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Iron Hill Dunkelweizen
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Traditional dark German wheat beer with a huge fruity nose of banana and cloves from the Bavarian ale yeast. German specialty malts add notes of unsweetened chocolate and caramel. OG: 1.060 Color: 17


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2010
20091010 Tap at Maple Shade. Glad to see a bp dunkelweizen that’s appropriately murky and viscous. Sweet, bready aroamas, a bit of butterscotch, fruit cake. Full, creamy body with little to no bitterness but a slight bit of sour acidity. Flavors are surprisingly but not unpleasantly less German than expected. Rather than the sometimes tiresome overripe fruits sometimes associated with dunkelweizen, this one has more toasty grain and toffee notes. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Pours a deep, dark chocolate brown color that is completely opaque except for the slightest lighter colored edges and a one finger frothy white head that quickly dissipates into a lasting ring. Very sporadic streaks of lace are left behind. Breday yeast aroma with hints of ripe banana and a slight chocolate presence. Very subtle clove spiciness that is almost hard to detect beneath the roasted malt. Medium bodied with a huge spice clove presence which is surprising considering it wasn’t very prominent in the aroma. Mellow chocolate flavor with bready yeast, and a lot of citrus flavor. The chocolate malt presence isn’t as prominent as I prefer in this style and the beer is very spicy, almost too heavy on the cloves. Lots of citrus lemon and orange peel with some caramel malt and a very dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Draft at Maple Shade. Poured a rather ugly muddy light brown with a quickly and totally fading of white head. Aroma was a marriage of chocolate and wheat that has been muddled with a light touch of green banana. Body was a little to lively for my taste with lots of bubbly carbonation and a medium body. Flavor was wheat, chocolate, slight earth mixed in and a hint of clove. Solid beer that was refreshing despite it’s ugly appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a hazy amber with a creamy head. The nose is very big on the banana clove combo, yeasty, wheaty, all of the typical weisse aromas concentrated. Flavor also shows lots of banana, estery, yeasty, clove, wheaty. Soft smooth mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Almost no head but still has great carbonation. 20 min later, still percolating nicely. Strange aroma that has bananas and pickles. Who knows. Soft, sweet and malty with soem vegetal flavors. A bit sickly sweet. Some wheat presence in the body and flavor. Finishes thick and a bit oily. A strange and interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AMN (127) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Heavy banana flavor, but still a good dark and malty beer. Left great lacing. A good choice for a wheat beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Draft: Poured a cloudy brown, almost dirty water color with not much head. The aroma was that of a Hefe, bananas and cloves. The flavor was great, some fruit, some malts, some nuts and more malts. Overall, dark yet refreshing, a great spring/summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2768) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2008
On tap. Odd color. Cloudy brown with some amber. Small white head. Aroma of caramel, banana, and wheat. Taste of fruit, wheat, caramel with hints of chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8886) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2008
On tap at the North Wales location. Poured a medium and cloudy brownish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wheat, some cloves, and lightly fruity. Tastes of wheat, spices, bananas, and some chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 17, 2008
On tap at Newark: Dark in color. Aroma was some what fruity. Taste was nice sweet maltiness along with a hint of fruit. Low carbonation. Over all not a bad beer. I would get it again.


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