Black Walnut Dunkel - Perennial Artisan Ales
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4.08/5 rDev +6%
On tap at 1839 Taphouse - Columbia, MO
A - Poured a clear, burgundy color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of walnut, caramel, some cracked wheat and banana.
T - It had a strong nutty flavor with some sweet caramel and wheat flavors. Nice bitterness to add needed balance.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.
O - This was surprisingly good. I was apprehensive about black walnuts in a dunkel, but it was really good.
04-16-2012 01:33:34 | More by zeff80
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Dunkelweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, slight alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of sourness, and a hint of wheat. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend.
04-04-2012 15:18:15 | More by Tone
3.38/5 rDev -12.2%
A: Pours a dark brown with three fingers of light tan head that recedes into a dense cap with no lacing.
S: Sweet aromas dominate at first--light fruits, bananas, and bubblegum mostly. Some darker aromas bring up the finish, with notes of nuts, cocoa, and roasted malts.
T: The flavor is also a bit sweet at first, with flavors of dates, bubblegum, and some dark fruits. Some nutty and roasty flavors follow with a bready finish.
M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is pretty drinkable, though is also slightly watery.
O: An alright beer, overall, with some interesting flavors and aromas. Unfortunately they don't mesh very well, but it's still a drinkable beer.
04-02-2012 02:55:02 | More by n2185
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours deep brown, almost black. Smells sweet, with some caramel malts, sugary fruits, and a little nutty. Taste starts off with lots of caramel malts that move into darker fruits (grapes and plums). A little sweet nuttiness and sweet malt is on the finish. Really nice, rich flavor profile. Mouth is full bodies and smooth. Pretty solid dunkel. The walnut adds a nice layer of complexity to a pretty solid beer.
03-25-2012 00:56:05 | More by birchstick
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
750 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip; no freshness dating on the bottle or label. Deep brown body with a little red tint. Solid, two-finger creamy head that leaves a bit of lacing.
Sweet aroma that has strong dark fruit notes up front. Just a touch of dark chocolate.
The flavor is a little more complex than the aroma. Still, the dark fruit notes dominate, but are accompanied by the typical weizen flavor of banana. Following the fruit flavors, a bit of the nutty walnut flavor comes through. The chocolate moves a little further to the background, but the blend of flavors overall is solid.
Light to medium mouthfeel that is very drinkable. Another great beer from a local brewer. Looking forward to trying more from Perennial.
03-18-2012 22:46:58 | More by FanofHefe
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured into a Weizen glass from a 750ml bottle.
Pours a rich light brown color with nice mahogany notes and some slight orange on the edges. there is a nice frothy 1.5 inch light tan head that forms.
The nose is sooo sweet. Tons of caramel malt with some mild chocolate notes in there as well. There is definitely some walnut notes in there with a nice mix between the malt notes.
Flavor starts off with some nice bready notes and some toasty malt. Very delicious bread and grain. There is then some nice weizen notes of banana and a slight caramel sweetness that works well with the grain notes. There is also a slight bitter hop finish that kind-off balances everything else off.
Overall a pretty good refreshing and delicious dark brew.
02-24-2012 21:04:01 | More by JoEBoBpr
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
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