A dark take on the German wheat theme, dunkelweizens have the same banana and clove notes of their pale cousins, but also have earthy, toasty, chocolatey notes from the addition of dark malts. They are "shoulder season" wheat beers to many drinkers - something a little more robust than a hefeweizen for the fall and spring seasons, but not as rich as winterís weizenbocks. Alcohol is between 4.8-5.6% generally, bitterness is low, and carbonation is high. Occasionally, you will see dark versions of American Wheats, but these are uncommon.
Top Beers of the Style
Ayinger Ur-Weisse (3.629222)
Piece Dark n Curvy (3.615901)
New Belgium Lips of Faith - Dunkelweiss (3.615643)
Anchor Winter Wheat (3.605837)
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel (3.580017)