Grab A Beer: Redhook Dunkelweizen

July 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Beer Reviews, Washington Breweries

Redhook Dunkelweizen
Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%
Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown.

Intro: The first release in Redhook’s new Blueline series of special releases is this traditional German-style dunkelweizen. The Blueline series will include four or five offerings throughout the year that will only be available in Washington, Oregon and Idaho on draft and in 22oz bottles. The Blueline series gives Redhook’s brewers a chance to experiment and release some special beers in their home market.

Description: Pours a cloudy medium brown with moderate head. Belgian yeast sticks out in the aroma. Taste is a full-flavored offering of roasted malt, bubble gum, vanilla, banana, and lightly sweet caramel. A spicy finish also carries a bit more bitterness than I’d expect for the style.. Very enjoyable brew that at 6% ABV won’t knock you out. I can’t find any off-flavors, and it is a solid example of the style. Love the idea for the Blueline series, and I’ll look forward to trying future releases.

Verdict: Buy It
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Commercial Description/Press Release:

Redhook’s Dunkelweizen is the first on tap in the brewery’s popular limited-release Blueline series. Translating from “dark wheat” in German, Dunkelweizen has a dark amber color with roasted malt notes that add a rich complexity to this Teutonic-inspired brew.
• A dark wheat ale with a complex style
• Features traditional yeast characteristics of banana and clove
• Roasted malt notes add richness
• Dark amber color

• ABV 6%
• IBU 25
• Hops: alchemy, northern brewery
• Malt: pale, wheat, caramel, munich,

In the interest of full disclosure to satisfy the FTC’s law, this review was of a sample bottle received from the brewery.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Wit fan

    I was pleasantly surprized by this dark weizen w/ a hoegaarden stlye finnish. After a few imperials this was a great change. Kudos CBA

  • Mark

    Do you get paid by In-Bev? 🙂

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