Hefe-Weizen DarkNovember 1, 2008 Erding,Germany
Imported by: Erdinger USA
Erdinger dark hefeweizen is a traditional, bottle-fermented German wheat beer.
Original gravity: n/a
A mountain of tan creamy foam tops this turbid, almost opaque, dark brown beauty. The nose is very subtle, if not absent. Drier than anticipated, it is clean and well made, but very light in flavor, with little of fruity yeasts associated with the style. The finish is harsh, coating the palate with a tannic, bitter taste. Dry flavors are a good platform for food pairing. Refreshing with chilled heirloom tomato gazpacho and a poached salmon salad served with pumpernickel bread.
- Charles Finkel
Opulent head atop a murky yeast-infused dark mass of beautiful looking wheat beer. A wistful prelude of berry-banana aroma mingles with roast malt cocoa notes ever so slightly. Medium body engages a full mouthfeel of malt and goodness. Very mild German wheat beer character emerges with mindful coaxing. A clean, straightforward, dark German wheat beer without complexity or depth of character. It will be preferred by beer drinkers seeking drinkability, simplicity, clean taste, absent of the usual cast of characters in more traditionally tasting German wheat beer.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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