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

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RATINGS: 1487   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled. Dark, dark brown with a pretty big, medium persistence off white head. Straight, simple, clean and smooth wheaty chocolate malt flavour, little else to speak of. Pretty good, but very simple.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 17, 2005
(500 ml bottle: $2.19 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Best by August, 2005, so that’s pretty close. This beer pours a murky, dark brown with a fizzy, light-tan head that dissipates rapidly. Probably the darkest German Dunkelweizen I’ve seen yet. The aroma is sweet and malty, a maltiness that is reminiscent of a doppelbock, just less alcoholic, but the wheat and banana are not too far behind. Sweet banana, caramel, and wheat seem to be the most flavorful components, but it’s less out-and-out malty than the nose indicates. Nevertheless, it’s still a pretty sweet beer, sweeter than most others in the class. Medium bodied, perhaps even leaning a little beyond medium. Carbonation is moderate-to-high, so it’s pretty zesty on the palate and certainly helps to keep the beer from cloying. This is a decent beer, enjoyable enough, but the sweetness could be toned down a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Bottle best before 03/2005 which probably explains the carbonation but otherwise the beer seemed unaffected by the extra age. Pours dark brown with a small fizzy tan head that quickly leaves just bubbles on top. Roasted nutty caramel malt (grain) wheaty aroma. Fizzy and carbonated dark wheat malt that is slightly bitter near the end and a touch metallic. Medium bodied and fizzy.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edunavega (18) - Niterói-RJ, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2005
Strangely tastes just like the Erdinger hefe. More creamy and a little more sweet. The color is dark brown andvery nice. Little browned and very creamy head. It goes down nice, and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color that changed to a really nice dark red color when put up to a light. The aroma had the typical banana and wheat notes but not strong enough. The flavor was slightly sweet and enjoyable. I liked the flavor, just wish it was a little stronger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Poured a mostly black color with a light tan head. Malty with a light roast, caramel, fruity, light citrus. Medium body. Pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hjf (3) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005 does not count
A refreshing beer, which got to be tried in an original Weizen glass. Full bodied, but yet still a refreshing enjoyment to drink in summer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Very dark brown with a nice, full head. Very soft mouthfeel with notes of both chocolate and licorice. Less wheaty than your typical Hefe and not overly complex considering the four different malts. 220100

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2005
I was a bit let down by this one, It was very carbonated, and flavor was a bit lacking, Mine had a bit of a white wine flavor to it. not bad by any means, and I am a weissbier fan, but this one is a bit different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Pours out a dark brown with a lighter brown head. Wheaty malty goodness throughout, with a touch of roastyness. Slighty sours toward the end. A rather enjoyable beer.


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