Rocks Brewing Dunkelweizen & Belgian Pale – RETIRED

Rocks Brewing Co

Published August 19, 2016

On the back of the winter release of their (now CBIA gold medal winning) Russian Imperial Stout, the brewing team at Rocks has wasted no time in launching into a new project: a trio of Euro-centric ales. And, despite not having a properly coherent set of label artwork, this is a properly linked artistic triptych as all three beers have been propagated from more or less the same Belgian strong golden ale yeast.

The first in the set is a dunkelweizen, the dark wheat beer of German origins. Theirs comes with an up-front fruitiness served with a side of bubblegum aroma before that mostly subsides and you’re left to dwell on the complexity more reminiscent of pepper and spices. Add to that a generous sweetness that sticks around and this is a genuinely interesting and fulsome beer that is also surprisingly approachable.

Next up is the Belgian pale ale and it’s a real sweet treat, the candy sugar character coming through on a beer that’s cloying while remaining quite comfortable in itself at 6.5 percent ABV. Again, the fruits come forward first – with banana esters being quite apparent – while the bitterness to balance them out is effectively nonexistent.

The last in line is actually the first: a white IPA that was first brewed as a one-off back in February but is getting a re-run. On its last outing it strode the line between IPA and something bigger and more Belgian-y so there’s no reason not expect the same again.

Nick O

Dunkelweizen & Belgian Pale
5.1% & 6.5%
Rocks Brewing Co

Building 2
160 Bourke Road
NSW 2015

(02) 9669 3600
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Mon & Tues: midday to 8pm
Wednesday: midday to 9pm
Thursday: midday to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to midnight
Sunday: 11am to 9.30pm


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