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

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3.91/5
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312 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,458
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
312
pDev:
8.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
24
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 102
Reviews by utopiajane:
Photo of utopiajane
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is turbid and dark. You can seethe cloud in the beer in the stream as you pour it. The new bjcp has this category calling it the dunkels wiessbier. Rusty brown. Fat head of tan foam that falls a bit fast but some of it lasts. Nose is hearty with banana and bread. There is a bubble gum ester and it is not too strong. bread and a soft light caramel mix so well. Banana marries with hop floral. Clove i light and both bread and spice pepper the nose. They are using carafa 3 and you can get a whiff of coffee on this nose.it is very subtle though and a cheeky surprise . It never becomes too strong on the nose. The flavor is wonderful and a touch roasty because of that malt. However it still has the classic little tang of the wheat beer int he finish. Drinks lightly with a bit more spice on the palate than on the nose. No real caramel to weigh it down on the palate although on the nose it does have a soft fruity and nutty malt element. Dry bubble finishes it and there is just a quick finish from hops before the malt again lingers dry.

This drank so lightly and was a real pleasure with all the sensation of the wheat beer only made dark.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beer Camp 2017 Dunkel Weisse has a very thick, creamy, beige head, a hazy, copper-brown appearance, with fierce bubble streams, haze, and minimal lacing. This beer becomes milky-gray, following the "swish & pour". Aroma is of syrupy, honey-like brown bread crust (think Roman Meal bread in 1975). Taste is of spiced, brown holiday bread, syrup, white pepper, banana, and a bit of coriander. Mouthfeel is light to mediu, and Dunkel Weisse finishes crisp and highly drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of matcris
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown or mahogany with great carbonation when I rock the glass, and a finger of khaki foam that leaves a mild lacing. The aroma is wheaty, yeasty, banana, cloves, and spice. The flavor is strong on banana, wheat, and spices. Very nice feel with above average carbonation, very dry on the finish, and a fairly full feel for a 5.7% brew. A pleasure to drink this one.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Kind of a hazy rust color. A moderate off-white head that persists. No lacing.
Banana and bread aroma.
Taste follows the nose. Banana, bread, a little brown sugar.
OK beer. Probably my least favorite Beer Camp.

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ledouge
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a inch of densely packed, creamy beige on top. The aroma is an enticing blend of banana esters and dark wheat. The taste is as advertised in the nose with perhaps a bit less banana than the aroma would indicate. It seems to be well balanced between the banana and dark wheat. The mouth is creamy and smooth.

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Photo of juicebox
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy and dark amber brown. Moderate amount of bubbles and about a finger of off white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A toasty and fruity malt driven aroma with a scent of caramel, biscuit, and dried fruit. Pale malt with a scent of wheat, biscuit, caramel, toffee, and nuts with some hefeweizen yeast. Scent of clove along with some fruit hints of banana, apple, and pear. Also some hints of bubblegum and earthy hops. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and fruity malt forward taste with notes of biscuit, caramel, and fruit. Pale malt with notes of wheat, biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, and nuts with some hefeweizen yeast. Spice notes of clove. Fruit notes of banana, apple, and pear with a little dark fruit. Notes of bubblegum and a little earthy hop bitterness. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a Dunkelweizen. Good blend of toasty malt, fruit, and spice notes.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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 sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | 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 LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RDW
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Appearance - Pours muddy brown with a hint of auburn red. Light tan, creamy looking two-finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds. Only a handful of tiny spots make up the lacing.

Smell - Bready, slightly toasty aroma with lesser notes of banana and spice, though those open up more as the brew warms, also unveiling a hint caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mostly a toasted bread flavor with lesser notes of banana and clove spice. Notes of caramel begin to develop as the brew warms and eventually becomes one of the more prominent flavors. Finish

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate, tingly carbonation. Silky texture and an easy drinker with a hint of dryness in the finish.

Overall - Classic case of a beer that only gets better as it warms. This is a good dunkel, though I think it lacks ideal banana character, and a touch more spice couldn't hurt. Its a bit of a letdown to be honest, because Ayinger's Ur-Weisse is one of the best.

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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy and murky amber, with an average head of tan suds. No lace.

Aroma: Lots of wheat malts here, with a definite clove and bubblegum hefeweizen yeastiness. Nice.

Taste: Sweet and malts, with toffee and caramel alongside the wheat grains. The hint of Ayinger’s spicy yeastiness also comes around to play here. A very drinkable weisse brew, and faithful to the German heritage. Prost!

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