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Schottleweizen | Phillips Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Adventures in wheat, saisonal yeast and darkness. This Schottleweizen is a seasonal release named in honour of Ben Schottle, the man whose pilot brews methodically trace the path from a seasonal brew idea to the bottle. Featuring a dark malt base and a generous dose of hops brought to life with Belgian-inspired saison yeast. It’s lively, moderately sweet, and a little bit unconventional—just like Ben.

Added by biboergosum on 04-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle - an ode to Phillips' 'Beer Architect' Benjamin Schottle. Note to self: check the veracity of this position and person's existence, in a bit. They spelled the name of the beer wrong in the marketing blurb on the side label, so I guess this might be from a Monday morning or Friday afternoon shift packaging run.

This beer pours a hazy, dark orange-brick brown hue, with four fingers of puffy, shiny, and finely foamy beige head, which leaves some streaky coral reef shelf lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of sharp, sassy yeast, banana liqueur, roasted bready caramel malt, spicy wheat grain, aerosol black pepper, and weak citrusy, leafy, and earthy hops. The taste is semi-sweet toasted wheat and caramelized malt, fresh, and lightly zingy saison yeast, a muddled banana and apple mushy fruitiness, some darker raisin and plum notes, and generic citrus-kissed earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are moderately active, but mostly in a lulling frothy sense, the body a sturdy medium weight, and a bit silky in its smoothness - a creamy hint not altogether out of the question. It finishes on the sweet side, but more or less tempered by the sublimely understated old-school yeast, and unheralded hops.

Dunkelweizen, but made with saison yeast? Or dark saison, but made with wheat malt (I'm wondering if they just forgot to add 'wheat' to the list of ingredients on the label)? I dunno - when I closed my eyes, it seemed very much like the former, the yeast somewhat inconsequential, and when I opened them, I was still drinking a dunkel, so there we have it. Pedantic style cross-pollination discussion aside, this is indeed a pretty tasty, yeasty dark ale.

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Photo of shanny_koenig
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Photo of DamageCase76
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kirbytall
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LampertLand
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Phillip's Brewing 'Schottleweizen' @7.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a golden amber from the bottle to a dark amber in the glass with a medium size beige head which is leaving a frothey lace along the weizen glass

S-belgian yeast , faint wiff of medicine

T-strong taste of wheat , fruity undertones

MF-ok/good carbonation , feels full bodied

Ov-the wheat & saisonal yeast is what doesn't work for me ,

prost LampertLand

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
3.86/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Kmat10
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Appearance - Pours a dark mahogany brown with three fingers of dense, foamy beige head.

Smell - Belgian inspired yeast, banana esters, clove, dark fruit, wheat, musty earthy hops.

Taste - Potent yeast, banana esters and clove flavours, along with bready wheat and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A well crafted dunkelweizen from Phillips. The yeast strain is spot on for the style and all the flavours come together for a complementary flavour profile.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of KooyBrews
4.42/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Trosevear
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Almost pitch black with a slight brown head to it.

S: Dark chocolate and weak coffee from Denny's or some other place haha

T: Tastes like weak coffee with a mocha coffee creamer in it, has a very slight bitterness front he hops in it.

F: light in body like it almost tastes like your not drinking anything but it has a nice after taste that lingers for a while.

O: Quite a nice beer, not to get scour aged by the colour, it has a great feel and doesn't taste like a heavy to it or even porter.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jrempel
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of canucklehead
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Yeasty wheaty dark goodness from one of the best beers Phillips have put out in awhile. There is a complexity to this beer that puts it among the best dark wheat beers in BC ( and frankly the world). The saison notes are there but the beer is really a big dunkelweizen. I loved the big mouthfeel and the long finish.

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Photo of MilkLeg
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of alew_os
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SleeveEye
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great beer, this beer can still be picked up in the Phillips Beer Advent Calendar. This beer has a very distinct taste the saison yeast is what keeps me wanting more, with a dark finish colour to it and a spicy saisonal taste at the end. The saison yeast puts this beer above most other Dunkelweizen's that I enjoy. It starts off sweet and ends with that little saison tingle in your mouth. Bam!

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Photo of ZachT
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jessekorzan
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle poured into a mug. A dark brown with reddish orange highlights and a fluffy towering five fingers of sudsy beige head. One wonders how both a weizen and a saison yeast can be used in the same brew ... Just mix the cultures together I suppose. If its a saison yeast alone used here, it cannot really be dubbed a weizen, for which the yeast used is the distinguishing characteristic (one can put wheat in a saison). Anyhow, I prattle. Shut up and drink up.

Smells like a dark weizen ... Sweet caramelized bananas (almost liqueur-like), mushed apples and pears (OK, fair enough, that recalls a saison), toffee-like and rather nutty caramel malts, hints of licorice and black pepper. Inviting.

Taste is classically a strong dunkelweizen. Big banana pudding flavor with the aforementioned cooked pears, a subtle roasted note, raisins, pepper berries, a little root cellar funk. Alright, this is indeed blending features of two styles, in a deft manner I might add. More orchard fruit and sweetish pepper spice than expected, but ample banana to keep it anchored in weizen territory. Moderate of body and carbonation, maybe slightly on the thick side. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well-concealed. Finishes semi-dry, with a shredded wheat note, dark fruit (raisins, purple grapes), and vaguely grassy hops.

Whatever they did with the yeast here (must be a blend) works like a charm. The malts are also striking an excellent balance between dry wheat and sweeter caramel flavors. This is Phillips creativity when firing on all cylinders ... Unique character that skews away from this brewery's ale prototype (aggressively hopped, woody yeast). Delicious.

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Schottleweizen from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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