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Skylight Dunkelweizen - New Republic Brewing Company

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Skylight Dunkelweizen
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BA SCORE
83
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 19.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Republic Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brent on 02-29-2012)
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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz. pint on-tap at the brewery
(6/6/14)

L: murky brown/yellow, not a huge head with no stick or lace

S: buttery malted banana ... so different. it's stupid to say, but it really does mix the malty stout-like notes of the dunkel with that hefeweizen banana/tart fruit. wants to smell sour but manages not to ... somehow. this style is tripping me out.

T: all of the hefeweizen-like notes are subdued by a real nice malt sweetness. the dunkel notes never hit chocolate or coffee, but they pull so hard on the wheat notes that they sweeten out any tartness and do it without it ever tasting sour.

F: solid at a glance. the brew warmed up very quickly on a hot early-June day but never lost its drinkability. very solid without feeling heavy.

O: this needs more study. i've had dunkels and i've had hefeweizens, but this mix is new to me and kind of a trip. one pint in, Skylight is intriguing . nothing about it is over the top ... the dunkel notes are not super dark or raisiny/licoricey or even close ... they're most just sweet on top of and surrounding the lighter/tarter wheat notes. cool brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of gnatman
4.78/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a slightly malty hefeweizen with flavors of banana and clove, and hints of chocolate. It looks very dark, even compared to most hefeweizens, and is not as highly carbonated as most hefeweizens tend to be. I really like the banana flavor, and would like that to be even more pronounced, then it would totally be worthy of a 5.0, but as it is now, it's a fantastic beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm usually not a fan of this style, but I was very impressed by this beer. I love New Republic, especially considering they're our only brewery in College Station, but they're beers don't have the greatest appearance. As far as taste and smell go, they've gotten that down. I agree that the ABV was a little low which definitely held back some of the flavors, which were nutty with chocolate/coffee appearing vuery subtly. Not what I'm used to for this style, but I liked it. Overall it was a very nice experience and the guys who run the brewery are great. Hopefully they will begin bottling/canning soon so I can purchase a six pack.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit on the lightweight side for a dunkelweizen. Bright deep brown malt, some nutty notes along with a vague chocolate malt touch. Low on the presence of any yeasty or wheat malt flavor. This style often carries a higher abv, and the overall impression was that this beer has been held back.

Skylight Dunkelweizen from New Republic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.