Zeelandt Dunkelweizen (500ml Bottle)
Dunkelweizen is a dark wheat beer and this version has been made from 6 different malts. Despite the roasted, chocolate and caramel flavours this beer remains light and spritzy.
Dunkelweizen is a style that comes out of Bavaria, Germany. Zeelandt Brewery has used an authentic wheat beer yeast allowing the phenolics and malt complexity to dominate. This is a style that is hard to find in New Zealand and offers customers something different from other dark ales such as porter and stout.
A dark take on the German wheat theme, dunkelweizens have the same banana and clove notes of their pale cousins, but also have earthy, toasty, chocolatey notes from the addition of dark malts. They are "shoulder season" wheat beers to many drinkers - something a little more robust than a hefeweizen for the fall and spring seasons, but not as rich as winter’s weizenbocks. 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.