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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Dark wheat has a bold, dark color that surprises the drinker with a mild clean flavor. This beer is a black version of an American Wheat, with some locally malted corn added for a drier, more drinkable, local flavor. Germans would consider this a beer an American version of a Dunkel Weizen.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours a dark cola brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is dry with a hint of coffee. Flavor is very rich. Good coffee notes. Full flavor, nice mouthfeel. Better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Can. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas are roasted malt, coffee and a little bit of wheat. The wheat is really muted and this remind more of a porter than a what ale. The bready flavors are there, but never overwhelming. I like this one.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (137) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Dark root beer colored brew that settles in sheets before forming an enormous light brown head. Nose of sweet roasted malt with hints of cocoa, but overall pretty non-descript. Taste is a little sweet up front with a bit of toasted malt, which then develops into a slight bitterness. The overall flavor is quite mild, but not boring. Even better, it improves on repeated sips. Quite enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Can: Pours dark cola, with a huge, reversing dark head.....nice looking pour. Aroma of chocolate, roast, wheat. Flavour is malty...chocolate, cream, wheat... Wonderful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of wheat bread and yeast. Taste is of wheat, caramel and malt.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Can. Chocolate and wheat malt aroma. Dark chestnut brown with large tan head. Sweet milk chocolate and wheat malt flavor. Nice body. Excellent - basically a top of the line dunkel/porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours very dark with tan head. Aroma of wheat and chocolatey malt. The roastiness somewhat overwhelms the classic wheat ale flavors but that makes for an interesting beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours an almost black with a smaller bubbly tan head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, banana and clove. Flavor of toasted malt, roast, tobacco, nuts and banana.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
12 ounce can. Pours a darker brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is roast, wheat, and a touch of fruit. Interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Can. Dark rich pour with a beige head. Little roasty in the nose. Thin palate. Pretty mild flavor - not too bad.


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