Additional notes 08/17/2022
500 mL bottle (pictured). Out of the gate this is a lighter colored dunkelweizen than many, even with the yeast sediment thrown in. A light amber pour with a lovely head. Head has decent retention.
Plenty of banana in the tastes. Great, sweet malt base with tons of (surprising) caramel and even more banana. It feels like a ‘light’ dunkelweizen in some ways, but it’s packed full of flavor. Alcohol is present and rounds things out beautifully. classically breaded malts cascade over the light alcohol and the depth of sugary flavor. A touch of an unidentified spice, most likely clove.
Magnificent balance is present here. Everything is simultaneously understated and present, competing and melded together. The fact that those things might seem paradoxical is the beauty. There’s a certain quality about the beer which I don’t even know if the brewery knows how it is achieved, most likely it originates from a wealth of experience over 100+ years.
Original notes 01/07/2006
Pretty light colored for a dunkelweizen, but a HUGE, classic head forms in the Tücher Weizen glass. This glass is (obviously!) perfect for this beer. There is a definite, cloudy chill haze apparent.
Aroma is the classic banana/clove combo, but at the same time there is a definite acidic quality. This acid carries through to the taste, to introduce a real unique quality to this beer, and making it a stand out in its style. Delicious.
Very, very soft in the mouth, almost cotton-like, and as a result this leads to a very, very healthy drinkability.
I’m not mad about dunkelweizens in general, but this is super.