Steam Punk (Dunkelwiezenbrau) | Longwood Brewpub & Restaurant

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Steam Punk (Dunkelwiezenbrau)Steam Punk (Dunkelwiezenbrau)

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Longwood Brewpub & Restaurant
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
As the name suggests this is a Dark Wheat Beer. Traditionally a German “Wheat Ale” this light bodied, crisp flavored cold Ale has become one of Vancouver Islands favorite brews. This beer has a refreshing graininess in the flavor profile with the addition of 35% White Wheat.

Added by Derek on 12-25-2005

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Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Longwood Brewpub 'Steampunk Dunkelweizen' @ 5.0% , served on tap/poured at Stein & Dine'15 & a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6 recently
A-pour is a dark brown from the tap/bottle to a very dark brown in the glass with a small beige head leaving a spotty lace along the stein
S-white wheat
T-nice taste overall , bit waterty on the swallow
MF-ok carbonation , medium mouthfeel
Ov-ok dunkelweizen , seems to be Victoria's favourite Longwood beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of JonCorbett
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber bottle.

Appearance: Pours a burnt red ochre brown with a victorian lace coloured head made up of small and medium sized carbonation bubbles, dissipates rather quickly and settles into a very nice ring and light surface remnants.

Aromatics: I get a few scents - but most prominent is an odd nutty citrus that I just can’t seem to describe. Has a decent combination of fresh bread mixed with a toasted bread scent. I do get really faint malty notes, but they are far from sweet caramely as I would normally expect.

Taste: Never had a dunkel before, so this was an experience. My first sips were burnt sour. An almost lemony zing mixed with fresh cut wheat and grass. It is unique being so dark I was expecting something creamier and subtle. But it has earthy coffee character with a little cacao bitterness so that there is little to no aftertaste as it finishes.

Feel: medium-light body, not as crisp as I was expecting and the carbonation does almost disappear. It has a very abrupt finish (not quite dry) but it is nice given its somewhat fast paced taste.

Overall: Not sure if it’s my cup of tea. I do enjoy its colour and I love sour beers (even though I’m not sure if this is common to Dunkels). But it seemed a little too much wheat and not enough malt. I’m going to go middle of the road on this one until I have a few more Dunkels under my belt, and maybe I will revisit this one in the future.

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kenfoley
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chickenm
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kenmac19
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rab53
2.21/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of imfinished
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeymrr
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tall 568 mL can into a weizen glass. This beer appears to now be called Steam Punk Dunkel.

Appearance: rich amber-brown hue with a little haze and a pretty strong effervescence (though this is hard to discern through the darkness). Head is two fingers of frothy light-tan foam. I find it quite attractive!

Smell: quite malty with toast, biscuit and chocolate. Not a whole lot in the way of wheat or classic weizen esters, but the chocolate is nice.

Taste: a bit milder than the aroma. Toasty and chocolatey but without so much biscuit (thankfully); this is kind of like an amber porter, in that it doesn't have a lot of weizen character. Still, it's not at all a bad beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. Appropriate enough for the style.

Overall: this is a relatively quaffable beer; I quite like the chocolate, although I would prefer some more estery weizen yeast character.

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Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of KStark
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of CWVegas
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of canucklehead
2.85/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

i must say that this beer suffers from a burnt flavour that really cuts down on the drinkability. The colour and smell is right but i felt a lack of balance and finish. A lot of longwood beers suffer from an off balance that kinda ruined the desire for another pint

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Photo of Derek
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I sampled this at the brewpub in a generous 6 oz glass. There's no Pacific Northwest twist... this is a Dunkel Weizen, through and through!

A: Amber-brown, off-white head, awesome lace.

S: Bready, caramel malt with a little nut.

T: Some roasted malty bitterness, bready, chewy malt.

M: Moderate body, moderate carbonation.

D: Better than average.

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Steam Punk (Dunkelwiezenbrau) from Longwood Brewpub & Restaurant
3.5 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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