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Old 02-25-2008, 03:19 AM   #1
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Hope you guys can suggest some beers. My wife only drinks dark beers. She prefers stouts and porters, but I am getting bored with them. I want a spicy Hefe, but she isn't interested. Is there a nice alternative that is dark but also hoppy and has Hefe characteristics? Caveat...I'm not a huge bock fan. Mission impossible...

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:24 AM   #2
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Does she like the Edmund Fitzgerald?

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:25 AM   #3
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Some ideas:

Chocolate Wheat
Imperial Stout
Old Ale
Java Stout
Double, Trippel, Quad Belgian
Honey Porter

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:32 AM   #4
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Some ideas:

Chocolate Wheat
Imperial Stout
Old Ale
Java Stout
Double, Trippel, Quad Belgian
Honey Porter

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Chocolate wheat? Haven;t looked at that one. She just requested a chocolate stout, so that may go over well. What's the deal with Belgians? From my experience, they are always to malty for me. I am kind of a hop head and she is a dark kind of girl...Chilean to be exact...
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:33 AM   #5
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chocolate whaet doesn sound interesting

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:37 AM   #6
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Sounds to me like you'll just have to brew more beer: one batch for her, and one batch for you.

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:43 AM   #7
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Dunkel?

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:47 AM   #8
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I agree. I ordered a Imperial Stout today from AHBS. I am trying to convince her to do a Hefe, but what the wife wants, the wife gets. I guess I shouldn't complain, at least she supports my habit. Thanks for the suggestions. Dunkel? Not familiar with that one. You have the Cliff Notes on that one?

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From the German Beer Institute website:

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DUNKELWEIZEN

AKA:
Dunkelhefeweizen, Dunkelkristallweizen, Dark Wheat Ale

Pronunciation guide for English-speakers:
"doonn-kel vite-sen" (pronounce the "oo" short as in "foot")

Definition:
Dunkelweizen is the dark version of the regular golden-yellow Weissbier or Weizenbier (more commonly called Hefeweizen in North America), the spritzy, creamy Bavarian wheat beer with pronounced clove, vanilla, banana, apple, bubblegum, and sometimes nutmeg flavors. Dunkel means dark in German (as opposed to weiss, which means white) and Weizen means wheat. Like a Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen is made from a mixed mash of wheat and barley malts, but unlike a Weissbier, it also contains a large array of lightly to thoroughly caramelized or roasted malts that give it both its color and its complexity. A Dunkelweizen, therefore, has all the characteristic and differentiated flavors of a sophisticated wheat ale, overlaid with chocolatey to roasted flavors. Dunkelweizen is a very complex beer style with endless variations on the same theme. There are dozens of brands of Dunkelweizen in Bavaria, each with its own, very individual, flavor orientation, and several brands, inlcuding Schneider Aventinus and Erdinger (depicted) are exported to the United States. For more on German wheat beer brewing, see Weissbier.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:04 AM   #10
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JDS,
You may be the answer to my question! That sounds exactly like what I want! You rock. Now, suggestions for a partial mash recipe?

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