Dark 'n Curvy | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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73 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Illinois, United States
piecechicago.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EvilKeith on 12-31-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of spointon
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Piece pub on 2/21/2009.

A= This dunkel poured a murky cola-brown color, with pretty much zero head.

S= Smell was muted banana bread and clove.

T= Like the smell, this one was malty and showed all of the appropriate banana and clove notes one would expect. Slight spice near the sweet finish.

MF= Medium body with a slick and undercarbonated feel. I would have liked about twice as much crispness here.

D= Pretty drinkable despite the few less than perfect aspects. I could drink a couple of these in a sitting for sure.

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Photo of kodt
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rtepiak
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i'm not a hop head for the american style IPA. if you are this is your brew pub.

noted at about 5.5-6 percent alcohol. was told this was a particulary good batch in late june/early july of this year. the color is a diluted dark amber. its dark but in no way opaque. fruit ester nose, wheat, malt and light funk. taste coincides with the banana esters and wheat intermeshed with malt. strange yet interest funk at the end. woods, leathery malt, and ripe banana. very prominity taste hangs on the palate in this strange musk. now that i think about it is sort of has a doppellbock style to it this time around.

had it again about 6 month later and it didn't have as many esters as it did chocolate. more so even than the caramel aroma.

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Photo of Drucifer
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Tschnab
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Piece.

A- a cloudy brown, with a tan head about a half inch. No lacing.

S- lots of bananas and wheat, with some clove spice. Good smell.

T- confirmed by the smell, mostly wheat and bananas. The taste is nice and yeasty too, but it gets a little cloying about half way down. The feel is lighter than I would have liked.

O- not a bad beer, solid rendition of a style we don't see everyday.

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Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Treebs
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Piece, served in a 12 oz. goblet/tulip hybrid looking glass.

A: Pours a still dark brown with a small off white head that recedes quickly. Not the prettiest looking beer in the world.

S: I'm just getting some yeasty and solid wheat notes in the nose. A slight spice of clove.

T: The taste reaffirms the nose. Same yeast and wheat notes, banana and bubblegum with a touch of clove and a little malt.

M: Prickly carbonation with a medium body. Easy to drink.

O: Pretty standard IMO. There was nothing that stood out, but it didn't falter in any way besides the look.

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Photo of roadhouse
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap today at Piece. Served into a tall weizen glass.

Appearance was a murky brown color, with no head whatsoever. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get a head to form. Whoever was bartending was a complete idiot.

Aroma was mild due to having no head but I picked up some banana esters, breadiness, and some caramel sweetness, with a slight spicy clove character.

Taste was much better than the look and smell. Some nice malt character up front with caramel and bread, followed by the banana in the middle and the cloves merging in a spicy yet still sweet finish.

Mouthfeel was altered again by having less than ideal carbonation from a shitty pour. It came across way too thick and was lacking the effervescence that this style should have.

I would like to try this one again with a proper pour as I thought it was a damn good tasting Dunkelweizen, all those bad things aside.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in a weizen glass, this was a deep ruby brown with an off-white head. lacing was ridiculously thick and clingy. smell was of dark roasted malts hiding some floral notes. this had just a hint of sweetness up front and finshed crisp and clean. hop presence is more significant than typical for the style but not overbearing. the roastiness of the malts was pronounced. mouthfeel was light/medium. a very sessionable brew.

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Photo of birdsellam
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of sgoro
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ccozzi
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of olafphysics
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of megahurts4
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Piece Brewery Dark-n-Curvy Dunkelweizen served on tap

Appearance: Small head with good lacing. Dark brown and cloudy.

There is a subdued wheat smell, but the taste contains a much greater wheat flavor. There is also a slight nut flavor in the malts.

It's a good dark wheat to enjoy in a session.

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Photo of BuzzFee
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dark 'n Curvy from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
3.92 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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