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Dark 'n Curvy - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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BA SCORE
89
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: EvilKeith on 12-31-2006)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.89/5  rDev -3%

Appearance: Pours from the growler a medium amber/brown body, moderately hazed, with an off-white head.

Smell: Malty notes of chocolate, caramel, and toast followed fast by a salvo of cloves, with soft fruity tones closing it out.

Taste: Darkened grains glazed with sweetish caramel and a thin coating of chocolate. Growing phenolic clove accent. Fruity touches of raisins, apple, and 'nanas. Light herbal hops, medium-low bitterness. For a moment it seems like a late-breaking kick of malts my be pending, but, it remains earthy, drying into the finish with cloves and pepper-dusted banana slices at the tail end.

Mouthfeel: Just a hair over medium-bodied and just a bit above medium carbonation.

Overall: A very solid dunkelweizen.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 29, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Stonebreaker
3.93/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: Like every beer I drank that night, it came to me with no head at all, I had to come back to my neighborhood to a pool hall to find a proper pour. Nice color though.

Smell: Weak caramel, wheat sweetness, rum. Should have been better. Again weak head.

Taste: The taste was delicious, reminiscent of an Aventinus only a little watery, and less complex, more rum and sweet malt and not much else.

Mouthfeel: A little thin, but it's my first example of the style.

Drinkability: This is milder than the weizenbock I know and love, but flavorful, very high on the session scale.

Stonebreaker, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of damuts222
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

damuts222, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of DerekQXQX
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%

This Dunklveizen, like Michael Jordan, DUNKED over the competition. It was spicy, dark, and bold. My girlfriend, who doesn't like beer, LIKED this one. I mean actually LIKED IT! Men, get your witches to piece pizza if you want to convince them you don't have a problem

Bottoms up!

DerekQXQX, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of JoeBoxer522
5/5  rDev +24.7%

JoeBoxer522, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of JoshJayne
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%

From tap at the brewpub poured into a traditional weizen glass. Pours a cloudy light brown with a quickly disappearing head with some lace. Smells of yeast, citrus and malt. Taste is similar to the aroma but a little more wheat/yeast spice than what was found in the nose. Very fresh tasting and slightly effervescent with full body mouth feel. Too drinkable, very refreshing. I can see why this is an award winning beer.

JoshJayne, May 19, 2010
Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev -4%

on tap at the brewpub

appearance: served in a large dunkel glass, brunette body with a beige cap and minimal retention, rather murky

smell: dark wheats, fig, clove and banana

taste: the aromas come through strong in the flavor as well - especially the banana and clove...there are also notes of cola and honey which contribute to a silky smooth feel. its a nice drinkable dunkel, but its not 100% true to style

mouthfeel: very smooth

drinkability: filling but ok

dirtylou, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of ItsGotaBeUrBull
4.25/5  rDev +6%

ItsGotaBeUrBull, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of sorvats
4/5  rDev -0.2%

sorvats, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of LacquerHead
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%

The appearance resembled brown muddy water.

I didn't know the style when I ordered it; I picked it at random. The appearance resembled brown muddy water. The aroma was on the subtle side. It had a roasted wheat smell which showed in the flavor.

Like the aroma, the flavor had a roasted wheat/grain taste. There was a real earthy taste that floated throughout each drink. It also had an allspice flavor that lingered in the background.

Overall: loved it! It had a smooth texture that enhanced the subtly of the flavors. I would definitely have it again or take some home in a growler.

LacquerHead, Feb 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Basoos1, Saturday at 05:10 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

emerge077, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of TSJ4000
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%

In the world of Dunkelweiss, yeast is king. I wasn't able to detect too much of the German hefe yeast that I so desired. A bit muted but a tasty beer nonetheless. The dark malts were not too pronounced, almost true to a German Warsteiner in that both are black without tasting very black at all. I was looking for a little more yeasty, dark malt, wheatiness from this beer. An appoachable beer for the style.

TSJ4000, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

sgoro, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of megahurts4
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Piece Brewery Dark-n-Curvy Dunkelweizen served on tap

Appearance: Small head with good lacing. Dark brown and cloudy.

There is a subdued wheat smell, but the taste contains a much greater wheat flavor. There is also a slight nut flavor in the malts.

It's a good dark wheat to enjoy in a session.

megahurts4, Oct 09, 2010
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

KCM, Apr 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Drucifer, May 31, 2013
Photo of GbVDave
4.13/5  rDev +3%

Poured from a 64oz growler into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Settles into the glass a beautiful looking murky and cloudy golden brown. Looks like iced tea or apple cider. Small creamy head that leaves a tiny amount of lace.

S: Nice aromas of clove, citrus, nuts, bubblegum, banana, and (as it warms) caramel.

T: See above. The more I drink of this the more toasted malt, sweet spice, sour grain, and mild hoppiness begin to emerge.

M: Spicy, prickly, and sticky. Long lasting finish with big clove/spice/bubblegum flavors stuck right in the middle of it.

D: Sweet, spicy, and slightly tart-this is very refreshing. Heather says this is very sessionable. Come on summer!

GbVDave, Mar 02, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

WestSideAmish, Jan 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Sweffin, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Thorpe429, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Served in a weizen glass at the brewpub.

Just like I like my women... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sienna topped by over a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, sweet toffee, clove, and light banana peel. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more clove, and hints of light black pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla bean coming in for some added complexity. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a sorta/kinda grainy feel, and a dry finish. Overall, a nice d-weizen, one that doesn't overdo it on the yeast character, but also maintains a nice level of spice and whatnot. Good times.

TMoney2591, Sep 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

SocalKicks, Jun 23, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance: Murky brown color with a thick, mousse-like off-white head.

Smell: Cloves and fruity esters (mostly banana).

Taste: Consistent with the smell, mostly cloves and banana. The grainy flavor of the wheat nicely complements the caramel malts.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Medium bodied. The wheat and yeast give it a creamy fullness. A very refreshing dunkelweizen.

NeutroMan, Feb 17, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

BuchananStude, Aug 13, 2014
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Dark 'n Curvy from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.