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Summit Dunkel Weizen - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bsp77 on 03-06-2012)
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2012 23:51:33 | More by Strix
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 01:21:42 | More by jera1350
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:05:57 | More by hardy008
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 02:03:51 | More by BeerFMAndy
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 04:23:09 | More by JackieTH
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 01:42:40 | More by IronLover
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-12-2012 01:57:02 | More by wattoclone
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-06-2012 03:15:46 | More by Kunstman
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-06-2012 17:04:29 | More by Louski
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troyvar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-25-2012 20:17:38 | More by troyvar
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-25-2014 23:09:22 | More by jaydoc
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nkp765

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-20-2012 04:18:50 | More by nkp765
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-10-2013 02:06:55 | More by jarrgal
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-22-2012 04:05:39 | More by sparx1100
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travdawg7

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-27-2012 17:01:28 | More by travdawg7
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-25-2012 03:24:49 | More by elec
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null

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-01-2012 05:27:43 | More by null
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-25-2012 03:41:01 | More by HoistinBrews
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Zbrown2307

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-16-2012 00:19:51 | More by Zbrown2307
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-12-2012 00:49:53 | More by ridgeline23
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-12-2012 09:06:11 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-31-2012 01:40:48 | More by rocklibster
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ponbon63

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-07-2012 05:08:05 | More by ponbon63
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unchained #9: With White Wheat, Cara Wheat, Malts (Vienna, Munich, others), Tettnanger Hops, and Bavarian Weizen yeast.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Dark, cloudy orange with billowing creamy head and great lacing.

Smell: Sweet banana bread with notes of caramel and chocolate. Very minor touches of clove and Tettnanger hops.

Taste: Very malty and not as sweet as the aroma, with chocolate, caramel and banana. Ends suddenly with light clove and spicy hop notes.

Feel: Creamy (but thin) body with moderate carbonation. The sudden drier finish is slightly odd.

Overall: Very solid example of the style, with nice appearance, aroma and taste. The mouthfeel is the only minor issue I have.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 23:13:19 | More by bsp77
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-hazed & effervescent ice tea color with a finger of khaki colored head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Green banana & bubble gum

T: Follows the nose, pears, & a little bit of brown bread up front. Green apples, green bananas & herbal/woody bitterness as this warms, some grassy notes, a slight bit of smokeyness as well. Finishes with some bubble gum & green apple skins & woody bitterness/dryness, plus just a bit of boozeyness

MF: Light bodied, slight carbonation

No threat to any of any of Germany's best, but pretty repspectable & drinkable

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 00:43:39 | More by russpowell
Summit Dunkel Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.