Summit Dunkel Weizen - Summit Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +15.9%
Appearance: Brown, good head.
Smell: Wheaty, yeasty, mild banana.
Taste: Nice sweetness, banana, yeasty. Weizenbock-lite.
Overall: I really like this beer! I like weizenbocks, especially the ones that are banana-centric, and this one combines those flavors into a less-alcohol-potent beverage. I'm going to have to pick up more of this one before it disappears, probably my favorite so far of the Summit unchained series.
04-08-2012 19:28:28 | More by Mdog
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
3.65/5 rDev -3.4%
12oz bottle with a best by date of 07/28/12
Look is a dark brown/amber with a small sticky head. Smell is very hefe-like at first with clove, banana, and yeast. As you dig, there's grain and malt manifesting as cinnamon rolls and freshly baked bread. Taste starts out crisp, grainy, and woody. Clove and banana notes fade into deep roasted flavors: light cocoa, toasted grain, cinnamon rolls again, and toasted bread. Very pleasant, but ultimately too sweet for my tastes.
06-22-2012 04:03:16 | More by jimmah120
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
3.43/5 rDev -9.3%
Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with cool minimalist 'Unchained' label; best-by 8-16-12. Picked this up in KC...was looking all around mid-Mo for a dunkelweizen other than the 500 ml bottles of Weihenstephaner which are often out of code, and love Summit. KC gets Summit even though the rest of the state doesn't. Booyah!
Appearance: Murky sienna beer, capped with a dark eggshell colored crown with decent retention.
Smell: Mostly estery banana, with some doughy notes in the background, a ghostly whisper of alchol, and a hint of sweet graininess. As this warms, hints of clove and sweet toffee emerge, so I'm bumping this up from what I gave it originally. Pleasant overall, if not tons of depth.
Taste: Banana jumps out front from the get-go, which I don't really mind for the style. The only problem is (and it pains me to say this, as I was really wanting to love this beer) that there's not much behind it. There's very minimal bready malts, and a sort of odd light astringency here as well. Perhaps some dark fruit flavors as well, but they're mild (although nice). Overall, not a ton going on.
Mouthfeel: Fairly light, esp. for teh 6%, but it has that nice hefeweizen drinkability.
Overall: Like I said, I wanted to love this beer, but I just can't. It'd be great for gulping down with German food outside at a hot July picnic, but I probably wouldn't buy it again to drink on its own. Summit makes some really tasty beers, and their Unchained series has produced some awesome stuff, but this one's fairly average.
At around $8-9 a sixer, I'd have to give this a B-.
06-03-2012 03:24:10 | More by BedetheVenerable
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours like a glass of freshly brewed sweet tea. Murky, cloudy, with a slight, off-white head. Nice lacing. The nose is full of cereal, bananas, malted wheat, it smells the part. The wheat, on the tongue, is very straight-forward, unadulterated. A few wood notes, and just enough hop presence to support the bigger picture. Overall, this is a nice surprise. Not exactly a breakfast beer, per se, but it does taste like breakfast.
03-12-2012 03:59:08 | More by yamar68
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
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
The latest in Summit's Unchained Series is a Dunkel Weizen. It pours a cloudy copper-amber color with a cap of really thick sticky foam. Banana and pear mix with in the aroma with a dash of spice. The wheat adds character and texture to the body. The flavors are a bit sweet with some hints of caramel. This is solid drinkable brew.
04-05-2012 00:09:48 | More by BeardedBoffin
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
4.03/5 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.