Herold Pulnocni Psenicne (Midnight Wheat)

Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Dunkelweizen
Breznice, Czech Republic
Serve in Stein, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Brewing: Starts as a light wheat, brewed with 60% wheat malt and 40% local golden malt and Bavarian yeast, then lagered up to 6 weeks for smoothness. Double decoction brew, primary fermentation in open vats for 8 days at step-controlled temperature; secondary fermentation is cold in lager tanks, where it is combined with Bohemian black lager (which has been filtered to reduce yeasts, reviving the fermentation). This adds the chocolate color, enriched body, and complex taste highlights of smoke, coffee, and a touch of caramel. Malt: These malts were made for Herold, and are generally not used in the Czech Republic - specially-malted wheat from Moravia, local barley from Breznice, and dark specialties malted at Tabor and Brno. Hops: Saaz from Zatec and Bor. Original Gravity: 12.8 Plato Alcohol Volume: 5.3% ABV

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 29, 2014
Molasses, dark fruit aroma. Brown sugar, molasses sweet malty flavor. A little oxidized.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - APR 15, 2014
1 slight toast, low caramel, no esters, no phenols 2 medium brown with a light tan head 3 brown sugar, caramel, slight soft wheat, crisp coffee 4 Light body with a low carbonation 5 Kind of a different beer. For a "dunkelweizen, I would expect the usual weizen character such as clove and or banana, at least some spicey phenols. Probably should be listed as an American Wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 12, 2014
Thanks to Mike. Poured from a half liter bottle. The aroma is sugary, soft spicy notes, nutty. The flavor is leathery, nutty, raisin, chocolate. There is age on this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2013
Pint at the Czech Inn in Dublin. looks pretty dark and not very opaque/wheatish. pretty sweet malt aroma. molasses and dark fruit. I recommend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 I really liked this, schwarzweizen, I guess. A bit unusual for a weizen to be lager but this one pulled it off. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (13504) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
500 mL bottle from Once Upon a Vine in Richmond, VA. Pours a cola brown color, with well, cola-like head. Vigorous carbonation. This really looks exactly like Coca-Cola in a glass, just a shade darker. Slightly grainy roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt taste with dark fruit and coffee notes. Very bubbly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2008
bottle. pours brown with creamy beige head. aroma is toasty with hints of milk chocolate and banana. chocolately flavor notes, lightly toasted, banana, and plum. palate is thin and short. not bad at all just pretty watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2008
50 cl bottle on 1/26/2008. Pours out a dark, hazy, ruby brown under a creamy medium head and spare, slippery lace. Slightly smoky aroma, roasted nuts, and some coffee/chocolate in the distance. Medium body and carbonation, fairly dry palate. Some burnt sugar balanced by a soft bitterness. Easy drinking with a lightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2007
500ml. Dark brown with maybe the slightest tinge of ruby, slightly disappointing head. Fairly distinctive dunkelweizen with more carbonation than I am used to, bitter chocolate, and maybe a bit of sour yeast or clove that actually does very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Bottle; poured a dark chocolate brown with a very light brown. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Flavor was much of the same, only a light sweetness. Very easy on the palate. Didnt pick up on any smoke or coffee like the description says. Some light hops in the finish. Good mouthfeel. For 1.99 this was a good value and a solid beer.

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