Midsummer Night's Dunkel | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by feloniousmonk on 07-16-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Bighuge
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Murky looking light brown appearance. Beige head has good retention. Nice nose of wheat, clove and lightly roasted malt. The taste is very smooth. Light chocolate tones mix in with the Weizen characteristics (clove, banana and yeasty esters) in a mellow and very drinkable fashion. This beer is highly drinkable and quite tasty.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub: Strange murky fudgesicle brown color, soft and thin beige head, no real lacing sticks, just some drippings sliding back into the fluffy collar. Aroma is slightly dullish lemon rind spice, very slight clove, fruity dark and plummy with touches of earthy yeast giving peet moss or wet dirt nuances. Taste is full, round, and fruity, interesting tang of caramel malts and dark juicy fruits, bringing plum, berries, dark cherries, mandorine orange, its nearly a frickin' fruit salad its so juicy. Spices mingle within quite well bringing bits of clove, pepper, lemon rinds, ginger, and earth. Never overly spicy, it always makes its presense felt in all the right areas. Very subtle and complex. Great flavors in this one. Strong and sweet. Yum. Feel is a bit shy of medium with a fluffy texture and carbonation, much like any hefe, but here the malty rich profile and fruity tang helps it keep it interesting. Even though I enjoyed the hell out its flavors, I had a hard time getting through this glass of beer. I think the overall beefy tangyness kept me from fully engaging quaffability. Still...quite good stuff.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is different from that other dunkel weizen listed here, for it was recently formulated by the new assistant brewer, and is named for an actor who frequents the pub, and has performed Shakespeare at local stages.

Appearance: very cloudy, near opaque, with a light brown, near-violet hue, almost plummy, but closer to a dark orange...matches well with the better dunkels I've encountered, and their color's are hard to pin as well. Good, fuzzy, beigish head.
Aroma: soft, yet spicy, hints of clove, cinnamon, ginger, very earthy, but still light and lively. Dark fruits also start speak in the nose, but not too loudly, they're waiting for the...
Taste? spicy little entry on the palate,minor hops, lush malt, and now the fruity content makes some noise. Plums, raisins, berries, but above all grapes, still paired up with lively spices. This is very tasty, impressively flavorful, and so smooth and easy going down. Medium bodied, it feels like a weizen, but the flavor gives a different kind of refreshment. I'd definitely choose this over the regular Hefe Weizen, which is still on tap. Excellent texture, sweet, lightly spicy, just-delicious-enough, long finish

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Midsummer Night's Dunkel from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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