I stopped for mixed six at Wegman’s and picked up a bottle of Weyerbacher Slam Dunkel, a Double Dunkelweizen Ale. I had their Double Simcoe, Verboten and Merry Monks’ before so I was reasonably familiar with the brewery and their product line. Weyerbacher Brewing Company is a microbrewery located in Easton, PA that was founded in 1995 by Dan and Sue Weirback. They produce 8 year round beers, around 10 seasonal beers and an anniversary beer.
From the Weyerbacher site:
This 7% Double Dunkelweizen is unfiltered and made with over 50% wheat malt along with pale, Munich, and a touch of chocolate to give it the traditional color and flavor. Bitterness is subdued to allow the Weihenstephen yeast to shine through with those traditional notes of banana and clove.
I found the Slam Dunkel to have the following characteristics.
- Appearance: Dark brown with white foam.
- Aroma: Sweet malt and wheat with a little hops and clove.
- Taste: Doughy, fizzy and sweet with a slight malty/yeasty tang.
- ABV: 7%
This was a very drinkable beer.