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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Italiano
Italy
birrificio.it

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Suds on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
36
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
14.93%
 
 
Wants:
3
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3
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 36
Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

An Italian craft beer, coming in a pretty cool looking 75 cl bottle, with an over-sized cap. The label oozes class. Vudu spelt out in dramatic colouring and surrounded in stylish iconography. With a price rang between 11 to 13 € this beer better be good!!

On pour, light brown colour, with a large tan head

Decent head, that maintains, very good lacing, looks good

Very strong smell, very strong but very appealing, can smell lots of flavours, lots of fruits from banana (and lemon), very sweet. Wheaty, toasty malts, very very earthy.

Great on the nose. A very rustic earthy smell with lots of fruits. very appealing…..

First reaction from the taste is that this is a strong beer, very strong, can definitely feel the 6%. Has body and can get the taste all in the back end, the wheat and hops noted. Earthy.

I liked this beer, not very sweet, but bitter, but not overbearing. Dark chocolate/caramel tastes, like a stout, but not quite. Roasted malts and fruit (Banana mostly), creamy undertones

Is a slow burner, definitely one to drink while relaxing in front of the box, or over a meal. In fact it was so full of delicious tastes and very filling that it was like a proper meal!

Loved it. Strongly recommended! Has character, style and taste, is rich in body, and one of the better beers I have had in a long time. Will definitely buy again, no matter the price tag of 11€!..

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown body with minimal head and lace. The aroma strikes me as sweet with some wheat and bananas and then there's bit of spice like clove and herbal tea. The beer is light but has a fullness to it thanks to a wheat/yeast aspect (which also gives off some sweetness), there is a banana-like sweetness that balances with an herbal dryness and spiciness. Beer is balanced and while not complex is an enjoyable drink that is definite sipper for sure.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a murky, mahogany colour. Smelled sour and malty, with hints of vanilla. Tasted crisper than expected, a little malty, mellow tartness, and a warm-ish grain-malt finish; Hops throughout, but not detected flavourwise, but the hops gave it a dryer mouthfeel.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

part of me just stands in awe at italian beer in general right now, but who would think they would take a german, yes german classic to the next level, at least the same level, by making it as good if not better than many traditional ones, without really changing a thing. cool and special beer, but also one of those styles you love, but never really expect to be wowed by. this looks every bit the part, smells like it should, and tastes like something andeschs or weihenstephaner would make. truly, no lie. its almost more wheaty, less caramelized, maybe a short boil and a higher to complete wheat bill, textured beautifully and with a yeast strain the tips its cap to the germans but has an italian delicacy and earthiness the germans have not yet showed me. nearly impossible to describe this compared to the best german examples without tasting it, all of the same things, just stacked up slightly differently. really really enjoyed this glass of beer, and look forward to my next, i would take this over that insane black currant beer these guys did awhile back, my only other reference point for this brewery.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

On tap at Alla Spina.

Served in a teku, a murky brown color with a lively puff of off-white head that bubbled up over the lip of the glass; good retention and lacing. In the nose, toasty malts, spice, roasty nuttiness. In the taste, nutty malts, brown sugar, notes of cinnamon and clove, earthy raw cocoa, yeast leaning towards dried banana. Good mouthfeel, medium body, overall good for the style.

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Photo of JCBears
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

appearance: very nicely dark for a Italian brew not bad

smell: Nice sweet tang to it. A real pleasure actually.

taste: Nice edge can't say its bad but a bit too much hoppy bight for the type

mouthfeel: Bit weak a bit disappointing cause the flavor isn't that bad

overall: If you have to drink a beer in Italy drink this one

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a dark brown with orangish edges and tight tan head. The nose is very nice, strong yeast and fruit sweetness. Peppery spice and twang up front, light dustiness transitions to banana and berries as a fruit balance is struck. The taste is a hint short, yeast is more subtle and the spice is much less, fruits are less bright and more sugary with a dustier earthy presence mid palate. Body is light and soft with a low carbonation and clean finish.

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Photo of PancakeMcWaffles
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark, hazy brown , a lot of lightly tanned and creamy head, good head retention, little lacing;

S: Very fresh, yeasty, fruit and a tiny bit of toasted malts, especially chocolate-like aromas, the fruitiness mainly consists of banana, hints of caramel;

T: Hits the palate with a sweet and slightly sour flavour while having this tiny bit of chocolate in it, hops are really just a tiny tiny bit in the backround on the finish, little bit of caramel, rather on the malty side yet not overly sweet, pretty good balance between all the components although slightly stronger fruit and/or chocolate would be interesting. The aftertaste is fruity and chocolatey;

M: Very thick and creamy, high carbonation;

O: Really good brew, balanced flavour profile although some flavours could be stronger!

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Photo of fugitive
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draught at BQ (Naviglio Grande), Milano. Color hazy amber with medium lasting white head. Aroma malt, wheat, yeast, citrus, banana. Taste sweet, wheat, citrus, acid, yeast, average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.98/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

75cl brown glass bottle with classic pressure cap served into a Westvleteren goblet in Belfort, France. Bottle acquired in Rome, Italy, last week. Best before date is 26/10/2011. My bottle shows the ABV as 6%. Reviewed live.

