Dystopian Dunkleweizen
Apocalypse Brew Works

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Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
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3.49 | pDev: 0%
Apocalypse Brew Works
Kentucky, United States
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3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With those cool Ohio Valley fall days in mind, Louisville's Apocalypse Brew Works takes a darker and richer take on the refreshing summery wheat beers.

Dystopian pours with a rusty, tawny brown color of chestnut and mahogany. The haze of suspended yeast gives the beer its quintessential murky appearance. As the glass is capped by a semi-firm eggshell white foam, its structure begins to break apart and the beer falls to mostly still nearly halfway through the session and with light pocketed lace.

Medium toast, caramel, pecan, and fresh baking bread set the aromatic tone while other mild complexities of tropical and citrus fruits lurk closely behind. A balance of clove and peppercorn do as much the balance the scent as do any hop additions.

Complex for such lightness in body, the beer is chocked full of flavors. Waves of grain and toast and smoothened by light chocolate and ground coffee. Then comes the pecan, bread crust, and medium kilned barley; all before the fruit flavors of banana and citrus are balanced by fresh cracked peppercorn and clove at middle palate. Finishing slightly woodish and herbal, the beer's light taste goes in a lot of directions at once.

Medium-light in body, the beer attenuates so completely as to leave the wonderful and varying flavors somewhat under supported. As soon as its early carbonated creaminess subsides, the beer falls modestly flat and thin. This extended period at the middle of the palate eventually concludes with mild minty warmth, slight grain astringency, but surprisingly clean.

The dunkeweizen has all the halmark flavors, in proper display but it could use a more vivid stage. Its wheat character is a little underwhelming and the usual high rate of carbonation is lacking- the signature Weihenstephaner yeast strain could give the beer a stronger weizen presence as well.

Jan 11, 2013
Dystopian Dunkleweizen from Apocalypse Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 2 ratings