Last night, I headed out to Stuff Yer Face with some friends to take some notes on my first article for examiner.com. I said that I wasn’t going to do a beer review, but after trying this brew, I had to review it. It was also on my list of brews that I wanted to try and last time I was at Stuff Yer Face, they just kicked the keg of it.
Trivia: According to the German Beer Institute: “Dunkel means dark in German (as opposed to weiss, which means white) and Weizen means wheat. Like a Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen is made from a mixed mash of wheat and barley malts, but unlike a Weissbier, it also contains a large array of lightly to thoroughly caramelized or roasted malts that give it both its color and its complexity.”
Random: I like Hefeweizen, and I like roasted malts, so this should work.
This beer was poured into a half liter glass. The color was a dark nut-brown color, not unlike Newcastle Brown. But, this brew was cloudy with a one finger white head and no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The head left minimal lacing. On the nose, there was a lot of banana, wheat and spice, which was to be expected. On the taste, there was still a lot of banana, but not as much carbonation as I expected. I also got some spice, mostly clove, and some wheat. The finish was quick and unremarkable, like a hefe. I thought this was really good. It was a bit heartier than a normal hefe, but not overbearing. I thought it was almost a bit nutty. I would definitely have this again. Awesome brew. You could almost get away drinking this in the fall.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0