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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark wheat has a bold, dark color that surprises the drinker with a mild clean flavor. This beer is a black version of an American Wheat, with some locally malted corn added for a drier, more drinkable, local flavor. Germans would consider this a beer an American version of a Dunkel Weizen.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Aroma - Initial smell reminds me almost of Guinness Draught, with a hefty roasted malt character accentuated by Irish yeast. The roastiness gives way to more of a stale toast note as it warms up a bit. Plunging my nose further into the glass I get some deep fruity notes, almost raisin or plum like. Appearance - Stout-like, with a deep black color. Khaki head is composed of pinhead sized bubbles that stick around for a little while, though I wish they would last a bit longer. The beer looks as though it’s unfiltered, as there are no highlights when it’s held up to the light. That’s somewhat difficult to discern due to the dark color. Taste - Bready, chocolately, and slighlty fruity. Think a dark, toasted bread (rye or pumpernickel) dusted with bittersweet dark chocolate, chased with a Coke, and you’re in the ballpark. Very smooth and drinkable. No discernable off flavors. Wheat comes through somewhat, this drinks almost like a wheat stout. Roast character is less pronounced in the taste as compared to the aroma, but it’s still easy to pick up. Mouthfeel - Low to moderate bitterness, with a smooth character that benefits from not being overcarbonated. Mouthfeel is moderate to full, most likely due to the wheat used in the brewing process. Finishes neight dry nor sweet, instead aiming (and hitting) somewhere exactly in the middle. Overall - Due to a camping trip that went awry, I’ve been somewhat partial to this beer. Now, as the nights get longer and the temperature drops further, I find myself enjoying this more, as it’s a style-straddling beer that doesn’t hold itself to one style or definition. If you’re in the mood for a roasty wheat beer that goes down relatively easy, then this is the beer for you. This beer would go awesome with a classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.


4.5
IPAMeister7 (63) - - JUL 29, 2017
7/2017. Skeeters restaurant in Kearney Nebraska. Very good. More like a stout or porter than wheat. Dark and creamy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Westchesterco (2188) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2017
On draft at the brewpub in Kearney.it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is coffee and the taste is strong bitter roasted grain and tobacco and leather with a roast finish.

3.3
Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2017
On draft at the brewpub in Kearney. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of toasted grain. Flavors of tobacco and leather. Moderate roast finish.

2.9
drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - APR 14, 2017
5.2%ABV. Wheat ale. Poured out dark brown black. 38SRM. Nose has dark toast with hints of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is beery. Palate has dark wheat toast. Finish is beery with hint of ash.

3.6
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Sampled art GABF 2015. In the tasting glass nearly black with a light tan head. Nose of dark roasted male and chocolate. Medium body. Flavor of chocolate malts, ripe fruit, and citrus. Finished what some light bitterness. Pretty tasty.

3.6
Sledutah (7838) - Utah, USA - APR 8, 2016
12oz can thanks to HuskerTan
Dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of dark malts, wheat and chocolate. Flavors of dark malts, grains, caramel and chocolate
Good, smooth

2.8
pwanamaker (11) - Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2016
toast, roasty, dark, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, light body, average carbonation

4
BlackBeerPG (894) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Taste: Big malty wheat and corn notes with a hint of sweet. Dark Brown in color and semi opaque. Smokey bready nose. Medium almost full body. Some lace to the head. Complex roasted finish.

2.9
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
30th September 2015
The Travlr tasting at ChrisO’s. Thanks to Gene for all the beers and Chris for hosting. Hazy dark amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy with good fine carbonation. Sweet creamy malts. Sweet esters. Trace of thin dark chocolate. Light finish. Passable.

3.4
Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2015
This smells like corn--and I guess there is corn in it so that makes sense. Otherwise it is fairly bland with a touch of roast character. It’s got a nice creamy texture which is its best feature. No real off flavors either. Not bad.


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