Serve in Stein, Weizen


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Black Walnut Dunkel is our first foray into German-style beer. Originally brewed for an underground beer dinner with our friends at entre, BWD is a rich, malty Dunkelweiss with 250 pounds of Missouri black walnuts. Game birds, such as quail, pair nicely with the unique, earthy character of the walnuts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
750ml and served in a Duvel snifter: Pours a medium brown hue with a mostly lasting frothy off-white head and little lace. The aroma has notes of rustic caramel and toffee malts, some red wheat and char, very heavy walnut and plum vapours along with a dash of black pepper. The taste is malt forward as expected with a utterly nutty and earthy overtone. Rich caramel and light fruity tones as well. What I would have like to have seen is a bit of the weizen yeast character which would have added depth IMO. The mouth feel is lively and medium-bodied with a sticky finish. Overall a solid dunkel but leans far to much towards that side and not enough weizen character for me. I could buy again, a nice fall/football brew.

katrinaez (2234) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Interesting take with sweetness and a touch of sour. Standard style can barely be tasted, but very oddly done. Brown color and medium mouth. Tap

Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
750 ml bottle
A little unusual, this bottle mixes the typical dunkelweiss profile with an earthy bit of truffle and walnut. The results provide a pleasant experience which demonstrates the mastery that Perennial has when they put their minds to a style.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid base might be a little thin bodied. The fast fading ivory head gives some contrast though. Chocolate, truffles, black walnuts, and malt radiate upwards with an ephemeral feel that takes a minute or two to dissipate.

Flavor / Palate - Bubbly cola, black walnut, and dry woody textures of a forest floor sneak into the corners of the mouth. Taking the style in a new direction the profile manages to mix traditional with experimental in a way that makes me wish I had another pour available.

ads135 (5010) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 24, 2015
A very nice dunkel. I’m not sure what the walnuts add as I don’t detect any nuttiness, but its got a great, mellow sweetness. Dark brown with a thick head, sweet aroma.

CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Earthy with plum esters. Obvious walnut flavor and other biscuit malts and crisp lager like character. Presence of malts and earth mellow hops.great beer.

wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Tasted in July 2013 from a capped 750mL bottle that Adam and I picked up during a baseball trip in St. Louis. Pours clear cola brown with an average tan head that leaves fizzy, average lace. The nose is burnt caramel malt with a light candied walnut aroma. The flavor is a bit lighter, more nuts, with just a touch of spice and some toasted cocoa nib malt. The body is light and fizzy with a long caramel and candied nut finish.

gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2015
There was just something soo real and earthy about this beer that i absolutly loved. Walnut is the pefect nut to compliment and it appears you just need to put a lot of it in to really pull out the goodness.

boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle... Poured dark brown with a big, light tan head. Probably past its prime here. Lots of attenuation and sweet, fruity, esters and yeast presence. Dark fruits with a hint of walnut. Not my favorite from these guys but still unique, drinkable offering.

Jow (4082) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at home for Pats Thursday night game. Pours dark with big three finger head that slowly dissipates. Nose is red berry and dark fruits as well as malt. Tastes of walnut for sure, some cran raspberry, Asian plum sauce, malty, tobacco, and wheat. Nice lively and smooth palate. Leather palate in very nice way.

Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Dark brown color, fluffy beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of caramel brownies. Taste is nutella on toast. Nice.

Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Sweet, murky, robust, tart. Blueberries and Belgian quad with a refreshing palate of a dunkel. Tastes old and aged, complex, but also sweet and crisp.

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