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German Wheat Beer - Dunkles Weissbier


A moderately dark German wheat beer with a distinctive banana-and-clove yeast character, supported by a toasted bread or caramel malt flavor. Highly carbonated and refreshing, with a creamy, fluffy texture and light finish that encourages drinking.

Flavor Profile: Low to moderately strong banana and clove flavor. The balance and intensity of the phenol and ester components can vary but the best examples are reasonably balanced and fairly prominent. Optionally, a very light to moderate vanilla character and/or faint

Ingredients: By German brewing tradition, at least 50% of the grist must be malted wheat, although some versions use up to 70%; the remainder is usually Munich, Vienna, or dark or caramel wheat malts, or Pilsner malt with color malt. A decoction mash is traditional, b

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Dunkles Weissbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Dunkelweizen
25 L 5.13% 7.9 1.045 1.006
BIAB 4861
Drunk Monkey Dunkel
27 L 5.87% 11.34 1.051 1.006
All Grain 3540
Dunkelweizen
5 gal 5.41% 13.85 1.056 1.015
All Grain 3285
Hvete dunkel
25 L 6.07% 19.06 1.052 1.006
All Grain 3045
Dunkel Hefeweizen
2 gal 5.26% 14.94 1.046 1.006
All Grain 2973
barnabúza
21 L 5.24% 21.41 1.053 1.013
All Grain 2892
Dunkel Wed
35 L 4.89% 14.11 1.052 1.015
All Grain 2538
Basic Dunkelweizen
5.75 gal 5.87% 16.06 1.060 1.015
All Grain 2511
Not your uncle's Dunkle
3 gal 5.38% 17.31 1.053 1.012
BIAB 2221
Dunkel Weisse (blinda katten)
20 L 6.37% 13.75 1.064 1.015
All Grain 2007

Newest Dunkles Weissbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Dunkelwiezen
5.5 gal 5.22% 14.4 1.053 1.013
All Grain 11
Dunkelweizen
21 L 4.83% 18.77 1.048 1.012
All Grain 17
Westmark Amber Wheat
21 L 4.38% 15.51 1.044 1.011
BIAB 29
DP Dark Wheat IPA
5.5 gal 5.53% 94.7 1.062 1.020
BIAB 28
Dunkel Wisen
5.5 gal 5.9% 25.45 1.060 1.015
All Grain 24
Dark bread
21 L 5.31% 14.71 1.052 1.011
All Grain 71
PARDA - charrajevo
500 L 5.09% 15.37 1.044 1.005
All Grain 44
Dunkelweizen
6 gal 5.77% 20.98 1.055 1.011
BIAB 47
Dunkelweizen
5.25 gal 4.85% 14.67 1.048 1.011
BIAB 40
dunkiewissen
5.5 gal 4.94% 16.87 1.050 1.013
All Grain 42

Fermentables Used In Dunkles Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Wheat Malt 220 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 49% 7% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 148 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 29% 3% - 61%
Munich Dark 20L 127 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 26% 4% - 100%
Special B 119 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 17%
German - Pilsner 113 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 29% 7% - 75%
German - Carafa II 112 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 3% 0% - 27%
American - White Wheat 77 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 44% 4% - 81%
German - CaraMunich III 73 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 8% 2% - 29%
German - Dark Wheat 70 German Grain base malt 6.5°L
39 41% 3% - 100%
Rice Hulls 70 Adjunct other 0°L
0 6% 0% - 18%

Hops Used In Dunkles Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 170 3.75 66% 10% - 100%
Tettnanger 107 4.5 63% 7% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 99 4 71% 9% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 67 3.9 80% 8% - 100%
Saaz 48 3.5 48% 7% - 100%
Perle 37 8.2 64% 17% - 100%
Magnum 34 15 57% 5% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 29 5 61% 20% - 100%
Cascade 20 7 40% 6% - 100%
Hersbrucker 14 4 63% 11% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Dunkles Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Carafa II 11 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 33% 13% - 50%
American - Chocolate 8 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 27% 6% - 50%
German - Chocolate Wheat 6 German Grain roasted malt 413°L
31 30% 9% - 50%
German - CaraMunich III 6 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 55% 33% - 77%
German - CaraMunich I 5 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 61% 25% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 4 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 48% 40% - 50%
Munich - Light 10L 4 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 50% 6% - 94%
German - Caramel Wheat 4 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 50% 23% - 67%
Special B 4 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 33% 20% - 38%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 3 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 48% 33% - 67%

Yeasts Used In Dunkles Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - Weihenstephan Weizen 3068 117 Wyeast Wheat 0.1 Low 75% 64°F 75°F
White Labs - Hefeweizen Ale Yeast WLP300 111 White Labs Wheat Medium Low 74% 68°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - Wheat Beer Yeast WB-06 107 Fermentis / Safale Wheat .105 Low 86% 54°F 77°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Wheat Yeast M20 66 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Low 73% 59°F 86°F
Fermentis - Safale-WB06 41 Fermentis / Safale Ales High Low 78% 59°F 75°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Wheat 3056 27 Wyeast Wheat 0.1 Medium 75% 64°F 74°F
Danstar - Munich Classic Wheat Beer Yeast 27 Danstar Wheat .09 Low 75% 63°F 72°F
White Labs - Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast WLP380 21 White Labs Wheat Medium Low 76.5% 66°F 70°F
White Labs - Bavarian Weizen Yeast WLP351 19 White Labs Wheat Medium Low 75% 66°F 70°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® MUNICH CLASSIC WHEAT BEER YEAST 19 Lallemand Ales High Low 78% 64°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Dunkles Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 90 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 62 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 65%
Whirlfloc 38 Water Agt Mash 64% 5% - 100%
Lactic acid 37 Water Agt Mash 74% 1% - 100%
Epsom Salt 36 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 28 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 63%
Irish Moss 26 Fining Boil 77% 5% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 16 Water Agt Mash 27% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 14 Other Mash 31% 0% - 100%
Chalk 14 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%

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