Literally translated as "dark wheat", the Dunkelweizen is best thought of as a Hefeweizen that is brewed with the addition of darker malted barley as well as wheat.

The darker malted barley gives a light to dark brown color (still hazy due to the yeast) as well as typical roasted malt flavors (light sweetness, chocolate, roasted notes). These are balanced with typical banana- and clove-like fruity and spiced notes. Hop bitterness is low.

Best served cool, at 46-54 degrees, in a weizen glass or chalice.

Join ZiggyZoggy and Comment!

Share your beer opinion! Register on ZiggyZoggy.com to post comments on the site. You can earn "pints" for each comment you share. Earn enough pints and you'll be able to add beers to our database and more!