Summit Dunkel Weizen - Summit Brewing Company
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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
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
A: Clear Reddish brown in color . Not much visible carbonation and no lacing.
S: Fruity dark malt and slightly sour.
T: Dark roasted wheat and full dark fruit. Slightly sweet with a tart finish.
M: Tingly bite and full for a weiss beer.
O: An interesting take on the dunkel weizen style.
09-21-2012 03:19:27 | More by 312HopBomb
3.2/5 rDev -15.3%
12oz into tulip. no bottled on date.
A: a hazed, but very bright, light brown/almost orange hue. head is brownish and white. retention is terrible as it disappears quickly.
S: a little bit of a vinous, corky aroma. banana. ground ginger. the vinous scent is a little off-putting.
T: pretty classic dunkel flavors to start. caramel, sweet fruits, a little bit of clove. a little cheesy? a lingering caramel flavor lasts long into the finish. along with a mild fruitiness.
M: ample carbonation on a medium body.
D: not bad, just not too impressed either. not sure if this was sitting for too long or just not great. maybe better closer to the source....
08-14-2012 00:28:30 | More by Jimmys
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
Thanks to barzigkin for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a brownish orange color with an off-white head. The aroma features a lot of banana and toffee notes, about as I expected. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some wheat and biscuit malt notes, as well as some banana, toffee and cloves. There is also a hint of yeast in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
08-05-2012 19:13:13 | More by Mora2000
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
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
08-01-2012 00:43:39 | More by russpowell
Summit Dunkel Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
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