New Belgium Lips of Faith - Dunkelweiss

 
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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Deep amber brown with a dense off-white head, Dunkelweiss 30° rediscovers Hefeweiss beers through a Belgian brewer’s 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; we’ve 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. It’ll 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
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
Drake (13942) - 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
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
PhillyCraft (7348) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Poured a brown amberish color. Taste was belgian spice, coriander, and other christams fflavor. Floral finish.

3.6
burg326 (5488) - 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
edgallow (4211) - 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
jcwattsrugger (12433) - 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
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
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Sweet dark coffee. Highly carbonated. I don’t think German’s would approve of this beer. Middle of the road.

3.8
Sammy (12347) - 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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