Portsmouth Smoked Dunkelweizen - Portsmouth Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is the Smoked Dunkelweizen from a growler poured off the tap at Portsmouth today, 10/25/2008.
Beer is cloudy to the point of opacity and is a rust brown shade like apple cider. A thin cream-colored head disappears rapidly leaving a ring and a little spotty lace.
Scent is lightly smoky at first, then yeasty and fruity. The smoke flavor is mouthwatering.
Taste is banana, apples, apple peel, lemon, and spices - clove, coriander, cinnamon. An apple cinnamon flavor now and again. Sour, yeasty and wheaty. Following is a subtle smoked flavor which takes its time developing and, once established, lingers on the palate for a remarkably long smoky finish. The smoke flavor is understated and subtle; it's balanced well by the fruit and yeast / wheat flavors.
Mouth is creamy and smooth with a very fine light carbonation; somewhat coating.
Drinkability is very good.
I have to admit I love smoked beers. They just really do it for me. In typical Portsmouth fashion this is a delicious and well crafted ale and I'm glad I have a whole growler of it.
Serving type: growler
10-25-2008 22:39:26 | More by sethmeister
4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
David absolutely loved this one. This isn't my favorite style, but knowing Portsmouth's quality, I knew it would be a good brew. Hazy nut brown and a bit ruddy in the glass. Intitial whiff of smoke, folowed by the traditonal German Weizen aroma. Some bubblegum as well. Medium mouthfeel. Tastewise, the initial smokiness is followed by some weizen bubblegum notes. Some nuttiness also present.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2006 13:56:06 | More by PatandDavid
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had a couple of pints of this today at the Brewery. Had the pleasure of sitting next to asst Brewer JayT. He said he and Tod Mott personally smoked some malt for this baby.
Poured a deep, dark brown/chestnut hue, and was opaque. Head was hardly evident, just a bit of a rim job: tan, fine bubbles around the edge, though they did lace the glass up a bit. Aroma of light choco, some clove, and an easily evident smoky nature. Body was a middle of the road medium, and the bier was fairly smooth, without the usual Hefe bubbly/prickliness. Good to hear.
Flavor was a bit crisp; choco notes, as in the nose, plus clove again. Smokiness present; not strong, yet easily evident. It tends to linger, and stick in the throat a bit. Nice!! Also possesses a touch of fruitiness... bananas like a good Weizen should have.. Has some characteristics of an Aventinus combined with a Schlenkerla plus a Scotch Ale. An interesting combo, and eminently quaffable!! Tod and JayT, nice work!!
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2005 23:43:00 | More by Bierman9
3.88/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a growler of this freshly tapped beer while at the brewery for an early lunch. An interesting take on a style I have little experience in trying.
Poured a murky brown in color. Almost sludge like in color but fortunately without a sludge-like texture. Little rings of lace around the edge of the beer up against the beer and extremely thin filmy spots of head on top. A couple rings of lace around the glass.
Nose is full of toasted malts and there are its of banana and cloves behind it all. But those other aromas are very subtle and it took me a while to place them.
Reminded me of eating slow smoked hickory ribs. The smokiness is very pungent and want to be clopying but slides away after a moment. The wheat provides a nice sweetness. Also got some slight hints of lemon zest.
The wheat gives the beer a texture that is kind of soothing. Medium body but perhaps a little watery.
Serving type: growler
10-26-2005 23:37:06 | More by MuddyFeet
Portsmouth Smoked Dunkelweizen from Portsmouth Brewery
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