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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen is an unfiltered wheat beer brewed with dark roasted malted wheat and caramelized malted wheat in addition to pale malted barley. The complex flavors produced by the Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast strain are enhanced by the roasted flavors from the dark malts. 5.2% alcohol by volume, 18 bitterness units.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Compared directly to the Josephsbrau Hefeweizen I had earlier. A: Pours a very dark tawny color with strong yeast haze. The head is a two finger light cream color with decent enough texture, but low retention. More aesthetically pleasing than their hefe. S: Banana, wheat, brown sugar, caramel, and some lighter fruits. Weak but pleasantly aromatic. T: A decent amount caramel and brown sugar to start. There are hints of crisp apple and other dried fruits in spots, while the finish is smooth and wheaty. Just like TJ’s hefe, it’s decent enough, but kind of nondescript. M: A little less carbonation than I anticipated. Thinning out the body a little bit would really help this one be more drinkable - like a lot of the Josephsbrau beers, it’s too heavy to support the flavor profile, but it’s drinkable enough otherwise. O: Pretty damn average on all counts, but there’s a modicum of enjoyment to be found here. It’s cheap as hell, so it’s still definitely worth a look.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1910) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
bottle into glass at club w, shared with hakes , sunday dinner, poured hazy brown with off white head, aroma is spices and herbs, fruit, tast eis similar, decent dunkle

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7724) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
355ml bottle. Hazed reddish/brown pour, off/white head. Inintila aroma is diacetyl and toffee, certainly not on point. Flavor is weird, definitely lots of caramel and toffee, some dark fruits, bit watery. Just not a great example of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"Like most TJ beers, not a bad p/u for a buck, but nothing to get excited about either. just on the tame side of all te attributes you expect from the style. bubble-gummy, a hint of spice and roast, and banana. a little thin."

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2968) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
This is a decent dunkelweizen as far as dunkelweizens go. It is a very murky brown w/ but a scant head of fine white bubbles. It smells like bananas and bubble gum--so I guess like Juicy Fruit. It is a bit sweet and slightly heavy on the palate even though it has relatively vigorous carbonation. That sweetness serves to highlight the bubblegum flavors which are frankly just not to my liking--and I love big fruity German wheats. It finishes w/ lots of caramel and a lingering sticky sweetness. Aside from that bubblegum note, this seems to be a reasonably well brewed beer w/o off flavors but it really just doesn’t hit the spot for a spicy yeasty wheat beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Ok showing for style but nothing amazing here. Pours cloudy brown with ok head and lacing. Light bread yeast. Some basement musk common for style. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1311) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen has a thick, cream-colored head, a dark amber, very bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark, crusty, spiced cake and odd waxiness. Taste is of rich, sweet, yeasty, flavorful, spiced cake, bubblegum, some banana, and a touch of coriander. Mouthfeel is medium, and JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen finishes medium-dry, easy drinking, and delicious. RJT

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sawbuck (357) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Nice aroma of sweet spices and bread. Nice orange brown with a formidable tan head. Rich sweat toffee mixed with sweet spices up front. Finishes a bit watery, with an off bitterness... With some sweet notes.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Murky, muddy brown, as you’d expect. But the aroma is overly swee. And indeed this drinks with an over-the-top sugary-sweet musk. There’s a hint of the prerequisite yeast, but the sweeter-than-cookie-dough flavor is too much. (#5498, 4/27/2014)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1822) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Medium amber pour, slight haze. Toast, banana, light clove. Sweetness lingers. Medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Meh a pretty bannany offering. GB makes much better Dunkels and even contract on for Trader Joes that is better.


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