Free State Liberty Wheat

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
5.6% · Dunkelweizen · 5 Ratings ·
This is sort of a dark version of the Hefe Weizen. The actual style for this beer is "Dunkel Weizen" which literally means dark wheat. The flavor is a bit more complex than the Hefe Weizen owing largely to a greater variety of malts. This is brewed with pale, wheat, caramel and roasted malts. The wheat gives it a tart finish, the caramel malt provides color and some background sweetness and the roasted malts provide color and flavor. The hops used are Hersbrucker for bittering and for aroma, but they are not a prominent part of the profile. Much more prominent is the yeast character provided by that crazy German weizen yeast that we used in the Hefe Weizen. It combines with the malts to make this a very flavorful and unique beer.
O.G. - 14/1056. Hops - 14 IBUs

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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