philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nor’Wester Beer Company--Dunkel Weizen-1997 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. Dunkelweizen. Nice Brew.
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
english pint / chocolate, caramel, fruit aroma. good appearance, but thin palate and lack of good flavor. not really wheaty, a little bit buttery, fruity and sweet, and just lacking.
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good ale, I wasn’t hoping for much as it came in a bundle, but I was pleasantly surprised.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light chestnut color with a smallish beige head. Mild chocolate and caramel aromas with some hints of DMS. Quite light and fizzy on the palate. Some light, dark malt flavors with just a touch of sweetness from the wheat late. This just seems to be a light dunkel with only a slight trace of wheat and no other major attributes. Really is not that bad as a brew, but don’t market something you don’t really have.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Boy, I sure do love Dunkel Weizens. Too bad this NorWester beer isn’t a Dunkel Weizen! It’s a dunkel all right, and judged as that, it’s a pretty good dunkel with some noticeable roastiness. Yet the wheatiness that I love so much is sorely lacking. It’s as if NorWester/Pyramid used a crisp American Wheat to add dark malt to. This beer is also somewhat watery and light-bodied, even for a dunkel. There just needs to be more grain bill present. Nevertheless, I admire their attempt at this rare style.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. A pretty descent beer, just not a whole lot there. Certainly very drinkable, but just nothing outstanding.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy brown, off white head. lemon aroma with yeast, roast, coffee and wheaty malt. hint of rye? tart malt flavours with a coffee-ish finish.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber/brown with a thin tan head. Cereal, light hop and nutty aroma. Some citrus and wheat. Wood, earth and spice. Some burnt notes and lots of brown sugar. Radek nailed it with "Flowery". Finish was a bit off. Odd stuff, but drinkable.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 15, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent size head, light brown, rather clear for unfiltered weizen. Aroma was mineral, roasted malts and light noted hops. Acidic, chocolate, creamy, flowery dunkel. Looks good on paper but this blend did not work well.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another kinda sorta bland dunkel. Dark in colour with a thin white to off white head. The nose is somewhat malty and flat. The taste is just about the same with some definate metallic characteristics, in fact it kind of reminded me of chewing on aluminum foil, but not really. Could have been a bad bottle.