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Weissbier - Dunkelweizen

A dark take on the German wheat theme, dunkel (=dark) Hefeweizen have the same banana and clove notes of their pale cousins but also have earthy, toasty, and chocolatey notes from the addition of dark malts. They are "shoulder season" wheat beers to many drinkers - something a little more robust than a pale Hefeweizen for the fall and spring seasons, but not as rich as winter's Weizenbock. 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.