Schoko-Weizen | Bad Weather Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bad Weather Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
badweatherbrewery.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by morimech on 10-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.52%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 7
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Big cocoa nose with some biscuit and faint roast and a hint of banana and possibly clove but they have to fight their way through the cocoa nibs and the dark wheat malts.
Deep black, 1-2" head that collapses to a thin film but produces excellent lace and on subsequent pours produces a tight, rocky persistent head typical of weizens.
Very creamy palate with obvious cocoa and the dark malts are more towards the lighter chocolates than the bitter roasts to the malt and the cocoa nibs complement one another. The brewer strikes the right balance with the cocoa nibs they are noticeable but not cloying and overpowering. There is just enough there to work harmoniously with the caramels and chocolates from the malts but not squelch them.
Above average carbonation, the carbonation gives it more body and the fine soft bubbles give it a smoothness and creaminess.

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Photo of kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JakeBarnett
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

School pours a dark brown color with a large non lacing head. There is a mellow aroma with banana and coco powder. The taste is creamy nice banana flavors and coco powder. Body is a little flat and watery. Overall nice flavored good nellow chocolate and banana flavors.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of krl2112
2/5  rDev -46.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bad Weather Schoko-Weizen Dunkelweizen with cocoa nibs. Storm cellar series #1. Brewed and bottled by Bad Weather Brewing Company, Minnetonka, MN. ABV 7.0% ABV.

Total blackness, under a full, 1/2 inch creamy tan, looking good from where I sit.

Aroma: chocolate and dark fruit notes come through first, spices, banana a little bit. Creamy, milky-ness, too…lactose in this? there's more than the straightforward dunkel weisse aromatics here. Something different is going on, an unusual yeast strain, maybe?

Taste: Chocolate hits the palate first, followed quickly by the weizen yeast character. There's banana, and spice, clove. Medium-bodied, full-flavored, and fairly unique. Plays rich on the tongue for a while, and ends on the dry side, with a lingering chocolate-y finish.

I'd like to see what they tell us on the label: "Schoko-weizen kicks off our limited edition Storm Cellar Series. We use classic Hefeweizen yeast to give this brew rich banana and clove flavors, with notes of toasted bread from the dark wheat. Schokolade is the German word for chocolate, so cacao nibs are added to give SCHOLO-WEIZEN it's rich, chocolately finish. A fitting style of beer to launch this limited series, Dunkelweizen was the first style of beer co-founder Joe ever brewed. Enjoy this one of a kind beer while it lasts…Prost!"

If this wasn't supposed to be so la-de-da, if it wasn't wax-dipped, in a big bottle, with a price tag of $9 or so, maybe I wouldn't be disappointed. It just doesn't deliver enough. Nothing wrong with it, nothing bad, just not good enough.

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Photo of Joey1566
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of stealth
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of StompingClover
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of pourmeadrink
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a waxed 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of light tan head that recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A dark and fairly sweet yeast driven aroma with hints of spice and lots of chocolate. Upfront hefeweizen yeast along with wheat and hints of grains and biscuit. Spice hints of clove and pepper. Big scent of bananas along with hints of bubblegum, dried apple, and pear. Dark roast hints with some chocolate cacao nibs and slight coffee. Hops are very laid back. A pretty interesting and nice aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a yeast driven taste with lots of banana and dark chocolate notes. Lots of hefeweizen yeast upfront with some notes of wheat, biscuit, and grains. Spicy notes of clove and pepper. Lots of banana taste along with some notes of dried apple, pear, and bubblegum. Dark roast notes with a nice dose of cacao nibs along with a slight taste of coffee. Not many hops to speak of. A pretty nice yeasty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, yeasty, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty interesting and decent spin on a Dunkel. Good yeast and clove presence. Chocolate isn't as strong as expected but it does add a nice little kick.

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Photo of Mdog
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark brown, huge head.

Smell: Big banana aroma, yum!

Taste: Bananas, dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Good stuff.

Overall: I've had Bad Weather at the bar, so was glad to see them in bottles--and a dunkelweizen to boot! It's tasty, with a good mix of chocolate and banana flavors. I'd rate this just a little lower than El Hefe Negro from Surly--I haven't rated that one due to it being tap only.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Schoko-Weizen from Bad Weather Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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