Bob's Your Dunkel | Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

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Bob's Your DunkelBob's Your Dunkel

Brewed by:
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in the Dunkelweisen tradition, this is a rich, unfiltered wheat beer (Weissbier) loaded with chocolate and Munich malts. Sure to warm your winter nights!

Added by BDTyre on 12-20-2010

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle, with a patently clever Mad Magazine-esque upside down label trick - full...empty...full...empty. Pro tip - do this before popping the cap!

This beer pours a rather murky, very dark golden brown hue, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which sets into that weirdly appealing island moat formation as it slowly melts away, eventually leaving an uneven wall of peeling paint job lace around the glass.

It smells upfront of zingy clove and sweet mushy banana, with a heady toasted and caramelized wheatiness following closely on their heels, and some earthy, lightly choco-fied nuttiness. The taste is sweet, lightly-roasted wheat and caramel malts, banana nut bread, lazily spicy clove and white pepper, some dazed and confused earthy and leafy hop bitters, and a very mild booze warming, FWIW.

The carbonation is quite sedate, what with its soma-level frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and endearingly smooth, with a wee airy creaminess arising as things warm up a bit. It finishes sweet, but in a decidedly even and moderated manner, that fruit bread nature blending agreeably with any lingering spice and genial alcohol alike.

Overall, a lovely, lovely dunkelweizen, so very drinkable, as the expected flavours are all duly represented, full, and in near-perfect harmony. Not to mention those 8 points of ABV, noticeable only by their mellow warming solemnity. Well done, Mt. Begbie, way to show off some of that German Canadian brewing prowess!

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Photo of Derek
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy chestnut, off-white head, thin ring of retention, hints of lace.

S: Huge banana, dark bread, clove, roasted nut, really great.

T: Banana up front, very bready, nice cloves, slightly floral & herbal, caramel/cola, balanced bitterness, alcohol is well-hidden.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body is very smooth & creamy.

D: A good drinker.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 1/11/11

A murky brownish maroon with a large tan head that hangs around for a while and leaves a few partial rings of lace

S loads of bruised banana with some milky chocolate a little spice and booze, I pick up on some bubblegum as it warms pretty bang on for the style

T more booze then then the smell and a slightly sour apple flavor that's not bad but compared too the lovely smell its lacking

M full bodied and just a little sticky on the lips and I can taste and smell the booze but not much of a burn just a warming feeling

O another example of smell being the best thing in a pretty good beer, went down quickly considering the 8%

I bought this without high expectations and it was pretty darn good, not that it should matter but I like the label just make sure you drink the beer before turning the bottle upside down to check it out

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky oxblood with fast-fading tan film. 3.5
Rough vinegary nose with some rum raisin. 3.25
Treacle cake, port, clovey spice, and slight grassy hops. 3.5
Earthy spice end and minty linger.
Almost medium, hot, and a bit thin. 3.5

Mislabeled - plays out like a dunkelbock, not a dunkelweizen - missing all the banana esters. Not very bready either, for the “dunkel” bit. Hot raisin and not much else. Not good. 3.5

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Photo of bumchilly25
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ZachT
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark amber, slightly opaque, 2 fingers of cream colored head
S: Banana bread, cloves, caramel, floral notes, very subtle chocolate malts
T: Rich and malty, banana bread flavour, slight cloves and some caramel sweetness, bready undertones, alcohol is present
M: Medium body, good carbonation, rich, fairly smooth, slightly bitter finish, noticeable alcohol warming
O: Banana bread flavours dominate this one, very malty, but you do get some floral hop notes mixed in there, based on the aroma, a little too sweet, but I suppose that goes with the style and does match well with the aroma and flavour profile - not the best dunkel out there, but worthy of trying

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Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to see more seasonals from Begbie with all new label ( can be read upside down as well). this is a very drinkable Dunkelweizen that has lots of flavour but finishes smooth. The banana and cloves notes show up but the beer is mostly malty with a bready midmouth, this well made and a welcome addition to the Begbie line/.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - fully hazy swampy purple brown, thumb of tan head retained at a thin cover, some lacing
S - big on fresh dark fruits, slightly medicine like aroma, light toffee, mild chocolate and grains
T - plumb and mineral quality up front, grainy with some toffee and a sweet alcohol hint to finish
M - creamy smooth carbonation, sticky sweet with a touch of drying alcohol and a minerally coating finish
O - a solid effort with the alcohol very well integrated and hidden, not oustanding for the style but still a tasty beverage worth a seasonal purchase

