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Black Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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205 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%


Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 02-04-2005)
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4/5  rDev -2%

12-10-2012 23:18:35 | More by Jon
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03-24-2013 02:01:20 | More by Sparky44
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TasteTester

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12-16-2011 19:41:05 | More by Beertracker
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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
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Pellinore1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-03-2011 03:06:26 | More by Pellinore1
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

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Illinois

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11-30-2011 03:16:35 | More by brandoman63
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Wisconsin

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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -26.5%

11-16-2011 02:01:46 | More by doucmehu
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Duff27

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

February 2009 bottle

A- Pours a good three finger-width tan head on a black beer. Average head retention for the style, minimal lacing.

S- Aroma is of a normal weiss, bananas and cloves, but seemingly with a touch of roastiness. Maybe it's just my sniffer playing tricks on me?

T- Lots of bananas going on in the taste. Slight oxidation. The roasted notes that seemed to be present in the nose are gone but there is a licorice sensation fills my olfactory system after each sip.

M- Medium mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

D/O- Overall I did enjoy the over two and a half year old dunkel offering from New Glarus. It is starting to shows signs of going south but as for now is still a quite drinkable brew. Thanks again to TATURBO's cellar for not letting this beer see the light for a few years.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 03:40:22 | More by Duff27
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

Pours a deep, dark chocolate/chestnut brown color with slight golden brown edges and a frothy beige head. Good retention, slowly fading into a thick lasting ring that leaves chunks of lacing behind.

Interesting aroma with characteristics of a wheat beer as well as some sweet, darker malts. Zesty spice notes, especially pepper and clove along with bready yeast, caramel and chocolate malt.

Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a toasted malt presence up front with hints of chocolate, toffee and caramel. There's also a heavy spice presence with lots of zesty, peppery clove and cinnamon. Bready yeast and pretty heavy for the style. Subtle bitterness and a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 00:56:34 | More by corby112
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy dark brown color dunkel with a large foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of caramelized malt with light notes of cloves and some residual sugar. Taste is also an enjoyable mix between a solid caramel malt backbone with nice ester of cloves and light banana bread with a well balance sweet finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well brewed though more ester originating from the yeast strain could have provided further enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 18:31:25 | More by Phyl21ca
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Extra from enelson

Deep coffee brown. Some red along the edges. Tanned crfeamy head. Reduces to a thin cap. Small laces that dont stick much.

Roasted barley gives some dark chocolate, coffee, and some smokiness. Banana Bread and clove. Fig and caramel. A touch of herbal lemon grass.

Drinks like a big hearty hefewiess: refreshing, crisp, grassy lemon and wheat. But with a roasted dark chocolate and toasted caramel backing. Clove, some smoke, and banana bread also push through. Light bitterness.

Crisp yet semi-rich. refreshing with some drying at the end. medium body and carbonation. Could maybe benefit from a bit more body.

Drinks very light and sessionable. But with lots of complexity and interesting flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 19:58:33 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for this one. Procurer of obscure Midwestern beers!! Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Harpoon Pilsner glass.

A: Gentle pour yields a monstrous powdery 4 finger light grayish-brown head with moderate retention. Beer is a surprising, opaque black. Lacing is spotty and with poor cling.

S: Nose is roasted malt, toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Sweet overall and just a bit tart in the back. Subtle but tickles the nose.

T: Opens roasted malt and caramel. Toffee in the back gives this one a warming sensation. Subtly sour in the middle with some brown sugar. Sweetens towards the end. Liquorice and brownie. Finish is cocoa and aftertaste is sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied, decently carbonated and lively and prickly on the tongue and palate. Goes down rather warmly. Finishes messy with an aftertaste that doesn't linger.

D: A moderately complex brew that's very very easy to drink. Light bodied and robust flavor. Would make a terrific session beer as the Fall turns into winter. Possesses a warming quality and one could nurse a couple of bottles all night long.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 22:00:01 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Black Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.