Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Piece, served in a 12 oz. goblet/tulip hybrid looking glass.
A: Pours a still dark brown with a small off white head that recedes quickly. Not the prettiest looking beer in the world.
S: I’m just getting some yeasty and solid wheat notes in the nose. A slight spice of clove.
T: The taste reaffirms the nose. Same yeast and wheat notes, banana and bubblegum with a touch of clove and a little malt.
M: Prickly carbonation with a medium body. Easy to drink.
O: Pretty standard IMO. There was nothing that stood out, but it didn’t falter in any way besides the look.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-27-2011
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Murky amber pour with a nice white head. Banana esters on the aroma, with some dusty earthy malts. Great character, another winner from Piece.
SnOwRiDe1080 (3) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma was cut short by being served without the traditional dunkelwiezen head. Not sure if this is how it is served there but I def missed it. I was able to find the hint of close with esters of banan, and a breay aroma accompanied by a little caramel and lil to no hop character.
Again the appearance was cut short without that thick almsot mousy head I was expecting but the color and was tride and true as most dunkelweizen should be. The haziness due to the protein in the wheat and suspended yeast was good.
As far as mouthfeel it had a medium full body aided by the wheat and yeast giving it almost a fluffy, creamy, fullness. There was a great richness that I assume came from the malts
Overall This was one of the few dunkelweizen beers in the Chicagoland that can be found on tap that I will be seeking out again
andyhwcinc (1516) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at Piece in Chicago, IL while grabbing beers with a friend. I remember this being better in all honesty. Appearance is a cloudy caramel with a thin white head. Aroma of banana and clove, also a slight bit of yeast.
Taste is like a typical Dunkelweiss except more malty and more of a yeast presence. It’s good but again, I remember this being better.
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Piece Brewpub, Chicago. Cloudy brown - white head. Roasted. Nutty. Ryebread. Banana. Yeasty. Light citrus. Light bitterness.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, brown-copper colored body with a big, three finger-width, dense and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big wheat malts with some caramel, a good amount of banana esters, lots of clove spice, some doughy yeast, and a touch of toast. Flavor is similar. Medium sweet wheats with some caramel, doughy yeast, and lots of banana esters and clove spice up front. Some brown sugar and a few apple fruits in the middle before this ends nice and clean with a very light bitterness. Finishes with lots of clove, banana, wheat, some caramel, toast, and a touch of earth. Some estery fruits and brown sugar linger in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a very smooth, flavorful, well balanced dunkel. Clean and very enjoyable.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 I really enjoyed this dark wheat beer from the moment I laid eyes on it and my love for it was only amplified by the aroma and finally the taste. Piece delivers again and again.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Piece. Nut brown, lacing white ring. Estery nose of chocolate, bubblegum, light wheat. Flavor is milk chocolate, a bit green in texture as well, pepper and unwanted sugars, decent carbonation but chewy through the end. Higher attenuation please.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours muddy brown with rocky 2 finger head, good retention. Aroma is spicy hefeweizen yeast, banana, a hint of chocolate. Taste is rich chocolate-dipped banana. Body is light but sticky, frothy, and highly effervescent with a lush spicy finish. Overall, the best example of the style I’ve ever had, a delicious winter counterpart to the hefeweizen.
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth and well crafted dunkel. Flavor is both wheaty and a little nutty with a touch of sweet fruit. Finish is clean with a touch of yeast and sweet fruit. Very good.