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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This winter wheat beer uses dark malting to provide subtle toasty notes. We then single-hop and dry-hop this beer with Citra hops from our friend Brad’s farm. Interesting pineapple notes from the Citra hop provide a stark contrast to the toasty notes in the body. An engaging and sessionable Winter Seasonal. ABV: 5% IBUs: 62


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DuffMan (6456) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, clear, brief beige head. What is that smell? It’s like rotting grass. It’s like when you mow your lawn and dump your grass clippings in the corner of the ears then forget about them until a week later in 30 degree heat. Not good. Flavour is brown bread and gross composty hops. A DUNKELWEZEN? As if.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2011
A dunkleweizen? Really?? Aroma is a blast of citrus, pine and earthy hops, rather pleasant really. The toasted malts come through after a minute or two. The appearance is clear red, white head. The flavor is perfumy floral hop, citrus, and again after a few seconds, toasted malt. I guess the dry hopping bursts out up front, momentarily obscuring the toasted malt. Medium in body, maybe a little on the light side. The finish is astringent floral hops. Not my idea of a winter warmer, or a weizen, but enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Best Before: March 2011.

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark mahogany-hued body with a proud, sustained, off-white head. Splotchy lacing on the way down.

Smell: Sliced grapefruit and tropical fruits garnished with morningtime mown, sun-dried grasses. Or, maybe, is it the other way around? Unemphatic toasted, faintly roasted maltiness mixed up with savory diacetyl.

Taste: Dry toasty wheat bread crusts brushed with margarine spread and a slight background roastiness and vague pistachio-hinting nuttiness. Insubstantial sweetness throughout. Grassy character from the dry-hopping takes over, though other hop flavors of citric citrus fruits and pineapple also emerge. Moderately bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A winter ale, maybe, but not a winner ale and not overtly wheaty for a wheat-based brew. The unengaging maltiness overlapped with buttery diacetyl and Citra hops just didn’t do it for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Draft at Capone’s. Pours copper with nose of caramel malt and earthy jops. Tastes malty with some hops and fruity notes. The Citra hop stands out in this, providing late citric bite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Pours bright deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head sickens and recedes to mottle surface. Pineapple aromas. Sharp, stale tropical fruits upfront turning to toasted sourdough in the lasting finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2011
1/2/10. 12oz bottle. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Sour, almost burning hop aroma with green leaves and a hint of caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with ash, green leaves, sour hops, and biscuits. Decent hop profile, but far from a dunkelweizen? Eh.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2010
This smelled like someone had filled the coffee percolator with cat whizz, or had otherwise put the litterbox too close to the fireplace. Dilute, clear brown with a light tan head. Generic-looking label, twistoff longneck. Cat pee and roast flavor, over-brewed hops. Sausage-y aftertaste, light body. Train wreck in a bottle. New Leaf Market.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some earthy/grapefruit, light toastiness. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some earthy, toast, toffee, light nut, roast. Light-medium body, light effervescence.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling dark copper with a thin, but sticky off-white head that leaves a nice thin coat of lacing. Aroma has a hint of sweet citrus and spruce. Flavor is lively with some brief citrus, a touch of toffee, some nuttiness and an underlying spiciness that sits just right. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1976) - USA - DEC 22, 2010
Good aroma: floral hops, grains, coffee. Clean dark bread flavor, some rye. Mostly dry and a bit astringent. Good brew - one of Peak’s better offerings, and a nice seasonal surprise.


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