Slam Dunkel - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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2.7/5 rDev -30.4%
Poured into a 13 oz tulip. Pours a dark brown, with a half inch of off white head, some sediment in the bottom, with some lace. Smell is clove, banana, bread, dark fruits, and burnt brown sugar. Taste is all of that, very sweet and a little stale. Body is medium, enough life, dry, and for me not very drinkable. This is not my favorite style and not my favorite example of the style.
06-17-2012 13:18:10 | More by SawDog505
4.4/5 rDev +13.4%
Poured into a tall pint glass, pilsner type, color is dense copper to light brown, head is tan and very dense and thick - very nice looking dunkel weizen.
Smell is light banana, clove, hints of yeast, bready and light grain. Slight phenolic notes mixed with very feint toasted or light roasted malt.
Taste is smooth, nice wheat and light roast malt overtaken by the banana, clove, yeast, bread mix. Solid bitterness but no overriding hop flavor. Nice sweetness mixed in to balance the stronger yeast flavors and mild bitterness, clean flavors outside of the weizen as expected from a lagered type brew.
Mouthfeel is very good for many weizens i've tried, not to strong on the tongue, good balance nice lingering sweetness.
Overall, very tasty, great beverage - some weizenbocks in the past I've tried have not hit the right note but this is one I'd get a full case of.
06-07-2012 01:06:07 | More by mvanaskie13
4.15/5 rDev +7%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy brown color with a nice thick tan head. The head fades very slowly over time to give a small level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of brown bread. These bready aromas are mixed with some dark fruit aromas of cherry and prune. Mingling with all these aromas is a very light alcohol aroma. Very nice blend overall.
Taste – The flavors start out with a more malty and bready flavor. The flavors quickly change in nature, in which they sweeten at the expense of the malty due to flavors of sweeter fruit of cherry and prune entering the taste. These fruit tastes lose their sweetness however and begin lightly sour at the end the taste. As the fruit flavors begin to lightly sour, there is also the entrance of some spicy and yeasty flavors as well which when arriving with a lightly boozy flavor leave an intriguing warming taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just above average with the carbonation level just below normal. Overall both suit the beer well with its sweeter then more sour flavors.
Overall – A nice, slightly tart (but not too sour) weizenbock with a nice warming feel the is very pleasant to sit back and sip. I find this one a quite nice brew.
05-29-2012 00:22:29 | More by Darkmagus82
3.45/5 rDev -11.1%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.
Appearance: very dark brown with a thick haze I can only describe as "murky". Head pours a thick finger of pillowy tan foam. Decent, but really, it looks like a glass of muddy water.
Smell: spicy, phenolic aroma demonstrating a hint of rubber as well as some banana, clove and wheat malt. Not bad but a bit uncontrolled.
Taste: starts off with a nice banana/clove character, which then morphs into an alcoholic bite which seems strong for a beer which is only 7% ABV. At the end is a muddy mixture of wheatiness and graininess along with some vegetal hop aftertaste. I like the beginning, but not so much the end.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Good stuff.
Overall: this beer just doesn't grab me. It's got its good parts, but overall there are enough negatives that I won't seek out this beer again.
05-18-2012 15:21:36 | More by flagmantho
4.25/5 rDev +9.5%
A: large three finger off white head with nice retention and lacing on a murky brown with amber hues body.
S: sweet caramel, molasses, brown sugar and some dark fruits.
T: caramel malts with cola, cherry, some spices notes. mild on the toffee and brown sugar but flavor follows the nose well.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a nice beer. Flavorful with good amount of body. One of the better of the style.
05-17-2012 22:20:06 | More by kylehay2004
District of Columbia
4.28/5 rDev +10.3%
Served in a FFF shaped glass.
A: Dark and wheaty in appearance, with a swamp-like consistency and massive, 4-5 finger head that stayed foamy on top of the reddish-brown concoction for a good bit.
S: Sort of like sour dough bread with infused brown sugar. Seriously, this almost smelled like a dubbel.
T: The dark fruit finish gave it that special edge the I find sorely lacking in most dunkels. Sure, there was a tinge of bitterness in there, but overall, this was fruity, wheaty goodness.
M: This was creamy as hell, and with a sweetness that was not unlike a lot of gourmet candies that I've tried. The lacing was substantial and the drinkability was off the charts.
O: I totally wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was and I'd definitely ranked it up there with the big dogs in term of style. Weyerbacher is kinda hit or miss with me overall, but this was a definite hit!
05-14-2012 22:33:13 | More by Chaney
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured into a Southern Tier tulip-style snifter. No freshness date.
A- Pours a solid brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains slightly before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small patch of light surface foam. Above-average lacing.
S- Sweet, dark fruit and candy sugar. Wheaty and somewhat floral.
T- Pervasive Belgian yeast and a toasty malt base with notes of plum, raisin and banana. Alcohol makes its presence known but isn't dissatisfying.
M- Full-ish body, medium-low carbonation and decidedly brisk.
O- I'm becoming a bigger fan of this style the more I try it. You can usually count on Weyerbacher to make whatever type of beer they're working with quite good.
05-13-2012 01:14:27 | More by Immortale25
Slam Dunkel from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.