novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
This is one the best beers I have ever had. A totally perfect dunkelweizen with the perfect malt, and a lovely roasted finish. Enjoy this beer. EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2005
On draft at the brewery. A really sweat and pheonelic offering that really hits what a good Dunkel should be. Above average head size sits atop a deep brown/red beer that hits you in the face with its fruity/spicey aroma reminiscent of Wrigley’s Juiceyfruit gum. The flavor is equally compelling with a strong note of banana and malt. Really nice and a must try. TAR (2760) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Draft: Plum chocolate. Opaque. Oversized foam puff produces impeccable lacework. Extravagant aroma of clove-dusted pears, peppery phenols, chocolate, banana, bubblegum, and herbal hops. Appropriately feisty carbonation, yet fluffily creamy and full at the same time. Early acidic thrust deepens the rich breadiness and spicy esters. Explosive to say the least, with an enormous cakey malt spine being flawlessly highlighted by coarse chalkiness. Well-placed phenols and vaporous clove heat ensues, compounding the briskly dry edge. Transitions effortlessly into a hearty center of chocolate, spiced passionfruit, and more bready lushness. Peppery phenols and herbal hops spawn more dryness while extremely bright “whole clove” notes give way to a captivating array of body-sustaining doughy yeast and baked plantains. In the land of weizenbier, few do it as well as Piece. Awe-inspiring stuff, here. dball1869 (16) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2007
tasted at the brewpub with a garlicky pizza. fluffy in your mouth with tons of banana scent. good, subdued wheat flavor. a phenolic masterpiece. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2011
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, banana, and light nuttiness. It’s a cloudy orangish-brown with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with a nice dose of chocolate bananas with a touch of caramel. The finish has some mild roastiness, wheat tanginess, and a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. A very nice Dunkleweizen.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 I really enjoyed this dark wheat beer from the moment I laid eyes on it and my love for it was only amplified by the aroma and finally the taste. Piece delivers again and again. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Draught 2005 version: mahogany with orange hues, rocky head that slowly dies into a light tan cream. Dark roasted (and fruity) clove aromatics that match well with the caramelized banana esters, subtle yeast, sugary toffee and bubble gum. Spicy palate – sugar coated pepper crumbs and whole cloves (which seem to have been pulled from an orange after being soaked and boiled in a pot of apple cider) Bready/doughy finish that leaves me wanting, just as much as the other Curvy beer… BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2005 I had this again during this visit and liked it as much if not more than the first time. A wonderfully example of the style---Original Review: Tap and served in an Aventinus styled glass (nice touch): Murky coppery brown hue with a nice off-white creamy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of banana, clove, lemongrass esters with a good carmelized malt background, a bit earthy too. The taste is very true to style with equal parts weizen and dunkel working together for balance. Crisp fruity character on top of sweet malts with lingering acidic and spicy tones. The feel is sharp and refreshing, even if a bit heavy and doughy towards the end. I liked this a lot and would recommend to any weizen fan. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Hazy, rustic purple brown with a thick, persistent tan head. Big, estery nose of banana, clove, cocoa, wheatabix and a touch of bubblegum. The body is full and satisfying without being overly filling or too much. Nice, elegant flavors show tremendous, fruity depth and a bit of wheaty smoothness. An excellent example of this style. Piece makes tremendous wheat beers. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
On tap at Piece
This was a bit pricy at $6 but the pour was generous. It took over twenty minutes to drink despite the fact it was so good I would have easily polished it off without trying. I can understand why Piece is one of the up and coming small brewpubs. Now if they can work on that whole overcrowding thing they had going on when I was there.
Aroma / Appearance - Banana, wheat, cherries and caramel highlight an attractive looking body. It was hard to get too many details due to the low light but it seemed to be a dark brown with a mocha colored head. Overall both the appearance and nose were very nice.
Flavor / Palate - Wheat, rye and cherries hit the palate first. After that came caramelly nutty flavors. The finish was sweet but not overly so. Overall the balance was well done. If it weren’t for the fact they are $6 each I could easily have drunk these all night.