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Neshaminy Creek Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen – We stay with the German wheat beer theme for our Fall seasonal. Much like it’s Summertime brother, Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen has a unique banana and spicy clove character but this time paired with a chewy, bready (dare we say banana bread) malt backbone. Again, we hop this German wheat beer with Hallertau and Tettnanger hops. 5.2% ABV.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wattoclone (6) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4938) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3807) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
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
Overall Impression: Thought this was a pretty solid dunkel. It certainly does what it sets out to do. Nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (692) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Well done. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is banana with a touch of spice. Taste is chocolate with wheat banana finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (911) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4743) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2563) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
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.


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