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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Photo of DrinkingDrake
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 BradMacMullin
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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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 Larrydoherty
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Wally1912
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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 Keyes88
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of codon2004
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of soxandbeer
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

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 snowmaggedon
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MAbeerNE1
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Benjaminwileketchum
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of gleeky99
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of MNBeerNE
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of redsoxfan73
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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 Rappaman
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ElIndio
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Katzj78
5/5  rDev +35.1%

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%

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