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Tabernash Dunkel Weiss - Left Hand Brewing Company

Tabernash Dunkel WeissTabernash Dunkel Weiss

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40 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-16-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 38 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jcalabre:
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3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up on a business trip to Colorado. I'm glad that I did.
Appearance: this pours an opaque reddish brown with an off white head.
Aroma. The nose is of sour cherries, surprisingly enough. There's some sweetness in the nose too. I liked the aroma
Flavor: Although it lacks the 'crispness' that I enjoy in wheats, this brew has a very enjoyable, slightly sweet flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2003 02:48:20 | More by jcalabre
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-17-2014 04:59:24 | More by GreesyFizeek
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-23-2013 16:36:32 | More by jaydoc
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light brown, slight dark orange appearance to the beer, points for being different I guess. Frothy head. Aroma was massive clove and banana bread.

Taste, more clove. Wheat base is evident. Very much a sandwich in a bottle style of beer, just so heavy on the breadiness. Probably authentic for its style. I tend to like more Americanized dunkels, with hops or spicy, which this seems to have very little of either. A toffee and nuts flavor approaches as the beer warms. For being so low in alcohol relatively speaking, it sure took me some time to finish this one off.

From my notes, I couldn't figure out why the heck Michael Jackson thought this beer was so awesome?

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 21:49:22 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of sabrills70

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a bottle date of 1/12/05 - good thing I got it 20% off as today is 3/4/06. pours a cloudy deep amber with a huge creamy head, good longevity and very good lace. Typical hefe smells of banana and clove etc., but a bit musky and earthy. Very slight roasted smells. Again good hefe flavors with a bit of musky roastyness - not a ton but enough to just notice. A heavier hefe, a winter hefe if you will. A good brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2006 00:46:36 | More by sabrills70
Photo of rowew


3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck with the bottled date clearly visible on the front of the label.

Appearance: Pours clear with a large head for the first 2/3, then I swirled in the sediment and this added quite a bit of haze. Head is good sized, but fades quickly.

Smell: Lots of yeast profile in the aroma - the wheat comes through strongly too.

Taste: The yeast flavor definitely dominates - lots of clove flavors. The wheat and grain flavors are clean.

Overall impression: A nice dunkel - accompanies spicy food very well.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2005 23:21:40 | More by rowew
Photo of silver0rlead

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep amber, with a thick tan head that retains well...a nice looking dunkel to say the least. Aroma is biscuity malt, with a fruity, banana-y, clove like yeast scent. Taste begins with a biscuity malt flavor followed by a banana flavor with hints of corriander, and plums. Mouth feel is crisp and refreshing with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is quite good and i could definately have a few more.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2005 04:15:25 | More by silver0rlead
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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from a mixed six pack ($8/sixer), with a bottled date of June 25, 2004. Poured into a pilsner glass following the instructions on the bottle: pour 2/3 into glass, then swirl bottle to mix in yeast, then pour the rest.

Appearance: A nice amber/orange color, with the cloudiness you'd expect from a wheat beer. Good white head that eventually goes down to about two millimeters thick, but never disappears. Looks great.

Smell: Caramel and banana bread.

Taste: Great balance to this one... banana up front with a malty aftertaste that lingers just long enough. Tasty!

Mouthfeel: Nice and creamy. Dries your mouth a bit at the finish, making you want another sip.

Drinkability: I could definitely drink multiple glasses of this beer, but the carbonation is just a bit high for my tastes. I believe that's expected in this style.

Notes: I really like this beer! I'm new to this style, so can't say how it compares, but I will definitely come back for more of this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2005 03:13:53 | More by mportsch
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3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity... Bottled on 2/14/04.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" beige head over the slightly murky dark amber brew. Head fades pretty quickly down to about 1/4", and lacing is minimal to average. Aroma is lightly of fruits and wheat. Taste is dominated by a tart fruitiness, and little wheat character is tasted. Mouthfeel is reasonable for the style, and drinkability is nice and thirst-quenching. Not a bad brew, but I'm guessing it has lost a bit over time. Have to revisit in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2005 22:46:55 | More by ppoitras
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3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge froth collapses into a beer meringue sculpture. Lovely reddish brown the color of a translucent Jersey cow. I love wheats, I should try some good German representations. This one smells like homemade wine, and wet slate. Taste: Lemon, banana, mint, fresh whole wheat bread, basement must and barn dust. Sticky, pumpkin bread. I love it!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2005 20:08:40 | More by gbontrag
Photo of Jason


3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a bottled on date on the side of the label.

Appearance: Hazed amber-brown with two fingers of solid head.

Smell: Mild clove with a light fermented wheat tartness. Faintly bready.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Quite smooth and crisp with a medium body. Earthy palate with an almost woody flavor from a dusty husk character. Vague hops are over run by the flash of spiciness. Long lingering yet mild tartness from yeast shows a touch of nuttiness.

Drinkability & Notes: Not half bad for a domestically brewed Dunkel Weiss. It’s awesome to see a brewery tackle this style. Went well with some beer braised hot Italian sausage and peppers.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2004 02:35:39 | More by Jason
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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a brown color with a really tall head and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and malty - caramel malts, mostly. The flavor is sweet and malty with hints of fruit and a little hops for balance. Finish is a little dry, but with some fruitiness. This is a good beer and I'll have it again if I can find it.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2004 17:58:31 | More by clvand0
Photo of SheepNutz


3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. It pours a deep copper color with three fingers of towering head. There is a good amount of lacing. The smell is malty and sweet, a light caramel aroma, and a hint of alcohol (don't know where that's coming from). The taste is malty and has just a little bit of sweet fruit like grape. A little dry on the finish. The mouthfeel is nice, and so is the drinkability. Not too shabby.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2004 04:47:07 | More by SheepNutz
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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a hazy brown color. The nose is caramel with a bit of the banana creamyness. The caramel malt comes through in the flavor as well. Not as much of the creamy banana. Its still a good beer. The banana creamyness is more in the finish. Its moderate in my mouth. I could see sitting down to more than one of these. I will like to see

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2004 00:11:05 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of PorterLambic


3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light reddish-brwon with a good, thick 1 1/2" head that lingers.
Smells is not very strong, sweet and malty.
Taste is better, malty, light hops, sweet, fruity with alcohol making a mild appearance late.
A nice medium-bodied brew with a light effervescence, very smooth, very drinkable. A lot like a good brown ale but with a nice fruity aspect to it.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2004 02:25:57 | More by PorterLambic
Photo of filabrazilia


4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light brown with a nice tan head. Good lace surronds the glass.

