Advantageous Weizenbock Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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A Dunkelweizen brewed to Doppelbock strength: this potent concoction is luxuriously rich, devastatingly strong, and complex with malt, fruit, and spice character. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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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.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Beer Style German Ales, Wheat Beers
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1084
Total Time to Make 3 months

Customer Reviews

Excellent Bock Review by Victor
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This was my first brew and i have to say that i loved this beer, you can't go wrong with this one and it gets better with time. (Posted on 1/26/13)
Great Taste Review by Ronald
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This is a great beer for winter/fall time period. This is a strong beer with flavor. I didn't have any problems with fermentation with fall winter temps using the basement. I didn't give it five stars because it seem a little short of bock beers I had when I lived in Germany. It was close. (Posted on 4/20/12)
Liquid Thanksgiving Review by Andy in PA
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By far my favorite brew to date. Finshed strong and at a good time in October, perfect for turkey day. Tasted like a cloven spiced alcoholic bourbon ham...and I loved it. Best thing about it is the creep up effect it had on me, one beer turkey day, second beer and I wake up around Christmas. All joking aside though, it was a great brew, leave it alone in the bottle for awhile and you will be rewarded in the end. All the alcohol is masked entirely by the robust spicey character with a smoothly sweet lingering effect. Would give it 6 stars if possible. (Posted on 3/1/12)
Delicious warming fall beer Review by abrown001
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I used the W3068 yeastcake from a hefeweissen. It fermented in the low 70s. I made this partial boil extract kit because I love the beer it's modeled after. I tried some fresh and periodically for the next 6 months. I got a lot of fruity esters, particularly banana, and a warming alcohol. Not as much head retention as its German inspiration beer, and mine turned out light brown. I'd keep it in the mid 60s during fermentation if I did it again. Even with the warm fermentation, the beer was great. (Posted on 11/28/11)
Such Potential Review by Jospeek
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Only see two reviews here, and can't find anything on the forum about this kit. Cooked it up 2 months ago. OG was 1082. Fine. Used a starter and took readings on day 7 and 10. No change. Each reading was 1020. Racked to secondary and conditioned for 1.5 months. It has been in bottles for 3 weeks and is showing only a small amount of carbonation, and is real sweet. All the desirable flavors are there, but the sweetness is too much. Along with the lack of carbonation, a great beer is one I am avoiding at present. Don't know what the target gravity should be for this one. Perhaps I should have added some dry yeast on day 10 to get the gravity reading lower, and some at bottling time to speed up the carbonation. At any rate, I'm thinking twice about doing this one again. I love the style, and all the good qualities are here, but the carbonation and sweetness are holding it back from being great. (Posted on 9/22/11)
Great flavor Review by JRtheHodag
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Brewed this beer as a demo for our homebrewing club at the local county fair back in August. No problems there, used the dry yeast option but made a starter for it. It took a long time to carbonate, but mostly due to cold house temps. This beer keeps getting better every time I open one, so planning to cellar some at a cool temp for a while. Not quite as spicy as I was hoping, based on the blurb, but I enjoy it and it was well received at my last club meeting. 4/5 stars just because it is a good beer, but can't over throw NB's St. Paul Porter as my favorite extract kit! (Posted on 12/29/10)
Worth the wait! Review by Deeboe
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I was pleasantly surprised with this one! My fiancé, who tends to not drink these sorts of beers, even fell in love with it. Its a smooth/sweet beer, with a caramel-like finish. Potent too, no doubt! Brought a few bottles to a party, they were gone as fast as I could open them.

I didn't do the yeast starter, simply because I couldn't. However, it turned out great without it. (Posted on 10/17/10)

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