Doppelbock brewed with a Dunkelweizen grist and yeast, or a Dunkelweizen brewed to Doppelbock strength: however you want to think of it, this potent concoction (patterned after Bavaria's premier example of the style) is luxuriously rich, devastatingly strong, and complex with malt, fruit, and spice character. A base of Munich and wheat malt extracts lays a big foundation of sweet grain with overtones of toast and bread dough; saturated red color and notes of burnt caramel come from a small percentage of dark crystal malt. A traditional yeast strain gives rum-filled fruitcake and spice character with cloves and dried plum aroma in abundance. This is a wheat beer for winter! For best results, prepare a yeast starter and cold condition for a few weeks before packaging. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.