Dark 'n Curvy - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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BA SCORE
89
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
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

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

Photo of Tschnab
3.65/5  rDev -9%
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.

Photo of ccozzi
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of megahurts4
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of olafphysics
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Photo of BRami127
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of mishtif
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of EvilKeith
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark & Curvy poured from the growler a hazed Long Island Iced Tea color with caramel highlights when backlit. The head was short-lived fizzy tan foam that fell to a thin halo-like ring. The lacing was minimal.
The smell was big bready yeast, wheaty grain, lemon citrus, spicy cloves, banana oil with bubblegum phenolics and a distinctive pleasant smoky character. As the brew warmed a caramel sweetness was noted.
The taste followed the smell fairly well, but with a grainy sharpness. There was a crisp, moderately active carbonation and a medium body that came across with a crisp mouthfeel.
My past visits to Piece have taught me what a master brewer can do with a Hefe Wiezen. Their Top Heavy has no equal in my experience. I was anticipating another stellar offering in Dark & Curvy.
I will visit Piece again soon to review the on-tap version and chat with the brewer.

Photo of Keelin
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of NeutroMan
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MgoJohnStamos
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of KCM
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of sorvats
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of LacquerHead
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of WestSideAmish
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of DoppleJock
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of damuts222
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ItsGotaBeUrBull
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of JoshJayne
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Dark 'n Curvy from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
89 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.