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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: 1498   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’.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 9, 2005
Body is a thin mahogany with so much carbonation it looks cola-like. Carbonation is evident in the monstrous, toasted-whitebread colored head too, which is full, big bubbled and sevral inches tall. Rich aroma of raisins, brown sugar, grapes, and a hint of licorice. Mouthfeel is watery thing, but carries a great amount of flavor. Lots of malt, wheat caramel, a bit of butterscoth, which creamily coats the tongue. Dark flavors, roasted barley malt, stays even but is not complex, does not show coffee or chocolate. Aftertaste is pitfruit and and roastedness. Nice beer, thanks Germany for another solid beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle, snifter. Deep brown hue with ruby edges. Large, foamy, light tan head. Raisins, over popped popcorn, flowers, clove, caramel, toffee. Very light aroma. Moderately sweet flavor. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Heavy on the burnt popcorn flavor. Little bit of chocolate and roasted grains. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Meh. Lots of meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2005
(Bottled) Very dark reddish brown color with a large, foamy head. Sweetish, ashy bubble-gum aroma with slight roasty malt hints. Initially dryish and burned, roasted-malty flavor with a sweetish-malty finish. Has quite a few dunkel properties, and hints of peppery spiciness. Medium-bodied, sweetish and quite carbonated palate. Pretty low bitterness. Not as pleasant or refreshing as their regular Weissbier. Not a bit more interesting, either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2005
Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Hazy nut brown, good brownish head. Sugary fruity nose (raisins, plums), aroma is fading quite quickyl, a bit smokey. Dry, roasted, not much sweetness, long roasted malty aftertaste. Drinkable dunkelweizen, but nothing really amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Large cream colored head. Dissapated fairly quickly, but a thin layer stayed on top of the beer while I was drinking it. The beer went down smooth with a light roasted malt flavor. All in all, this was a good beer and I will def. buy it again

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 29, 2005
Dark brown, neat large creamy head (did not last long). Gentle, light woody aroma, thin chocolate malt. Medium, light body, high carbonation, light chocolate woody character. Clean beer I give you that, but so thin and light .Shadow of good beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6802) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2005
Very dark brown, with a huge fizzy tan head. Malty nose with raisins and prunes in there, and a sour note too (but not unpleasant). Disappointing palate, very thin and fizzy, the flavours don’t live up to the expectations of the aromas. An annoying bicarbonate of sodium essence was persistent as well.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2005
Malty aroma, dark brown, red at the edges, pours a short lived tan head. Flavour has malt, some hops. Light bodied, sweet. Fair. If I sampled this blindfolded, I wouldn’t guess it was a Dunkelweisse, seemed like an ESB, making this long anticipated beer disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2005
I thought this was a marvelous dunkel hefe-weizen. Sweeter grains / malts on the nose, followed by a consistent flavor heading toward a marzen or lighter bock taste. A richer yet medium coffee / cola color, white to tan head that settles and not too cloudy of body.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Light brown with a big foamy head. Served on tap at the Bauern-Stube. Good apple-y, biscuit-y taste, a litte too sweet though. About a 1/4 of a liter into it, I started to pick up in the aroma Vick’s Vap-o-Rub, which I thought was quite odd because the beer certainly didn’t taste off but I guess it could have been just the spices getting all jumbled up on me. Fairly full-bodied, creamy feel to this one. Probably good for refreshment on a hot day but not entirely enjoyable with my roulade and spaetzle.


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