Dunkel Doppel Weizen Bock (DDWB)<< Back to Beer Finder
“Dark Double Wheat Bock”. A rich flavored brew made with pale, wheat Munich and chocolate malts, Hallertauer hops and wheat and lager yeast.
Dunkel: German for dark. Doppel: German for double. Weizen: German for wheat. Bock: German strong lager. Linked together they form Dunkel Doppel Weizen Bock (DDWB): Dark Double German Wheat Lager.
malts: pale, wheat, chocolate, Munich
hops: Mount Hood, Hallertua
yeast: German lager, Bavarian wheat
This beer was not brewed to any particular style, but represented an exploration of blending wheat and lager yeasts. Yeast represents one of the four foundation stones of CooperSmith’s beers, the other three being water, hops, and grain. Yeast is a living, single cell organism that reproduces by budding. Archaeologists digging in Egyptian ruins found early grinding stones and baking chambers for yeasted bread, as well as drawings of 4,000-year-old bakeries and breweries. Over 1500 known brewing strains exist. The wheat yeast is a top-fermenting species that is “low flocculating”, a fancy way to say that the finished product will appear cloudy as the yeast clings to malt proteins. The use of two yeasts adds complexity from the various compounds created during fermentation. These additional compounds have a substantial impact on the beer’s final taste.