Grau Dunkel | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.21%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Grau Dunkel is a traditional German-style wheat beer brewed using traditional German malts like vienna and munich. The wheat malt for this brew was smoked over the oak chips we used to age our Brown Honey Rum. The smooth flavor and aroma of oak, honey and molasses add a complex backbone to the brew. The weizen yeast strain used for fermentation provide dry, spicy clove and banana notes.

Added by dborginis on 07-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass.

Pours a cloudy amber-brown with minimal head and even less lacing. The nose is dark wheat, flowers, and greenery. The taste has an unsurprisingly good amount of wheat, along with some hoppy bitterness, orange peel, and cardamom. The body is on the medium side, with a decent amount of carbonation and a fairly dry finish, leading to a pretty high level of drinkability.

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Photo of pwoody11
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewpub

Poured somewhat cloudy. Smell is that of banana and malt with some light maple syrup notes.

Taste is similar to the smell, but enter some honey and maybe oak? Some light spices, (cloves?) are mingling around towards the end.

Great beer. I'd pick up at the store fairly often if they bottled it.

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Photo of dborginis
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered at the brew pub in Rehoboth on a hot day after walking around town. Looks like an especially turbid iced tea, with a film of head on top.
Smell is very lightly of banana and clove.

Taste is light, first notice the dark malts and high carbonation. Very light in the background are the expected banana and clove, as well as some honey and wood. Light mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, and hit the spot on the hot day.

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Grau Dunkel from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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