New from New Belgium Brewing is Dunkelweiss , part of NB’s Lips of Faith collection. This beer has been previously released as a draft only offering. Dunkelweiss translates to “dark wheat”. It wouldn’t be a New Belgium offering they didn’t spice things up a bit. Expect favor.
Deep amber brown with a dense off-white head, Dunkelweiss 30° rediscovers Hefeweiss beers through a Belgian brewer’s lens. Envisioned by our own Matty “Smooth” Gilliland, this beer opens with sweet clove and banana notes that give way to a chocolaty warm finish with a peppery tingle across the palate. “I thought it would be fun to make a German wheat beer; we’ve explored the Belgian wheats pretty thoroughly,” said Gilliland. “Since this is Lips of Faith — and part of what makes that program fun is to make beers that are really unique and different — making a big, strong, dark Weiss beer sounded pretty folly-licious. It’ll still showcase all of the flavors that a Hefeweiss beer would have, but add in the burly body and extra punch. Think of it as a Grand Cru dunkelweiss.”
Taste Expectations: Clove & banana. Coriander & spices. Big on the malts with a small wheat palate.
Availability: 22oz bombers. Draft.