From North Vancouver’s Green Leaf Brewing Co at Lonsdale Quay comes their “Leaky Barrel Dunkel” a Dunkelweizen. The beer pours a dark brown amber colour with a small beige head. The aroma consists of roasty malts, dark fruit and brown sugar. The flavour is of toasted malts, brown sugar, dark fruits, and earthy notes. The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% with 25 IBU. I do not know this style all that well but I enjoyed this beer.
From Brauerei Ried out of Ried Austria comes their “Rieder Dunkle Weisse” a Dunkelweizen or Dark Hefeweizen. This beer pours a dark brown colour with an off white head. The beer gives off the aroma of banana, wheat, yeast and a caramel note. The flavour of this brew is of wheat, yeast, bread, caramel, banana, sweet malts and maybe some grape. This beer has an alcohol content of 5% and an IBU between 20 and 30. This beer is a nice session hefeweizen beer and I would not think twice to have it again.
Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Roast Chicken, Banana Bread