Bruweisse Spezial

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
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Style: Dunkelweizen, BJCP 10B

Grain:  Pale Wheat, Dark Wheat, Carawheat, Munich Type II, Pilsner

Hops: Hersbrucker

Yeast:  German Wheat Strain

Adjuncts: None

Water: Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2 

Original Gravity:  14.5 Degrees Plato

ABV: 5.8%

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.