Sierra Nevada / Ayinger Beer Camp Dunkle Weisse

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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We are brewing a classic Bavarian-Style Dunkle Weisse (Dark Wheat) beer. Ayinger’s wheat beers are among the best produced anywhere in the world. We decided to bring together our two approaches to the style and create an all-new, rich, and malty version of the style. It’s brewed in our open fermenter to allow the authentic Bavarian yeast strain to shine, with complex aromas of banana bread, caramel malt and clove.

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3.7
Bacchus66 (904) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2017
12oz bottle from the Beer Camp box set. Hazy amber brown with a full off-white head. Hay, grain, roasted malt and toffee, caramel, banana and spices. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Excellent.

3.8
klm1 (1785) - Bled/SF, - OCT 18, 2017
0.355l [email protected]: pours hazy reddish brown with foamy stable off-white head. Aroma: intense banana, plums like esters, clove like phenols, wheat like bready malt backbone....flavor follows aroma; medium bodied, smooth texture, medium carbonation. Hardly waiting next week to get american sankey to tapping a keg with 6.3%abv. :)

4.1
donandres (627) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - OCT 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass Sight: brown, medium tan foam that quickly disappears, some lacing Smell: aroma of yeast Taste: low bitterness Mouth feel: lively carbonation, some tartness Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, but not look for

3.7
Bricktop86 (882) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Pours cloudy brown with a tan head aroma of bread, banana, cloves and toasted malt. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter.

3.8
Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle in CO. Pours mostly clear reddish brown with a foamy, light tan head. Really nice stuff overall, lots of ripening berries, some creamy toffee, bready malts, a little toast. Medium bodied with massaging carbonation. Sweet finish, slightly sticky, with more berries, bready malts, soft toffee. Really fun stuff.

3.7
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Sample during the "Collaboration Beers On Deck 2!" event on 08/13/2017. Cloudy brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of fruity yeast, malt and spice. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, wheat, clove and fruit. The finish is fruity with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.9
jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Deep dark brown coloured body with a hazy glow and a nice, three centimetre tall off-white and tan head. Aroma of crisp bread, a lot of yeast, some bananas, cloves, earth, wheat and grass with a moderate amount of sugars around, mostly from caramelised elements, but some fruits and caster sugar there too. Medium-bodied; Assertive yeastie and earthy flavours with a big dose of grain and bread, some light caramelised sugars, but much more of an earthy and pungent flavour that has some bitterness from the alcohol, earth and especially the yeast coming through near the end. Aftertaste is much more deep, breadie and yeastie than I expected, even for a 'real' German beer. Overall, a good/decent beer for sure, but i'm not quite sure what everyone is so worked up about and why this is in the top 1% of the style! Good to sample, but i'd take most other dunkles in Bavaria over this one...I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Fair Lakes (Fairfax), Virginia on 12-August-2017 for US$25,99/twelve pack, sampled at home in Washington on 15-September-2017.

3.3
KyotoLefty (10604) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle from the box set. Malty chocolate/cocoa nose, clove and banana, caramel. Cloudy orange-brown with a fine head. Estery, chocolate, cloves. Bready, yeasty. Some cherry or grape which I don't want. Ok. Expected more.

3.5
FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2017
A steady pour produces a one-finger thick, amber-stained, tan colored head. The beer is a deep brown color that shows a concentrated amber / brown, slightly hazy hue when held up to the light. The nose has soft notes of clove, perhaps a touch of banana, and a bright fruitiness to it up front, but the finish is aromatic with notes of toasted nuts, browned whole grain toast, and some roasted, not quite burnt notes.

This has a nicely chewy body, a viscosity that lingers just a bit on the tongue, and a prickly, medium carbonation that helps to move things along. Weizen flavors of clove linger through to the long finish, with banana flavor notes here as well. A bit of tart and wheat like flavors, soft caramelized grain, and a touch of toasted, nutty, brown grain flavors add to the complexity of the beer.

This is a nicely done Dunkel Weiss, the aroma is especially nice as it show cases the grain and Weizen yeast character quite well together.

3.3
deyholla (12034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle shared by Jack, thanks! Pours a hazy amber brown with a near white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of bread with some sweet grains and a bit of straw. Flavor has a good amount of bread with a light sweetness and straw.


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