Review – Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen
From GordonBiersch.com: Dunkelweizen translates from German to mean dark wheat. Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen highlights the undertones of dark- roasted malted wheat and the unique flavors produced by our special Hefeweizen yeast strain. Our Dunkelweizen adheres to all of the traditions of the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law of 1516) and is naturally carbonated.
Available in 6 packs and kegs. This is a seasonal product available only during the months of March to June.
Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen – Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass. 5.2% abv.
Appearance: Dark caramel brown, letting in a small amount of light. After an aggressive pour, you will get a fluffy head, that subsides into 1/4 inch dense white foam.
Aroma: Banana, cloves, bread crust.
Taste: Cloves, bananas, bread (not to be confused with the ever delicious banana bread), and a bit of a yeasty twang at the end.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, but not overly thick. At this perfect viscosity, it invites you to quickly take another sip.
Overall: This is a highly drinkable beer. Even if you have shied away from Gordon Biersch and or Wheat Beer, give this one a try. This is currently a GB seasonal offering, I would certainly buy this regularly if it was in their regular lineup.