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Photo of BigBry
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650 ml bottle to share, something new for Mt. Begbie, looking forward to it.
This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark brown, with golden high lights. Tight creamy bubbles, beige head, fades to a thick ring, chunky lace.
Smells of some light yeast, banana, clove, wheat.
The taste is on the sweet side, toasted wheat, banana, spicy pepper and clove.
The carbonation is low, the body is medium, smooth, slightly sweet finish. 8% alcohol is masked well.
A really good dunkelweizen, very drinkable.

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Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of LampertLand
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MtBegbie's "Bob's Your Dunkel" @ 8.0% served cold a 650 ml bottle into a weizen glass
A-poured a deep chocolate brown with a good cream head that lingers leaving lacing along the glass
S-banana bread , cloves , malty munich
T-deep malty/yeasty flavor , good clean taste for an un-filtered beer , nice and warm
MF-getting a warm feeling as more beer is tasted , medium body , smooth with clean finish
Ov-glad I got my hands on one , will seek this beer out next winter , very drinkable

cheers LampertLand

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Photo of Bunman3
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a rich dark brown with 1/2 finger width of cream coloured head.

Smell - Spices (very strong clove, nutmeg), hint of light chocolate.

Taste - The spicy and chocolatey notes (picked up in the aroma) translate well and are nicely balanced in this brew. Nice warming flavours.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall smoothness.

Overall - A good representation of a dunkel by Mt. Begbie. The smell is overpowered by clove and could use some improvement, however this strong aroma does not translate as overpowering in the taste. Well balanced flavourful dunkel and worth a try.

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Photo of BDTyre
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Murky, cloudy copper-brown colour. Fluffy, airy white head. Light malts, slight bubble-gum and a strong clove and banana scent.

Sweet banana and bread taste, bits of caramel and bubblegum. Light apple presence and a spicy clove essence. Very light hops. Very light alcohol presence.

Nice light carbonation, light chewiness to it but not overly thick. Mild alcohol warmth. A bomber of this is a nice way to end the night.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of chugalug06
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A bit on the thin side...Head is full four-finger straw colored foamy head. Brew is cloudy deep red-brown. Poor retention and moderate lacing.

Clove-y, spicy, banana, tons of esters. A touch on the thin side, but still nice.

A smooth-wet initial blast. Tons of caramel and a touch of banana. Spices begin to set in and slowly takeover and leave you with an awkward goodbye...full of strange (slightly rubbery) bitterness and earthy dryness. Carbonation is high and well placed. Sweetness is direct, sharp, and to the point; nothing lingers. Rounded flavors could add complexity and a bit of more developed flavors.

Overall, a nice beer that's appropriate. It's nearly where it should be, needs just a bit of tweaking to become a front-runner for the style. Solid and definitely recommended.

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Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev +5.8%

4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maclean25
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a pair of 650 mL bottles while passing through Chilliwack.

It pours with a light-beige/brown creamy head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The body is (dark) brown and cloudy.

It has a fresh smell with fruit bouquet, especially candied bananas. I'm not good at picking out many spices, but I think I sense black pepper in there.

The candied banana come out in the taste which is dominated by overly ripe fruits and big malt. I don't get any chocolate in it, but what I do taste is a light smokiness.

It has medium body and carbonation and not much alcohol taste considering it is 8%. Overall, I find it sweet but not over-powering so. It reminds me of brandy.

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Photo of LDuke
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IllNate
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy dark amber (almost brown). Good amount of creamy tan head, good retention.

S - Familiar banana smell. Not a lot of clove in the nose. Bready and a tiny roast malt backbone.

T - I notice the alcohol right away, not hidden well. But past that it's quite nice. Nice bready/wheat malt base with roasty caramel notes along with the banana esters. Banana is less prominent in the taste, but clove is bigger here, almost equal to the banana.

M - As said a bit boozy, but otherwise smooth with a good body.

D - Pretty good.

Nothing really stands about as the clear winner, but a good all round beer. Nasty habit is still my favorite offering from Mt Begbie.

Bottled: Nov-2010

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