I must admit, Weihenstephaner is on my list of top 10 brewers in the world. Everything they do is exceedingly high in quality and I’ve yet to have a mediocre beer from this extremely old German brewer. When I looked for dark beers for the tasting, I pondered on buying in some dark wheat beer just to change up the palate of the guests completely. After a search, I finally found one and I was so happy when I was able to order this beer.
This was very cloudy dark straw to apricot in colour, which is much darker than most of the bright lemon juice hued wheat beers that emanate from Germany. It had a large, fluffy head that held well and when swirled showed off a medium body to sticky body. It had a delicious smell of over ripe banana, dried apricot and sweet straw. There was also a spiced edge to the aroma. All those aromas went straight through into the taste, combined with more cereal and caramel. With high carbonation, the delightful taste lit up the palate, and really fired on every taste bud. The spices were also noted here, such as nutmeg hidden within the fruity taste. The aftertaste consisted of a light blend of banana and yeast, that left a sweetness deep in the back of the throat.
This was another great beer from Weihenstephaner, who just seem to knock every beer they produce out of the park. In my eyes right now they can do no wrong and I would be happy to drink a couple of these again over a session. Delicious!