About Weizen Dunkel

About Weizen Dunkel
Weizen dunkels are medium brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These dark wheat beers display full rich malt flavors along with floral and estery qualities of pale weizens. Dark weizens are produced with or without secondary fermentation in the bottle, with the corollary that these styles can be yeast-sedimented or unsedimented depending on the preference of the brewer. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark, Ayinger Ur-Weisse and Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen.

Top Picks for Weizen Dunkel

Hofmühl Weissbier Dunkel
92 points
Hazy medium brown color. Attractive, savory aromas and flavors of croque monsieur on pumpernickel, spiced banana chips, cocoa, and teriyaki jerky with a round, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long finish with impressions of chocolate nougat bar, bibb lettuce and spouts, and spiced dried fruits finish. A delightful interplay of sweet, meaty and savory make this dunkel stand out from the crowd.
Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier Dunkel
87 points
Red oak color. Aromas of caramel, bananas flambe, honey butter, sumac, and black beans with a supple, bright, spritzy, dryish thin body and a polished, brisk avocado toast and savory pumpkin finish. A light and caramelly weizen dunkel that will be a nice pairing.
Muskoka Brewery Dunkel Calls the Kettle Black
86 points
Minutely hazy dark copper color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized squash and fall fruits and apple butter on pumpernickel toast with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish that presents accents of grass, cherry-nectarine soufflé, toffee, and pepper finish. A lively, lightly caramelized and fruity dunkel that will go well at the table.
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
85 points
Cloudy bronze color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, toasted fig and rye breads, and green tea root beer with a silky, crisp, spritzy, fruity medium body and a tingling, quick finish that shows nuances of molasses, ketchup, grass, and nut shell finish. A sturdy dunkel beer.
Leavenworth Biers Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen
83 points
Brilliant dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee and yogurt, coffee, and orange marmalade on dark toast with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk finish with notes of grilled romaine, grain, and wafer finish. A soft, easy dunkel for the table.
Granite City Food & Brewery 43 Bells Dunkelweizen
83 points
Cloudy bronze color. Aromas and flavors of baking chocolate, swedish rye crisp, char-roasted nutshell, and sesame seeds and oil with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with suggestions of root vegetable chips and hint of parchment finish. A sturdy brown beer for pub grub.