Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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Reviews by wattoclone:
4/5 rDev +12.7%
Dunkelweizen is by far my favorite style of beer. Among my favorites are Ayinger, Weihenstephaner, Erdinger, Hacker-Pschorr, Konig Ludwig, and Franziskaner which I keep on tap at home. Up until now the only US craft beer which has achieved the level of Bavarian perfection is Perennial Artisan Black Walnut Dunkel. Neshaminy Creek has delivered another outstanding version of this style. Burnt caramel aroma. Sweet dark fruit and roasted malts with a nice burnt caramelized bitter finish. Loads of sediment which enhance the sweetness. Aroma is weaker than a typical German dunkelweizen but the intense roasted malt raises the flavor bar above most of the Bavarian imports. I hope Dunks Ferry becomes more readily available in the future.
Update: Picked up growler and bottles of the 2014 release. The mouthfeel is not as thick and rich as the 2013. The aroma and taste are similar, but less sweet and dense. The dark fruits are missing this year and it is closer to a Bavarian dunkelweizen in density and flavor. The sourness now dominates the palate and the malty sweetness takes a backseat. The bitterness in the finish are still bold which should please the trendy IPA crowd.
08-24-2013 18:14:29 | More by wattoclone
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
Muddy brownish deep orange hue with a healthy tan tinged head about 3 fingers high. Smells nice, traditional bavarian yeasty notes of banana and spice . Almost smells like fried bananas in a light chocolate sauce. Faintly earthy.
Rather nice, on the lighter side of being medium bodied. Like the hefe by neshaminy lots of banana notes through out. really does taste like a chocolate dipped banana in a good. Bright effervescence that really break the body up. Slightly medicinal finish. Faint sweetness, some bready notes, a pretty complex low abv beer. Balanced and clean on the back end unlike the hefe, chocolate and caramel notes all blend together into one nice concise and somehow refrshing sip. Pretty good. A little bit of burnt toast comes into play at times that doesnt blend as well but overall a pretty good beer. Lingering banana and hearty breads in the mouth.
09-11-2013 17:41:11 | More by jtierney89
3.74/5 rDev +5.4%
Picked this up in a 22 because it is a style I like and was at a decent price, so worth a try. Excellent appearance and decent smell but then the taste did not follow. Overall it was a decent beer that I enjoyed drinking but would not likely buy again.
02-19-2014 01:53:53 | More by JamieDuncan
2.68/5 rDev -24.5%
Poured into a shaker pint.
Murky dark brown with 1/2 finger of head.
Cola, dark candy syrup, nougat and banana.
Huge doses of dark candy syrup. Nougat, Cola and wheat bread. A decent amount of phenols from the yeast showing off some banana peal and clove.
Medium bodied, oily, crisp and clean.
A lot of dark candy syrup flavor. Seems kind of artificial. Not a huge fan of this one.
12-06-2012 01:34:19 | More by justintcoons
4.08/5 rDev +14.9%
Muddy brown in color and murky with an orangish hue. Poured with a billowy white foam with good staying power that slowly reduced to a wispy cap. Sweet banana aroma is dominant with hints of earthy grain and dark bread in the background. Medium bodied, a bit syrupy, with tight, tangy carbonation through the middle. Sweet banana flavor throughout with peppery spices in tow that peak with a tangy bite through the middle. A pleasant spicy hop flavor ushers in the end as this finishes with a sweet, slightly yeasty, slighty spicy aftertaste.
03-30-2013 23:06:32 | More by IronLover
2.33/5 rDev -34.4%
Pours a cloudy and very dark chestnut brown color that's completely opaque with mahogany edges and a thin off-white head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Spicy clove-like aroma with a weird acetone/solvent presence that is not usually associated with the style. There's also a strong bready yeast character along with subtle banana and a sweet chocolate malt notes. The chemical presence is really throwing me off, overpowering the sweet chocolate banana bread notes that make this style appealing.
On the fuller end of medium body with a prominent zesty clove presence up front but again, there's an artificial chemical-like flavor coming in mid-palate that throw things off a bit. It's not as offensive as in the nose but it takes away from the spice, banana bread and sweet malts. The bread and banana flavors stand out more than in the nose as do the sweet chocolate malt notes. Sweet chocolate with caramel, toffee and biscuit. Again, the metallic solvent like character shows up in the finish, lingering a bit after the swallow. Overall, this beer has some decent flavor but it's buried underneath a mess of other things that don't work well for the style.
09-18-2013 05:49:53 | More by corby112
3.46/5 rDev -2.5%
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance- Served a hazy chestnut-brown color brew with a tiny white head. The head fades fast to leave only a trace of white foam floating atop the brew.
Smell – Overall the aroma is rather light. The aroma is heaviest of a banana mixed with some caramel. Along with these smells is a little bit of wheat and some aromas of yeast.
Taste - The taste begins with a sweeter wheat dark brown bread flavor. There is a good level of caramel sweetness upfront mixed with a little bit of a more dark fruit sweetness. As the flavor moves forward, flavors of lighter fruits consisting of banana and orange come to the tongue. More yeastiness and some spice develop in the taste at this time with a bit of a cola flavor developing more toward the end. In the end a rather sweet and moderately spiced darker wheaty flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium to slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average.
Overall – Not a bad dunkel and quite easy drinking. Fairly tasty and well worth a try.
06-20-2013 22:43:20 | More by Darkmagus82
Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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