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Dark 'n Curvy - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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BA SCORE
89
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EvilKeith on 12-31-2006)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25%

07-03-2013 14:50:23 | More by Thorpe429
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: growler

06-29-2013 15:24:45 | More by ChainGangGuy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2012 19:45:02 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-25-2013 15:41:22 | More by emerge077
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-23-2014 15:58:56 | More by SocalKicks
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dirtylou

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 03:23:38 | More by dirtylou
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is there GABF award winning beer, never on time while there, glad I finally got to tick this... Pours an ass ugly murky brown sewage water mess. A very light tan head, ok retention but no lacing... The aroma is pretty nice, tons of clove dominate, with some molasses... The taste is mostly banana, at first interesting but then it gets annoying, however the light sweetness makes it incredibly drinkable. This is very hearty, hints of roasted grain, smooth finish.

Certainly not award worthy but one of their better beers, very drinkable, if not a touch sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2011 19:28:28 | More by jrallen34
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-02-2012 05:09:58 | More by Duff27
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2011 22:21:30 | More by mhaugo
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Florida9

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2011 02:40:09 | More by Florida9
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: growler

03-02-2008 22:54:41 | More by GbVDave
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-18-2014 21:02:02 | More by 2dogbrew
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rtepiak

Poland

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i'm not a hop head for the american style IPA. if you are this is your brew pub.

noted at about 5.5-6 percent alcohol. was told this was a particulary good batch in late june/early july of this year. the color is a diluted dark amber. its dark but in no way opaque. fruit ester nose, wheat, malt and light funk. taste coincides with the banana esters and wheat intermeshed with malt. strange yet interest funk at the end. woods, leathery malt, and ripe banana. very prominity taste hangs on the palate in this strange musk. now that i think about it is sort of has a doppellbock style to it this time around.

had it again about 6 month later and it didn't have as many esters as it did chocolate. more so even than the caramel aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2008 21:09:22 | More by rtepiak
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spointon

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Piece pub on 2/21/2009.

A= This dunkel poured a murky cola-brown color, with pretty much zero head.

S= Smell was muted banana bread and clove.

T= Like the smell, this one was malty and showed all of the appropriate banana and clove notes one would expect. Slight spice near the sweet finish.

MF= Medium body with a slick and undercarbonated feel. I would have liked about twice as much crispness here.

D= Pretty drinkable despite the few less than perfect aspects. I could drink a couple of these in a sitting for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2009 06:53:39 | More by spointon
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

05-31-2013 14:34:44 | More by Drucifer
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Treebs

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Piece, served in a 12 oz. goblet/tulip hybrid looking glass.

A: Pours a still dark brown with a small off white head that recedes quickly. Not the prettiest looking beer in the world.

S: I'm just getting some yeasty and solid wheat notes in the nose. A slight spice of clove.

T: The taste reaffirms the nose. Same yeast and wheat notes, banana and bubblegum with a touch of clove and a little malt.

M: Prickly carbonation with a medium body. Easy to drink.

O: Pretty standard IMO. There was nothing that stood out, but it didn't falter in any way besides the look.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2011 17:39:03 | More by Treebs
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roadhouse

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap today at Piece. Served into a tall weizen glass.

Appearance was a murky brown color, with no head whatsoever. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get a head to form. Whoever was bartending was a complete idiot.

Aroma was mild due to having no head but I picked up some banana esters, breadiness, and some caramel sweetness, with a slight spicy clove character.

Taste was much better than the look and smell. Some nice malt character up front with caramel and bread, followed by the banana in the middle and the cloves merging in a spicy yet still sweet finish.

Mouthfeel was altered again by having less than ideal carbonation from a shitty pour. It came across way too thick and was lacking the effervescence that this style should have.

I would like to try this one again with a proper pour as I thought it was a damn good tasting Dunkelweizen, all those bad things aside.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2009 02:42:45 | More by roadhouse
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in a weizen glass, this was a deep ruby brown with an off-white head. lacing was ridiculously thick and clingy. smell was of dark roasted malts hiding some floral notes. this had just a hint of sweetness up front and finshed crisp and clean. hop presence is more significant than typical for the style but not overbearing. the roastiness of the malts was pronounced. mouthfeel was light/medium. a very sessionable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2007 20:32:38 | More by MrMcGibblets
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sgoro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-23-2012 16:12:04 | More by sgoro
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Sweffin

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2014 19:27:39 | More by Sweffin
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

05-15-2012 01:20:56 | More by ccozzi
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Tschnab

New York

3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Piece.

A- a cloudy brown, with a tan head about a half inch. No lacing.

S- lots of bananas and wheat, with some clove spice. Good smell.

T- confirmed by the smell, mostly wheat and bananas. The taste is nice and yeasty too, but it gets a little cloying about half way down. The feel is lighter than I would have liked.

O- not a bad beer, solid rendition of a style we don't see everyday.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2011 21:13:46 | More by Tschnab
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2014 03:56:49 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-09-2013 18:17:25 | More by kodt
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-11-2013 18:08:25 | More by birdsellam
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Dark 'n Curvy from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
89 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.