DraftMaestro2 (12) - Whiteley, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017 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
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2017 Bottle from Southwick Brewhouse. Pleasant dark brown weissbier with lots of sediment Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only. tgrtnr (323) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2017
500 ml bottle. Chocolate brown colour with Weißbier typical head. Earthy, a bit banana, malt, slightly acidic. Mild taste, no bitterness. Soft carbonated, medium bodied. Estery finish. Creamy texture. Look and taste of Dunkelweizen. I expected a bit more, but still not bad. Don’t understand why it is classified as Hefeweizen though. Cristobal37 (1234) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle from Getranke Oase, Munich. Surprisingly dark, seems more like a dunkelweiss. Huge head. Aroma is toasty malts, banana and clove. Slight smokiness to it, which is nice. Banana character is also dominant, a little ripe. Palate is still smoky or at least burned toast, but I really like Bamberger beers, so it's enjoyable. A bit of a pleasant surprise this one! Smoky malts and that classic banana character are a great combo. I like it a lot. allmyvinyl (11005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle at work thanks to Johannes. Pours clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Light toffee and banana nose. Taste is similar. Picks up a bit when we swirl the bottle for the yeasty dregs.
Stalehag (1) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 This is a Weißbier that has a dark color but it isn't as malty as dunkeles Weißbier. It tastes like normal Weißbier but has a stronger taste. it reminds me of Schneider original tap7 gaara1221 (279) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Niska piana ale dlugo sie utrzymuje. Metne dosc ciemne, wyglada ladnie. Kwaskowe, czuc pszenice. Malo intensywny aromat, ale niczym nie odpycha. Bardzo przyjemne piwo. DrNosha (2719) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2017
0,5l Flasche. Braun trübes Weissbier, hoher luftiger Schaum. Wenig Aroma. Seltsame Säure? Der Geschmack ist besser. Vollmundiges Brot und Weizen Aroma. Etwas Metall. Für mich leider enttäuschend. Zlotta (3814) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2017
0.5 l bottle from ’P&M Getränke’, best before December 2017. Hazy, dark brownish amber with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, off-white head. Sweetish-malty, moderately yeasty-spicy aroma of overripe banana, cloves, nuts and hints of cinnamon. Slightly sweetish, malty, moderately yeasty-spicy and a little roasty taste of overripe banana, cloves, nuts, toasted bread and hints of chocolate, followed by a short, minimally bitter, moderately yeasty-spicy, slightly roasty and a little sourish finish. Almost medium-bodied, very effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Quite nice, well-drinkable, not very sophisticated though. TEJA (3257) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2017
Big and lasting white head. Cloudy brown color. Mild banana aroma and some wheat. Sweet malty taste.