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New Glarus Black Wheat

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Expect this beer to pour the deapest black body topped by an opulent head of lip smacking foam. Roasted chocolate and toasted caramel notes brim over the top. Lavish spice aromas of clove and cinnamon are promoted naturally by the yeast we import especially for this most individual of brews.


tedovertu's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tedovertu (282) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2009
A dunkelweizen?? This is more a porter or a brown in style. Pitch black with clove and dark chocolate flavor. This is the third time trying to rate this one. Rate beer rather unstable lately.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (1312) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Roasty and chocolaty. Sweet with a little taste of coke on the finish. Nice for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottles. I have had this probably 2-3 times. I remember someone gifting me a bottle of this at BCTC one year and then receiving another through a bigger NG-based trade. Definitely one of the best American or German dunkelweizens I have had. Lots of roast, light spice, hearty wheat, light cocoa, and some dark fruits. Flavor is full and tasty, light esters, some banana (but not overpowering at all, thankfully), more spice and roast. Relatively dry for the style. Mama Like!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Black Wheat pours very dark brown, almost black color. Hold it up to the light and you can see little ruby highlights. A huge head is poured. I had to wait a bit before it calmed down to what you see above. It’s tan, fluffy, and full of craters. The smell starts off like a lot of wheat beers do. I picked up a little bit of a fruity aroma. Banana. I also picked up a good amount of spice. As the beer warms up though, the beer changes a bit. I got more of a roasted aroma with some chocolate and coffee thrown in. A welcome surprise. The taste starts off just like the smell did. It’s a light tasting brew with the fruit and spice. But then the beer hits the middle of your palette and the beer turns to a roasty and smokey taste. The chocolate and coffee then linger a bit. It’s like the beer transforms. The mouthfeel goes more towards light then medium bodied. Slight amount of carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
I personally was not a fan of this beer although others I was with really liked it, may just not be the style for me. Poured a deep black with a beige head. Nose and taste was spicy and malty. I’m not sure what exactly I would like the beer to have done differently for me, but it just wasn’t for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle from Pick N Save. (I cannot believe I have not rated this before) Pours root beer brown including some foamy head. Aroma is faintly sweet chocolate, some fruit, some spiciness, some banana. Taste is more of the same. Interesting blend with the chocolate banana hints mixed with the grain wheat flavor. Some caramel. Earthy. Faint alcohol presence. The days are gone when I thought the "Black" and the "Wheat" were a very strange combination of words. Not as much a summer brew as perhaps a fall one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Poured from bottle that’s been sitting in my basement all summer, pours a nice dark brown with a tan head, aroma is full of banana with chocolate and spices, the flavor is much of the same, the flavor and aroma works very well together and it finishes smooth, delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2011
From notes: Pours a deep, dark chocolate/chestnut brown color with slight golden brown edges and a frothy beige head. Good retention, slowly fading into a thick lasting ring that leaves chunks of lacing behind. Interesting aroma with characteristics of a wheat beer as well as some sweet, darker malts. Zesty spice notes, especially pepper and clove along with bready yeast, caramel and chocolate malt. Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a toasted malt presence up front with hints of chocolate, toffee and caramel. There’s also a heavy spice presence with lots of zesty, peppery clove and cinnamon. Bready yeast and pretty heavy for the style. Subtle bitterness and a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a very dark brown with a good light tan head. The nose brings some really nice weizen characteristics of banana and clove along with some light chocolate. The taste is a bit of darker malt, chocolate, and then banana and clove. Really quite tasty. Good feel and carbonation. Drinks quite well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-29-2010

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle: Poured a hazy dark brown color dunkel with a large foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of caramelized malt with light notes of cloves and some residual sugar. Taste is also an enjoyable mix between a solid caramel malt backbone with nice ester of cloves and light banana bread with a well balance sweet finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well brewed though more ester originating from the yeast strain could have provided further enjoyment.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pours a deep stout brown with nice notes of spice (clove) and choclate. Not as deep bodied as expected but it certainly gives notes of spices and the malt like/wheat sweetness. Nice spicy finish.


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