d-Unkle Peanut by Garage Brewing

 

Rating: 6/6

d-Unkle Peanut by Garage Brewing is a 4.8% ABV German Dunkel Weizen brewed with peanuts.

Label:

We believe in making our fresh craft beer from only the finest ingredients. And guess what? It’s really good! It’s a fun take on a classic Dunkle Weizen, and dedicated to your favorite Uncle that might just be a bit nutty.

==Introduction==

One of my favorite styles of beer when I first started, aside from the Belgian Quadrupel, was the Dunkelweizen or Dark Hefeweizen. It is not common but definitely common in Germany and one that often does not enough love in the beer world. However, when I saw that Garage Brewing made a Dunkelweizen, and one with peanuts no less, I had to bring it to the site. Peanut butter and peanut beers are awesome. Since Dunkels have a unique clove and banana spice flavor them, it would only be fitting that this work as a banana peanut butter beer. Let’s cher it out, cheers!
Aromas:

Rich roasted peanuts, banana, dark fruit, maple syrup, rye bread, vanilla, cashew milk, orange notes, mango notes, hazelnut nectar and peanut butter cookies.

Flavors:

Peanut butter, bananas, toffee, dulce de leche caramel, flan, clove spice, dark chocolate, dark fruit, hazelnut nectar, nutella, cadbury cream eggs, banana cream pie, marshmallows, nutter butter cookies, sweetened condensed milk, almond joy, rocky road ice cream, coriander spice, orange gummies, stone fruit hints, mango, maple syrup, rye bread, vanilla, cashew milk, captain crunch peanut butter cereal, Reese’s Peanut butter cereal, biscuit bread, Danish cream and cookie dough.
Aftertaste:

Very nice nutty peanut butter, hazelnut, nutella, chocolate, bananas, earthy notes, pecan pie and peanut buttery cookies. No alcohol in the taste. Brown body, smooth, creamy and velvety mouthfeel with a moderate drinkability.

Overall:

Perfect dunkel weisse, only if German law would allow, but because it does not, it does not need to. I find it awesome in my mind. Rich banana and peanut butter spicy and dark fruit goodness all around. It is nice to try something like this in a long time. I highly recommend it!
Anime Corner:

Sally Acorn from the Sonic The Hedgehog series was used in this pairing mainly since I wanted to try and find a character that is into nuts and well since I haven’t used her in pairings, I figure it was about time I paired her with her own beer.

 

DF*Dub by Oak Highlands Brewery

12698260_10103065597470060_6356696337167119006_oRating: 3/5

DF*Dub by Oak Highlands Brewery is a 7.1% ABV German Dunkelweizen

Label:
Dunkelweizens are the brunette siblings of Bavarian Hefeweizens. Dark, complex and slightly cloudy, DFDub starts with banana and cove aromas and finishes crisp and clean.

==Introduction==

Got this little can from my friend Aaron Mendiola of BeerMetalDude.com. Dunkelweizens are a style that were one of my favorites before the Quad. I still love the style so when I get a chance to try them I am definitely all over them. So far, the best ones I have tried are directly from the source in Germany. This one comes from Oak Highlands and this would be my first time trying one of their beers. I can only hope it is just as awesome as what I have had in the past. Cheers!

Aromas:
Dark fruit raisins, bananas, clove spice, caramel, fruit cake, smoked peat, coriander, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, mango hints and oranges.

Flavors:
Bananas, Chocolate notes, smoked pat, clove spice,wheat bread, coriander, dark fruit raisins, prune hints, candi sugar notes and brown sugar.

Aftertaste:
Finishes dry with some spice notes and dark fruit hints. No alcohol in the taste. Brown medium body, smooth, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel with moderate drinkability.

Overall:
A decent brew. While it is not the best Dunkelweizen I have tried it is still pretty decent. I think the problem for this one is that it is not full on bursting with German complexity. So maybe for someone that drinks light beers would enjoy this one. It would be like a gateway beer into craft. The flavors are there but but quickly fade. It is worth trying but I would go with a Dunkelweizen like Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner.

Anime Corner:
Inori from Guilty Crown was used in this pairing as I wanted something to pair with the color of the can but also something that could complement the fruity flavors of the dunkelweizen. While this beer is pretty light, some of the colors of the ingredients do stand out in the picture like the light darkfruit.

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