Monday, January 18, 2010
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel, Germany (5.3%)
Seeing the last beer i spoke about was a dunkel thought i would start with this as a comparison, and as i don't want to be typing this beers name after a few. When i first opened it, it poured with a bigger head than expected, and saw the colour was quite light for a dark beer (even if it is a wheat beer). Thought i sensed the dark malts in it on first taste, along with the slight bubblegum that comes with german wheat beers. This was also smelt in the beer, but thought maybe letting it warm might bring something more, but as i taste it again now, the bubblegum taste it only increasing, and can't help but make comparisons to Hoegaarden. Still, there may be a slight more smoothness to the beer that the darker malts may have helped contribute to the beer. Think i prefer the Erdinger, and even the previous Emerson dunkels over this offering.