Black Walnut Dunkel - Perennial Artisan Ales
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4.08/5 rDev +6%
Poured into a pint glass out of a 750 mL bottle.
A- Amber brown color, thin head.
S- Nutty and smoky
T - Suprisingly well balanced, smooth, right amount of nut flavor not overpowering.
M - Smooth and light.
O- I was surprised by the light feel and flavor. I was expecting something chewey given appearance and smell.
11-21-2012 01:14:36 | More by pudgecat
4/5 rDev +3.9%
The beer pours a brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee and walnuts, two notes that really go well together in this case. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of sweet toffee and brown sugar notes, with some walnuts and chocolate also thrown in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very well done and very enjoyable.
08-05-2012 22:10:54 | More by Mora2000
5/5 rDev +29.9%
As a huge fan of both the dunkelweiss style and walnuts I was excited to find a bottle of this at Capone's in Norristown. It was worth every penny.
Appearance: Near black, unfiltered with the expected dunkelweiss head.
Smell: Aroma of roasted walnuts, caramel and expresso.
Taste: Black walnuts, caramel, subtle fuit sweetness and coffee.
As a lover of the dunkelweiss style, I routinely keep a keg of Franziskaner dunkel in my beer cooler and many bottles of Ayinger Ur-weisse in my fridge. This is the first American craft version of dunkelweiss which rivals the Bavarian originals and even surpasses them in quality. A must try if you can find it and like the style. If only BWD was more readily available.
04-18-2013 17:36:59 | More by wattoclone
4.54/5 rDev +17.9%
Appearance: the color of a dark honey amber, like old crystallized honey. Very appealing
Smell: toasted walnuts, caramel and light molasses
Taste: it's beautifully smooth, sweet, and wonderfully balanced. It tastes of roasted walnuts (roasting brings out the sweetness and natural oils in walnuts, enhancing the flavors), sweet banana, light molasses or brown sugar and malty.
Mouth feel : smooth and tingles the tongue
Side notes: it's better than the banana walnut bread I made this morning. My first intro to dunkelweizen and it won't be my last.
05-25-2013 22:44:03 | More by vfalstad
4.08/5 rDev +6%
A - Dark brown pour. Minimal brown foam and zero lacing. Slight carbonation.
S - Smells of black licorice and molasses. Very inviting smell. Smell of walnuts is only evident as the beer warmed. Even then, it was faint.
T - Taste is sugary sweet. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and licorice flavors. Taste of smoked almonds linders. Has a minor spicy bite at the end.
M - Very drinkable and complex beer. Feels much lighter than the style or the ABV.
O - Liked this one alot. One of the most flavorful Dunkels I've had in a long time. Would have again.
08-07-2012 02:33:32 | More by socon67
1.98/5 rDev -48.6%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Brown and murky. Thin collar after a small head settles.
Smell - Oh dear. Smells like paint and walnuts. A bit of acidity.
Taste - Very nutty. The paint aroma now comes off as a chemical mushroom flavor. It's kinda gross.
Mouthfeel - There's a very slight tartness that accompanies the weird off flavors. Medium body.
Overall - Bad. No one else thinks this is bad, but it's bad.
09-17-2013 00:28:45 | More by Alieniloquium
3.59/5 rDev -6.8%
Pours a super-effervescent brown/chestnut with 3 fingers+ of tan head. Faint traces of lacing & head retention
S: Nuttty. brown bread & a faint whiff of sourness
T: Figs, brown bread & a bit of pear & walnut up front. Dryness, faint hints of sourness, tartness & a bit of choke cherry, plus pear & apricot & more brown bread as this warms. Finishes fruity, with figgy sweetness & a touch of brown bread & dryness & some walnut
MF: Medium bodied with lively carbonation
Seems a bit off for the style, drinkable enough, but flawed. I will have to keep an eye on freshness dates with this brewery from here on, this 6 month old beer has not held up me thinks... I liked Piney River's take on this better by quite a bit
08-14-2013 03:30:38 | More by russpowell
Black Walnut Dunkel from Perennial Artisan Ales
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