Black Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company
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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
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
Black Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.