Brown's Dunkel Weizen | Brown's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stimack on 02-02-2007

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10
Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Deep clear brown/black, one finger head without any lacing

S-Wheat, malt and some roasted notes.

T-Starts off with the wheat profile of a hefe but ends with tofee, caramel notes and mild bitterness.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation but a little thin

O-A nice Dunkelweizen, I think it is my first review, but not my first, one of the better ones I've had.

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Photo of ngeunit1
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep dark brown color with a nice finger of tan-brown head. The head had decent retention and some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a blend of some sweet malt elements mixed with banana aroma. There is also come roasted aromas in the background.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweetness from banana flavor and some toffee malts. In the middle some spices come in with a touch of roasted flavor. Finish has some sweet and roasted malt and a lot of banana flavor with the fruitiness lingering.

M - Medium-light bodied with a moderate to moderate-heavy amount of assertive carbonation. Feels a bit watery and a touch to think as a result through the middle. Fairly crisp.

D - Very drinkable. Very crisp, through bordering on watery a tad. The banana flavor blends well with the other flavors and overall the beer tastes pretty good and decently balanced.

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Photo of drseamus
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Disclaimer: I am not a huge fan of weizen beers.

A: Super opaque brown with only scattered head. Looks like poop water.

S: All bananas. Super fruity.

T: Actually surprisingly tasty. Banana is strong but in check. Beer is still pretty fruity though.

M: Very smooth and almost creamy. The mouthfeel is the best part of this beer.

D: Not bad but too much banana for me. See the above disclaimer.

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Photo of Kendo
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the Lionheart in Albany, 2-25-09.

A: Brownish-amber body with a very small light-tan head that disappears quickly. No lace left behind.

S: Yeasty scents dominate -- banana and a hint of clove over something sweet.

T: Follows the nose. Sweet malt foundation -- caramel malt, bread and even ripe fruit -- with banana and a hint of spice. No notice of alcohol, but warmth is felt in the belly pretty quickly, which surprised me as I didn't expect this to be very high in ABV.

M: On the light side here. Felt a little thin, actually.

D: Pretty good. I'm not a big fan of the style, but it was certainly drinkable.

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Photo of kkosmoski
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer was served in a traditional American pint and had about half an inch of slightly off-white head that settled down to a ring after a couple minutes. Color was a medium brown. The smell was pretty clean and malty for a weizen. Some banana-like esters, but definately at a low level. The flavor reflected the aromatics, with a nice clean malt profile - some caramel. The weizen yeast flare is there, but it is muted. Finish is clean, and I thought a little toasty malt held on for a while. Hops are there only for balance - not really any noticilble presence to speak of. Mouthfeel was good - medium body and a good level of carbonation. This could make a good session beer with its clean malt profile and moderate alcohol content. This is a good, clean, well-crafted beer. Weizen fans who are into strong, wild, funky yeast esters/phenols may be a bit let down with this beer, as the yeast character is somewhat held in check, but I thought it was a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Stimack
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a new offering from Brown’s, according to our waitress it was new this week. She was not sure how often it will be on rotation so that is why I added it as a rotating release. If you do get this one, be sure to ask for it with out the lemon if you do not want it. Luckily she said that comes with a lemon wedge which I was able to decline. The brew had a murky brown color, with virtually no head to speak of which was a little disconcerting since it was newly put up. The aroma was solid; banana fruit like scent was very noticeable from the yeast, along with a pretty rich malt flavor. The taste was also very good, typical weizen flavors are noticeable but the malt seem to stick out the most. This is an enjoyable local offering, hope that they have this in rotation during the summer, even though it is dark it has a nice light feel. I will get this one again if offered.

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Brown's Dunkel Weizen from Brown's Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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