A - Pour produces a light brown head that is about an inch and a half tall and sort of fizzes. Fizzes down to a thin layer remaining, all uniforms sized bubbles. Body is a dark chestnut brown with red highlights that show themselves when brought up to the light.
S - Wheat right up front. Smokey, toasty malts that really do remind me a bit of a bonfire. Some dark fruity aromas, although they are more subdued.
T - Dark fruit hits right up front, with flavors of plums and dates. Caramel malts work side by side with the nice smokey, toasty characteristics. Very light cocoa flavor crosses the tongue for a split second. Finish brings a flavor I really didn't expect, pears with a touch of sour apple. Yum.
M - On the heavy side of medium bodied. Carbonation is a touch fizzy.
Overall - The more I drink Dunkelweizens the more I realize how much I really like them. The toasty flavors working hand in hand with fruity flavors is really nice. This beer is no exception and well worth checking out while you can get it.
Color is nice and dark, reddish-brown. Aroma has the expected semi-sweetness of malts, with a very slight hint of sour. Don't get much in the aroma of the wheat though. Taste is very good. The name Bonfire gives you a hint about what to expect from the taste. The wheat comes out a lot more in the taste than the aroma. Sweetness, caramel, some chocolate and a slight smoky flavor. At the very end you get that slight sour taste you got in the smell. Feel is good, and carbonation is on the low end.
Overall, this one is a very good Dark Wheat Ale. The flavors work well together, and it's easy enough to drink that a 22oz bottle is not too much.
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