Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Franziskaner Weissbier Dunkel

Familiar looking isn't it, well that's because this is like it's brother the regular Hefe-Weissbier, it just that this is a dunkel, or dark beer. Dunkel's can aslo be a pilsner, or a lager. Larger being the most common of dunkels. Dunkels tend to have more complex flavors to them. Well this sure did, and it is excellent! Now this beer is a Munich style hefe dunkel at 5.8% abv.This dunkel pours a dark rich copper amberish brown color with a very very thick beige head. This hefe dunkel looks fabulous. There is plenty of roast note on this ones scent along with the nice wheat and the very faint hop note. With the first taste you get a nice hint of wheat, followed by a roasted malt that is just very wonderful. After the first taste you find a little bit of a smokey flavor, but nothing like a smoke beer, but still as good, just not as strong. The finish on this is good rich faintly smoke and plenty of roasted malt there to make every sip better than the first. Franziskaner takes their good Hefe up a notch with the dunkel. It adds a whole new level of great flavors. It's like meeting Angelina Jolie then an hour later ya get to meet Sofia Vegara all in the same day, it just gets better. They went from ten to eleven with this dunkel. I can't say one thing bad about this great tasting beer. This all around one the best I have had, and I have had a lot. Yes there isn't any complex things about this, just a simple dark rich hefe-weissbier. German beer is simple and yet so so good. The most simple beer in German is ten times better than it should be. That's why I love this one! You should! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!

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