DF*Dub by Oak Highlands Brewery is a 7.1% ABV German Dunkelweizen
Dunkelweizens are the brunette siblings of Bavarian Hefeweizens. Dark, complex and slightly cloudy, DFDub starts with banana and cove aromas and finishes crisp and clean.
Got this little can from my friend Aaron Mendiola of BeerMetalDude.com. Dunkelweizens are a style that were one of my favorites before the Quad. I still love the style so when I get a chance to try them I am definitely all over them. So far, the best ones I have tried are directly from the source in Germany. This one comes from Oak Highlands and this would be my first time trying one of their beers. I can only hope it is just as awesome as what I have had in the past. Cheers!
Dark fruit raisins, bananas, clove spice, caramel, fruit cake, smoked peat, coriander, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, mango hints and oranges.
Bananas, Chocolate notes, smoked pat, clove spice,wheat bread, coriander, dark fruit raisins, prune hints, candi sugar notes and brown sugar.
Finishes dry with some spice notes and dark fruit hints. No alcohol in the taste. Brown medium body, smooth, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel with moderate drinkability.
A decent brew. While it is not the best Dunkelweizen I have tried it is still pretty decent. I think the problem for this one is that it is not full on bursting with German complexity. So maybe for someone that drinks light beers would enjoy this one. It would be like a gateway beer into craft. The flavors are there but but quickly fade. It is worth trying but I would go with a Dunkelweizen like Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner.
Inori from Guilty Crown was used in this pairing as I wanted something to pair with the color of the can but also something that could complement the fruity flavors of the dunkelweizen. While this beer is pretty light, some of the colors of the ingredients do stand out in the picture like the light darkfruit.