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Dunkel Weisse | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Oakenator on 08-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Oakenator:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sly Fox- Dunkel Weisse

Appearance- Dark hazy brown with very little head.
Smell- Strong clove, banana, and malt.
Taste- Big clove flavor. Hints of nutmeg, ginger, and sweet malt.
Mouthfeel- sweet and spicey. Big clove in the aftertaste.

Overall- My first beer of the day and a solid 1. Very good Dunkel Weisse. Very glad I ordered this.

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Photo of Mudawg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Biscuit033
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pors a murky dark tea color with a thick head and fine lacing.

S: There is a banana bread/yeasty aroma with hints of spice notably clove but noticable allspice and other winter spices.

T: Spicy, yeasty, bready up front. Then banana and christmas spices.

M: Creamy subtle carbonation with a nice tang from the yeast.

D: Perfect drink for cool summer nights or early fall days. I think I could drink this all day and night.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foxman
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a dark, hot chocolate brown, almost murky and muddy. A finger of light tan head slips soon to a frothy pillow. A toile of lacing imprints the inside of the glass.

The aroma is a sweet and crisp melange of toasted malt, tangy wheat, caramel, cocoa, blueberry, banana, and cloves. The final float in the yeasty ester parade is a green apple glow.

Upon tasting, the moderately sweet push of caramel malt and crisp wheat come through, with a combo of chocolate, berry, and toffee in play. The esters bring an eddy of ripe banana, clove and nutmeg, and Granny Smith apples. The malt revisits with a biscuit note that's considerably less sweet, and the drying continues as the finish lingers in a crisp, refreshing manner.
The end result is a rich and very tasty offering.

Medium bodied, the malt is a soft presence on the palate, and the yeast leaves a crisp tangy remnant in its wake.

It's no departure, and far from extreme, but rather, simply, a basic blending of good, great tasting elements. I mean, how can you not like what this beer offers, if, of course, it's a style you enjoy? And enjoy it I do, with this little charmer a fine example. It is rich, but that gives it a presence and versatility that makes it drinkable just about any time. A growler of this could either go a long way, or be gone in a sitting. And I'm good either way.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DrJay
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky brown, served with little head, though the bit of light brown foam that was there stuck around for a while. Aromas of banana, cloves, bready yeast, light nuttiness, and dry cocoa. Same in the flavour, but with a fruity, sweet middle and a bit more clove in the finish. Quite malty. Medium bodied with a slightly slick texture, but the lowish carbonation left it feeling a little deflated. Enjoyable. I'd definitely have it again.

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Dunkel Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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