Equinox Darth Vernal Dunkelweizen
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Darth Vernal has a distinct banana-like aroma with hints of chocolate malt. The flavor has a slightly spicy yeast character with subtle dark malt notes. The finish is dry and light. Donít underestimate the power of the Dark Side.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at thr brewery. Poured a deep brown color with a half inch off-white head that faded to a thin layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of wheat, a soft roasted maltiness, some clove, pepper, faint banana fruit, and a light touch of chocolate. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a touch of citrus fruit (orange) that leads into a wheaty middle paired with a moderate spiciness (clove and pepper) and a light fruitiness (more citrus and light banana) that lingers into the finish where it is paired with a moderate yeastiness and a soft chocolate maltiness. Moderate carbonation and lightly prickly, yet full mouth feel. Overall, itís a solid rendition of the style with a light overall maltiness compared to the traditional wheat characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Murky crayola brown with a thin Rocky light beige head. Wheaty cocoa aroma with a wee dose of ripe banana and gentle earthiness. Flavor has a nice wheaty earthy tone with ripe banana, dried cocoa, and finishes with a bit more earthy malt. Not shabby, but not super pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Brown appearance with a sticky head. Aroma of banana, dark malts, light chocolate, cloves and yeast. Similar flavor, adding light spices and herbs. Smooth and creamy with an average body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
On tap at Equinox. Medium-dark hazy brown pour with a thinnish light tan head. Banana, mild clove, and a plastic-tinged malt. Slight roast. Weird malt thing, tastes fake.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of spice and phenolic pepper, hints of banana but fairly restrained, kind of a wet wheat note with some slight chocolate. Taste is fairly sweet with some chocolate, caramel, hints of phenols and a touch of clove, hints of earth finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Very dark chestnut color - impressive lace - very dry and tart, bordering on sour - not of raisin, fig, cocoa, roasted nuts, a lot of clove - a bit of toffee sweetness lingers far in the back - mild acidity in the finish, with lingering clove and a hint of tobacco leaf - I can see how others might not like it, as it is not true to style and is a bit sour - I actually like my dunkelweizens sour, though - decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2011
On tap at Equinox with Andrew, Carla and Natasha. Pours a dark brown with tanish foam. Feels thin and tastes strongly of coriander and roasted barley with hints of banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2011 On tap @ Equinox. Dark brown appearance with a light tan head. Roasty dark chocolate malts with very light notes of banana and clove in the nose. Roasty, dark wheat/chocolate malty flavor with some banana and clove tastes. Slightly bitter maltiness. The malts used create a different body and flavor than most other dunkelweizen beers and Iím not too impressed by it.

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