Summit Dunkel Weizen - Summit Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
Appearance: Clear, dark amber body with a small off-white head, which slowly fades. The lacing is thick and glass-coating. The carbonation is modest and slow-rising.
Aroma: Outstanding maltiness, with dark bread, toasted malt, and caramel.
Taste: Opens with caramel and toasted malt, as the taste progresses, there is a distinct note of dark bread. Late in the taste, there is a bit of restrained fruitiness. Finishes with a lingering, sturdy toasted malt note.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: Fine example of the style, pairs well with bratwurst and potato salad.
Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
01-17-2014 16:07:56 | More by Pegasus
2.84/5 rDev -24.9%
Dunkel Weizen, Unchained 09
12oz to Adelbert’s snifter
A – Quite opaque, barely translucent, but has some clarity when the light is right. Brown. Head nearly dissipates completely; when I opened it, it seemed the carbonation was a tad low.
S – Cocoa, dark fruit, and medicine. The medicine almost seemed to be alcohol at first. The cocoa smells very much like a dark chocolate bar, not powder. The dark fruit is fig and prune, perhaps a bit of cherry. The medicinal smell has sort of changed into a more plastic smell now. I don’t pick up any wheat.
T – A very cocoa-y dunkelweizen, with dark fruit notes in the middle and a medicinal cocoa taste on the back end. Kind of like putting dark cocoa powder into some fig juice and adding a splash of cough syrup; perhaps this could be a substitute drink for some pro athletes. It’s not bad, but it’s not good. There is also a lightness in the taste, a cold strawberry note that comes out between the middle and end that makes the taste somewhat refreshing. I’d give it a higher taste score for being interesting, but it’s missing the flavors I associate with a dunkelweizen. It’s more like a sessionable chocolate stout (with an off-flavor).
M – Medium bodied, kind of soft except on the tip of the tongue. Low carbonation but does seem like a sipper. The taste keeps the mouthfeel feeling agile.
O – While this is pretty off-style and aged, I think it has changed in an interesting way and remains drinkable enough, unless you’re really into style accuracy. It maintains some refreshingness despite the medicinal off-taste, and the cocoa is very present but not overpowering.
3, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25; 2.85.
08-27-2013 01:52:59 | More by nsheehan
3.83/5 rDev +1.3%
Review from notes; picked up a 12 oz bottle on a late August visit to Iowa (bought at John's in IC), consumed mid-October. Dated 08/16/12. Poured to a pint glass back home in Oregon.
"Unchained Series - Batch 09"
A: Deep copper-orange coloring, moderate carbonation. Loud, fizzing head, (almond colored and soda-like), building to about a finger, dissipating rather quickly. Slim lace bands linger before fading. A little hazy, as it should be.
S: I originally gave a 3.5 (before the new .25 point grading), but adjusted today; it was a category I recall wavering on... Good bready/fruity aroma - apple, raisin clove and roasted nuttiness.
T: Mild 'banana' flavor, MUCH stronger 'clove' spicing. Not to say it's over-bearing or imbalanced - it is neither - but earthy/dry clove plays a part in initial tastes and beyond (see Mouthfeel).
M: VERY fizzy carbonation in the mouth, bordering on too much. Light-medium body, but a trailing clove/spice zing adds a nice finish.
O: Pretty likeable dunkel, at the end of the day. Have only had one other chance to try ANYthing from Summit (that on a layover at MSP several years ago), so it was nice to get a seasonal/limited sipper like this. Authentic to the Germanic standards, solid all-around. Would I have this again? Absolutely.
02-25-2013 00:34:25 | More by msubulldog25
3.78/5 rDev 0%
Pours a murky brown with a solid inch and a half light khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.
Orange, wheat, coriander, caramelly sweet, bready, toasted malt and banana esters form the aroma.
There's a toasted barley character throughout the flavor profile, with notes of chocolate and nuttiness. Tangy orange, wheat, banana, and coriander lurk beneath. The finish it's slightly dry and fairly toasty.
Body is creamy and on the full side, with carbonation lightening things up a bit.
Overall, a great example of the style. Malt and hefe yeast esters blend well. Not enough toasted and roasted flavors to dominate, but they add complexity to the banana, wheat, and orange flavors.
12-22-2012 23:37:35 | More by barczar
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
A-reddish brown with a 1 finger head. Slightly hazy to be true to style.
S-I get lot of dried fruits, figs dates raisins. Then a breast backbone with a slight clove lying back. Perfect to style.
T-really enjoy this one. Similar to the smell but adds a bit of a cereal taste on the finish. Almost corn. Takes a bit away from this.
O-a great find for $7.49 a 6 pack. Great drink ability.
12-15-2012 17:15:05 | More by danedelman
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
A: Cloudy, iced-tea colored beer with an incredibly large, foamy head; lacing is okay
S: Banana and cloves are prominent up front, of course, but so is a heavy bready, biscuity base; this smells like freshly baked, lightly spiced banana bread; mmm
T: Of course the bananas and cloves are at the forefront but so are the biscuity, toasty malts; some other spices--nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper--play off those toasty malts quite well
F: A touch thin and yet creamy but fairly typical for the style--perhaps a touch under-carbonated
O: An easy drinking beer; I love dunkel weizens and this one does the trick
10-12-2012 02:07:12 | More by dbossman
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.