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Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
65
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
26.27%
 
 
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2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 65
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dunkelweizen is by far my favorite style of beer. Among my favorites are Ayinger, Weihenstephaner, Erdinger, Hacker-Pschorr, Konig Ludwig, and Franziskaner which I keep on tap at home. Up until now the only US craft beer which has achieved the level of Bavarian perfection is Perennial Artisan Black Walnut Dunkel. Neshaminy Creek has delivered another outstanding version of this style. Burnt caramel aroma. Sweet dark fruit and roasted malts with a nice burnt caramelized bitter finish. Loads of sediment which enhance the sweetness. Aroma is weaker than a typical German dunkelweizen but the intense roasted malt raises the flavor bar above most of the Bavarian imports. I hope Dunks Ferry becomes more readily available in the future.

Update: Picked up growler and bottles of the 2014 release. The mouthfeel is not as thick and rich as the 2013. The aroma and taste are similar, but less sweet and dense. The dark fruits are missing this year and it is closer to a Bavarian dunkelweizen in density and flavor. The sourness now dominates the palate and the malty sweetness takes a backseat. The bitterness in the finish are still bold which should please the trendy IPA crowd.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.07/5  rDev +15%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy brownish deep orange hue with a healthy tan tinged head about 3 fingers high. Smells nice, traditional bavarian yeasty notes of banana and spice . Almost smells like fried bananas in a light chocolate sauce. Faintly earthy.

Rather nice, on the lighter side of being medium bodied. Like the hefe by neshaminy lots of banana notes through out. really does taste like a chocolate dipped banana in a good. Bright effervescence that really break the body up. Slightly medicinal finish. Faint sweetness, some bready notes, a pretty complex low abv beer. Balanced and clean on the back end unlike the hefe, chocolate and caramel notes all blend together into one nice concise and somehow refrshing sip. Pretty good. A little bit of burnt toast comes into play at times that doesnt blend as well but overall a pretty good beer. Lingering banana and hearty breads in the mouth.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
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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3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in a 22 because it is a style I like and was at a decent price, so worth a try. Excellent appearance and decent smell but then the taste did not follow. Overall it was a decent beer that I enjoyed drinking but would not likely buy again.

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3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.88/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.69/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Murky dark brown with 1/2 finger of head.

Nose
Cola, dark candy syrup, nougat and banana.

Taste
Huge doses of dark candy syrup. Nougat, Cola and wheat bread. A decent amount of phenols from the yeast showing off some banana peal and clove.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, oily, crisp and clean.

Overall
A lot of dark candy syrup flavor. Seems kind of artificial. Not a huge fan of this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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