Black Walnut Dunkel | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Black Walnut DunkelBlack Walnut Dunkel

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of wordemupg
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into tulip 30/5/13, cheers MasterSki and Sean9689 for sending the bottle

A looks like cola in color with enough clarity to almost see the other side under the large and loose beige head, one thick ring followed by lots of random patches

S smells like chocolate chip banana bread with walnuts and caramel, that's about all I get but that's more then enough to please

T earthy herbal notes and the walnuts more noticeable and the banana breads toned down, tastes pretty solid but the nose had a little something over it, some raisin as it warmed

M lighter side of medium, a little airy at first and it flattens out rather quickly, long nutty banana bread finish

O interesting version of a dunkel, no real complaints other then a a few extra bubbles in the mouth, nose was the highlight and reminded me of Grandmas baking in a good way

I'd drink this again but I feel it would be better suited for that evening when the leaves first start to fall off the trees

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Photo of KAF
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2185
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown with three fingers of light tan head that recedes into a dense cap with no lacing.

S: Sweet aromas dominate at first--light fruits, bananas, and bubblegum mostly. Some darker aromas bring up the finish, with notes of nuts, cocoa, and roasted malts.

T: The flavor is also a bit sweet at first, with flavors of dates, bubblegum, and some dark fruits. Some nutty and roasty flavors follow with a bready finish.

M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is pretty drinkable, though is also slightly watery.

O: An alright beer, overall, with some interesting flavors and aromas. Unfortunately they don't mesh very well, but it's still a drinkable beer.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, almost cola like brown with haze, moderate tan tinted head. Scent brings lots of caramel with some notes of roasted nuts and grain, some dark fruit also present. Scent is quite bold with sweet malt the star and an adequate amount of roast, some earthy and grassy hops - strengthens at the end of the sip. Medium bodied, light in carbonation. Another decent beer from Perennial.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up because it was on clearance at Riverside Liquors in Frederick. I figured it was interesting enough to be worth a try. Good looking beer but had a weird fizz when poured, almost like a soda instead of a beer. Fizzy head also dissipated quickly, had me a little worried. But the smell was excellent, very interesting, The taste was also interesting, and very good, but not awesome. But feels a little light, and again, kinda fizzy. Overall while not a bad beer by any stretch, being interesting is the best thing it has going for it. While I enjoyed it I will not be swinging back by to grab any more of these despite the good price.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cjgiant
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: cloudy dirty/muddy brown with minimal head and lacing; maybe a notch up as I am not sure it might hit style right
S: definitely get the banana witbier notes, but thereus a nuttiness that might disguise itself as earthy
T: banana, pepper, and other standard flavors. Then in the back, walnut quite distinctively counters the front tastes. The finish surprisingly brings some banana back in (along with its sweetness) but the walnut holds on as well
M: oily nuttiness that epitomizes the walnut essence of the beer to me, reminding me most specifically if the feel from the walnut skins after a few nuts have been consumed
O: rated on the fact I think it hits the style and the novelty of recipe. Have had this before and enjoyed it, this taste confirmed my like of the beer and the rating follows.

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Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of xnicknj
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at bainbridge barrel house

Deep almost cola brown colored pour, thin white head and mild retention. Spotty lacing streaks the glass while drinking.

Toasted walnuts, caramel sweetness and toasted grains in the nose. Hints of sweetness and warmth with a continuing notion of chestnuts on an open fire.

Extremely nutty up front, toasted, roasted and broasted hints. Meaty walnuts, bread crust and caramel. Fuller backbone, decently sweet and slightly warm in the finish.

Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, creamy and smooth on the tongue. How do you effectively prevent boring people with a traditional style - evidently you walnut the crap out of it. I was into this but I could see some not enjoying it quite as much.

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Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of beergoot
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data: Bottling date - 1/2014

A somewhat hazy, brown body with a very thick, rocky, light tan head. Sweet, berry-like aroma; blueberries and watermelon. A tart, sour flavor. Medium-light body with a rather coarse feel due to the carbonation; mildly astringent.

A nice look and aroma leads up to great expectations but a rather odd flavor and rather watery and rough mouthfeel greatly detract from the whole. Perhaps it's the black walnuts that contribute to the weird taste experience and the rather acidic and phenolic character. A hint of a hefeweizen styling and a bit of a nutty character barely pokes through the fruit and sour notes yet can't pull this brew together in the end. Interesting but not necessarily all that great...

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of socon67
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown pour. Minimal brown foam and zero lacing. Slight carbonation.

S - Smells of black licorice and molasses. Very inviting smell. Smell of walnuts is only evident as the beer warmed. Even then, it was faint.

T - Taste is sugary sweet. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and licorice flavors. Taste of smoked almonds linders. Has a minor spicy bite at the end.

M - Very drinkable and complex beer. Feels much lighter than the style or the ABV.

O - Liked this one alot. One of the most flavorful Dunkels I've had in a long time. Would have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jsh420
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of birchstick
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown, almost black. Smells sweet, with some caramel malts, sugary fruits, and a little nutty. Taste starts off with lots of caramel malts that move into darker fruits (grapes and plums). A little sweet nuttiness and sweet malt is on the finish. Really nice, rich flavor profile. Mouth is full bodies and smooth. Pretty solid dunkel. The walnut adds a nice layer of complexity to a pretty solid beer.

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Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Black Walnut Dunkel from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 215 ratings