Serve in Stein, Weizen


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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Dunkelweizen translates into "dark wheat" and the beer is a darker version of the Bavarian wheat beers of the 15th century. Dark amber brown in color, this unfiltered ale is brewed with traditional Bavarian yeast, which imparts a wide spectrum of flavors and aromas from spicy clove and nutmeg to tropical fruit and banana. The result is a beer that is complex and flavorful, medium-bodied with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Comes out of the tap a nearly opaque dark honey brown. Malty aroma has wheaty and yeasty tones and a chocolaty hint. Rich, wheaty, malty flavor has yeasty, nutty and caramel notes. Full-bodied texture is lively and fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4809) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2011
16 ounce pint - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a quite clouded, dark brown body with a slim, bone white head, though it’s actually got good staying power.

Smell: Malty notes of brown sugar and liberally toasted bread crusts, a couple slices of near-ripe banana, a few cloves, and a small, small hint of cocoa.

Taste: Notions of brown sugar and caramel overlaying sliced, toasted whole-wheat loaf bread. Modestly tangy. Flavors of banana, clove, and raisin, all well-integrated. Lightly herbal hops with a very low bitterness. Small pinch of cocoa powder hits about mid-palate. Fruity, tangy, sweetish finish with a little tickle of carbonation at the tail end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: A pleasant dunkelweizen and a good example of a style you don’t really see everyday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (472) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from sampler. Fresh banana and clove nose with good first balanced mouthfeel. Aftertaste of nutmeg and fruit somehow blended without being weird. A good dark wheat offering. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
Draught @ the Brewery: What a great surprise! Took the brewery tour on Saturday and found ourselves in the middle of a battle between an Irish Red and this beer for their new special brew as selected by their fans. Sadly, we didn’t get the Red, but we were happy to "settle" for this one. What a terrific version of the style! Delivered jet black with good white head, a rich aroma of roasted malt, cloves, and banana. The flavour was just sweet enough, roasty, and lots of banana. Cloves are the spice of the day, coming through more in the aftertaste. It was a hit amongst the tasting gang of about 50 people, and I have a feeling it will be on the market sooner than later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Amazing balance of flavors and drinkability in this dunkelweizen. Pours medium brown with a reasonably thick and creamy light tan head. Gorgeous beer. Nose is quite appetizing with a soft banana bread like aroma - banana with brown dessert spices. On the palate the banana bread comes through again with the malty component making its voice heard, with a medium to light body, and a gentle sweetness towards the finish. This is both incredibly drinkable and flavorful at the same time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Poured from bottle into Summit pint/pilsner/weizen glass thing. I really don’t know what their new glass is, but it is definitely multi-purpose. Cloudy dark orange without much head retention. Slight lacing. Aroma of banana, pineapple, mango, clove and peppery hops. Some wheatiness underneath but the yeast really shines through. Slightly sour wheat with strong cloves and light banana and other tropical fruits. Somewhat peppery finish. Moderate carbonation, medium body, dry (borderline sour) finish. I have only had a couple Dunkelweizens but this seems quite good and true to style. Plus this is probably the best of Sam Adams’ many (too many) wheat beers, just a notch above the Summer Ale and Winter Lager. Since Sam Adams obviously knows how to make an authentic German Weizen, what the f*** is wrong with their Hefeweizen?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 20, 2010
From a 12 oz bottle, banana flavor it the most noted,brown in color ,brown sugar,clove and nutmeg as well in flavor.Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2010
This was a great beer and tasted just as it should. It has a good wheat flavor, great coloring, and oh so refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Aroma is lots of cloves. Touch of mild banana. The wheat sweetness is just dry enough to avoid any kind of cloying undertones. I really like the nose of this. Just oozes buttery malts. Big fluffy head. Leaves a big sheet of lace over a cloudy orange body. Looks like a German-style beer should look. The flavor is a lot more banana-y than the aroma would indicate. The taste is very mild, without the sour funk that some Dunkels have. Finishes with a dry, sort of ashy feel, but with a buttery exterior. A very nice introduction to the Dunkelweizen style for those who might not be in the know. It’s a perfectly pleasant Dunkel, one that isn’t too challenging but also not too flawed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
translucent amber brown with a dense beige head.

aroma:stoney minerality, over-ripe banana, nutmeg, cooked apples, and tart wheat.

taste: tart wheat, cooked apples, banana bread, stoney minerality.

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