Dinkel | Triumph Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by NeroFiddled on 06-26-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by PartyHatjo:
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Displays cloudiness typical of the hefeweizen yeast strain. It's a deep yellow with tinges of red. Head isn't substantial (due to the method of the pour), yet it lingers and gives a creamy lining on the glass.

Aroma: Hop aroma nonexistent (which is to be expected). Very fruity aroma, some tones of citrus and some banana, though the clove phenols of the yeast are more prominent.

Taste: If you don't like hefeweizen, stay away from this brew. It is fermented with a weizen strain. Spelt is a "precursor" to wheat and provides many similar characteristics to the brew. There is some spiciness, again cloves dominate banana phenols. Not typical of weizen is there is a high amount of nuttiness in the beer that gives it character.

Mouthfeel: It has more body than your typical weizen (another attractive quality of this brew). Carbonation is a bit lacking. Alcohol not noticable at all.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, great summer session brew. Definitely a must for any fan of the weizen.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Triumph's Dinkel is an ale that's similar to a hefe-weizen, but brewed from a special grain (spelt, or dinkel in Germany) that is similar to wheat. The grain had to be special ordered from Germany (Weyermann, I think), and it adds an interesting tartness to the beer. They ferment it with the same weizen strain as their other weizen beers, and it has a distinctly wheat-like quality. It's a cloudy, deep golden-orange in color with a bright white head that holds well and leaves some moderate lacing about the glass. The nose is delicately tart and spicy, without any bold banana. In the mouth it's medium-light bodied with a lightly zesty, very fine carbonation. Flavorwise it's quite similar to a standard weizen, but it's lightly tart note gives it a unique character... not that there isn't tartness to many weizens, but this is more berry-like than lemonish. It's lightly crisp, smooth, complex, and refreshing. An interesting and exciting beer to say the least!

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, not really a hefeweizen. A forerunner of that style apparently. Made from a more primitive grain. Works for me.

Nice lacing. Smells citrusy.

Very close to a hefeweizen in taste. This one has a good tartness, maybe a little funkiness.

Very smooth and quite drinkable.

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Dinkel from Triumph Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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