This is a dark (Dunkles) hefe-weizen (yeast-wheat beer), which is a bit stronger than its light (helles) cousin. I like the dark better, but if its the yeasty, fruity flavor you prefer, stick to the light. Especially in this case. This had a stronger, maltier, wheat flavor, but not as strong on the yeast like Paulaner. Looks great in a bottle, if you are into that. If you need attention, this is sure to get it. Otherwise, sit back and drink this pretty good beer. Remember: this holds up well travelling over the Pond, so if you want to give a European beer a try but have some reservations, this is the one to start on. Also note...bottle says "Malt Liquor." Don't worry, it ain't. Merely a bible belt regulation (too high alc. %).
Reviewed: January 30, 1999