Wild Rose Dunkel Weisse
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Brewed by Wild Rose Brewery
Style: Dunkelweizen
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Stein, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Radiant with a beautiful medium-roast espresso colour, Wild Rose Dunkelweisse is silky smooth with suggestions of chocolate, bananas and cloves. With a style deeply rooted in Bavarian brewing history, this dark unfiltered wheat beer is brewed to 5.5% alc./vol., and is highly complex in both its flavour and aroma. Our “dunkel” is made from a mixed mash of wheat and barley malts as well as a special blend of caramelized and roasted malt expressing a rich colour and wonderful complexity. Notes of coffee and a hint of smoke join together to create a finish that lingers long after your glass is empty. Pairs well with spicy ginger dishes and banana splits!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
A good malt smell but I get a huge rush of fieldberries?? Also a bit of a burnt malt smell. Very fruity smelling. Pours dark and think even in a weizen glass, you can’t see through the thin part. Nice head, thins slowyly. The flavour is sweet similar to the smell but there is no sweet berry taste, you get the dark malt flavour and sweetness blended oh so smoothly with the yeast feel and slow easing off of the palate. No real aftertaste. There is a certain sourness in the flavour that I’m sure is supposed to be there but that is why I don’t rate it higher, considering the other numbers I gave.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
A: Great appearance on this beer. Poured with an average-sized, tan head. Good traces of lace left on the glass through drinking. Body is murky and cloudy (virtually opaque), and a dark brown color. S: Aroma is a little weak, but I can detect traces of cloves, as well as some smokiness. T: Chocolate comes through first, followed by cloves. A little banana in there too, I think. Flavor is overall moderately sweet with a medium-lasting duration. M: Medium-bodied and creamy, with a soft carbonation. D: Wow, this is a really good beer. Probably my favorite Wild Rose to date. Go get it on tap while it’s still in season!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2009
Pours a dark brown with an almond head. Aroma is sweet with malt and cloves. Taste is very nice. A nice full body that is pleasant on the palate. Citrus bite with malt flavours and caramel. Just all around a really great beer. Thanks to presario for this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
In short: A by-the-book Dunkel Weisse of superior quality.
How: Bottle 500ml swing-top. Consumed fresh soon after its release. Sent to me by Presario, thanks a lot Trevor.
The look: Cloudy brown body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose of toasted wheat and clove. Body is pleasantly full without being heavy. Ripe banana peels, cloves, chestnuts, earth, milk chocolate, a little caramel, tree branches, tree roots. An overall pleasant “dirty” sensation with a strong forest floor character. Wow, what a pleasant surprise. This was a great brew from a brewery I usually don’t care about, in a province that does not produce good beer and in a style I usually don’t care for. I’m now thinking that maybe I should check out Garth Brooks country Christmas album.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltybones (62) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
On cask at the Wild Rose Taproom during the beer launch. Unfiltered, pours an opaque medium chocolaty brown with only slight carbonation and a thin beige head. Aroma has a lot of chocolate overtop banana, wheat, cloves and a slight bit of lemon. Flavour is similar, with wheat and banana up front, followed by chocolate and caramel, finishing with clove and lemon-pepper notes. Medium bodied with a mouthfeel that reminded me of powdered milk, but not neccessarily in a bad way. Very tasty and a nice representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Pours very hazy medium to pale brown, soft head, nice lacing. Nose is very estery, lots of bananas, fruit, chocolate. But very soft, mild, not as intense as some. Palate is more of the same, very heavy on the bananas, plus figs, milk chocolate, ashy in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2009
I was a little dissapointed by this beer. Pour is pure dark brown with a soft tannish head. Aroma of chocolate, banana, coffee and malts. Taste is malty and rich barley, chocolate and caramel tones. A rich and flavourful beer with a touch of ununusual aftertaste of spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
Pours a chestnut colour with a one inch tan coloured head. The aroma has chocolate, banana, coffee, and earthy tones. It tastes like chocolate covered bananas with a spicy earthy finish. Creamy mouth feel. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
On tap outdoors at the brewery. Dark brown. A little cloudy and even muddyish in the bottom of the glass. Fair head with stacks of bubbles more than foam. A little bit of banana and light smooth chocolate in a dusty yogurty cream body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
Ceramic swing top bottle. Pours a hazy brown with golden highlights. Low aroma of chocolate , banana, and spices. even after breathing a while the aromas remained muted. Freshness may be an issue here. The flavours are nice: chocolate, estery banana, cloves, and a woody/reedy element that lends a real rustic character to this beer. Tasty, but I bet it would be better if I’d had this on tap.

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