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Brewed by Village Brewery
Style: Dunkelweizen
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Stein, Weizen

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There are two special moments at the brewery that make us very happy. First, when we can do some good for our friends and neighbours in the village, and secondly, when we get to brew a new seasonal ale. This fall we decided to be as authentically German as possible. To do so we made this dunkelweizen using both Vienna and Munich malts as well as using a German yeast strain that has been in use for centuries in the Fatherland. Naturally we had to use our Alberta wheat. Our brewers were very excited to tackle this brew. We hope you enjoy its precision.

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3.2
bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
Rating #2174 - 2015.11.14 - Sample at Grape Escape. Pour is a dark brown with a fairly frothy beige head with decent retention. Aroma is very malty, with caramel, banana, puffed wheat square aroma, mild grassiness. Taste is smooth, malty, and very thick. Decent finish. Passable dunkelweizen.

3.2
dfinney23 (3394) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
The last village brunette I had was short and sassy and dynamite in the sack. This one is totally different. Roasty, caramel and a little banana. Not a great dunkel but still pretty tasty.

2.9
VertBaconStrips (2392) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAR 28, 2015
Dry and dank and dirty and clove and very light banana and very light almond smells. Made a wonderful pinwheel pattern with the small amount of cover above the beer. The taste aint bad but this just aint my style and never has. Dry dry banana, light attentive aftertaste, clove, non sweet malts. Still looks great in my glass as the liquid slowly vanishes. Tis ok.

2.9
DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper brown, lively light brown head. Estery caramel profile, but not the right esters to make me happy and want to keep drinking this-- lacking the lovely banana and bubblegum qualities of the great hefe yeasts. Just ok.

3.2
AgentAle (1783) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma is clove, mineral water, a subtle earthiness. Lightly roasted malts and yeast notes present. Taste is roasted malts, caramel and a fairly well balanced bitterness that leaves slight tartiness. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well. A little too bitter for a brun.

3
reebtogi (6330) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
330ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with herbal notes and some kind of funk. Taste is a herbal hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness and a long finish. Light bodied with average carbonation. A decent dunkelweisen, but nothing special here. Worth trying once.

3
UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours hazy brown with one finger of tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is muted, some bubblegum and bananas, doughy yeast, cloves. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium to light body, moderate carbonation, malty sweet finish. (3/5) Nice coffee tones from the dark malt in a surprisingly light body for the colour. It’s no Weihenstephaner or Erdinger, but it’s not bad with dinner. Decent product from a local brewer, and if I had someone to share with, I’d probably try one or two of their other styles in a growler. (12/20)

2.9
simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours dark, moderate head. Aroma of malts and egg. Taste is dark malts, bitter, well carbonated

4.1
LordGnome (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
1.89 litre growler from Co-op in Calgary. Great aroma, smells just like an authentic German dark hefeweizen. Not much in the way of hops- as you would expect- but plenty of banana on the nose and a hint of toffee. Pours dark and cloudy. Lively off-white head that soon diminishes. It looks like a German dark hefetrub which is good. Quite sweet with a caramel/coffee malt flavour. A pretty good approximation of the style, although maybe less intense than some of the German brews. It’s a light-bodied beer with a thin texture. Carbonation is pretty lively. Finish is malty sweet and reasonably long. Overall not a bad example of the style.

3.5
markas101 (2482) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Highlander. Translucent caramel-brown appearance. Faint bubblegum banana aroma with herbal hops. Balanced flavour, caramel, then hops take over with a deep caramel infused finish.


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