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From the cellar: Hopf Dunkle Weiße

Hopf Dunkle Weisse

Dunkle Weisse

ABV: 5%
Origin: Miesbach, Bayern, Germany
Website: www.hopfweisse.de
First published: 8 January 2001

Another review from the  written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Brewery and beer are still very much around.

A well-regarded example of a Bavarian dark wheat beer from a speciality brewer near the Tegernesee.  The beer has a luscious deep brown colour and pours with a great head that lingers throughout, its aroma intense with the scents of dried banana, pears and cinnamonish spiciness.  The palate is very full, becoming toffeeish and fudgy as it settles, with fruity banana and deliciously warming spice still present.

Despite the apparent aptness of the brewer’s family name, the beer, as appropriate for the style, is not particularly hoppy, but instead beautifully balanced, with a nice dryness lifting the fruity body just enough, and then lingering in pleasingly tangy finish.  Well worth sampling as a great example of the style.

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