This summer Redhook brings back the popular Blueline series. Launched in 1993, “Blueline” refers to the Seattle streetcar line that ran to Redhook’s original Fremont Brewery (formerly a trolley barn). The Blueline Series is an outlet for our brewer’s creativity, and the resulting beer styles are bolder and more experimental.
The first brew in the Series is the Dunkelweizen (“Dunkel” means dark in German and “Weizen” means wheat) and is a dark amber color with the traditional yeast characteristics of banana and clove. The roasted malt notes add a rich complexity to this Teutonic-inspired brew. Redhook Dunkelweizen will be available starting May 16, 2011 and only be on draft and in 22oz bottles in the brewery’s backyard markets of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The first of 4-5 beer offerings in the Blueline series throughout the year, it will be only be available for a limited time.
Personal notes: 6-23-11 22oz Bomber
Aroma: Dark malts rich with light banana and clove characters
Appearance: Dark brown, Clear with a thin tan head.
Taste: Dark rich malt with light hops characters. I get the coffee and fruit like flavors.
Palate: Dry finish and very smooth.
Overall: This is one tasty brew. Loved the flavors and this develops well as it gets warmer.