The weizen originated at the beginning of the 16th century in Bavaria. Brewed exclusively by the aristocracy for over 250 years, it was only in 1856 that the people were given the right to brew it too. In Germany, it must contain a minimum of 50% wheat to be called weizen. Dunkel weizen is the dark version of traditional weizen. Along with the banana and clove flavors, the addition of grilled and caramelized malts gives it a nice chocolatey and malty finish.
The perfect match according to Martin Thibault, Les Coureurs des Boires
Bavarian-style wheat beers have always had unique spicy and fruity aromas that are pleasantly different from those of Belgian-style wheat beers. This Dunkel Weizen seems to be tailor-made for those warming kitchens of colder seasons. Its salient clove aromas simply demand a glazed ham and its traditional sauerkraut. The beer’s dried fruit notes also allow for a tuna salad that has been decorated with raisins and pear slices. Guten appetit!
5.0% alc./vol IBU 18. Brown wheat beer. Banana, chocolate and caramel aroma