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

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RATINGS: 1421   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’.


4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pugsbarcom (10) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Having had many wheat dunkels my expectations were not high. With great flavor and a clean finish however, this has become my dunkel of choice. I recommend everybody that is a weissbeir dunkel fan try this beer at least once. It won’t be your last.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Being the wheat beer fan that I am I had to try this one, especially as I had liked their regular Hefe rather well. Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy dark brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was sour malt and light citrus. The flavor was sour, tangy and had a bit of wheat and citrus in it. There was an underlying nut element as well. The middle was surprisingly sweet and thick. A nice beer, and one that I will have to try again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2005
Dark muddy brown with a fizzy off-white head and virtually no lacing. The nose is complex and warming with notes of iron, alcohol, roasted malt, and licorice. The body is a tad thin but is malty and a little sweet. Short, clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtk539 (8) - USA - JAN 19, 2005 does not count
light aroma. Milder tast than expepeted. wery dark with good head. taste was mild with a slight malty and fruty taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Pours dark and cloudy with a big frothy head. Some cidery aromas mixed in with some cloves. Overly lite body. Same with the flavor. Some cidery notes but not much there. I make a better dunkleweizen than this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3149) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 10, 2005
bottle-thanks to Erway for bringing this "light" beer (compared to the others we had on this night). pours a deep brown hue with a off-white head. ARoma of banana, musty, bready german malts and some yeast esteryness. flavors are mostly dark malts, yeast, banana and some grain tones. not overly complex, but this was after many big beers at this point.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Color of Coke. Decent head fades away. Lightly sweet malt and wheat aroma. Flavor is primarily wheat with a bit of additional sweetness. Just not a lot going on here, but it isn’t bad either.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2005
A good example of a dunkel-weizen. Has some nice roasted flavors of a dunkel along with the fruity and banana like notes of a lighter hefeweizen. Nice dark brown color. Easy to drink, but still has nice all-around flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Muddy brown color with a large light brown head. Wheaty aroma with a yeasty tang, and hint of clove. Malts, hints of toast and nuts, mild sweetness towards the finish. Yeast and clove flavors in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 Re-rate 11/08/05, as this is a frequent guest in my beer fridge. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a weissbier glass. Deep cola brown, made opaque by the yeast sediment. As I poured, the off white head slowly formed a fluffy mountain out of the rim, and persisted until the finish, leaving gluggy webs of foam down the glass. Biscuity aroma, with hints of toffee, gritty malt and wheat, cocoa, brine?, and a tangy, almost sour note. Sweet biscuity malt in the mouth, very low roasted grain bitterness in the back, wheat, cocoa, coffee and mocha flavours throughout. Has an underlying sourish malt note that seems to compliment rather than offset it well blended taste. Lively carbonation, nice balance of flavour and a full body make for a great sessionable Dunkelweiss. Not overly complex, but very well crafted and at the better end of the Erdinger offerings. Perfect drop for the summer months.


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