Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier Dunkel is one of the beers that found its way into the latest release as Vinmonopolet, as I have mentioned earlier. Paulaner is very well known for it’s regular Weißbier. Let’s see how the Dunkel version is.
As expected, a bit darker than regular wheat beers.
It’s also quite hazy, meaning it’s unfiltered (Hefe is the German word for yeast and is usually used with unfiltered beer).
I’m getting much of the same notes as the regular Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier: oranges, banana and some yeast. I’m also getting some caramel sweetness which is most likely from the malts used in the dunkel version of this beer.
The aroma is really refreshing.
Much like the aroma (and the regular Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier), with some extra notes from the darker malts. The orange and banana is a bit too strong in the flavor for anything else to come through.
Medium length finish with oranges and banana. Leaves you wanting for more!
I would recommend this beer with deep fried fish, not too spicy. It’s also splendid by itself on a warm summer day (as today).
I’m not overly fond of this beer style. I usually find most regular wheat beers more enjoyable (like for instance the regular Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier). Score: 3.6/5.