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Big Rock Dunkelwizen (Kasper Shultz Line) - Big Rock Brewery

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Big Rock Dunkelwizen (Kasper Shultz Line)Big Rock Dunkelwizen (Kasper Shultz Line)

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 21.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Malty and complex with hints of chocolate, caramel, coffee, toasted wheat and a subdued hop bitterness.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 08-07-2011)
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Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the current brews from Big Rock's Brewmaster's Series, on-tap at the Craft Beer Market in downtown Calgary.

This beer appears a hazy, muddled dark rusty brown colour, with one finger of thin creamy beige head, which leaves a droopy curtain of lace around the glass upon its steady retreat. It smells of mild sweet wheat grain, and black fruit esters. The taste is bready caramel malt, some faint banana, obscured by a more dark fruitiness, and earthy, floral hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body on the weak side of medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes off-dry, with a bready, brown sugar quality.

A decently flavourful dunkel - it just lacks the comparative subtlety of old-world examples.

biboergosum, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 16/5/12

A clear dark amber, clearly filtered with just a short lived finger of foam that leaves no lace, I'd never guess this was a Dunkelweizen by looking at it

S a little more towards the style with some bruised banana, milk chocolate, dried plum and earthy hops

T similar to the smell with more raisin then plum, slightly woody but I'm not picking up on the vanilla and coffee that the bottle claims

M medium bodied with good carbonation, slightly sticky on the lips with a little chocolate covered banana chips lingering on the finish

O decent beer but not at the same level of the better versions of the style I've tried in the past

I'd get board before I finished a 6er but it might be one of the better options at lots of bars in Calgary, as luck would have it avoiding those bars is getting easier in these parts

wordemupg, May 17, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
3.98/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most Dunkelweizens taste like Hefes with a dark malty base but this is more like a bock in its rich maltiness and its rich caramel notes in the finish. I have admired Big Rock for trying to get some rep with their new line of beers but most have left me cold. This is pretty darn good and has that complexity that I once tasted a long time ago with Mcnallys Extra.

canucklehead, May 22, 2012
Photo of kjyost
2.03/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

341 mL bottle acquired at the MLCC. I love me a good dunkelweizen, but I am quite worried about this one as when you look through the bottle there isn't a hint of haze or yeast sediment.

A: Yup. They did it. They filtered a weizen. Eff. Copper, clear, copper reddish with a small tan head that drops quickly but leaves a touch of lacing at first.
S: Clean nose. Sweet caramel malt.
T: Sweet caramel, not malty. Eff. No esters. If I had to guess they used a bit of wheat malt in a grist that they normally use for an amber. Not what I want in a supposed Dunkel. A hint of earthy bitterness in the finish.
M: If this were a macro it would be thick, but for a wheat beer? Come on. Thin. Meh.
O: If someone told me this was a Killian's or other macro red sh*t, I'd believe it. Awful. I remember 15 years ago loving Big Rock. Now I will never have them again if there aren't better options. I knew better, and here I am, cranky.

kjyost, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3rd addition to Big Rock's Brewmaster series.

Appearance - Pours a dark copper brown with a thin white head. Bubbles are present and has nice clarity.

Smell - Sweet raisins, caramelized sugar, plum aromas.

Taste - Caramelized sugar and plum flavours shine through from the aromas. Pleasant nuttiness makes this brew nice and rich. Good balance of bitter and sweet flavours. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation, slight creaminess.

Overall - I really enjoyed the flavours in this dunkelweizen from Big Rock; there were some good nutty flavours and a good balance of bitter and sweet, which makes this an enjoyable drink. Would like to have tasted more of the traditional clove and banana flavours in this one, but overall still a pleasant addition to the Brewmaster series.

leaddog, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Shadman
1.78/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Jusy had to buy 6 of these to see if Big Rock, the one time craft brew darling, can actually regain that old tyme magic.

Hey...they got the colour down. Dark, clear(Krystal Dunkel weizen?) with some ruby red undertones...fizzy head that rapidly reduced itself to a off white ring. Scant signs of lacing.

If it was one of their regular ales, I'd score it a lot higher. To me, it has an almost butter toffee/carmelized sugar aroma and not much else.

Wow...it's like they took their 'Scotch' Ale formula and gave it a slight tweak and said 'Viola" ve haff Dunkelweizen! Same carmelized sugar sweetness, some slight mettalic twang, and that's it...seriously..

Watery, thin.tends to become flat and more watery after 7-10 minutes

Holy Bleep! Is McNally still alive? If not he's got to be absolutely spinning in his grave becus this is a joke...I may need to mix the remaining 5 I have with some Kokanee..an insult to the style...

Shadman, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of MylesMac
3/5  rDev -4.2%

MylesMac, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of philmen
3/5  rDev -4.2%

philmen, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of goalie35
3/5  rDev -4.2%

goalie35, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Tarks
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Tarks, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Vandelayindustri
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Vandelayindustri, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Alberta_Beer_Guy, Jul 16, 2012
Big Rock Dunkelwizen (Kasper Shultz Line) from Big Rock Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.