Black Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Another New Glarus treat from flyingbison over on TBS...thanks man!
12 oz.bottle poured into a weizen glass.
Pours a murky almost black with a huge three finger light tan colored head which slowly crawls down the sides of the glass leaving a thin layer of foam. Smell begins with cocoa powder and banana, very unique combo. A grassy aroma with some metallic notes as well. There actually seems to be a bit of booze in the nose too which I find hard to believe for such a low abv brew. Taste starts with creamy chocolate and clove leading to a hearty bread flavor midway. Aftertaste is very Cocoa Puff-esque, not bad, but a bit tame. Body is light to medium with a pillowy soft feel and a very creamy carbonation...the mouthfeel of this beer is by far my favorite characteristic. Solid dunkel, I wish the flavors were a bit stronger though. Thanks again Steve!
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2009 00:38:11 | More by BeerTruth
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3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
brown, very clear, and with ample carbonation producing a nice two inch white foamy head. This quickly faded leaving behind nothing more then a thin film on top and a decent side glass lace presence. Very nice overall look though and there was definitely an unfiltered presence as the sediment was just well, settling down to the bottom. Aroma was full of wheat as one would expect from it. Lots of earthy and grain like tones that were mixed in with and accented very nicely by a bit of a yeasty presence. The aroma was slightly musty with a touch of a bready like quality, much thicker then I thought it would be.
Very nice here. A very rich full bodies flavor would be the best way to describe it. Normally I find wheat beers to always have the same overall flavor profile, however this one was a step up, and maybe due to the dark wheat. The flavor just seemed to come off as a bit more complex with a lot of earthy and grain like flavors. There was defiantly a lot of yeast and wheat mixed in and I even picked up the presence of some dark fruit like flavors. Overall very pleasing and a very nice palate about it. A nice smokey kind of flavor started to settle in towards the end of the session and almost gave it kind of a smoked presence in the finish
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 02:49:31 | More by mikesgroove
Black Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.