Sunset Dunkleweizen | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Sunset DunkleweizenSunset Dunkleweizen

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2002

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back from a hiatus, this batch listed at 5.2 ABV

Pours a cloudy amber color with a white head and some lace. Aroma of wheat, caramelized malt, and a hint of leafy, flowery hop. In the taste, a big dose of caramelized flavor, moderate clove and hardly any bitterness. Medium bodied feel with a good thickness, surely not thin. Overall, Delicious. 5.2% abv dunkel with a firm, nutty malty flavor and a hint of hop and clove.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Brick Store Pub awhile ago. Poured a dark chestnut with a head that faded pretty quickly but left some nice lacing. There were lightt smells of brown bread, banana, and a touch of tin. The taste is spicy and slightly roasty to begin followed by more brown bread and bananas. Slightly thin, but very crisp and even crackery. Extremely dry, I would have like this to have been a tad more luscious. It was good, but it didn't wow me. The depth of flavor was a little light and it was a trifle thin.

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Photo of Foxman
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a hazy milk chocolate cola brown. A tall finger of puffy white head sinks gradually to a thin pillow of froth. Swishes of lacing disappear in a blink.

The aroma is rich with the caramel earthiness of well-toasted malt as well as a tart wheatiness. Esters are sparse, but give up a breath of clove and perhaps the swiftest draft of banana.

Upon tasting, the baked sweetness of toasted malt taxis in caramel and a touch of dark berry before the tart wheat announces a concession to the esters, themselves harbingers of clove, and again the softest lash of banana. As well, a small current of roasted walnuts flows through. Bread crust and residual sweetness join a more general yeast character near the close, and the finish dries and crisps as a good wheat beer will, lingering refreshingly. The full flavor profile is an asset, bringing a fresh face to bear.

Between light and medium bodied, the grain is thick enough to flow with some body, and the dry crispness leaves a final glow.

For those times when grain is what you crave, Victory brings you this fine offering. The malt is sweet, the wheat is crisp, and the result is a pint of fetching flavor and refreshing notes. And with that judicious ABV, drinking it is a fun little past-time. In fact, in an evening of more than a few new flavors, this one was 1b, not a bad standing. I would be most encouraged if this one made its way into bottles, because having the option of enjoying it at home would make it even better.

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Sunset Dunkleweizen from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.88 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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