Van Damsel

Weizenbock    ABV  8.0%   IBU 19

Fermentables: 2-Row, Wheat, Munich Dark, Vienna, CaraMunich, Chocolate Malt

Hops: Santiam, Hallertau

Weizenbocks come in different shapes and sizes, though all are relatively strong and incorporate a significant portion of wheat in the recipe. Ours is modeled after a classic German example, Schneider Aventinus – or closer to home, Victory Moonglow – both of which are dark (or “dunkel”) wheat ales brewed to the strength of a doppelbock lager. Rich, bready malt with dark fruit flavors combine with phenols and esters from the yeast to create a flavor similar to spiced banana bread. We brew Van Damsel around the same time each year, in early spring, along with its lighter, golden counterpart, Wolkenhimmel.