Beer Camp Across The World: Dunkle Weisse | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.91/5
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320 Ratings
Beer Camp Across The World: Dunkle WeisseBeer Camp Across The World: Dunkle Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: German Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bavaria's Ayinger are legends in the brewing industry, known for their love and perfection of classic German beer styles. Playing off their background, we came together to create this dark twist on the Bavarian-style wheat beer. This beer features layers of wheat malt flavor and was handled through traditional open fermenters to highlight Ayinger's famous Hefeweizen yeast character.

Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
320
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

3/21/18....pours medium dark brown. Still, no foam, no bubbles. Bready banana nose. Smooth chewy syrupy taste. Sweet and wheaty. Vanilla notes too. Classic style though a tad high on the sweets.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This pours a cloudy/hazy muddled cafe with an impressive cap of foam that collapses into a creamy crown. This is a malt showcase, with just a wonderful bouquet with lots of banana and bubble gummy esters. Smooth and rich, with some jammy plums lingering behind the luscious malt and estery front. I don't often try this style out because it so rarely is this good.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Satsuma
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Clear dark mahogany brown pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Solid rim of lacing.

S: Caramel malts... dark sugars and toffee.

T/F: Toasted sweet malts and caramel. Brown sugar and toffee... mild hopping for bitterness/balance. Bread and mild yeast. A little earthy.. mild spice. Zesty carbonation. Light bodied... the finish is sweet grains.

O: A solid Dunkel. Not a style I'm terribly into but tasty and drinkable. Well represented and a solid collaboration.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cjgator3
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was definitely one of the best beers in the Beer Camp Around the World pack. Unlike some of the other beers in the box, they didn't try to reinvent the bottle. Classic German beer style with a classic German brewery. Highly drinkable with great notes of caramel, yeast, and traditional hops. Smelled right, tasted right, and didn't get too sweet. Well done SN.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingmaker
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rab53
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, this one is a murky brownish color with a fizzy head that falls quickly. The aroma is classic dunkle...banana, yeast, clove, fruity bubble gum, and a hint of wheat grain underneath. The taste is balanced, with a light sweet wheat twang in the back. Yeast and spice are notable as well. Fuller in body than expected. Not bad, but also not great.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I guess I managed to forget to review this one when I did the other 11 this year. Went into this beer with low expectations, dunkles ain't my jam, man. Nonetheless, this one pours with a brown appearance, and a lighter brown head on the top, in the range of 1/3". The aroma pops some of the hearty wheat style banana and bubblegum kind of yeast smells. Mild clove.

Taste, wow, this is much more suited to my palate than I expected. There is a chewy wheat and dark bread feel to it, mild banana throughout like a bananas foster with some mild chocolate. Keeps the toffee and caramel train running throughout. Well carbonated, keeps this from seeming sticky or heavy. They did a really good job with this one, not bitter, not heavily hopped, not full of a yeast that is mega spice rack. All in all a well made and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight: brown, medium tan foam that quickly disappears, some lacing
Smell: aroma of yeast
Taste: low bitterness
Mouth feel: lively carbonation, some tartness
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, but not look for

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a weizen glass. Very pretty in the glass, with the hazy, translucent caramel sauce-colored body contrasting beautifully with the thick off-white foam head. Give this time to warm a little and the aromas and flavors come alive. Caramel malts, apple juice, notes of banana, coriander, and clove, plus a hint of bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel, with a bit of sweetness and tart fruit lingering on the finish. The Beer Camp Across the World collab pack is loaded with great beers, and this one is no exception.

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Photo of Lucular
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really solid beer. Nothing flashy or unexpected, which on the one hand is kind of disappointing but on the other is a nice change from the other two Beer Camp selections I had tonight: the weird but not terrible Thai Iced Tea beer; and the awful, horrible, no good Campout Porter.

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Photo of arizcards
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up from TW Arrowhead 7-1-17 for $2.08 average price. Bottled on 4-25-17.

Beer poured dark brown with a beautiful long lasting off white head.

Nose was bananas, some dark fruit, and dark bread.

Taste was bananas with a hint of clove, light touch of currants, over a pumpernickel and wheat base.

Feel was light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this to date is my favorite beer in the pack. This was a liquid banana bread with all of the flavors lightly woven in to compliment and not dominate the essence of the beer. Nice job!

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Photo of Beejay
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: ark brown in color with a massive fluffy tan head.

S: Creamy aroma with dark malt, and a touch of chocolate and a touch of fruitiness.

T: Fruity, with a lot of spice character, as well as some dark malt flavor.

M: Medium mouthfeel, with fairly high carbonation.

O: Pretty tasty, although the yeast character seems a little on the spice side for me.

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Beer Camp Across The World: Dunkle Weisse from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 320 ratings