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German-Style Dunkelweizen

Could be considered a cross between a German-style dunkel and a hefeweizen. Distinguished by its sweet maltiness and chocolate-like character, it can also have banana and clove (and occasionally vanilla or bubblegum) esters from weizen ale yeast.

Category: Wheat Beers

Food Pairings

  • Roasted Chicken
  • Gouda
  • Banana Cream Pie

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Vase
45-50 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Copper-Brown to Very Dark

Clarity

Slight Haze to Hazy

Carbonation (Visual)

Slow to Medium Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Not Detectable to Mild

Hop

Hop aroma and flavor are not perceived. Hop bitterness is low

Malt

Bready or grainy, with a distinct sweet maltiness and a chocolate-like character from roasted malt

Esters

The ester flavors of Dunkel Weissbier should be evident but subdued

Phenols

The phenolic flavors of Dunkel Weissbier should be evident but subdued

Sensations

Body

Moderate to Mouth-Coating

Carbonation

Low to Medium

Finish Length

Short to Medium

Attenuation

Medium - High

Ingredients

Hops

German Noble

Malt

At least 50 percent Malted Wheat, plus Munich, Special "B", Crystal, Carafa Special II

Water

Varies

Yeast

Weizen Ale

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