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Sunset Dunkleweizen - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2002

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back from a hiatus, this batch listed at 5.2 ABV

Pours a cloudy amber color with a white head and some lace. Aroma of wheat, caramelized malt, and a hint of leafy, flowery hop. In the taste, a big dose of caramelized flavor, moderate clove and hardly any bitterness. Medium bodied feel with a good thickness, surely not thin. Overall, Delicious. 5.2% abv dunkel with a firm, nutty malty flavor and a hint of hop and clove.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Brick Store Pub awhile ago. Poured a dark chestnut with a head that faded pretty quickly but left some nice lacing. There were lightt smells of brown bread, banana, and a touch of tin. The taste is spicy and slightly roasty to begin followed by more brown bread and bananas. Slightly thin, but very crisp and even crackery. Extremely dry, I would have like this to have been a tad more luscious. It was good, but it didn't wow me. The depth of flavor was a little light and it was a trifle thin.

Photo of Foxman
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a hazy milk chocolate cola brown. A tall finger of puffy white head sinks gradually to a thin pillow of froth. Swishes of lacing disappear in a blink.

The aroma is rich with the caramel earthiness of well-toasted malt as well as a tart wheatiness. Esters are sparse, but give up a breath of clove and perhaps the swiftest draft of banana.

Upon tasting, the baked sweetness of toasted malt taxis in caramel and a touch of dark berry before the tart wheat announces a concession to the esters, themselves harbingers of clove, and again the softest lash of banana. As well, a small current of roasted walnuts flows through. Bread crust and residual sweetness join a more general yeast character near the close, and the finish dries and crisps as a good wheat beer will, lingering refreshingly. The full flavor profile is an asset, bringing a fresh face to bear.

Between light and medium bodied, the grain is thick enough to flow with some body, and the dry crispness leaves a final glow.

For those times when grain is what you crave, Victory brings you this fine offering. The malt is sweet, the wheat is crisp, and the result is a pint of fetching flavor and refreshing notes. And with that judicious ABV, drinking it is a fun little past-time. In fact, in an evening of more than a few new flavors, this one was 1b, not a bad standing. I would be most encouraged if this one made its way into bottles, because having the option of enjoying it at home would make it even better.

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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Back on tap after an almost two year absence. This is a growler filled and consumed on 8/16.

A: The weizen is a Hershey's chocolate-colored brew, darker brown but not quite black. As light shines through, a noticeable haze emerges to confirm that this is an unfiltered beauty. The head holds up nicely, lacing throughout my Widmer Bros. glass.

S: The nose has a strong wheat aroma, slightly tart but lacking esters. It is matched with a caramel aroma from the dark malts.

T: The ale has the restrained subtle flavor of an American wheat ale. The body lacks the esters, banana and clove flavors that a dunkel weizen should have. This is fairly consistent with Victory's weissbiers, as Sunrise Weiss is similar. Climbing off of my soapbox, the ale reveals some caramel sweetness, a darker flavor that nicely spices up the restrained body. Three words that come to mind as I drink this: Enjoyable but unspectacular.

M: The mouthfeel is full of wheat flavors, tart with a lighter body. The caramel malts save the beer, adding an element of flavor that is desperately needed.

D: Good drink, my wife and I polished off the growler but the wheat beers are not, IMHO, Victory's strongest asset. Good but nothing to get hyped about.

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Sunset Dunkleweizen from Victory Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.