Appalachian Dunkelweizen | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 07-22-2011

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DunkelWeizen ontap @ Harrisburg Appalachian Brewpub

Pours a ruddy brown color, unfiltered. Nice Bavarian/Munich yeast aroma lending subtle fruit notes. In the flavor, banana, caramel, and mild tea like hops to balance. Vague roasted flavor. Light to medium bodied feel, smooth, easily drinkable. Overall, a textbook dunkelweizen. Solid.

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Photo of stakem
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

"This wheat beer is brewed with caramel malt resulting in a darker beer with residual malt sweetness that balances the banana and clove flavors produced by our Hefeweizen yeast."

Served on tap at the Harrisburg location in an oversized mug. The brew appears a murky brown color reminiscent of dirty pond water. A finger of tan head forms across the top with decent retention. Patchy lacework makes its way on the glassware. A swirl hardly revives the cap.

The smell of this brew is initially filled with quite a bold array of chocolate malt indications. The chocolate quickly dissolves into a yeasty mess mixed with minor notes of malt and clove. Some fruity notes evolve mixed with a slight touch of banana and some sulfur that grows increasingly more bold as the brew gets warmer.

The taste is quite fruity with chocolate malt playing quite a leading role throughout the profile. This brew is excessively yeast filled that coats the mouth with a yeasty flavor that isn't quite green but it is leaning towards that. A little bit of spice and a mineral filled flavor that lasts through the back. An abundant amount of sulfur is noted as the brew comes up to temperature. Once beyond ideal temperature, it picks up a light smoked quality which isn't all that bad but a bit out of place in the style. Some herbal bitterness is present keeping things in check with an herb taste minorly like sage.

This is a creamy brew from the excessive amount of yeast caught in suspension. It is smooth in the feel and modestly carbonated. There is seemingly no indication of the alcohol inclusion. Easy drinking initially that gets to be a chore as it warms up. This brew is a little muddled and doesn't quite come together for me like a good dunkel can. It is a decent first try at the style but knowing ABC, I don't foresee them making any attempt at making it any better. It is ok to try but nothing I would seek out again.

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Appalachian Dunkelweizen from Appalachian Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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