Do you like Hefeweizens during a hot summer day? You have just found it darker cousin for a cold winter day! The Weizenbock has characteristics of a Dunkelweizen, a Bock and a Hefeweizen. Some of it's unique flavor comes from the Melanoidin malt, which gives you some of the characteristics (mouthfeel and maltiness) of a decoction mash, without having to actually do one. It is a very complex beer that is high in alcohol. It is slightly cloudy, like other wheat beers. You will detect cloves, dark fruits, toasty grains and many other spices. It shares similarities with Munich malt, but with additional aroma. You will taste banana esters, especially pronounced when this beer is fermented at temperatures that exceed 66 degrees.
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- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.073 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.016-1.020 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 7.0-7.5%
- Bitterness: 26 IBUs
- Est. Color: 21.1 SRM
- Bavarian Wheat DME
- Dark Munich
- Caramunich Type 3
- Special B
- Carafa Type 1
- Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hop Pellets