South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Dunkel Weissbier

Ale - Germany

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   10 -   19 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.048 - 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.016

This beer style is characterized by a distinct sweet maltiness and a chocolate-like character from roasted malt. Estery and phenolic elements of this Weissbier should be evident but subdued. Color can range from copper -brown to dark brown. Dunkel Weissbier is well attenuated and very highly carbonated, and hop bitterness is low. Hop flavor and aroma are absent. Usually dark barley malts are used in conjunction with dark cara or color malts, and the percentage of wheat malt is at least 50 percent. If this is served with yeast, the beer may be appropriately very cloudy. No diacetyl should be perceived.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.