wattoclone (6) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an unusual but interesting dunkelweizen unlike any Bavarian version I’ve tried. It has all of the usual fruity esters and caramel malts but the hops and roasted malt give it a burnt wood finish that lingers on the palate. I really like this interpretation of the style and have consumed several cases over the past year. It does not replace the original German dark wheat beers, but it is a welcome change of pace for someone like me who cherishes the dunkelweizen style.
decaturstevo (4938) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazed brown pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar and wheat. Light brown sugar and wheat with a papery bitter. Light bodied and a bit fizzy for me.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded quickly to a thin ring. The nose is pretty decent, some over-ripe bananas, a touch of chocolate, dark wheat, and a hint of bubblegum. The flavor falls a bit flat though, the malt backbone is a little too thin and it’s too heavily filtered, leaving it lacking in fullness and softness. The fruity esters are there, but light, mostly banana. I’m missing the heavy yeastiness that I think should be in a good Dunkelweizen. Fizzy prickly carbonation and a short slightly watery finish. Meh, wish this weren’t so filtered, and it could use a boost in the malt bill as well.
ben4321 (3807) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 2/7/14
Aroma: Has an aroma of sweet malts, wheat, some fruit, and spice/clove
Appearance: Pours a murky brown-orangish color with a small head
Flavor: The taste leans quite sweet and wheaty as well, with some spice for balance
Palate: The body is medium, with an average carbonation, and a sticky finish
Thought this was a pretty solid dunkel. It certainly does what it sets out to do. Nice stuff.
abcfan (692) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well done. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is banana with a touch of spice. Taste is chocolate with wheat banana finish.
Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate, banana, and bubble gum. Pours murky ugly brown with a small bubbly head. Taste is light banana and wheat with just a hint of chocolate. Solid.
devman171 (911) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, hazy brown pour, aroma is sweet malts and a clove and fruity aroma, taste is similar with a light sweet finish.
EithCubes (4743) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Nose strongly phenolic (really heavy clove) backed by boozy, jammy red fruit and some acetone, along with strong fruity esters (not as much banana, but it’s here, too; my sensors are notably busted in this area) -- reminds of those shocking freeze-distilled Schorschbräu offerings found in clay bottles, just that jammy, sort of out of control. Hazy, deep dark amber-copper with an ugly soapy beige head. Taste is strongly sweet but not cloying with light-medium bitterness, streaky booze and slow warmth, some caramel but more really sweet and pure Munich with lesser rye/pump bread notes. A touch smoky, even, but that in the absence of the others that were expected. Full body with avg carbonation. A lot of obvious flaws here, definitely not one for introducing a neophyte to style, but would be fine as he third or fourth of the night.
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Prohibition. Pours a deep brown with thin beige head and soapy lace. Nose of over ripe banana, caramel, clove. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Syrupy caramel and banana flavor. Soft carbonation and mild bitterness. Don’t love this style but this is solid
callmemickey (2563) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruddy brown body, medium light tan head, spotty lacing. Banana bread, caramel, earthy hops and clove. Medium to full bodied, a bit sweeter than it should be, smooth carbonation, lingering finish.