Sunday, 10 June 2012
Weihenstephaner Heffweissbier Dunkel (German)
Weihenstephaner Heffweissbier Dunkel
The oldest brewery in the world is the claim from this famous German Brewer. Established in 1040 but the monastery where the original monks brewed this beer was founded in 725! The Bavarian brewery is renowned for it's Weissbiers. It has quite a large selection of products.
This is their "dunkel" or dark wheat beer.
A wheaty, yeasty fragrance was present on opening and pouring. Some darker malt tones came through too. A cloudy brown beer with a very frothy off-white head. On tasting you get the wheat with it's sweeter honey qualities possibly even a little banana character. The beer was very lively with a creamy texture with a little bitter finish.