A: One finger head of nice cream lacing, great thickness, and good retention for the serving vessel and relatively above-average ABV. Colour is a caramel brown. It's appealing.

Sm: Very nutty, with wheat and very light chocolate hints. A mild strength aroma.

T: Lots of nut layers, with a dirty wheat foundation and some chocolate hints. The nut layering is well done, but lacks complexity or inspiration. Simple. Balanced, but badly built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some very nice cream undertones. Probably the best part of this beer.

Dr: It's overall a rather simple beer for the style, and pales in comparison to its German counterparts. It drinks easy but costs entirely too much (especially in Rome). I wouldn't jump any hoops to get it.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a mini snifter. Medium sized light beige head atop a coppery golden clouded body. Aroma dominated by banana, slight alcohol aroma and maybe a touch of brown sugar. Taste is loaded with flavor, nice wheat smoothness, bananas again dominate. Hard to find any fault with this beer, I'd have to put it on par with some of the best dunkleweizens in the world.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on-tap at the Bavarian Lodge. Poured into a short nonic. Pours a muddy brown, with orange highlights, with about a finger of light tan head that drops after a few minutes to a wisp of foam. Good lacing.

Big bold ripe banana, clove, chocolate on the nose, with some wheat and caramel hinting around.

Flavor is like the aroma, big ripe banana, clove, light chocolate notes, with a crisp, wheat character. Finish is short, with the banana lingering a little before the fade.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a creamy carbonation, nice prickle, but not too hot.

Extremely drinkable. Good balance of flavors, would definitely go back for more.

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Photo of JizackFH
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY on 2/6/11
Review Taken From Notes

A - This beer pours a murky muddy brown color. It has a nice size light-tan head on it. Head falls a bit quickly and leaves some specs of lacing on the glass.

S - Smells of bruised bananas, pear, and caramel. Smells of wheat and malt as well. I'm really digging the smell.

T - I'm getting light wheat and malt taste, which then blends into a very nice banana and pear fruitiness. I am also getting notes of clove and a nice earthiness. The finish has a touch of bitterness to it.

M - This is smooth and creamy. It has a light-medium body and high carbonation. It goes down quite easily.

D - Good drinkability. It goes down smooth and has a great taste. This is my first dunkelweizen, and I was pretty impressed. I would for sure try this beer again.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Coasters, thanks for getting this one.
Pours a hazy brown with very little head that leaves no lacing.

Nose is sweet bready malts, yeasty with some fruit.

Taste is caramelized bananas, bread with a peppery finish

Very little carbonation, mouthfeel is light

An easy drinking, tasty dunkelweizen, worth trying.

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Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy soft brown color with a one-finger light tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of bruised bananas with equal amounts of light wheat and indistinct malt aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Muted malt and wheat flavors quickly give way to a good deal of overripe (not in a bad way) banana flavors. Very slight spices come into play midway through the sip before fading out into a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was glad to have tried this beer as I bought the glass while in Rome and never thought I'd actually get to try the beer. An easy-drinking beer for the style, well worth a shot.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on the end of chocolaty color for a dark wheat. A cloudy tan brown color with a just slightly off white head. Nose is substancally earthy and mild herbal. Nose of beets and rosemary. Palate has a good dose of that exactly but the quality is so earthy it gets of a potatoe earth mineral in the wheat malt. Subtle sweet that even has a touch of chocolate malt. All around a dunkelweissen that is beyond the traditional form as we know it. Although still having a very palatable drinkablity.

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Photo of MilanoItaly
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Birrificio Italiano .
Resembling a stout both for colour and foam, it distinguishes itself for the exceptional balanced taste colours.
A meditation beer because it comes natural to stop and taste every single sip, to try understanding the different faces of this unusul style example .
Caramel, malt, banana perfectly mixed-up : like a long-drink, plus a satisfying smell .
Majestic !

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Photo of Suds
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of this beer during a visit to the brewpub. The bottle itself is a stubby 75 cl, with an oversized cap. The beer is a muddy brown color with a beautiful tan head. The aroma is a great mix of malt, yeast, banana, and ripe fruit. Very nice. The taste is sweet and powerful, but not overdone. It's textured, with a lot of dark berry and plum notes, mingled with wheat, sweet malt, and caramel. Very drinkable and quite interesting. Here's a wonderful Italian craft beer.

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Photo of stcules
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color, fluffy white head, long standing.
In the smell caramel and malt, but also some hop and hint of plum marmelade.
The taste is that of a dunkel weizen, dark malt, banana and cloves, well amalgamated.
Strong malt and caramel, yes, but overall balanced.
Full body, caramel, a bit of hop in the aftertaste.
Warming, some fruity notes pop up, of apricot in syrup.

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Vùdù from Birrificio Italiano
4.02 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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