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Dark 'n Curvy - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Dark 'n Curvy
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EvilKeith on 12-31-2006)
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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
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

MrMcGibblets, Apr 12, 2007
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mhaugo, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ccozzi, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Florida9, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of NeutroMan
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
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
Photo of jrallen34
4.13/5  rDev +3%

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.

jrallen34, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of DoppleJock
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

01/09/2010
On-tap poured into tall weizen glass.

A: Bartender was busy as hell but still managed to make two good pours into the glasses I bought. Two inches of head at the top of a tall 22 oz. weizen glass. Dark amber beer that seemed to faintly glow through the light.

S: Smell was slightly underwhelming. Not too much to talk about here...

T: No bitterness to speak of with very slight hints of cloves and bananas. Not yeasty at all, either.

M: Nice carbonation. Crisp but not too bubbly.

D: I could down three of these easily and call it a night. Great taste and not too filling. (I ate half of a huge pizza after one of these and could have ordered another beer.)

Additional Notes: Picked up a growler to-go and it almost tastes as good from a growler as it does on-tap. Good carbonation and a crisp feel.

DoppleJock, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of dnjmed
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

Purchased a growler yesterday afternoon and shared last night with a couple of friends. Review written from notes. My first of the style.

Poured into weizen glass. 2 inches of solid head. color is a murky light brown. hazy.

smell is strong out of the growler but weaker from the beer in my glass and gets weaker as time passes. i get banana, clove, citrus, and sugary malt with some "yeasty"/earthy smells as well.

taste is extension of the aroma but better and of course stronger.

mouth feel is smooth with slightly above medium body. despite the good body to this beer it doesn't seem to take up much stomach space. i ate alot while drinking probably about 24 oz. the taste is delicious but possibly easy to over power with food. for piece, this is a win. and for the style, I'm going to have to try more of these but i think i'm a fan.

dnjmed, Jan 15, 2010
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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

SnOwRiDe1080, Apr 16, 2014
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
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Dark 'n Curvy from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.