (or what you associate with a Hefeweizen), strawberries. Taste is earthy, spicy, bananas, some bubblegum, a bit nutty, refreshing finish. Not as malt-forward as the color indicates. A daring Weizen, but a very good one. Not too complex or interesting, but just good. And for this ABV, chapeau!
apickles (303) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/orange in colour, murky with hardly any head. Fizzy in the glass, nose is slightly smoky baked beans. Smooth taste and a little wheaty.
szeli (130) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sehr dunkles Weizen mit schöner beiger Schaumkrone.
Im Aroma erdig, karamellig, gar keine Banane.
Im Geschmack überraschend trocken, Nelke, Erde. Ziemlich herb für ein Weizen.
kajser27 (639) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colored, darker than most weizen, cloudy, sediment floaters, moderate offwhite head, not very lasting. Aroma is quite yeasty, bit acidic, banana bready and less cloves. Taste is moderate sweet wheat, bread, bit of toast and caramel, moderate fruity banana and less clove notes, bit acidic much less than in the aroma. Medium+ bodied, thick, medium+ carbonation.
WillemsUrenkel (1077) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle. Expected a cloudy orange in the glass. Surprisingly I see a murky copper with a two finger head. Low citrus and yeast on the nose. Taste starts more fresh sweet berriefruity, low yeasty. Malt in the second row. Little bit like cherry cola. Sorry ... Decent bitterness, fruity dry aftertaste. Not a typical Hefeweizen, but not bad.
Countbeer (5608) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50cl): Served in a flute:
Big vast creamy head. Cloudy red ish copper..
Aromas of yeast, fruit, banana, marzipan, light manure, light sweet, light malty...
Flavours of fruit, malts, banana, yeast, bitters, liggt dry, nutty, light toast, dried leaves...
Aftertaste is fruity, bitter, hay, light malty and light yeasty.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good medium bodied.
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
* Old rating, best before 27.05.10. Nettes, frisches und fruchtig-hefiges Bier. Weich-mild, schöne Nelkennote. Toll!
gopherfan99 (1056) - CROATIA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a tan head; aroma is banana and yeast with a hint of caramel; taste is mostly sweet with some yeast, citrus, and a little caramel; finish is dry with a little bit of spice; nice beer
MikeKeller (917) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Gourmondo. Hazy brown beer with a dissapearing bubbly head. Lots of ripe bananas with rye and dry after taste. Very unusual hefeweizen (or should this be dunkelweizen) which I didn’t enjoy so much.
Armadill0 (321) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown, cloudy with a small thick white head. Aroma has banana and malt.
Taste has roasted malt, banana, ripe fruit and nut. Smooth mouthfeel, creamy aftertaste.