Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
Style: Dunkelweizen, BJCP 10B
Grain: Pale Wheat, Dark Wheat, Carawheat, Munich Type II, Pilsner
Yeast: German Wheat Strain
Water: Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2
Original Gravity: 14.5 Degrees Plato
Estimated IBU: 16
Color: 12 SRM
Our Impression:If you can’t tell, we have a fascination with German-style beers here at Brues Alehouse. German wheat beers are found year-round throughout Bavaria, and they are easily some of the most refreshing and nourishing beers they brew. We’ve named this beer “Spezial'' because this is a seasonal version of our German Hefeweizen, BruWeisse. With more malt character and alcohol content, this is a perfect wheat beer for the Colorado Fall and Winter. Some additional info: This beer was brewed using a classic triple decoction method, and naturally krausened and spunded for perfect carbonation.
Aroma: The aroma is dominated by the yeast and complex malt character. Rich toasted malt, banana, and clove create a nice, rich aroma.
Appearance: BruWeisse Spezial pours deep orange-red with moderate cloudiness due to the non-flocculating yeast and the higher protein content from the wheat. A thick, creamy foam emerges with medium carbonation.
Flavor: Our dunkelweizen takes on the complex character of a Bavarian Dunkel Weisse, or Dunkelweizen. This beer is very smooth, with complex overtones of semi-sweet malt, toast, toffee, banana, and clove.
Mouthfeel: Full, chewy, and creamy, with medium carbonation.