Shadow of the Dog, Dunkelweizen (Yeastie Boys)

Today’s brew is from Yeastie Boys and it’s the Shadow of the Dog Dunkelweizen. If you’re not familiar with a Dunkelweizen style beer (I wasn’t), it’s a German-style beer called and can be considered a cross between a German-style dunkel and a hefeweizen.

Dunkel means “dark.” Weizen means “wheat.” So, it makes sense that dunkelweizen, a traditionally southern German beer, is rather dark and wheat-y.” – Hopculture.com

This 330ml beer clocks in at 4.6% ABV and pours an interesting reddish brown with a white head. On the nose, I’m getting tropical fruits (melon, mango, citrus) with sort of wine or even champagne notes coming through.

I head in for a sip and notice that it’s moderately hoppy but not overly carbonated. The brew turns out to be quite pleasant and on the tongue, I’m getting piney malts, a mild spice and those lovely floral tones shining through. There’s a sweet and bitter finish to this as well which is really pleasing so it’s a good time to be had for sure.

I’d give this 3.7 doggos out of 5

G’luck,
Seán

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