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Schottleweizen - Phillips Brewing Company

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86
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 6.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Adventures in wheat, saisonal yeast and darkness. This Schottleweizen is a seasonal release named in honour of Ben Schottle, the man whose pilot brews methodically trace the path from a seasonal brew idea to the bottle. Featuring a dark malt base and a generous dose of hops brought to life with Belgian-inspired saison yeast. It’s lively, moderately sweet, and a little bit unconventional—just like Ben.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 04-13-2014)
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jessekorzan, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Ericbeech_87, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ZachT, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of leaddog
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark mahogany brown with three fingers of dense, foamy beige head.

Smell - Belgian inspired yeast, banana esters, clove, dark fruit, wheat, musty earthy hops.

Taste - Potent yeast, banana esters and clove flavours, along with bready wheat and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A well crafted dunkelweizen from Phillips. The yeast strain is spot on for the style and all the flavours come together for a complementary flavour profile.

leaddog, May 04, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Phillip's Brewing 'Schottleweizen' @7.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a golden amber from the bottle to a dark amber in the glass with a medium size beige head which is leaving a frothey lace along the weizen glass

S-belgian yeast , faint wiff of medicine

T-strong taste of wheat , fruity undertones

MF-ok/good carbonation , feels full bodied

Ov-the wheat & saisonal yeast is what doesn't work for me ,

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, May 03, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Yeasty wheaty dark goodness from one of the best beers Phillips have put out in awhile. There is a complexity to this beer that puts it among the best dark wheat beers in BC ( and frankly the world). The saison notes are there but the beer is really a big dunkelweizen. I loved the big mouthfeel and the long finish.

canucklehead, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

schnarr84, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Exeter, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Coastal_Brew, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

schopenhauerale, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle - an ode to Phillips' 'Beer Architect' Benjamin Schottle. Note to self: check the veracity of this position and person's existence, in a bit. They spelled the name of the beer wrong in the marketing blurb on the side label, so I guess this might be from a Monday morning or Friday afternoon shift packaging run.

This beer pours a hazy, dark orange-brick brown hue, with four fingers of puffy, shiny, and finely foamy beige head, which leaves some streaky coral reef shelf lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of sharp, sassy yeast, banana liqueur, roasted bready caramel malt, spicy wheat grain, aerosol black pepper, and weak citrusy, leafy, and earthy hops. The taste is semi-sweet toasted wheat and caramelized malt, fresh, and lightly zingy saison yeast, a muddled banana and apple mushy fruitiness, some darker raisin and plum notes, and generic citrus-kissed earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are moderately active, but mostly in a lulling frothy sense, the body a sturdy medium weight, and a bit silky in its smoothness - a creamy hint not altogether out of the question. It finishes on the sweet side, but more or less tempered by the sublimely understated old-school yeast, and unheralded hops.

Dunkelweizen, but made with saison yeast? Or dark saison, but made with wheat malt (I'm wondering if they just forgot to add 'wheat' to the list of ingredients on the label)? I dunno - when I closed my eyes, it seemed very much like the former, the yeast somewhat inconsequential, and when I opened them, I was still drinking a dunkel, so there we have it. Pedantic style cross-pollination discussion aside, this is indeed a pretty tasty, yeasty dark ale.

biboergosum, Apr 13, 2014
Schottleweizen from Phillips Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.