Dunkle Weizen - Sprecher Brewing Company
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2.38/5 rDev -31.8%
Poured into my Spiegelau tulip. Thanks Beer of the Month Club.
This is a beer that seems in hailing distance of being very good, but comes up a bit short of even being good.
It pours a somewhat unpleasant, hazy off brown (although, in fairness, it is a dunkelweizen). Head is minimal and retention is moderate but there's little to no lacing.
Aroma has some brilliant notes of spicy clove riding... not on a wave of banana and bubblegum but a roiling butteryness. Around the edges there's some hints of caramel and dark fruit, but it's pushed to the fringe by the huge butter flavor.
On the palate the diacetyl retreats to the back half of the palate and some of the malty goodness is able to spring free, and the clove is more subdued behind a banana bread flavor. The beer is prickly and spritzy, lacking of the smooth lusciousness I'd hope for/expect.
On the one hand if you pull out the diacetyl I feel like this is pretty decent. Some nicer carbonation probably softens things up a bit allowing the malt character (easily the best part of the beer) to shine and all of this would probably let the esters (there, but obscured) shine.
As it is, I didn't finish my first bottle and I'm struggling through the second and the third... the third is being passed off on an unsuspecting soul or poured out without being drank. Shame.
04-30-2010 05:03:26 | More by errantnight
3.19/5 rDev -8.6%
Got this one in the mail.
Murky/hazy/muddy brown. Tiny ring of off-white head.
Nose is sweet and bready. Wheat and yeast. Sugary orange. Hefe-ish.
Taste is fine. Falls a bit flat. Cereals, slightly metallic, some hops. Some citrus. Kind of a mish-mash.
02-08-2014 00:40:34 | More by shivtim
3.3/5 rDev -5.4%
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for picking this up at the brewery.
Poured into my pint glass the beer is brownish red hue, with amber edges. The tan head rises to a full inch before recededing to leave sticky lace aroung the rim.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt with toasted bread, light cocoa, spearmint and slight metalic odor.
The flavor is similar to the nose. Caramel malt chocolate, fresh cut grass, and a hint of spearmint. Unfortunately the metalic aroma in the nose is present in the taste.
Medium body with loads of carbonation.
Overall a less then stellar beer. Considering it comes from Sprecher I'm not surprised.
12-01-2009 23:44:22 | More by beerwolf77
3.35/5 rDev -4%
Received from BOMC and poured into a pint glass. Never had anything from Sprecher before, but I've heard good things.
A: Pours a cloudy mahogany color, with an agressive pour it gets a good two finger fluffy head.
S: Nothing amazing happening here, but you can tell its a weizen. Caramel and some dark spice.
T: Fruits, bread, and a good amount of yeast. Finishes with a bite familiar to anyone who likes wheat beers.
D: A good winter alternative for those who live for wheat beer. Low ABV makes this a session-able beer.
12-23-2009 04:46:36 | More by kylejohnson03
3.45/5 rDev -1.1%
P- Thanks to my buddy Matt for this brew!
A- an amber/cola like color with minimal head poor lacing. nothing too exciting.
S- banana and clove dominate but then there are hints of earthy malts that come through on the back end.
F- earthy malts come through first in the mouth but then the banana and clove round it out fairly well.
M- somewhat chewy and creamy for a dunkel weizen. the alcohol coats the throat and mouth nicely and the banana is pronounced.
O- not a bad brew. the banana and clove saved it.
02-06-2014 23:07:45 | More by Dodo2step
3.45/5 rDev -1.1%
A dark iced tea brown color with a thin fizzy cream-white head and minor traces of lacing. The aroma gives off sour apple/lime malt with an almost chocolaty hint. The flavor is also tart sour-mash with malt sweetness and a touch of herbal hop bitterness. It's pretty thin with a tingly near refreshing feel but a little limp for the style. I'm not sure this was entire on point even though it was supposedly a fresh bottle. Seemed more tart than normal. Nothing I would seek out but it was okay and i could drink a couple if that was the choice.
10-07-2010 03:15:47 | More by Durge
3.48/5 rDev -0.3%
A: The beer is hazy reddish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of brown bread and hints of bananas from the yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but the yeast flavors seem to be stronger with notes of bananas and hints of dark fruits.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn't seem to have the strong banana aromas and flavors exhibited by many of the top beers in the style.
03-06-2014 02:20:17 | More by metter98
Dunkle Weizen from Sprecher Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.