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Black Walnut Dunkel - Perennial Artisan Ales

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 25
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 tito42:
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4.51/5  rDev +17.1%

Poured from 750 mL champagne bottle to a tulip glass. Bottled 2/2013.

A: Murky copper, active carbonation, copper-toned and foamy head.

S: Malt, wheat, granny smith apple, bubblegum, coriander, walnuts.

T: Malt and apple backbone with wheat, walnuts, banana, and plum.

M: Medium-bodied with slightly hoppy finish and bite from the carbonation that leaves a nice warmth but doesn't linger in an unwelcome manner.

O: A very fresh and flavorful seasonal offering from a new brewery (to me). I'll definitely be picking up more of their offerings, if I can find them.

04-20-2013 03:24:23 | More by tito42
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-18-2013 16:12:35 | More by jono0101
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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
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2013 14:07:40 | More by joel66
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-27-2013 13:18:55 | More by mctizzz
Photo of Mora2000


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
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Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-26-2013 09:26:06 | More by jaminjohnson
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-05-2013 23:24:47 | More by rwilde
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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-21-2014 07:53:57 | More by williamjbauer
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4.54/5  rDev +17.9%

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.

05-25-2013 22:44:03 | More by vfalstad
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-25-2013 14:34:25 | More by deuce9259
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

01-24-2014 00:14:21 | More by Schlafly33
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-22-2012 19:49:53 | More by acurtis
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-25-2013 15:53:42 | More by Beerontwowheels
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-03-2013 06:36:06 | More by whatname
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2012 13:44:16 | More by Beezee
Photo of socon67

New York

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
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-08-2014 19:58:58 | More by HuntDaddy540
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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
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3.59/5  rDev -6.8%

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

08-14-2013 03:30:38 | More by russpowell
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-04-2014 17:49:36 | More by GRG1313
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-31-2014 14:19:37 | More by VeganUndead
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-09-2013 03:34:12 | More by mdillon86
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-04-2013 13:57:59 | More by stljimray
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Black Walnut Dunkel from Perennial Artisan Ales
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