Muskoka Brewery Winterweiss – Dunkelweizen at 5% ABV | 12 IBU

Muskoka Brewery Winterweiss Dunkelweizen at 5% ABV | 12 IBU (C$3.57 at NLC Stavanger, 473 ml, best before 2-Mar-2017, acquired 27-Nov-2016, reviewed 29-Nov-2016)

Appearance: hazy medium to deep amber with one finger of thinnish light tan head, moderate retention and minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: muted, cloves, banana, woody and smokey, corn and wheat malt. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, light tart. (5/10) Palate: medium-light body tending to the watery, moderate-low carbonation, mildly bitter and slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

Doesn’t appear to be significantly different than last year’s vintage, which at the time I called “a deeply unremarkable example of the style.” (Well, except for dropping a space from the name, I mean.) I always have to check my assumptions when it comes to Dunkelweizens, because they always seem to tend to the thin in my opinion. This one, however, is particularly so, with a finish tending slightly to the astringent as a result. Can’t say I see any particular reason to go looking for this one. (10/20)

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