Dunkelweizen | Blue Hills Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of perrymarcus
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.

pours a slightly cloudy, copper/amber tone yielding 1 to 1 and 1/2" light tan head... middling retention as it lapses with some haste into a collar around the glass; patchy lacing.

nose is of so-so strength, offering notes of wheat, caramel and roasted malt, and maybe a touch of spice... also has a vague fruity element to it.

taste delivers more caramel maltiness out front, along with a touch of roastiness. that vague, sweet fruit-like character pulls through as a secondary note but i can't quite put my finger on it. finish is dry, with a perceptible presence of hops. reasonably tasty.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall it's a solid beer, tasty and enjoyable. it won't knock your socks off by any means but i'd say it's a keeper.

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Photo of ksimons
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a clear brown amber with a nice amount of fluffy head that leaves lacing around the top

S-sweet, fruity, and malty

T-malty, banana fruit, caramel, but also a tinge of bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden

M-thin to medium body, good carbonation, leaves a nice coating in the mouth

D-very drinkable, has a nice bready taste to it that makes it easy to drink

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle in a hefewiezen glass. The beer pours a slightly hazy copper hue with minimal surface and edge layering of offwhite head. Wish there was a little more foam development here.
The aroma is mild, but I get caramel malt and some darker fruit, also a bit of clove. Appealing but mild, was hoping for some robust banana or deeper malt, but the nose is good.
First sip reveals an average to light body with mild carbonation that gently rolls across my palate. Flavor is as the nose advertises, with sweet malt dominating the beer. I get some caramel and then a bit of fruit and some wheat twangyness mixed together. No hops and no booze to be detected. The beer is a nice easy drinker and is pretty sweet. While not the most outstanding dunkel Ive had, it is a solid representative and is worth the $4 I paid for a bomber.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler to try the new seasonal release from BHB. Poured into stemmed beer glasses. Dark caramel color to the body, with a nice white head. Smell had a burnt sugar and spice smell to it. Lots of malt in the flavor. Just a hint also of chocolate and ripe fruit. Mouthfeel was very nice, as it had a proper body to it and at the same time was smooth to drink. Drinkability was high, as the abv was very well hidden, and the overall taste was appealing. A great new addition to the Blue Hills portfolio that I will definitely be having again.

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3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very cloudy dark, burnt caramel color. Big frothy head leaves a abundant amount of lace.

Smells sweet and dark fruity. Currant/Raisin. Some sugary banana bread. An alcohol burn is present.

A lighter body than what color would lead on but close. Caramel and some banana bread. Some very faint orange rind bitterness for the finish. Very faint however. Sweetness and alcohol flavors are balanced well here.

Light body with an smooth feel from start to finish. Only a minimal amount of lingering bitterness. Very drinkable. A growler went down in a night.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Malty. Brownish red. Full bodied. Still a nice crisp fizz. Finishes very smoothly and has a hint of floral-ish fruit. Maybe almost honeysuckle or watermelon like. Not a "fruit beer" or even "fruity" by any means. Nor artificial tasting. Very natural and subtle.
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of WanderingFool
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Hills Dunkelweizen pours a hazy amber with a medium sized, frothy thick head on top. The foam dissolves slowly down to a thin sheet on the surface while leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma is spicy with notes of clove and orange peel. A fair amount of bready yeast and hint of bubble gum are also present. It reminds me of a 'mild' hefeweizen.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft on the palate, moderately carbonated, with a dry finish. The flavor starts with malty caramel sweetness. In the middle spicy notes of clove and rye bread move in. It finishes sweet with hints of bubble gum. Once gone the spicy clove notes linger on the palate.

This is a very drinkable beer that has characteristics of a hefeweizen, but at a more mellow level. It's more bready with a nice balance of spice and sweet malt.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Duhast500
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a Shock Top Weizen glass.

The color is a cloudy burgundy with a finger of foamy off-white head and some slight lacing on the glass.

The smell is a little of circus peanuts candy. There are some dark malt flavor and a little milky flavor.

The taste is sweet with a vanilla fudge flavor. A big of a dark wheat flavor is present and is mixed with a buttery note that seems to coat the tongue a little and hang for a while. A slight maple flavor sits in the background and is almost undetectable as the vanilla fudge flavor returns to block it back in obscurity.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied, there seems to be a big more then there ends up being in the end. This goes down well and leaves that fudge like flavor of an aftertaste that is welcoming.

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4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Union Ale House Weymouth

Appearance: cloudy, dark brown in color, small head

Smell: bread, wheat, and cloves

Taste: wheat, dark bread, some rye

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, semi-sweet

Drinkability: My new favorite from the brewery. This is a nice bready brew that hides the alcohol well. I could see myself spending a night with a couple of these.

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4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Not Your Average Joes. I am a fan of this brewery. Haven't had the dunkel in a whole. The pour was a very deep copper color, with a great head. The lacing on this was great. Very impressive pour. A very yeasty taste with a great mix of malts. This had an even better aftertaste. I can't say I have had many beers of this type, but this may keep me coming back for more. Very good

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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