I've been drinking several dark beers as of late. I've had them, from Ireland, England and Canada, but I've never had a German dark beer, so when the opportunity to drink a Weissbier Dunkel presented itself, I jumped at the chance.
When I poured the Dunkel, I took note of its dark brown color which is typical of the many dark beers, I've had before. The head formed very easily. Almost to easily. It foamed over the top of the glass both times I poured it. It was a good thick head. Not creamy like a Guiness, but foamy and thick. Eventually, it reduced to a fine foam layer that clung to the side of the glass.
What really surprised me about this beer was the subtle flavour. It had a mild malty taste with a hint of coffee at the beginning. It was very clean and smooth with very little aftertaste. It was so mellow, Carolyn actually said it was the first dark beer she really liked.
I was also shocked to learn that this yummy dark beer was a wheat beer. I didn't know wheat beers could be brewed in a dark style. Maybe that's why it was so smooth.
Brewed by Erdinger since 1886, Weissbier Dunkel claims to be "the world's most popular wheat beer". I don't know about that, but it's a pretty damn good beer. After the first couple of swallows, I thought it would get three burps, but by the time I finished the glass, this dark wheat beer easily obtained 4 burps.
Let me know what you think.
Drinking the world.
One beer at a time.