German Ales: Dunkel Weizen
Notes: These beers are made with at least 50 percent wheat malt. They are often roused during pouring, and when yeast is present, they will have a yeasty ﬂavor and a characteristically fuller mouthfeel.
- Color: Copper-brown to very dark
- Clarity: If served with yeast, appearance may be very cloudy
- Malt Profile: Distinct sweet maltiness and a chocolate-like character from roasted malt characterize this beer style. Dark barley malts are frequently used along with dark Cara or color malts.
- Hop Profile: Not present
- Bitterness: Low
- Fermentation: The phenolic and estery aromas and flavors typical of Weissbiers are present but less pronounced in Dunkel Weissbiers. Dunkel Weissbiers should be well attenuated and very highly carbonated. Diacetyl should not be present
- Body: Medium to full
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Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.