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Black Walnut Dunkel - Perennial Artisan Ales

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86
very good

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 24
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dunkel Weiss brewed with 250 pounds of Missouri Black Walnuts.

(Beer added by: Sean9689 on 11-28-2011)
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Reviews by chanokokoro:
Photo of chanokokoro
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into weizen glasses.

Pours a dark brown with a two finger beige head. No visible lacing. A pleasing aroma with notes of banana, cocoa, subtle spice, and earthiness. Opens with subtle toffee and cocoa joined by nutty banana bread, and finishes smooth with mild earthiness. Lighter-side of medium bodied. The level of carbonation is perfect, pleasant, but not in a way that disrupts the silky, smooth mouthfeel. The black walnuts really add a new dimension to an excellent dunkelweizen base. Another excellent brew from Perennial. They have yet to disappoint.

chanokokoro, Aug 11, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of jono0101
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of pudgecat
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

pudgecat, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of joel66
4/5  rDev +4.2%

joel66, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

mctizzz, May 27, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

Mora2000, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +4.2%

jaminjohnson, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of wattoclone
5/5  rDev +30.2%

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.

wattoclone, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of rwilde
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

rwilde, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

williamjbauer, May 21, 2014
Photo of vfalstad
4.54/5  rDev +18.2%

On Tap

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.

vfalstad, May 25, 2013
Photo of deuce9259
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

deuce9259, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Schlafly33, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

acurtis, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Beerontwowheels
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Beerontwowheels, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

whatname, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Beezee, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of socon67
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

socon67, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
1.98/5  rDev -48.4%

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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottled 2/13

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

russpowell, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GRG1313, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

VeganUndead, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mdillon86, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of stljimray
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

stljimray, Mar 04, 2013
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Black Walnut Dunkel from Perennial Artisan Ales
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