Gneiss Brewing Company

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Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
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4.05 | pDev: 1.23%
Gneiss Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy rosewood brown, with three fingers of creamy tan head that takes forever to deflate. Lots of visible effervescence streaming up. 6

Nose: Toasty wheat, fresh bread crust, bread dough, and an undertone of traditional yeast. A thin thread of bubblegum, banana bread, and clove, as well as a subtle candi sugar sweetness. A touch nutty. Mild, wheaty, and inviting.

Palate: That wheat grain comes out swinging, and is the first thing to greet the palate. Very much like a hefeweizen. Lightly toasted bread crust comes next. Sweetness is no more prominent than in a typical slice of wheat bread, peaking about halfway through, before falling off. There is also a faint hint of hops in here, who's presence is given away by mild floral elements, as well as a very gentle hint of bitterness that clearly isn't due to malt roast. The light degree of roast becomes ever-so-slightly more toasty as the finish approaches, when finally, the beer concludes with notes of banana bread, light spice, walnut, and the faintest hint of bubblegum. Finishes dry, clean, and crisp,

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is light, crisp, and very refreshing. There is, however, a creaminess that will always be present with wheat ales. There is zero stickiness, richness, or heft to this beer. It may be brown, but it goes down much like a pilsner. There is a soft, fine, but lively effervescence, giving the beer lift and an airy delivery, complimenting the creamy wheaty body.

Overall: Don't be fooled by the colour of this beer. If you're unfamiliar with the style, you're in for a surprise. A dunkelweizen is essentially just a dark hefeweizen. A wheat beer with a tan. It's crisp, light, refreshing, and flavourful. Perfect on a hot summer day, with dinner, or even as a last pint of the night. This example is well executed, and I say kudos to Gneiss for sharing traditional German styles in an ultra-modern era of craft beer.

Jun 02, 2019
Delta from Gneiss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3 ratings