There is a strong aroma of bananas and spice in the nose.

A nice fruity taste is evident in the mouth that is balanced by an assertive clove finish. Very nice.

Thin in the mouth with a crisp dry finish.

This is a nice offering from Tabernash that I would likely try again.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2004 15:38:49 | More by filabrazilia
Photo of JISurfer

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This, I feel, is a very likeable beer. It's not too strong in the alcohol area, so that is a good thing, considering the taste could be ruined by that. Instead it's very smooth and creamy. It has a slight fruit "bite" to it, that is mostly the taste of darker, richer fruits, mixed with some citrus. The color was a very murky brownish amber with a nice thick head. The head lasted a little while, then disappated into a thin laceing. The smell was good, in that it reminded me of a brewery. All in all a good beer that will see my frigde more often.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2004 05:09:36 | More by JISurfer
Photo of Crosling


3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark brown color. Large head that laced up well.

Some subtle chocolate, coffee in the aroma with lots of banana and cloves.

Not very good.

Banana and clove shine shine with yeast and other dark grains.

Have compared to home brewed Dunkel Weiss beers that I thought were better.

Not very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2004 00:35:14 | More by Crosling
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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Aventinus glass for optimum effect, and did it work! Color is a dark auburn hue, with the sides and foot cast in a roasted reddish shade, and the head is huge, thick, fluffy and colored light tannish.
Aroma: rather mild, creamy, soft, with notes of nuts and spice, and hints of fruit.
Taste: light on the tongue, but very flavorful and well-equipped with that certain weizen texture I enjoy, solid and tasty. Lightly fruity, with some citrus, but plenty of grapes, plum, etc. Very warm and playful in the mouth, with a soft, fruity, and eventually drying finish.
Smooth and appealing, this was a very fine little dunkel. Good job, Tabernash, and thanks to vitriola for sending it out!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2003 10:04:11 | More by feloniousmonk
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New York

3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

15 seconds later, the noisy, bubbly, coarse, tan, soda pop head is gone. Try again. The second pour gives a slightly denser head. Below it, the copper/red beer is pretty nice looking. There is lots of carbonation. Sticking my face in the glass, I smell sugar, malt, tanginess, a little fish and some milk gone bad. A fruity, tangy front on this beer and a tangy, fruity middle that's thinnish, with subtle chocolate. It finishes dry yet zingy, with alcohol and ink.

It isn't bad. There are flavors. Fruity, malty, tangy and even a little rummy. Interesting, but only.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2003 20:19:58 | More by kbub6f
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3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hmmm? Curious Dunkel. I must say, the first few sips had me a bit puzzled. Pours a decent burnt sienna, slightly hazed with the yeast pour. Larger and stickier than normal Weissbeer head. Mild fruit nose of banana and pineapple, some spice, a hint of rubber. Flavor is thin, hop dominated with a smoky roast barley astringency in the finish. It grew on me some but certainly not the finest example I've tasted. Wouldn't turn one down now, of course, but on a shelf next to the Weihenstephaner, no contest.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2003 01:14:06 | More by inebrius
Photo of beerguy101


3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, slightly cloudy, medium head. A medium bodied "dark wheat beer". Fairly sweet roasted malts. Mild hops. Very definite banana and clove flavor yet balance a little bit by the dryness of the roasted malts. Nice balance. Good flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is really interesting; it is slightly sweet with a lingering malt finish. Nice refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2003 23:53:59 | More by beerguy101
Photo of jackndan


3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tabernash Dunkel Weiss: in a bottle, with kind of a cool label, not unlike the pint to your upper left on this page. The label has pouring instructions, pour, wait, swirl, and pour again. Pours a hazy brown, with a fairly deep haze. Not much head, but what there was stayed around for a little while. Aroma is initially malty, with a little bit of banana. Really nice taste, significant sweetness for a weiss beer. A slight taste of chocolate, followed by a nice leavening blast of yeast, coupled with some dried fruit flavor, primarily raisons. Nice and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2003 02:43:41 | More by jackndan
Photo of Brent


3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a walnut/strong tea brown. Soft aroma of slightly over-ripe banana. Up front the malt is tangy with a phenolic whack of what almost turns into banana, but at the last instant vanishes back into the malt. Rather odd. Tangy wheat flows into a slightly acidic finish with bittering at the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue. Not my favorite dunkel weisse, by far.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2003 00:58:50 | More by Brent
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2.45/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with a smallish white head. Carbonation is flowing nicely. Scent is grainy with a tropical fruit aroma, pretty par for the style. This is an odd tasting beer. It's grainy up front for a second, but the taste of cloves is stronger than any other wheat brew i've had, especially in the tail end of the taste. It's a bit overpowering, and detracts from this weizen. Aftertaste is really just cloves and perhaps sweat socks. My mouth is sticky. Pretty dissapointing, and I won't be buying this one again, even though I tend to love wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2003 18:08:54 | More by avylover
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Tabernash Dunkel Weiss from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.