Friday, April 29, 2011

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Weihenstephaner Dunkel is the dark version of wheat beer, usually preferred during the winter season.

It has an alcohol content of 5.3%, slightly lower than its Hefe and Kristall counterpart.

A careful pour produce a decent foamy head. Carbonation seems light but it is enough to maintain the head very well. The beer itself is a dark amber, closing in on brown with ample haze to give it a nice soft look.

Caramel malt taste is detectable and takes on a bit of toffee note as it rolls across the palate. Banana esters come on strong on the back end with hints of bubble gum. The finish is sweet with little hop bitterness.

Overall, it is smooth and easily drinkable. It has a great balance of tasty flavours and goes down well.

Weihenstapher Dunkel is by far the best dark version of German wheat beer I tasted so far.

Weihenstephaner has been brewing great beers for a long long time. Every beer in their lineup is a winner.

1 comment:

Newspaper Star said...

must be expensive beer. Looks so high-class bottle