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Mecklenburger – Dunkles Weissbier

A old brand that has been sold off and is now brewed on license by more than one brewery. It can also be found from the German brewery Darguner Brauerei. This beer is brewed by Harboe Brwery in Denmark.

Harboes Bryggeri is located in Skælskør, Denmark and was established in 1883. Harboes has been family-owned and managed for five generations.

I bought this beer from a wine shop in Odense, Denmark at the price of 2 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,4%

Beautiful nut brown in the colour.

Medium sized head with a fine foam on the top.

Sweet medium strength fruit aroma with a hops darkness to it.

Slightly wheated in the taste. Fresh like thin darkness with classic dark notes. After taste is over as fast as it is discovered.

Overall rating 76 / 100

Kösselbräu – Mariahilfer Weizen Dunkel

Kössel Bräu is located in Eisenberg-Speiden, Bavaria, Germany and is owned by Anton Kössel who also founded the brewery, destillery and guest house in 1992.

I bought this beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%

Brown and orange in the colour with some red notes.

Medium sized head, takes colour from the beer, disappears.

Light dark fruit aroma.

Low CO2. Neither overly sweet or dark and wheated. More fresh, thin and slightly bitter. Malt in the after taste.

Overall rating 73 / 100

ABK – Dunkles Weizen

The breweries of Kaufbeuren, Germany dates back to the middle-age. ABK (Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren) was the most influential in 1799, where it was owned by the Walch family. It was introduced on the financial market as the first brewery in Bayern, in 1885. 

I bought this beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,1%

Dark brown in the colour and slightly hazy.

Medium size head with a fine foam top that disperses after a moment.

Good wheat and fruit aroma.

Powerful CO2, fruit and darkness in the taste. After taste has some sweet notes that come forward. A little too thin.

Overall rating 77 / 100

Hofbräuhaus Traunstein – Weissbier Dunkel

Hofbräuhaus Traunstein was founded in Traunstein, Germany in the year of 1612 by the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I. The brewery was bought by Josef Sailer in 1896. In 1982 brewery Traunstein becomes the first brewery in the world to offer draught weissbier. The brwery is still owned and operated by the Sailer family.

Fun fact, in 1704 and 1851 buckets of beer was used to put out two large city fires in Traunstein.

I bought this weissbier from a German webshop in Bayern as a part of a large lot, single price came down to 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%

Good looking orange, brown and amber colour.

Gigantic sized head with a fine foam on the top.

Good semi deep fruit aroma with a kind sweetness to it.

Good CO2 accompanies a tasteful fruit, along with wheat and some darkness to it. Good balance between the notes and a medium strength after taste of the previous described.

Overall rating 80 / 100

Kuchlbauer – Dunkle Hefeweisse

Kuchlbauer brewery was founded in year 1300 in Abensberg, Germany.

Besides being a weissbier brewery, Kuchlbauer is very known for its art collection / decorated brewery and especially the Kuchlbauer Tower, an observation tower designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser on the grounds of the Kuchlbauer Brewery.  The tower stands 35.14 meter tall and the gold-plated observation ball at the top is 10-meter in diameter and weighs 12 metric ton. The tower was opened to visitors in January 2010.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

Dark and deep brown with a orange bottom.

Semi big head with a fine top, brown coloured from the beer.

Dark fruit aroma with a light sweetness.

Good CO2, fresh despite the darkness, easy to drink. Burned caramel and fruit in the after taste. Not so much sweet fruit in the taste.

Overall rating 79 / 100

Jacob – Dunkles Weissbier


In 1738, the workers of the smelting work in Bodenwöhr, Bayern, Germany requested permission from Karl Albrecht, Elector of Bavaria, to establish a brewhouse so that they would no longer need to import the brews of a somewhat inferior quality from nearby towns. The first master brewer, Peter Still from Fischbachbegan his work in 1758, so some twenty years later.

In 1759 Peter Still died and while it was a state owned it was decided to privatize the brewery, which happened in 1804. In 1884, Johann Baptist Jacob – the great-grandfather of present-day owner, Marcus Jacob – acquired the company.

I bought this unfiltered weissbier from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,3%.

Dark brown in colour, hazy and heavy like rye bread.

Small rough head that is gone in a second.

Delicious dark, burned dried fruits in the aroma.

Medium CO2, good play between fruit, darkness, sweetness and wheat. Ends in a after taste as sweet as candy.

Overall rating 85 / 100

Landgraf – Weizen Dunkel


There is not much to find out about this brewery, the brand itself might be from 1970. Landgraf title is a old term for Inns in Germany where you could eat, sleep and drink. It is produced for the beer retailer Hausler Getränkemarkt in Germany.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,0%.

Brown to deep orange in the colour.

Large head with a fine top.

Weak fruit and caramel in the aroma.

Low CO2, dark caramel, notes of liquorice and a little too light in the fruit taste.

Overall rating 73 / 100

Maisel’s Weisse Dunkles Hefe-weissbier


The Maisel brewery was founded in 1887 by Hans und Eberhardt Maisel as a family business. The brewery is located in Bayreuth, Oberfranken, near Nürnberg in Germany. Today it is the fourth generation of the family, Jeff Maisel that runs the brewery.

I bought this beer at the Salling store in Aarhus, Denmark at the price of 3,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

A deep brown colour.

Small head that disappears in a hurry.

Sweet fruit aroma, but a little too thin, watery and light.

Powerful CO2, sweet fruit, darkness and generally delicious composition, continues with the same flavors in the after taste.

Overall rating 77 / 100

Hornbeer – Dark Wheat


Hornbeer is a farmhouse brewery founded in 2008 of Gunhild and Jorgen Fogh Rasmussen. Jorgen has had brewery as a hobby for more than ten years. The first brewery was very small, only 300 liter batch. 30th July 2008, only 3 months after opening, the brewery burned down to the ground.

A building was changed from garage to brewery. New and second hand equipment from the whole world was collected. In January 2009 the new brewery was ready for the first brew. 6 years later, the production is around 2000 hl/year. You can find among 30 different beers from the brewery.

I bought this beer at the Salling store in Aarhus, Denmark at the price of 6 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

Simply put, a black beer.

Small head that quickly disappears.

Darkness and wheaty fruit in the aroma.

Good CO2, darkness, caramel, sweet fruit, slightly spiced in the after taste. A extremely dark dunkel beer. Biodynamic / organic beer.

Overall rating 80 / 100

Weltenburger – Hefe-weissbier Dunkel



The Weltenburger monastary is founded around year 617 on the southern banks of the Danube river in Bayern, Germany. The brewery was built in 1050 which makes it the 2nd oldest brewery in the world. This day today there is 14 monks living at the Weltenburger monastary.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,3%.

Deep brown colour with a thick and hazy look.

Medium sized head with a fine top.

Medium aroma with fresh darkness and sweet fruit.

Good CO2, good balance between the dark and the fruit. Long after taste with a sweet fruit.

Overall rating 82 / 100