After trying a lot of IPAs lately, I wanted just a little reprieve from bitterness. On the back shelf where the tall bottles are laying in wait, and one tempted me with its name. It’s a double dunkelweizen – something I haven’t had before, but I’ve had a regular dunkelweizen and decided that I’d like to give Weyerbacher’s interpretation of it a go.
It poured nice and dark brown with considerable head, and smelled only very faintly of wheat. The taste, though, is a wonderful treat.
It warms your mouth and has very little carbonation, just a sweet warmth of wheat and a smooth feel. This is like a very good dubbel, and reminds me a bit of La Terrible, though I think this is smoother. This is a refined beer, but one that almost anyone can appreciate so being different, special and delicious.
This one would be a great pair to go with some bleu cheese and pears in a salad. I have to say, I’d buy this again if I saw it. It’s also a great one to throw in the mix for a Belgian inspired tasting that’s actually made by American brewing companies.