Aldersbacher Kloster Weiss Dunkel

Aldersbacher Kloster Weiss Dunkel, Aldersbacher Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A beautiful mahogany color is derived from the use of wheat, dark roasted barley and aroma malts. The nose is all fruit and toasted notes, deep, complex and alluring. On the palate are notes of caramel, fruit and a slight sweetness—framed beautifully by the full body and long, satisfying finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.1%
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Aldersbacher Kloster Weiss Dunkel by Aldersbacher Brewery​ is a Dunkels Weissbier and will be judged under BJCP 2015 category 10B as such. This beer pours a hazy mahogany with garnet highlights and a long-lasting, dense beige head. The haze is moderate and OK for the style, which typically comes from the low flocculating yeast and abundance of wheat protein. The aroma is very rich with a mix of wheat and munich-like malts leading to a complex bouquet of toasty bread crusts, melanoidins, fresh bread, dark fruit (prunes, black cherry, raisins) and mild caramel. There are no hops to be found, but moderately low yeast character of spicy phenols (clove) and mild fruity esters (banana, apricot). The flavor follows suit with a rich, malty forefront, low yeastiness, and very low floral hops character, but enough bitterness to keep it from being sweet. It has a moderately-dry finish despite all the malt, which is helped by the medium-high carbonation, although not quite as effervescent as the style typically is. It also has a medium body with a fluffy yet creamy mouthfeel.

This is my kind of dunkel weiss. It’s a bit lower on the yeast and stronger on the malt than usual, but that is what makes it more enjoyable to me. The style can be considered a blend of munich dunkel and weissbier, but this one definitely leans more towards the former.

Brewery Introduction

In the heart of Lower Bavaria, in the valley of the Vils is the brewery Aldersbach, among other venues of the Bavarian State Exhibition 2016 "Beer in Bavaria". Aldersbach is also widely known for the former Cistercian monastery, whose church was equipped by the Asam brothers.

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