Stoudts PA Dutch Dunkle
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
(Brewer's Reserve) This tasty brew is the dunkel version of our multiple award winning Heifer-in-Wheat summer seasonal. Traditionally Dunkel’s are characterized by a malt sweetnesss and chocolate-like character from the specialty malts used in the grain bill. The estery and phenolic elements normally associated with a hefe-weizen are still evident, but slightly subdued, due to this beers malty characteristics. Brown to copper brown in color, this tasty brew is offered unfiltered, and highly carbonated, straight from the heart of PA Dutch Country.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Murky amber brown in color with a very thin, soapy head and little to no lacing. Applesauce, mild red wine, banana and spice aromas. Very strong aroma. Medium bodied and finishes clean. Lightly sweetened and very malty. Tastes almost like a fruity wine mixed with a wheat beer. Plenty of clove and banana in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (997) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Extremely cloudy milk chocolate color with a head that was non-existant after a few sips. Aroma was a pretty nice balance between stale malts and wheat. I thought the wheat disappeared in the flavor, leaving mostly malts and caramel. Medium body, little carbonation (like flat cola), with an unpleasant metallic aftertaste. I’m not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
750 ml bottle shared by mreusch. Pours a hazy dark caramel with a beige head that collapses quickly to a still surface. The nose is of sweet caramel, clove and a mild, stale root beer note. Light-bodied but with a mouth-filling fine carbonation, the flavor follows the nose with a dry finish (a bit odd for the style). It was great to get the chance to try it, but as a fan of dunkelweizens, I was fairly underwhelmed by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2009
The most interesting part about this beer is the label and glass. It was shared by mreusch through way of hopdog, thanks go out to both. So what we are looking at is a large format bottle with an old, I mean old ass Stoudts label saying Reserve or something. Then there is a small printed piece of paper glued on top of that sayings it’s a dunkel. I am trying to figure out how old this is and I see the label says its a 765mL bottle, something that Stoudts has not put out for many years, exciting, right? But then I see the glass actually says its a 750mL bottle. Well now things are becoming clear, Stoudts used old ass lables with their new bottles, must have found a stash somewhere. And on top of that, its actually a capable 750mL but they use cork and wire anyway. Seems to explain the high sticker price I guess.

Oh and the beer, well it pours with a big bubbly, soapy head. Body is hazy, dark copper, almost brown. Head drops so quickly though, almost as if there was nothing there. Aroma is fruity, lightly bready black wheat. Nice aroma but the taste lets down a bit. Just like watery dark wheat bread, not much else. Lightly sweet and the body becomes just a bit sticky at the end. First raters of the bottle, that’s pretty cool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2009
750ml bottle, with a big thanks to hopdog for the surprise! Pours a slightly hazy light brown with a fizzy tan head, minimal retention and lacing. Aroma is fresh and peel of apple and pear, very fruity with a little yeast. Flavor is more of the same, with some wood. Interesting and pretty drinkable. Thanks again Steve!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Draught. Pours light brown, cloudy, creamy off-white head. Nose is of bananas, big, sweet, hint of cream, toasty sweetness. Taste is banana, a bit of dryness from the yeasy, toasty but crisp. Straight forward, Mouthfeel is crisp, light carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Draft at BT. Pours a mahogany body with a thin lacing of an off white head. Sweet with fruity esters of banana, bubblegum, clove citrus. Finish is clove, oak, and malty caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
On tap at the KSBF ’08. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of wheat, cereal, lightly spicy, and grains. Tastes of the same wheaty/cereal with light spices. Wheaty.
Earlier Rating: 8/29/2008 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Capones. Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish / brownish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of bananas, wheat, and cloves. Tastes of bananas, cloves, and toasted wheatiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Draft. Pours hazy dark coppery with brown edges and off-tan head. Nose is pumpernicly bready malt, walnut, nutmeggy spice, and banana. Tastes roasty toasty malty, with the banana, walnut, and nutmeggy flavors kicking in at mid-palate, and a finishing earthy note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2008
(USA) Pours a dark brown color with a dissipating off white head. The aroma is of caramel, banana, and wheat. The taste was much of the same with a hint of toffee. It was served very cold and i tried to wait a few minutes for it to warm up !!! This was a average brew, but i must say Stoudt’s does make other delicious beer. :)

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