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Summit Unchained 09 Dunkel Weizen

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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For Summit Unchained 09, brewer Eric Blomquist is creating a genuine Dunkel Weizen - an often-overlooked German wheat beer style. Similar to Hefe Weizen but darker, this brew will offer complex and rounded flavors like biscuit, toffee and chocolate from the malts along with hints of banana and clove esters.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSmith2012 (11) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2012
I have liked all of the Summit Unchained brewmaster series beers. but this is one of my favorites. It ours a hazy deep copper or rust colored with a good creamy one finger tan head. The head fades slowly and leaves good sticky lacing. The aroma is of dark fruits, spices and sweet malts. The flavors are deep and rich, with a good yeast with phenols of spice and tartness. It finishes sweet, fruity and very refreshing. Slightly better on tap than out of the bottle, but both are excellent.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
swaldren (4) - - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
Not bad but very light on mouth feel. Low carbonation is a plus for this beer. Drinkable, but not recommend-able

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish medium amber, ring of offwhite bottles. Nose of banana, clove, spices. Taste of banana, clove, bubblegum, overly carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Aroma is bananas, lemons and malts. The flavor is malts, lemons, bananas, a hint of bubble gum/sweetness and a tart/sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1174) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Very nice aroma features milk chocolate, carob, bubblegum, and lemon scents as well as some mocha dryness. I did several pours into a 5 oz. glass. The initial pours were a clear, effervescent bright amber with a small amount of taupe head. The appearance was not as dark as “dunkel” implies, but the color was pleasant nonetheless. The final pour was an opaque, light to medium brown with major yeast clouding and a moderate amount of uneven, taupe head. I gave the appearance a 3 based on the initial pours, and while the later appearance wasn’t superior, the fact that it had two distinct, interesting appearances made me decide in the end to give the appearance a 4. Meaty, smoky, minerally flavor features light char, bacon, barbecue, and caramel/toffee sweetness. Light body. Lively and frothy in the palate. Easy to drink. Summit Dunkel Weizen is a very likable beer that I enjoyed much more than I expected.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2626) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12oz. bottle. Aroma features some lightly sweet, bready malt, yeast spice and esters and hints of milky chocolate, nut and caramel, some phenols in the background as well. Cloudy medium amber-brown in color with a lasting, rocky, off-white head. Flavor profile is mildly sweet with suggestions of toffee and brown sugar, spicy and estery with plenty of clove and banana in there, peanut (skin, shell and everything, which I found a little odd), mildly bitter and earthy and some grainy malt character showing through at the finish, along with faint citrus courtesy of the wheat. Somewhat watery and effervescent on the palate, body is light-medium. Mildly interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12oz bottle-pours cloudy brown/amber with a light tan head. Aroma is roasty medium malt, some earthy. Taste is roasty medium malt, some earthy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cazort (537) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
This beer had an unusually crisp mouthfeel for a dunkelweizen. Very fizzy, with carbonation more like seltzer water than beer. I found this distracted from the flavor and aroma, which was pretty typical for this style. There was a hint of the banana-like tones. I would not choose this again because the carbonation was too overwhelming...it had a prickly sort of quality. I prefer when dunkelweizen is a bit more smooth and rounded on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Thanks to barzigkin for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a brownish orange color with an off-white head. The aroma features a lot of banana and toffee notes, about as I expected. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some wheat and biscuit malt notes, as well as some banana, toffee and cloves. There is also a hint of yeast in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3765) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle bought at binney’s in Bollingbrook, poured a watered down cola color, with aromas of light cocoa, wheat, bnana, nd some biscuits. Flavors are teh same, light on the palate.


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