Bayern Dragon's Breath Dark Heff Ale

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hefeweizen is an unfiltered classic in Bavaria (“Hefe” means yeast, a small amount of which remains in the beer). In 2004, Bayern Brewing introducing a dark Hefeweizen, otherwise known as a Dunkelweizen (dark wheat), to the line-up: Dragon’s Breath Dark Heff. Dragon’s Breath Dark Heff is mild in taste, unfiltered, and 6.0 % ABV (Alcohol by Volume). It is moderately hopped with Bavaria’s preeminent Hallertauer Perle hops and is cold-fermented, eliminating any harsh aftertaste. Jürgen Knöller, Bayern Brewing’s proprietor and Brew Master, brewed this beer style at four different breweries in Bavaria in the early eighties. His Dark Hefeweizen won Gold at the prestigious German DLG (German society of Food and Drink Producers Association) annual competition consecutively from 1980 through 1985. Jürgen’s same brew, introduced at a major U.S. beer competition for the first time under the label “Dragon Breath Dark Heff”, received the Silver Medal at the North American Brewers’ Association 2008 Beer Awards. Most recently, Dragon’s Breath won Gold at the 2011 US Open Beer Tasting Championship.

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3.6
Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Draft: Very dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, mild licorice aroma. Coffee, chocolate.....a bit of chile-like heat, soy flavour.... Pretty good.

3.2
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2017
The flavor reminded more of a doppelbock, the appearance is great, nice head and doppelbocky look, the palate was the main disappointing part, rather watery. Sessiony kind of beer but one could find session beers with more oomph overall.

4.5
Beastwhite315 (33) - - FEB 3, 2017
Nice malt character. No hoppiness. Excellent smooth beer. Color is nice brown color ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
George999 (466) - Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2016
From bottle, the pour is cloudy with a medium to dark dirty brown. The head is white with slight brown overtones. The head also remains present on the beer after a minute and more. The aroma is malts, hops, and wheat. The taste is rich initially, there’s a soy sauce and malt flavor and a sweetness in the back end of the beer. The finish more sweet with a good combination backbone. The mouthfeel is medium.

3
cmacklin (1306) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a medium, frothy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of wheat malt, caramel, banana, yeast and light clove. Sweet flavour of wheat malt, caramel, light fruit, yeast and clove with a smooth, dry finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok.

3.5
Wombata (627) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma: Light coffee, wheat, yeast. Palate: Light-medium. Flavor: Smooth coffee, grain, "graham cracker" and milk chocolate, yeast. Finishes with moderate bitterness and very clean. Comment: A good drinker with plenty of flavor. Sessionable.

3.5
ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Not really a fan of dark ale’s, but this one was a surprise. Its a nice dark heff good flavor not to strong very drinkable no lingering after taste.

3.9
wil2scully (1) - Sandy, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
Delicious brew. I’m not a huge Hef lover, but this dark version is worth the calories!

3.4
Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle in Gardiner MT. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Smooth and tasty on a warm summer day.

3.4
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottled into a shaker pint. Dark brown and mostly opaque with a muted white head. Medium body leaning on the lighter side. Interesting balance of caramel and banana notes. Roasty. Closer to a dry porter than a hefe, I’d say, but I can see the hefe qualities. A little bit of clove hidden in there under all the caramel and dark malts.


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