Black Walnut Dunkel - Perennial Artisan Ales
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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
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
4.51/5 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
4.4/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
06-04-2013 01:50:02 | More by dar482
4.36/5 rDev +13.2%
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!
03-05-2014 17:29:19 | More by StonedTrippin
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
11-28-2011 19:49:42 | More by Sean9689
Black Walnut Dunkel from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.