Summit Dunkel Weizen - Summit Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
A-Hazed burnt orange color
S-Overripe banana drizzled with cocoa and caramel....smells the part...
T-Similar to the aroma but not as strong....tasty but slightly dialed down in flavor compared to the aroma...the banana is still there along with now a hint of vanilla but the cocoa/caramel is more muted on the taste..
M-Easy drinking...carbonation is about perfect....I hate when Weizens get too charged up and this does NOT do that.
O-Very enjoyable. Not quite in NG Black Wheat territory but a fantastic rendition of a not too commonly brewed style. I definitely will be looking to secure another 6er or two of this for the summer.
05-23-2012 04:47:45 | More by ZAP
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
A cloudy burnt umber. Glows light tan in the edges. Thin, white head that clings to the edges and vacates the middle. Smells quite good. Obvious wheat notes coupled with a lemony undercarriage. Some toasted almond notes, as well. Wow, what a smooth, flavorful brew. A bit of tartness at the outset, buoyant with high carbonation. Seems almost thin until a wave of earthy, bread tones come crashing in. The middle lays a heavy blanket of wheat and malt on the tongue and, just as quickly takes it off, leaving a slightly tart, clean finish. Semi-reminiscent of Stillwater's Existent, which pleases me immensely.
Like it? Correct
03-07-2012 01:31:13 | More by wrycon
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
A-Ugly murky muddy brown with just a film of white foam, not a beautiful looking beer but I'm more interested in the taste.
S-Sweet malts and yeast dominate.
T-Sweet barley malt, some wheat notes. Perfectly balanced taste.
M-Medium bodied and carbonated. A smooth brew.
D-Really good. This goes down smooth and incredibly tasty. Finishes quick and cleanly.
O-Probably my favorite beer from Summit, I'll be getting more of this one. Keep it around.
03-23-2012 02:34:20 | More by deebo
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
Poured into a Pint Glass
Appearance - Dark cloudy/hazy brown color. Pours a nice foamy 3 finger head that is slightly brown. Good lacing retention as well!
Smell - Caramel, toffee, bananas, and cloves. There's also a slight earthy scent to this beer, but it's not terribly noticeable.
Taste - Bubblegum, caramel, banana, cloves and malts. The taste is much sweeter and vibrant that the smell with each flavor rich and sweet!
Mouthfeel - Very light in body with some moderate carbonation. It's got a very crisp and I found myself drinking this quite fast. This is a very refreshing beer to drink!
Overall - I'm not terribly familiar with the Dunkelweizen style of beer, but what I got was a crisp and tasty Hefeweizen with a very sweet doppelbock-like caramel kick to it. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, and I would happily drink this again.
04-10-2012 04:56:37 | More by NuclearDolphin
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
Cloudy caramel color, decent initial head, doesn't last or lace though.
Malt, clove, and banana present in the nose.
Caramel, clove, banana, wheat, bubblegum, malt. Nice blend of flavors.
Mouthfeel a little thin perhaps.
I think this is my favorite of the unchained I've had so far.
04-19-2012 23:51:33 | More by Strix
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
Pours out viscous looking. The color is a hazy orange hued brown and the head is of dense sticky foam. Some nice sticky lacing also.
Lots of overripe banana in the nose to go along with some clove and caramel roll smell.
The taste consists of caramel with banana bread and clove with a lighter smoked malt presence on the back end. Some warm alcohol peeks its head out at the very end with a touch of bitterness. Very pleasant taste with a mild complexity to it.
As it warms a bit, the carbonation becomes quite creamy. Light-medium body here with a lightly sticky finish.
I am really glad Summit did this. It's a different style than what 99.9% of breweries in the U.S. are willing to do and this shows how good this style can be when done correctly. Makes a really nice transitional beer from winter to spring.
03-10-2012 01:21:42 | More by jera1350
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
Cloudy burnt orange color with a 3 finger off white head with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has bananas, bread malt, and cloves. Smells like it should be a sweet beer.
The taste is sweet, but not overly sweet, with bananas, bread malt, cloves, yeast, and a small amount of lemon. Taste every bit like a Dunkelweizen should taste.
Light bodied with soft carbonation. Has a lightly sweet aftertaste. Very refreshing, and easy to drink. Nicely made.
07-12-2012 01:05:57 | More by hardy008
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.
Enjoy by 08/16/12 printed on the neck.
A - Poured with most of the sediment, this beer is an incredibly cloudy deep caramel cube brown color with a thick, tall latte head. The loose bubbles were poorly retained for a weizenbier though, and left very little lace on the glass.
S - Explosive banana esters die out quickly to a lull, softly engaging the wheat nose and dark, sweet malt. Notes of molasses and brown sugar baked beans (minus the off-bean part) enter with clove and white pepper spiciness. Musty and earthy, this Unchained Dunkel Weizen has a complex aroma with lingering dark fruits and dense wheat bread.
T - Complimenting the typical weizen characteristics well, Unchained Dunkel Weizen offers a blend of caramelized malt sweetness with light nutty notes. The 'typical' aspects consist of a heavy yeast profile; banana and clove esters with some earthy white pepper spice. Mmm.
M - Medium-full bodied, the wheat adds a soft feel to the body that mellows out the spritzier carbonation. Balanced well, the beer is sweet but not cloying.
O - Summit's Unchained Dunkel Weizen doesn't scream excellence to me, but I'll be damned if it isn't a tasty brew. Heavy yeast profile found throughout this beer really shines with plentiful depth while wheat softens and rounds out the full body provided by some more, darker malts. The earthy characteristics push this beer towards something I'd really enjoy in late summer-early fall months.
06-07-2012 02:03:51 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
Hazy orange-brown with a half-inch of khaki foam that recedes slowly and leaves fits of lace. Smell is ripe bananas, cloves and biscuits. Taste follows the nose, ripe bananas, cloves, allspice, hit of fruity flavor..yeast. It's got a decent level of carbonation but would have liked to see a more substantial body and a creamier feel. The good flavors yield too quickly, the body falls apart a bit on the tongue leaving a slightly chalky after taste. I enjoy the style and, though there is some room for improvement, I enjoyed this example from Summit. Keep making them and I'll keep drinking them.
03-16-2012 04:23:09 | More by JackieTH
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
Brownish red in color, like dark tea with a slight chill haze. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Sweet banana aroma up front with earthy wheat malt, yeast, sweet dark roasted malt and herbal hop aromas in tow. Medium bodied with aggressive, tangy carbonation. Sweet banana flavor up front with mellow roasted malt beneath. Tangy, herbal hop bite in the middle followed by earthy, yeasty flavors to the end. Finished with a hint of dark roasted malt and raw yeasty aftertaste.
10-08-2012 01:42:40 | More by IronLover
Summit Dunkel Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.