Dunkelweizen | Blue Hills Brewery

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84
good
48 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
bluehillsbrewery.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first batch was called Dunkelweiss, but subsequent batches are called Dunkelweizen.

Added by morebeergood on 10-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
23.51%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Sensaray
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy brown red with off white head
Smells like a mix of cloves and dark malts, some coffee, chocolate.
Taste is dark and fruity with muted banana undertones coming through, yeast has a noticeable presence. Nothing too crazy
Mouthfeel is nice, drinkable, good level of spiciness, and solid finish. Brown and maybe slightly too bubbly
Overall solid beer, might have been better a bit earlier

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snowmaggedon
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of albern
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a respectable Dunkelweizen, not brilliant, but respectable. It pours a slightly bright amber color, which isn't characteristic for the style as this should be a touch more dirty water, cloudy, brown. The beer is plenty carbonated, with not much head or retention, no lace at all. The beer is a bit more full bodied than you typically find in the style, with just enough of a coarse mouthfeel to let you know that this is a wheat beer. There is a bit more caramel in the taste than I expected, more sweet malts too, some cloying malty notes, definitely crystal malts at play here. The is a touch of floral texture to the beer, with a slightly syrupy consistency, a slightly musty finish, but still relatively sweet throughout. This is a decent, not brilliant.

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Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Wally1912
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like chocolate milk. Strong starting head, but it settles to rim bubbles. A few spots of lace are left on the glass.

Sour nose with a toasted malt background. Low wheat and a modicum of yeast.

Not so dark nor so wheaty on the tongue, but these tastes are the strongest. Neutral body with an elevated level of carbonation. No real flaws, but not very interesting either.

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Photo of bierschmecktgut
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 ounce bottle into Erdinger glass. The head was small and didn't appear silky. Deep amber, maple syrup color with plenty of carbonation running up

Smell was sweet, super suble roast scent.

Sweet taste of caramel roasteded malt, slight bitterness/hop at i could taste at the back of my throat. Nice spiced flavor overall

Mouthfeel was smooth and thin, no harsh carbonation on the tongue,but left slight after taste at back of tongue.

Nice slow beer but can see the taste becoming blah after a 22oz bottle. Would definitely get again as a treat.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ElIndio
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Larrydoherty
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Rappaman
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of redsoxfan73
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.58/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this beer from tzieser. Thanks Tom!

22oz bottle served in a weizen glass.

L - clear amber color with a off-white head that thinned out to a ring.

S - caramel malt and ethanol.

T - the taste starts out with sweet caramel malt and then a ethanol taste takes over.

F - medium bodied with very mild carbonation, on the verge of being flat.

O - I'm not sure how old this beer was but I only drank half a glass and then introduced it to my kitchen sink.

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Photo of kevgod
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Gregwa
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of bshaw100
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

Time to change the yeast out as the lemony bite is too harsh

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Photo of beerdude2014
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

Photo of soxandbeer
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

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Dunkelweizen from Blue Hills Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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