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Summit Dunkel Weizen - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Dunkel WeizenSummit Dunkel Weizen

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BA SCORE
85
very good

120 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 120
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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Hellpop65

Kansas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-23-2012 22:33:39 | More by Hellpop65
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312HopBomb

Illinois

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
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-04-2012 00:28:32 | More by AApparel
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-24-2012 04:12:31 | More by stortore
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

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
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GarbageMan


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-13-2012 01:14:04 | More by GarbageMan
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +19%

08-10-2012 03:05:37 | More by CWhite
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Mora2000

Texas

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
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-29-2012 23:19:37 | More by Cooper
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soju6

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

A: Pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of bananas, some roasted malt, bit of toffee sweetness and just a bit of spice.

T: Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, some toffee with a mild sweetness. There is an easy bitterness in the background with a clean finish.

F: Medium body, quite smooth and well balanced.

O: Very enjoyable drinker. Nice take on the style. Worth a try.

07-29-2012 19:38:25 | More by soju6
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-13-2012 03:22:54 | More by MN_Beerticker
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hardy008

Minnesota

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
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sammo

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-06-2012 20:29:47 | More by sammo
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-01-2012 05:27:43 | More by null
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bmike86

Iowa

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

I picked up a 6 pack from Byerly’s in Minnetonka.

Appearance --- a hazy golden-brownish (pretty much honey) in color with about 1 finger worth of a light off-white head with a tint of yellow, with a minimal amount of suds left lacing the glass while drinking.

Smell --- not much with the scent, a bit of banana and wheat

Taste --- banana, bread, malts

Mouth feel --- fairly light, minimal bitterness

Overall --- I am not a big fan of wheat beers, but am a fan of Summit’s take on the dunkel weizen. I think I would be a bit more excited about it, if it did not have as similar characteristics as the hefeweizen they recently axed from their lineup. I would love for this one to become a spring or fall seasonal, especially since I like this one and have little use for their Maibock. But with all of the recent changes to their lineup, I doubt additional change will happen. It is a shame, because I really enjoyed this one. If there are any around, I highly suggest sneaking in a taste of this before the new Unchained comes out and replaces this one.

06-27-2012 22:35:22 | More by bmike86
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travdawg7

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-26-2012 03:50:51 | More by badelsman
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-24-2012 12:16:44 | More by brendaniel
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

A- Red with orange highlights. Head is thin but lasts well. Fairly hazy.
S- The smell is very heavy on the banana. There are some dark malts and a hint of clove, but those are pretty reserved compared to the banana. Still, very good aromas.
T- The taste is more balanced. A fair bit of spice up front. Some fruity, bananaesque sweetness round it out. There is just the slightest hint of smokyness in the finish.
M- Body is about standard for the style. I actually found it a bit overcarbed, a bit abrasive at times.
O- The dunkelweizen is a style that I think is way underrated by American breweries. I enjoy a good dunkel. This is a sound example that has all the requisites that needs just a touch more balancing and bit less aggressive carbonation to being a great example.

06-24-2012 01:23:58 | More by jsprain1
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
No bottled on date, but "1353 73W042" stamped on bottom
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass

Summit's unchained dunkelweiss is a version of the style that plays up the roasted characters of the style a bit, bringing out some char and chocolate in the normal dunkelweiss mix. Unfortunately, the beer is a bit weak in its olfactory and gustatory presentation, hinting at flavors more than asserting with them. The one flavor that is overly expressed, I felt, was the roasted malt, which ventured into slightly burnt malt territory (and believe me, I've burnt malt before), and comes across as less than desirable. Overall, a fairly average to slightly above average version of the style.

Pours a very tall, tan head, as expected, made up of small and medium-sized bubbles. Retention is only about average, this declines fairly quickly and only leaves minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Head eventually settles to a thin (0.2cm) cap atop the body. Body of beer is a deep, fairly dark, orange-brown color, with light bringing out the orange around the edges of a brown center. Beer is opaque from swirled-in sediment, but I can see some carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is fairly faint overall, yielding a bit of old banana, yeast, and a bit of toasted malt; you really have to dig to find some of these, though. Not as bold or bountiful as its German counterparts, pretty average.

Tasting opens with some mild roasted flavors and mild sweetness a bit like apple cider. Mid-palate brings in more roasted malt, overripe bananas, some bread dough, and a bit of light apple juice sweetness. The roasted malt sticks out a bit more than expected, more than usual in a dunkelweizen, actually coming across as slightly burnt. This is just at the border of unacceptable, but as it does not cross that line, I actually find it somewhat different and enjoyable. Back of palate picks up continued cider-like sweetness, bread-like flavors, and a hint of chocolate. Lingering aftertaste of slightly burnt malt, ripe banana, and some yeast. Generally good, but the burnt flavors aren't particularly to my liking and become off-putting after a while. Also, feel that the flavors could be bolder, like the scent.

Beer's body is medium-light in weight, with carbonation that's a bit below medium for this beer. The result is a fairly light beer that sits around a bit too long on the palate. Finish is dry with a slight residual stickiness on the lips.

06-23-2012 20:19:36 | More by falloutsnow
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jimmah120

Minnesota

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
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Zbrown2307

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-16-2012 00:19:51 | More by Zbrown2307
Summit Dunkel Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.