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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Deep amber brown with a dense off-white head, Dunkelweiss 30° rediscovers Hefeweiss beers through a Belgian brewer’s lens. Envisioned by our own Matty “Smooth” Gilliland, this beer opens with sweet clove and banana notes that give way to a chocolaty warm finish with a peppery tingle across the palate. “I thought it would be fun to make a German wheat beer; we’ve explored the Belgian wheats pretty thoroughly,” said Gilliland. “Since this is Lips of Faith – and part of what makes that program fun is to make beers that are really unique and different – making a big, strong, dark Weiss beer sounded pretty folly-licious. It’ll still showcase all of the flavors that a Hefeweiss beer would have, but add in the burly body and extra punch. Think of it as a Grand Cru dunkelweiss.”


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oakbluff (409) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
Bomber sample- dark cola with good clarity, two finger head with fizzy soapy lacing. Nose- very strong clove, banana, caramel. Taste- molasses, black pepper, and spice. Body is thin for style and overcarbonated.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazbotica (15) - Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
This beer is rich, smooth and creamy. It has a nice estery flavor of banana with a little roast and a soapy, sudsy finish from the yeast. The body is medium to full with a chalky texter from the floating yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (465) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours dark chestnut brown, with a lasting foamy tan head, very fine lacing. Medium body, smooth, zesty, and crisp. Rich aroma of banana bread, toffee, nuts, pepper, and clove. Medium sweet, some peppery notes, the barest hint of citrus tartness, and a mild bitter finish. A little on the sweet side, but very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
(bomber 5/15/11). Brown color with amber hue. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate clove aroma with light banana. Flavor of the same, with light chocolate and light alcohol. Avg duration. Light alcohol finish with light dryness. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Tap. Yummy stuff. Very dark brown pour with a nice clingy white head. Nose is banana, clove, and some sweetness. Medium mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. Banana and spice on taste with a touch of chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Poured into a weizen glass. Pretty sure the ABV puts this into the weizenbock category. 4.0 A: Clearish deep amber/light brown color. Three fingers of beige creamy/frothy hybrid head. Average retention overall, but the last quarter inch sticks around for a while. Lots of irregularly placed lacing. 4.5 S: Big hit of banana and clove with pepper underneath. Good bit of roasty toastiness and I swear I’m picking up hints of bacon. Raw cocoa and some caramel. Very nice here. 4.0 T: Again tons of banana, clove, and pepper. More chocolaty than the nose suggested with about the same amount of caramel. Lightly roasty and toasty. Lightly boozy. The taste is good, but as of right now the flavors don’t mesh seamlessly together, at least not yet. 4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good carbonation for the style with plenty of spritiness to it. Very creamy, though could be a bit smoother. 4.0 D: Pretty good beer. I think after a couple years this could be a hell of a beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-28-2011 17:40:42

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(22oz bomber) rich ruby/medium brown with lasting tan creamy head. Nose of cinnamon, dark wheat, cinnamon roll, and sweet malts. Taste of dry wheat, clove, mild banana, very light bubblegum flavors. Nice linger of spices, and a well carbonated beer in general.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2011
22 oz bottle that’s been in the fridge for a bit from Binny’s South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich pretty clear yet dark hued brown, some copper dark edges. Nice, with a bigger frothy greyish head atop, stays as a thicker film, laces ok. Aromas are toasty caramel, flaked wheat, cocoa, and banana esters. Some touches of vanilla and brown sugar, more banana, chocolate covered ones. Touches of yeastiness, dry backend. Initial is medium offering a signifcant sweeter banana ester and bread dough up front, lingering into a goodly amount of toast and dry cocoa, spice, and wafts of brown sugar. Vanilla, lingering ABV heat and dryness from the toasty malts. Sweetness is kinda a smack up front, trailing into a dry and spicy finish. Earthy toast and bread, cocoa, brown caramel and banana feel. Touches of cherry or dark fruit in some light flashes in the backend. A lot going for it, perhaps a bit big ABV wise for me, but I was surprised by it.. Was expecting a mess and got a solid beer. Nice. The ABV and dryness do grow on the finish, perhaps getting a touch distracting for some who are more sensitive. I myself thought it was just a bit much at times. Certainly looked pretty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomas15 (642) - USA - JUL 31, 2011
had on tap at beer kitchen a while back. sharp weiss flavor to it, ie bananas and yeastinesss. pretty decent beer. would have it again...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Big fat soft frothy off khaki head atop a clear chestnut brown. Interesting aroma of dark wheat or pumpernickel, with a undertone of...katchup? Smooth taste of deep dark Belgo-fruit, light katchup again..a bit of wheaty toffee, and light alcohol esters. Deep and rich, albeit an odd combo of flavors. I wasn’t too excited.


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