Weyerbacher Slam Dunkel

Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Inc

USA

There is only one way you need to market this beer towards me: Put "Double Dunkelweizen" on the label. That's like telling a meth addict "it has extra Benzene!" They're complex, to say the least. Like Owen Wilson explaining how he's not a wedding crasher in "Wedding Crashers." It's complicated. The light, easy drinking flavor of wheat, with the robust roasted dunkel flavor. There's a slight hint of bitter chocolate, and a nice banana aroma. I had this right after a Weihenstephaner Dunkel Hefeweissbier, and noted a strong resemblance. With the banana and chocolate accents, along with a fruitiness I detected (plum?) it's like a dessert beer. The lemon was subdued, like it was fighting its way out. It pours very nicely, with a perfect beer-foam-mustache inducing head, and leaving a lovely Belgian lace behind. It was missing something, I think it was a little extra alcohol kick.

Reviewed: March 22, 2009

Rating: 7/10

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