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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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’.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrandonB (86) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. First "hefe weizen -dark" as the label shows. Pours a dark brown, near black with a thick offwhite head. Poured in a weizen glass. A little spice, banana flavorings. Intersting texture, its dark, but drinks fairly light and smooth, almost water-like. I over-expected on this, hoping for a more pronouced flavor, especially after having a simple Widmer Hefe earlier in the day.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (310) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2006 I love schneider original, and this was just delicious as well. I see what many people mean when they say it appears a bit ’thin’, but it really grew on me as it warmed up. Mmm chocolate was very prominent for me..coffee? and caramel. lovely thick head.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle. My first try at a “Dunkelweizen” and what a great experience this is. Almost pitch black colour with a slightly muddy and sparkling look. Initial appearance of head was huge white coloured, which fully lasted. Left some slight lacing on the glass. Aroma was very yeasty, banana, spice, flowers and coriander. Some malt comes into play with light hints of soft bread, caramel, roasted and chocolate notes. Flavour is medium sweet. Medium bodied. Carbonation was lively. Sweet and soft like finish. Better and a slight bit more complex then the Hefeweizen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
Massively rocky caramel head. Smooth, silky and ever so slightly dull. Faint hints of licorice and malt loaf, but disappointingly watery for a Dunkel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2006
The truth be told, if this was the first Erdinger beer I had ever drank, this beer would get a higher rating. This beer has a nice dark color and hints of coffee and caramel in the smell. The taste is VERY smooth and although the finish is a little weak, it is certainly easy-drinking. A really nice beer. The problem is that this beer tastes like all the other Erdingers and therefore is anything but unique. I don’t know how the Erdinger folks do it, but everyone of their beers tastes the same. It is nice, just boring and unmemoriable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 22, 2006
500 ml bottle. Very dark beer, nearly black, with some brown reflection. The beige head is very big and persistent. Good fruity aroma and flavour, some wheat notes and caramel. Very sweet. medium body,average carbonation for a weiisbier. A quite good stuff, surely better than the regular version and the kristallklar version.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Poured a deep dark brown with long lasting tan head. Light on aroma, and light on flavor. No hint of fruit only slight hops and malt. If you are looking for a really good Dunkelweizen, there are others out there.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Pours with a big foamy tan head, that leaves lacing further down the glass, dark murky brown colour...has slight cocoa, cloves, coffee malt smell..this is a great food pairing beer, i usually don’t pair beers with food but this was intensified with it...nice!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
[Tasted at Floras kaffebar with the Roots] A nice good german dunkel hefe, but not as good as it could be. Although a little dissapointness, it is an ok ber

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
Drank in the Erdinger Super glass. Very reddisj dark body. Aromas of caramel, pepper and alcohol. Body is basically this same as the Hefe-Weizen. Very caramel based flavors, butter. Very well balanced....


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