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Bonfire Dunkle Weiss - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Bonfire Dunkle WeissBonfire Dunkle Weiss

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BA SCORE
82
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.32%


Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jwinship83 on 11-05-2008)
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Reviews by malcontent:
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malcontent

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep garnet body with only a smidgen of head, not really what I look for with a German-style weiss. Color is nice, however.

The Brothers consistently nail aroma. Bubblegum and tart cherry with moderate roasted qualities and a faint hint of wheat twang.

Strong sweet/tart interplay to start with plenty of dark fruit to support. Not much in the way of the yeast comes through and the finish is shockingly flat in the flavor department. There is, however, a surprising long, chocolaty aftertaste that ties things up nicely.

Probably could use a bit more carbonation and the body isn't as full as others of the genre. Still, a nice entry from Two Bros. and a worthwhile brew to give a shot.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 01:23:02 | More by malcontent
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Bonfire Dunkle Weiss is ok....I am just not a fan of this beer style so ratings from me are probably skewed. This was a retro release from Two Bros. The beer was dark almost opaque with brow/ruby hugh. There is a almost non-existent head that is not lacing. There is a light wheatly smell and a sweet mlt taste. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with bland carbonation. Overall...eh.

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Review from notes taken while I enjoyed the beer.

A Little light comes through body, Medium head. 4.0

S Banana, some wheat, dunkel goodness. Love the smell of one of my favorite styles of beer. 4.5

T Sweet wheat, Dunkel banana, cloves but a bit thin compared to Classic versions of the style that do not immediately come to mind. 4.0

M Big beer with all of that taste, at least a moderate feel and probably a "big" beer as far as mouthfeel. 4.0

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Bonfire Dunkle Weiss from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.