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Monday, April 9, 2012

Tap Handle #140: Paulaner Dunkel - Hefe-Weizen

Taps from Europe are to be prized because they are much harder to obtain. It's very heavy, made of pewter I think, with some nice detail.

Paulaner is a German brewery, established in the early 17th century in Munich by the Minim friars of the Neudeck ob der Au cloister. The brewery is named after Francis of Paola, the founder of the order. The monks had brewed beer for their own use since 1634. The beer that was permitted to be sold on holidays was a Bock style which gained local fame. After the abolition of the Neudeck Cloister in 1799, the building was converted into a penitentiary. Franz Xaver Zacherl, the brewer, purchased the former cloister brewery and continued the "Starkbier" tradition with the product Salvator, which is Latin for "Saviour". In 1861 the "Salvatorkeller" (Salvator cellar) was opened upon Nockherberg. In 1928 the brewery merged with the Gebrüder Thomas brewery creating Paulaner Salvator Thomas Bräu. 1994 saw the acquisition into the Kulmbacher brewery group with the affiliated producers Plauen and Chemnitz. Paulaner belongs to the BHI (Brau Holding International AG), a joint venture between Schorghuber Ventures and the Netherlands' Heineken N.V. Paulaner ranks number 8 among Germany's best selling breweries.

Paulaner Dunkel is a Dunkelweiss, or Hefe-Weizen, a dark wheat beer with a chestnut brown color. It has a fruity wheat taste with a hint of roasted malt.. Weighted average on ratebeer.com is 3.4 out of 5.

Paulaner Official English Website

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