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Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Dunkelweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Stein, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water; wheat malt; barley malt; roasted malt; hops; yeast.
Name changed from Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel to Erdinger Dunkel, and abv changed from 5.6% to 5.3% by 2012.
A wheat beer from the good old days.
Erdinger Weissbier ’dark’ is a rich and smooth wheat beer specialty from Erdinger Weissbräu. It owes its full-bodied flavor to the fine hops and dark malt used in its production.
The dark beer specialty is brewed according to an age-old recipe. Its spicy flavor also results from the increased proportion (about 13%) of original wort. Nonetheless, at 5.3%, it doesn’t contain much more alcohol than Erdinger Weissbier ’with fine yeast’.


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (29) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle, 0.5 l. Murky brown with orange tint, light beige long-lasting frothy head. Aroma of yeasts, bread, light sourness, nicely carbonated, medium body, refreshing and tasty.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yy0pp (494) - - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Brown with an off white head. Aroma is roasted malt with a little sweet banana.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (859) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from a tap. Medium dark brown color, full off white head. Sweat wheat aroma. Medium body with a full sweet flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_alkis (229) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Clearly approvable dunkel which slips down without impressing me that much.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zarkam (398) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
500ml bottle from Tallinn, dark brown colour, large off-white mostly lasting frothy head, fair lacing. Moderately malty roasty aroma of toast and raisin with a hint of chocolate and mild floral hops with some dough and banana from the yeast. Taste is initially moderately sweet and slightly acidic turning into a bittersweet finish with a slightly burnt feel. Medium body, almost watery mouthfeel behind the carbonation, lively carbonation. Quite a pleasant dunkeweizen though not very complex and the mouthfeel was surprisingly watery.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Plain aroma. Rich black colour with excellent head. Very light on flavour. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1225) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium offwhite head that leaves some light lacing. Nose is pretty subtle with dark malt, light wheat and maybe a hint of spices but really not much. Taste is almost dry with some light chocolate flavors and almost none of the fresh wheat I like in weissbiers. Body is light, carbonation almost aggressive but still on style, mouthfeel pretty standard and not creamy/smooth. Overall I thought it was subpar. Still drinkable, just not as flavourful as it should be.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (873) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
Tasted as Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel (older version). Light beige, creamy, thick but eventually dissolving head, opaque brown colour, chocolatey with chestnut hue, cloudy. Aroma of cherries, pear, banana, bitter chocolate, hint of coffee, cloves, gingerbread, port wine, liquorice, almond. Lightly sweet taste, soft and fluffy mouthfeel, fruity, maltier in the middle and ending in a slightly bitter, bit coffee-like, roasted finish, more so than expected in the genre. Better than its more popular ’white’ counterpart.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHult (214) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Mörkbrun nästan svart vätska med stort gräddigt skum. Fruktig doft med en känsla av karamell. Lättdrucken karamellig smak, lite tunn kanske men passar bra som grillöl.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlbionOakley (20) - Poulton, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
On draft , lovely dark colour with thin head. Like a white beer but with a much maltier flavour, the spiciness comes through. Very nice on a hot day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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