In this blog, we are going to talk about the second of three beers from Perennial Artisan Ales. The beer we are going to talk about from this brewery is called Black Walnut Dunkel, which is their spring seasonal. If you read my blog on Sunday, which is Perennial Artisan Ales Saison de Lis, you will know about the history.
While the beer is sitting in the glass, it comes across as a light brown in color with constant head. The carbonation during the pouring process is pretty normal for a German Dunkel. The smell is like roasted chestnuts over a fireplace during the Christmas holiday season. This beer has a taste of a black walnut ice cream. Going deep in detail with that statement. It comes across as a slight sweet chocolate taste with mild walnut sweet aftertaste. You will taste the walnut throughout the drinking experience but it is there but not really there. I am not a brew master but for reason I am getting some vanilla taste. I really do not know where that vanilla is coming from in this beer. It is a very drinkable in the spring to fall season and that is why it is a seasonal.
Here is a description from the bottle:
Black Walnut Dunkel is our first foray into German-style beer. Originally brewed for an underground beer dinner with our friends at entre, BWD is a rich, malty Dunkelweiss with 250 pounds of Missouri black walnuts. Game birds, such as quail, pair nicely with the unique, earthy character of the walnuts.
Here is a few sources to get to know about this brewery:
Closing out the tap, I know what I said in my other blog about their other beer, however, this beer being so different then what is out in the market. I will pick up a bottle of this beer to pair it with a dessert, salad, or what it says on the bottle wild game. I am a huge fan of German Weiss more than another wheat out there. I am a huge fan of this beer. It is a very good beer and I believe you should search this beer out. It will be available in all big craft beer stores. Let me know what you think of this great beer. Enjoy it! Drink it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser