Black Walnut Dunkel | Perennial Artisan Ales

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215 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dunkel Weiss brewed with 250 pounds of Missouri Black Walnuts.

Added by Sean9689 on 11-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of fourstringer
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a capped 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. No identifiable date.

A: Dark, wine-brown body with nice clarity. 1 finger of coarse, tan head. Below average retention. Scant lacing.

S: Rather sweet, raisin, dried cherry, grapes. Hint of musty funk. Lemon juice. Not quite what I was expecting, but I'm into it.

T: Sweet dried fruit hits immediately, followed by a noticeable amount of tartness and roasted, nutty malt. As the beer warms the sour element diminishes slightly and the malt is pushed more to the forefront. Semi-dry finish with lingering citric acid, chocolate, dark roast. Alcohol presence is consistent with 6.6% ABV.

M: Mouth-filling, high carbonation with a medium body. Unexpectedly effervescent, which I can't quite tell if I dig or not.

O: This one took me a bit by surprise. More in oud bruin or flanders red territory than a dunkel or dunkelweizen, but with a greater roasted malt presence and uncharacteristically high carbonation. This is presumably last year's release, so perhaps almost a year in the bottle has put a twist on this one. Regardless, nice depth of flavor. Good stuff and a bonus score bump for uniqueness.

Prost!

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL champagne bottle to a tulip glass. Bottled 2/2013.

A: Murky copper, active carbonation, copper-toned and foamy head.

S: Malt, wheat, granny smith apple, bubblegum, coriander, walnuts.

T: Malt and apple backbone with wheat, walnuts, banana, and plum.

M: Medium-bodied with slightly hoppy finish and bite from the carbonation that leaves a nice warmth but doesn't linger in an unwelcome manner.

O: A very fresh and flavorful seasonal offering from a new brewery (to me). I'll definitely be picking up more of their offerings, if I can find them.

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3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taken from my beer journal dated 6/13/12

Appearance: 750mL bottle poured into standard pint. Colour is a nice walnut-brown with a large two-finger head that fades to a puffy layer on top with minimal lacing. No visible carbonation but it certainly is audible!

Smell: Faint aromas of sweet malts, bready yeast, and walnuts.

Taste: Well-balanced flavours of sweet, nutty malts, spicy yeast, and a warming boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body is thick, silky, and alive with plenty of carbonation. Finishes with a lingering stickiness.

Overall: A solid brew. In general, it is a pretty sweet beer but not in a cloying way. It is nicely balanced and interesting enough for me to want to finish the bottle.

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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Appearance: the color of a dark honey amber, like old crystallized honey. Very appealing

Smell: toasted walnuts, caramel and light molasses

Taste: it's beautifully smooth, sweet, and wonderfully balanced. It tastes of roasted walnuts (roasting brings out the sweetness and natural oils in walnuts, enhancing the flavors), sweet banana, light molasses or brown sugar and malty.

Mouth feel : smooth and tingles the tongue

Side notes: it's better than the banana walnut bread I made this morning. My first intro to dunkelweizen and it won't be my last.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Black Walnut Dunkel from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.9 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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