Last week, we went to Sly Fox for Yani's birthday. Along with the really big chocolate brownie cake, there was a large selection of beer to try. Top on the list: Dunkel Weisse. It's a dark wheat just like another favorite from this fall: Victory Moonglow.
Working on the recipe... this may be the next buried castle offering...
50% wheat malt, a lot of munich, plus some caramunich, maybe a touch of vienna, and some chocolate to make it nice and dark... plus wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan to get that clove and banana flavor sly fox says is in it.
Reading more about the wheats, we should have tried a wheat sooner. Weihenstephan would have enjoyed the warm basement this summer more than the Irish yeast.
Too much inventory right now, so there's some time to flush out the recipe... perhaps we'll start 2012 with this one?