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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 4430
Banana Beer
5.5 gal 5.58% 14.47 1.055 1.012
All Grain 3760
Drunk Monkey Dunkel
27 L 5.87% 11.34 1.051 1.006
All Grain 3169
Dunkelweizen
5 gal 5.41% 13.85 1.056 1.015
All Grain 2948
Dunkel Hefeweizen
2 gal 5.26% 14.94 1.046 1.006
All Grain 2697
Hvete dunkel
25 L 6.07% 19.06 1.052 1.006
All Grain 2617
barnabúza
21 L 5.24% 21.41 1.053 1.013
All Grain 2388
Dunkel Wed
35 L 4.89% 14.11 1.052 1.015
All Grain 2355
Basic Dunkelweizen
5.75 gal 5.87% 16.06 1.060 1.015
All Grain 2261
Not your uncle's Dunkle
3 gal 5.38% 17.31 1.053 1.012
BIAB 1998

Newest Dunkles Weissbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
witbier
170 gal 5.95% 16.16 1.058 1.013
extract 6
dunkelweizen
5.25 gal 4.79% 23.27 1.048 1.011
All Grain 1
NZ Style Dunkles Weissbier
5 L 6.95% 7.17 1.062 1.009
extract 16
Dunkel V2
25 L 4.86% 18.68 1.049 1.012
All Grain 45
Dunkelweizen
11 L 5.38% 17.97 1.047 1.006
BIAB 57
Awesome Recipe
5 gal 6.08% 0 1.054 1.008
extract 10
Dunkel
5 L 5.1% 0 1.047 1.008
extract 25
Dunkel Weiss
310 gal 5.38% 17.87 1.050 1.009
All Grain 130
Dunkelweizen
6.1 gal 5.87% 18.12 1.052 1.007
BIAB 45
Stark Dark Wheat
3000 L 5% 13.11 1.049 1.011
All Grain 143

Fermentables Used In Dunkles Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Wheat Malt 206 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 49% 7% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 144 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 28% 3% - 61%
Munich Dark 20L 126 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 26% 4% - 100%
Belgian - Special B 108 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 17%
German - Carafa II 107 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 3% 0% - 27%
German - Pilsner 107 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 28% 7% - 75%
American - White Wheat 72 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 45% 9% - 81%
German - CaraMunich III 70 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 8% 2% - 29%
American - Wheat 65 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 47% 21% - 100%
German - Dark Wheat 61 German Grain base malt 6.5°L
39 41% 3% - 100%

Hops Used In Dunkles Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 158 3.75 65% 10% - 100%
Tettnanger 101 4.5 62% 7% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 96 4 70% 9% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 66 3.9 80% 8% - 100%
Saaz 45 3.5 47% 7% - 100%
Perle 33 8.2 64% 17% - 100%
Magnum 32 15 65% 5% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 23 5 63% 20% - 100%
Cascade 20 7 40% 6% - 100%
Northern Brewer 13 7.8 52% 14% - 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 5 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%
Belgian - Special B 4 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 38% 38% - 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 112 Wyeast Wheat 0.1 Low 75% 64°F 75°F
White Labs - Hefeweizen Ale Yeast WLP300 102 White Labs Wheat Medium Low 74% 68°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - Wheat Beer Yeast WB-06 102 Fermentis / Safale Wheat .105 Low 86% 54°F 77°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Wheat Yeast M20 57 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Low 73% 59°F 86°F
Fermentis - Safale-WB06 32 Fermentis / Safale Ales High Low 78% 59°F 75°F
Danstar - Munich Classic Wheat Beer Yeast 27 Danstar Wheat .09 Low 75% 63°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Wheat 3056 24 Wyeast Wheat 0.1 Medium 75% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast WLP380 20 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
Danstar - Munich Dry Wheat Yeast 17 Danstar Wheat Medium Medium 75% 64°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Dunkles Weissbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 77 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 51 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 64%
Whirlfloc 36 Water Agt Mash 65% 5% - 100%
Epsom Salt 33 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 28 Water Agt Mash 76% 17% - 100%
Baking Soda 22 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 63%
Irish Moss 22 Fining Mash 77% 7% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 14 Water Agt Mash 25% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 12 Other Boil 32% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 12 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 63%

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