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Black Walnut Dunkel - Perennial Artisan Ales

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86
very good

188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 23
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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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 17:36:59 | More by wattoclone
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-10-2013 17:39:39 | More by Skyjmpr
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

05-23-2013 00:29:35 | More by YobroitsJoe
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vfalstad

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2013 22:44:03 | More by vfalstad
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tito42

Missouri

4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 03:24:23 | More by tito42
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-10-2013 21:53:26 | More by jklecko2
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HooRy9er

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-20-2014 00:42:54 | More by HooRy9er
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rusbry

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-25-2012 04:34:06 | More by rusbry
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paxchristi

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-20-2012 23:43:29 | More by paxchristi
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-28-2013 04:42:14 | More by Jamison85
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Madjr

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-30-2012 21:46:17 | More by Madjr
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MathNut

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-19-2013 03:07:35 | More by MathNut
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dar482

New York

4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a copper dark brown.

The aroma has roasted malt, but also a lot of fruit.

The flavor has the roasted malt of a dunkel, but more light with caramel and light brown sugar. I get more fruit in here than nuts. There's a pop of bright apple, which then complements the nuttiness really well.

The mouthfeel is light and carbonation. The sweet gentle malt is wonderful on the finish.

A wonderful dunkel. More on the light side with the fruit and nuttiness instead of the deep roast of the traditional German ones. Very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 01:50:02 | More by dar482
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i have always wanted nut browns to be more nutty, to actually taste like nuts, and a dark lager is just a fabulous format to finally find a beer that tastes like real nuts. a hazy dark brown beer with a short inch of tan head without a lot of retention. the beer appears quite thick for a lager, and there is some yeast sediment present. it smells amazing, like fresh roasted walnuts, or fresh baked dark chocolate walnut cookies, as it has a nice dark german grain complex in there too, and a hint of bakers chocolate from the roast. the walnuts are by far the dominant flavor, adding an earthy and semisweet protein complex, that has notes of vanilla and tree bark, as well as a general sweetness akin to fresh maple sap before its boiled down into syrup. its perfect for spring, sturdy enough for cold weather no doubt, but jovial enough to remind us all that we have almost made it through winter. how to describe the flavor of a walnut? thats very tough if youve never had a walnut personally, but i think this beer showcases that unique flavor brilliantly, while still being a really cool beer underneath. the lager yeast is bready and adds to that cookie feel, while the finish is pretty clean for its vanilla sugar sweetness throughout. fuller medium body and a smooth texture. maybe a little undercarbonated, but i like the way this sits in my mouth and stomach, extremely satisfying. a memorable brew, perennial is on a roll!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 17:29:19 | More by StonedTrippin
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft sample given to me by Phil and served at a beer dinner they were having later that night. Not sure if this one will make the tap list, but I sure hope so. Poured into tulip.

A - Pours a dark brown color, light brown/cream head, thin collar.

S - Sweet caramel malts, burnt sugars, walnuts, toasted bread. The sweetness and walnuts work wonderfully together and create an excellent nose.

T - More of the same here...caramel, sweet malts, walnuts, toasted bread. Again, the sweetness, malts, and walnuts make a spot-on combo. Really excellent.

M - Light body, good carbonation, sweet malty finish.

O - A wonderful Dunkel that was probably my favorite of the day at the brewery. The walnuts are at a perfect level in this beer and they really help balance the sweetness. Excellent stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2011 19:49:42 | More by Sean9689
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-27-2013 13:18:55 | More by mctizzz
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rwilde

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-21-2014 07:53:57 | More by williamjbauer
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-05-2014 19:27:42 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-13-2014 21:20:07 | More by Biff_Tannen
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-27-2013 02:13:33 | More by calcnerd
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-13-2014 23:13:09 | More by threedaggers
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--Dom--

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-18-2013 05:57:19 | More by --Dom--
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-31-2013 02:06:04 | More by bmur112
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psdonnelly

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-11-2012 04:05:49 | More by psdonnelly
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Black Walnut Dunkel from Perennial Artisan Ales
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