Black Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by ncbrewerbun:
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce long neck bottle. This beer lives up to its name -- it is black and opaque. It you stare long enough, you may catch a hint of ruby. There is an attractive tan head.
Banana, coffee, chocolate and some bubblegum. In fact, if I would ever order a chocolate covered banana with an espresso after having spit out a few hunks of bazooka, this is the aroma I'd expect to get. A detectable clove aroma arrives shortly thereafter.
Flavor matches the aroma for the most part. This is a banana dominant beer. After you get by that, the other flavors come out, like slight clove/bubblegum, chocolate and a hint of bread and then a little fruit.
Good carbonation. Somewhat chewy.
Overall, an interesting beer. I'm glad New Glarus makes it, because it's not a style you can get just anywhere. A nice beer for the style, just not my favorite style...tonight.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2005 02:12:11 | More by ncbrewerbun
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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.