Review: Big Rock Dunkelweizen

Review: Big Rock Dunkelweizen by Cody La Bière
Big Rock Brewery has done a great job bringing in new beers out here to Manitoba. Previously, it was the standard Traditional Ale, Grasshopper, Lime beer and a few others that were sold here, but now we're seeing their IPAs, stronger ales, and now Dunkelweizen Dark Wheat Ale being sold in Manitoba. The more varieties, the better, I guess!

Dunkelweizen is a Bavarian dark wheat ale that contains a blend of five malts including two types of wheat malt. I've been wanting to open this up ever since I first saw it. Hope it's good!

Appearance: Pours a red amber colour, somewhat transparent. Bit of light cream/beige foam, not much there.

Aroma: Slightly fruity, like raisin, with a nice rich caramel scent to it.

Taste: Thanks to the yeast, this tastes like a classic Big Rock beer. Some breweries have a specific taste that you can taste in nearly all of their beers, this is one of them. Has a nice caramel sweetness in it, slight maltiness and a small amount of bitterness from the hops. At the back of the throat I can sense a bit of an alcoholic taste, but not much.

Overall Thoughts: Not bad, it honestly tastes quite like most Big Rock beers with that yeastiness all their beers have. Sweet like caramel, not overpowering or underpowering. Worth the $2 and some change for the 341mL bottle. It has an ABV of 5.0%. What's this good for? Good for a sipping beer.

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