Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Dunks Ferry DunkelweizenDunks Ferry Dunkelweizen
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Dunks Ferry DunkelweizenDunks Ferry Dunkelweizen

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We stay with the German wheat beer theme for our Fall seasonal, and much like it’s Summertime sister, Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen has a unique banana and spicy clove character but this time paired with a chewy, bready (dare we say banana bread) malt backbone. Again, we hop this German wheat beer with Hallertau and Tettnanger hops.

Added by justintcoons on 12-06-2012

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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of BigMike
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is dense copper to light amber, head is light tan with fine bubbles; head presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a top and ring.

Smell is light, very subtle weizen yeast, feint breadiness.

Taste is deeper in flavor: light caramel sweetness, then some feint breadiness and quick transition to a weizen yeast flavor profile of banana, light clove and dry spiciness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, well carbonated and a little thin for a brew that could/can be a little thicker with wheat and bread fullness.

Overall a good beer with a thinner flavor and feel than similar brews in this style.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-wheat beer glass.

A: Dark cola-ice tea coloring is dense and really nice looking. One inch tall beige colored head is foamy and firm on the hold. Strong sense of effervesce, with an strong head retention factor. Half glass lace coverage on the vessel.

A: Aroma was sweet caramelized wheat malt, dry yeastiness, with an initial good strength. Weakly holding aroma, of average duration but malt forward and nice while lasted.

T: Sweet caramelized toasted wheat malt, banana yeastiness, cloves with some dried brown sugar. Honey malt, dark raisiny crystal malt sweetness, toasted munich with a touch of cola. Deep rich toasted malt depth is the highlight here, some earthy dried leaves on the final go.

M: Nice full body, creamy, mid-range carbonation.

O: nice sweetly toasted malt character, weizen yeastiness, good drinkability and fall weather beer.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real nice color on this one. Deep amber, ruby, light brown. Good clarity but I couldn't tell if there was any yeast at the bottom of the can to add in like you would a typical bottled hefeweizen. One of the cons of a canned beer? Thick creamy off-white head with good retention.

Aroma is a mild, yet intriguing, mix of fruit and spice with some rich malt presence. Banana, clove, bready malt, hints of bubble gum and vanilla. There is a strong resemblance to banana bread in both the aroma and flavor that I really love.

Lively carbonation and medium bodied. Very easy to drink. The rich malt makes this beer really well as a fall seasonal.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into a Weizen glass.

Amber-mahogany with 1/2 finger of head. Lightly hazy with lively carbonation.

Caramel, pumpernickel, clove, banana, and rye bread.

Wheat, rye, and pumpernickel breads. Some caramel and dark candy sugar. Banana and clove.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

A very refreshing Dunkelweizen worth checking out.

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Photo of thebeers
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Brown-amber color with massive khaki-colored, airy head that's quick to dissipate once it starts. Smells strongly of banana, along with dry, yeasty white or Italian bread. Taste has mild banana notes and a nice black-bread, malt sweetness that I love in the style, but also a slightly formaldehyde-like tinge in the aftertaste on some sips but not others. Light to medium bodied. Passable, but not my favorite.

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Photo of hopsputin
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: a mixture of dark amber, caramel, ruby red, and light brown. a nice 2 finger off-white frothy head

s: tons of bready yeast, lots of clove and coriander, banana, sweet pear, some dark grains and wheat

t: spicy yeast right at the front of the tongue combined with that clove and lots of coriander. a slight bubblegum flavor follows that along with dark wheat. there is a ripe pear and banana sweetness behind that as well. pretty big phenol presence in here, and the yeast spice really seems to dominate to me.

m: mouthfeel is lighter side of medium, with a high carbonation level which is really popping the spice on the sides of the tongue

o: overall, this has a good base but i think it has a bit too much spice. i'd like to see some of the from the malts and esters. its an ok beer, but nothing really beyond that too far

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Photo of KTCamm
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2/28...pours medium dark brown, foamy white top. Light wheaty nose, subtle banana, other fruits too. Soft, subtle wheat flavor, slightly sweet. Some milk chocolate in there. Just a hint of pepper at the finish. Masquerades as a bitter. Complex and tasty.

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Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingPurple
4.69/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bluehende
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: appropriate deep haze in its dark reddish-amber hue... not a terribly voluminous head, collapses rather quick... there should be more head formation/retention here if they've done it 'authentic'-ally - even when I poured the dregs in (which usually helps hold head in many beers, in my experience), it merely kept a thicker cap on top, but not to the degree that a Weihenstephaner does

S: verrry bubblegum, with a hint of flowery soap and the dark toasted grain coming through... these beers need to have potent esters, so they done more than alright here

T: spicy phenols up front with an excellent balance of moderate bitterness... almost a spicy plum in the middle... finishes with a light swell of the bubblegum, as well as some brown bread crust, which lingers in the aftertaste... and there is a bold banana woven in there, it's just all the other flavors are heightened and more balanced with it

F: perhaps a bit more viscosity than expected with the style - I'm guessing (without researching their site) that its the character/crystal malts added that leave this effect... the yeast, when added, puts a touch of delicate grit on that... all in all, I don't mind the heartier extra body on this one bit, as it's still light enough in the finish

O: perhaps the most fantastic American-made dunkelweizen I've tried (way better than the 3.5 rating on here) - love the esters here, and it doesn't seem to be the standard Bavarian wheat yeast (1068) that many folks use... I haven't been disappointed with anything these guys have done... gotta do German styles if you're in the Philly metro, and ya gotta do them right... I'll surely be getting this again real soon

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Photo of OGShotzy
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rjp217
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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