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Shiner Dunkelweizen (Winter Ale)

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Shiner Dunkelweizen is a crisp, hearty brew modeled after a Bavarian-style dunkelweizen, German for dark wheat. Shiner Dunkelweizen is fermented with an old-world technique called Kräusening, brewed to be smooth and rich without being heavy on the palate. Its subtle flavors come from the brew’s malted wheat and malted barley. This beer uses the old Czech mashing technique of taking small portions of the mash and boiling, then mixing it back in the main mash. This technique, called ‘decotion’, takes a great deal more time... but develops the rich dark color and creates the body which is enjoyed in the finished beer.


Vikingbeau's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Overall she is solid. Is it fair that I drank her in the middle of the summer? Haven't had a Winter Ale in a few months but it was a refreshing change from the brew I have been drinking lately. She is dark in complection and leaves some trace of head.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Not really a fan of this beer. Its sweetness isn’t so much rich or caramelly, as it is some sort of spicy fruit. Not that the flavor is all that compelling. Thankfully, this isn’t an incredibly powerful beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3746) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Really a decent try at a dunkelweizen, has a good wheat flavor to it, one of the better Shiner beers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
(Sample Date: 11/10/2010 Source:Other) Peaches and roasted nuts. Holiday Cheer. Peach fruitiness almost strawberry in aroma. Clear amber brown with little head. Peach, kiwi fruit, watermelon like flavor with some nuttiness. Light body and a fizzy mouth feel. Finish is fruity and moderately bitter. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
A- nice dark body with white foamy head. S- somewhat bland. a little bit malty with hints of chocolate and toffee. T- hints of malt chocolate and toffe but overall light taste. finish is clean but then a nice wheat taste lingers. P- light body and medium carbonation. O- light taste and body make it drinkable Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-18-2007 03:44:11

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Spoetzl Brewery--Shiner Dunkelweizen--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV--18 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Foamy mild lace head. Pretty deep dark ruby color. Toasted mild wheat spice front. Smooth rich malty toasted caramel wheat mild sweet ester spice satisfying body. Tangy mild coriander smooth spice end. WOW! Sampled 11/29/2005.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttutony (634) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
This was a totally decent dunkelweizen that I would like Shiner to bring back, as it was one of my favorites.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
This was a really nice Dunkel. Lighter than I would like, but the flavor was all there. Why was this retired in favor of Holiday Cheer? Bad move, guys.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Pours a darkish red amber with a tan head. Not much aroma. Flavor is smokey with a bit of coffee and malt. Hoppy aftertaste. Not bad. Retired, but I’d be willing to bet it will be back.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009

Late June/Early July 2008: Shiner Dunkel Weizen has a filtered dark amber appearance. There is a fleeting khaki head and a moderate to generous level of carbonation. The aroma has caramel wheat and hints of banana and sweet roast. The flavor is very similar with sweet caramelized wheat malt, bread crust, and a hint of banana. It is kind of sweet like a brown ale. It has a medium-light body and subtle mouthfeel.

12 fl. oz. bottle (twist-off) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #219 for this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3765) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Overall Impression: This is probably the best thing I ever had from Shiner, a nice example of the dunkel style, with a light but highly drinkable flavor combination.


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