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Dunkelweizen - Blue Hills Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 20.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first batch was called Dunkelweiss, but subsequent batches are called Dunkelweizen.

(Beer added by: morebeergood on 10-23-2010)
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Benjaminwileketchum

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-07-2012 03:08:35 | More by Benjaminwileketchum
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear copper, decent head

SMELL: Taffy, ripe fruit, caramel, yeast, alcohol, vague spice, fresh bread

TASTE: Creamy, slick, caramel, toasted bread, mild spice, green plantians, melon rind, ripe plums, faint carob, chicory, warming alcohol, semi-dry finish

A pretty big wheat beer and of the dark kind too boot, bordering on a Weizenbock IMO. Well rounded, balanced and pretty drinkable. Worth a go.

02-20-2012 04:13:50 | More by Jason
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +15.9%

Had on tap at Union Ale House Weymouth

Appearance: cloudy, dark brown in color, small head

Smell: bread, wheat, and cloves

Taste: wheat, dark bread, some rye

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, semi-sweet

Drinkability: My new favorite from the brewery. This is a nice bready brew that hides the alcohol well. I could see myself spending a night with a couple of these.

02-14-2011 16:08:22 | More by tigg924
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-23-2013 18:57:57 | More by Janeinma
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-19-2013 21:23:55 | More by Larrydoherty
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-24-2012 19:02:47 | More by snowmaggedon
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Rappaman

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-16-2012 01:36:25 | More by Rappaman
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2013 00:53:04 | More by Denzo
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours cloudy brown red with off white head
Smells like a mix of cloves and dark malts, some coffee, chocolate.
Taste is dark and fruity with muted banana undertones coming through, yeast has a noticeable presence. Nothing too crazy
Mouthfeel is nice, drinkable, good level of spiciness, and solid finish. Brown and maybe slightly too bubbly
Overall solid beer, might have been better a bit earlier

04-14-2014 23:14:43 | More by Sensaray
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kevgod

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.1%

02-25-2012 16:22:20 | More by kevgod
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-28-2012 23:37:17 | More by Massbmx
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codon2004

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +37.4%

11-29-2011 18:53:03 | More by codon2004
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured a very cloudy dark, burnt caramel color. Big frothy head leaves a abundant amount of lace.

Smells sweet and dark fruity. Currant/Raisin. Some sugary banana bread. An alcohol burn is present.

A lighter body than what color would lead on but close. Caramel and some banana bread. Some very faint orange rind bitterness for the finish. Very faint however. Sweetness and alcohol flavors are balanced well here.

Light body with an smooth feel from start to finish. Only a minimal amount of lingering bitterness. Very drinkable. A growler went down in a night.

01-25-2011 14:28:45 | More by DrinkingDrake
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%

22oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.

pours a slightly cloudy, copper/amber tone yielding 1 to 1 and 1/2" light tan head... middling retention as it lapses with some haste into a collar around the glass; patchy lacing. nose is of so-so strength, offering notes of wheat, caramel and roasted malt, and maybe a touch of spice... also has a vague fruity element to it.

taste delivers more caramel maltiness out front, along with a touch of roastiness. that vague, sweet fruit-like character pulls through as a secondary note but i can't quite put my finger on it. finish is dry, with a perceptible presence of hops. reasonably tasty. medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall it's a solid beer, tasty and enjoyable. it won't knock your socks off by any means but i'd say it's a keeper.

originally reviewed: 04-08-2011

06-13-2012 21:45:06 | More by BostonHops
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-15-2012 22:55:46 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

Sampling a cellar temp bottle in a hefewiezen glass. The beer pours a slightly hazy copper hue with minimal surface and edge layering of offwhite head. Wish there was a little more foam development here.
The aroma is mild, but I get caramel malt and some darker fruit, also a bit of clove. Appealing but mild, was hoping for some robust banana or deeper malt, but the nose is good.
First sip reveals an average to light body with mild carbonation that gently rolls across my palate. Flavor is as the nose advertises, with sweet malt dominating the beer. I get some caramel and then a bit of fruit and some wheat twangyness mixed together. No hops and no booze to be detected. The beer is a nice easy drinker and is pretty sweet. While not the most outstanding dunkel Ive had, it is a solid representative and is worth the $4 I paid for a bomber.

01-23-2011 04:54:07 | More by sulldaddy
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -4.1%

Looks like chocolate milk. Strong starting head, but it settles to rim bubbles. A few spots of lace are left on the glass.

Sour nose with a toasted malt background. Low wheat and a modicum of yeast.

Not so dark nor so wheaty on the tongue, but these tastes are the strongest. Neutral body with an elevated level of carbonation. No real flaws, but not very interesting either.

02-14-2013 01:28:56 | More by smcolw
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Blue Hills Dunkelweizen pours a hazy amber with a medium sized, frothy thick head on top. The foam dissolves slowly down to a thin sheet on the surface while leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma is spicy with notes of clove and orange peel. A fair amount of bready yeast and hint of bubble gum are also present. It reminds me of a 'mild' hefeweizen.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft on the palate, moderately carbonated, with a dry finish. The flavor starts with malty caramel sweetness. In the middle spicy notes of clove and rye bread move in. It finishes sweet with hints of bubble gum. Once gone the spicy clove notes linger on the palate.

This is a very drinkable beer that has characteristics of a hefeweizen, but at a more mellow level. It's more bready with a nice balance of spice and sweet malt.

01-01-2011 03:02:58 | More by WanderingFool
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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-09-2012 02:59:14 | More by MNBeerNE
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a Shock Top Weizen glass.

The color is a cloudy burgundy with a finger of foamy off-white head and some slight lacing on the glass.

The smell is a little of circus peanuts candy. There are some dark malt flavor and a little milky flavor.

The taste is sweet with a vanilla fudge flavor. A big of a dark wheat flavor is present and is mixed with a buttery note that seems to coat the tongue a little and hang for a while. A slight maple flavor sits in the background and is almost undetectable as the vanilla fudge flavor returns to block it back in obscurity.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied, there seems to be a big more then there ends up being in the end. This goes down well and leaves that fudge like flavor of an aftertaste that is welcoming.

11-18-2010 05:15:10 | More by Duhast500
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albern

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

This is a respectable Dunkelweizen, not brilliant, but respectable. It pours a slightly bright amber color, which isn't characteristic for the style as this should be a touch more dirty water, cloudy, brown. The beer is plenty carbonated, with not much head or retention, no lace at all. The beer is a bit more full bodied than you typically find in the style, with just enough of a coarse mouthfeel to let you know that this is a wheat beer. There is a bit more caramel in the taste than I expected, more sweet malts too, some cloying malty notes, definitely crystal malts at play here. The is a touch of floral texture to the beer, with a slightly syrupy consistency, a slightly musty finish, but still relatively sweet throughout. This is a decent, not brilliant.

03-18-2011 22:04:24 | More by albern
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +37.4%

11-22-2011 21:52:22 | More by waiting4lunch
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-16-2013 02:04:04 | More by Dicers
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.1%

03-07-2012 03:27:51 | More by Gregwa
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-14-2013 13:32:11 | More by MAbeerNE1
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Dunkelweizen from Blue Hills Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.