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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unfiltered Bavarian-style ale is a dark, full-bodied version of our popular Nor’Wester Hefe Weizen. This ale was brewed with selected Oregon wheat malt milled at our microbrewery, then slowly cold conditioned after fermentation. Our Dunkel Weizen has a unique and smooth finish distinct from other dark ales and lagers.

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3.9
gripweed57 (2796) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy, reddish brown color. Big rocky beige head. Sweetish wheat malt nose. Crisp, bittersweet toasted malt flavor hints at wheat and citrus. Nice flavor and body. Very refreshing.

3
bhensonb (15616) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
From the file last updated in 2010. Pours dark with big head. Didn’t get banana or spice.

3
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
Nor’Wester Beer Company--Dunkel Weizen-1997 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. Dunkelweizen. Nice Brew.

2.8
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 3, 2005
english pint / chocolate, caramel, fruit aroma. good appearance, but thin palate and lack of good flavor. not really wheaty, a little bit buttery, fruity and sweet, and just lacking.

3.6
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
This is a good ale, I wasn’t hoping for much as it came in a bundle, but I was pleasantly surprised.

2.7
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Clear light chestnut color with a smallish beige head. Mild chocolate and caramel aromas with some hints of DMS. Quite light and fizzy on the palate. Some light, dark malt flavors with just a touch of sweetness from the wheat late. This just seems to be a light dunkel with only a slight trace of wheat and no other major attributes. Really is not that bad as a brew, but don’t market something you don’t really have.

2.5
austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Boy, I sure do love Dunkel Weizens. Too bad this NorWester beer isn’t a Dunkel Weizen! It’s a dunkel all right, and judged as that, it’s a pretty good dunkel with some noticeable roastiness. Yet the wheatiness that I love so much is sorely lacking. It’s as if NorWester/Pyramid used a crisp American Wheat to add dark malt to. This beer is also somewhat watery and light-bodied, even for a dunkel. There just needs to be more grain bill present. Nevertheless, I admire their attempt at this rare style.

3.1
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Dark brown. A pretty descent beer, just not a whole lot there. Certainly very drinkable, but just nothing outstanding.

2.8
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
hazy brown, off white head. lemon aroma with yeast, roast, coffee and wheaty malt. hint of rye? tart malt flavours with a coffee-ish finish.

2.7
Crockett (1120) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2004
Pours amber/brown with a thin tan head. Cereal, light hop and nutty aroma. Some citrus and wheat. Wood, earth and spice. Some burnt notes and lots of brown sugar. Radek nailed it with "Flowery". Finish was a bit off. Odd stuff, but drinkable.


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