Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Dunkelweizen
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Stein, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This beer style hails from perhaps the world’s best know beer region, Bavaria. Bridge Road’s Brewer, Ben Kraus, traced his roots back to the land of beer and has researched this style in it’s homeland Germany. The beer is deep red to brown in colour, with a strong beige head. The nose instantly gives away the style, fruity, and clove like with plenty of fresh banana. On the pallet this cloudy beer is super smooth, with a soft roundness, an interesting blend of roasted malts with banana and clove and hint of bitterness. A dry roasted character lingers on your pallet until your next mouthful. A great beer for all palates making it a great one to share, as a starter or a accompaniment to lighter dishes.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle (750ml) Cellared for 6 months. Poured dark hazel with a good sized, dense foamy, lightly tanned head which was average lasting. Aroma was of funky/yeasty malts with cloves, cinnamon, plums, caramelized dates and hints of chocolate coated banana’s. Flavor was mild (in terms of Dunkelweizen’s) with sweet yeasty malts, a light bitterness, prunes, tart blackberries, allspice, jaffa chocolates, a mild toasty note and hints of caramel. Light bodied with medium carbonation, a watery texture, thin mouthfeel and a short finish.

Lunkie (1960) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
Smokey malt chocolate fruit aroma. Dark brown colour with great head Nd lacing. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bif (2342) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Served a dark mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades to good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, fruity, mostly banana and a bit earthy. Taste of roasted malt, banana with some milc chocolate in the background. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. niely balanced. An enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
750ml bottle. banana aroma, smooth malt profile and balanced off with a nice malty dry finish.

floydian1 (1490) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 11, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours dark red-brown with a loose off white head. Rather incongruous nose of burnt caramel, dark chocolate and cherries with a hint of smoke. I get none of the advertised banana and clove aromas. Taste is rather unpleasant and nothing like any dunkelweizen I have ever tasted with acidic vinegary notes and a dry bitter finish. Light-medium palate with rather flat mouthfeel for the style. There is something definitely not right here in my opinion. Considering that the price Down Under is comparable with the genuine product from Germany, you may as well stick with the originals.

mkel07 (6363) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2011
750ml bottle. Tar like cola colour with a big thick hefeweizen head that you come to expect. Aromas are roast malt, caramel, toffee and some smoke. Nutty finish after a tart ininital flavour in the mouth. Pretty good over all.

Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2011
Whatever "This" is, it is not Dunkelweizen, sure it is dark in appearance, too dark I feel, yes malty too...I liken this beer more a porter than a "weizen" . It only sports the barest of the clove and banana that the maker boasts of, yet I agree that it is smooth...Not worth the bucks their asking. sorry.

Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2011
Tap at Biero. Pours black with a large head. Nose shows loads of toasty malt with some banana in the background. Too toasty. Favours mirror the aroma almost perfectly: toasty, bready malt and banana. Finishes abruptly. Again, too toasty. Body seems light, almost watery.

hawthorne00 (4110) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle, Feb 11 release. Very dark brown with a large light tan head. Cola caramel aroma with vanilla, cloves, plums and banana. A little roasted malt underneath. Good gentle bready mouthfeel. Light slightly smoky roast and cola taste is moderately sweet, followed by some fruit and spices and grassy finishing hop bitterness. There’s a tiny bit of wheaty sourness as it warms a tad. Chocolate is there at the end too.

Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2010
Hazy brown amber colour with a dissapearing beige head. Wheat aroma and taste with a suprising smoke overtone that stays on the palette. Not really a Hefeweizen, but not bad either.

davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle 750ml. Nice taste, but a bit weak in the palate. Aromas of wheat and caramel. Flavour is sweet, with light bitterness, and average-lasting. Velvety in the palate, and medium body. Brown colour, creamy long-lasting head.

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