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Dark Wheat Ale | Berwick Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Berwick Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ffejherb on 12-08-2008

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a growler.

A: Coppery-ice tea coloring is a bit murky with some cranberry highlights when backlighted. No head formation or lacing leaving a clean glass with each pour.

S: The aroma was light of fresh banana scents from the yeast. Dry chocolate wheat is second.

T: The flavor is light with bananas, cloves and some chocolate notes. Wheat backing, the flavor is very clean and refined. Chocolate wheat, bready and some yeasty accents come on the close.

M: Malty lush mouthful with a quiet sense of effervesce. Dry chocolate wheat accents on the tongue. Wish it had some more snap (carbonation) for crispness factor. A silent sleeper on the tongue.

O: Overall a fairly enjoyable drink, though the nose was not as dominant as its german counterparts and wish it had a more defined yeasty character and carbonation factor to give it some zip and pronunciation. Very easy drinkability, a growler lasted an hour and a half, while still savoring and writing this review.

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Photo of Deuane
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow--what a treat! BIG thanks to PsychoHops for breaking this out. A LONG held growler from the first and only brewing of this beer. We were all curious as to how well the aged growler would hold up...the verdict, see below.

A-The deepest, darkest of ruby chestnut brown and only translucent if held up to strong light. A billowing light tan head reduced to a thin cap and left nice lace.

S-Rich, roasted cereal grains a touch of malted chocolate and a bit of spiciness.

T-Roasted grains with an interesting light smoky character and a hit of French roast coffee bitterness. Rich, earthy, bitter....quite complex.

M-Medium bodied with god lingering roastiness and a pleasantly dry finish.

D-This was in the growler for how long? WHAT! No way! Amazing. An excellent example of the style. Rich, roasty and full of flavour. This goes down VERY easy--->a masterful job by Guy! When will batch two be available?

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to Bob(psycohops) and Tori(mydognash)for digging this one out of the back of their fridge. In the growler since the beginning of December, the double seal consisting of Teflon tape on the threads and a slew of electrical tape wrapped around the cap left this dunkel in great shape. It was as if it was poured straight from the tap. Out of the growler and into a trio of shaker glasses, the beer appears a slightly hazed dark but translucent brown color akin to cola. The head was well over an inch deep and tan in color. Whenever the head would fade, a mild agitating swirl of the glass brought it back about two or three fingers thick. I'm really amazed at how well the carbonation level has held up. Nose and flavor are of rich, medium roasted grain, nutty, banana notes, dark fruits, mild bittersweet chocolate, toasted bread, a touch of fresh roasted chestnuts, dark wheat (duh). Medium to full bodied, and slightly sweet. Hope to see this put into rotation over at the One Guy taproom.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at One Guy on 12/7/08. This was listed on Guy's beer menu as an experimental German-style Dunkelweizen (or Dark Wheat) beer. I think I literally got the last glass of this brew!

A - Deep dark brown body with hazlenut highlights and one-finger creamy beige head that receded but flared up with each swirl of the glass. Head retained quite well, while lacing slide down the sides of the glass. Looks like a porter or stout.

S - Subtle yeasty notes and a wheat malt presence with more of a dark roasted malt character yielding hints of chocolate and coffee. There is also a spicy clove presence, with some banana and bubblegum sweetness to complement the spiciness.

T - Opens with a surprising dark roasted malt character with coffee notes, then quickly segues into the requisite wheat beer flavors with hints of clove and banana. The dark roast lasts well into the finish and is complemented by a touch of bubblegum sweetness.

M - Medium, robust body with slight prickly carbonation and pretty chewy mouthfeel. Spicy on the palate with a slight bitterness in the finish.

D - Almost like a cross between a dunkel and a coffee porter or stout with a prevalent dark roasted malt character as well as the standard wheat beer aspects. Glad I got to try this before it kicked!

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Dark Wheat Ale from Berwick Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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