New Belgium Lips of Faith - Dunkelweiss

 
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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber brown with a dense off-white head, Dunkelweiss 30 rediscovers Hefeweiss beers through a Belgian brewers lens. Envisioned by our own Matty Smooth Gilliland, this beer opens with sweet clove and banana notes that give way to a chocolaty warm finish with a peppery tingle across the palate. I thought it would be fun to make a German wheat beer; weve explored the Belgian wheats pretty thoroughly, said Gilliland. Since this is Lips of Faith and part of what makes that program fun is to make beers that are really unique and different making a big, strong, dark Weiss beer sounded pretty folly-licious. Itll still showcase all of the flavors that a Hefeweiss beer would have, but add in the burly body and extra punch. Think of it as a Grand Cru dunkelweiss.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very dark brown with tons of red highlights and a large, light tan head. The nose is powerful with notes of banana, a boatload of clove, and wheat. The flavor had a significant amount of fruitiness including the banana from the nose and the clove almost becomes overpowering. A good bit of sweetness and only a slight bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Interesting, but just not my style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market North Raleigh. Pours a while ago and I can still smell strong banana coming from the glass two feet away. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of banana, banana bread, caramel, soy. The taste is sweet bready malts, banana, pineapple, caramel and a mildly hoppy finish. Something almost smoky in there as well. Medium bodied. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2012
A - Pours a dark black-ruby color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. He head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is full of banana and clove with pepper with a bit of wheat and sweet malt. T - Starts off with some clove and banana flavor with some wheat. Through the middle some sweet malt and some more yeast flavor with some more clove. The finish is a mix of banana, clove, some bubblegum, some rich sweet malts, and a touch of booze. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a spicy and lightly sweet and warming finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice take on an stronger version of a dunkelweizen. The balance is nice with some really good strong banana and clove notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6897) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Poured a brown amberish color. Taste was belgian spice, coriander, and other christams fflavor. Floral finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5460) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
22 ounce bottle that poured a dark brown color with aromas of banana, chocolate, wheat, and some clove. Flavors are the same, clove, nuts, banana, and feint chocolate, easy drinking dunkel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edgallow (4051) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2012
22 oz bomber pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is of spices and sweet malts. Taste is sweet and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
on tap prior to session @GABF-pours mahogany with a rich tan head. Aroma is pepper/clove, medium malt-molasses. Taste is rich medium malt-chocolate, clove/banana.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: LoF Dunkel Weiss
Date: February 12, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby highlights, creamy beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of banana sweetness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, banana sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Sweet dark coffee. Highly carbonated. I dont think Germans would approve of this beer. Middle of the road.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle from Rileys in Madison. Really tasty stuff, above average mouthfeel. Great malting, with cocoa nibs and wheat. Was terrific appetizer for a good supper. Pours very dark brown. Very pleasant malt aromas. A little coca cola.


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