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

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RATINGS: 1449   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’.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Brown. Aroma isn’t very typical for a dark wheat. It avoids any yeasty, banana/clove aspects but its dark malt aromas are profound (chocolate) along with hints of red apples. Taste is full of sugar covered raisins, milk chocolate and grapes. Quite honestly, this doesn’t seem like a wheat beer to me at all but much more a sweetened dunkel or something else that tastes bizarre. Pretty terrible for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2005
Bottle. The colour is dark brown with a tint of red. The liquid is very cloudy. The head is enormous and it dissolves slowly into a very firm cone of pale brown foam.

The smell is quite gentle with sour notes of caramel, some hops and a roasted touch of tar.

The carbonation is mild, yet fresh with small bubbles.

The taste is soft with sour notes, but I also noticed some sweetness, a mild hop aroma and a slightly roasted touch of hard toffee. The body was surprisingly good for a wheat beer. The aftertaste is clean, burned with notes of French loaf.

A nice beer, that accompanies Spanish Tapas in a fantastic way, a combination that I really recommend!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DUBWICHT (7) - CANADA - FEB 17, 2005 does not count
Supurb smooth beer with body, flavor, color and a great head. Not for bitter lovers! The best beer I have ever had. Too bad it costs $4.00 per bottle in Canada.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
highlandlad (1412) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 Sickly-sweet German dark wheat beer. It poured a mahogany colour with a huge rocky head that lasted and lasted. Great aroma - fruit cake, dark malts, hint of licorice. Sweet chocolatey notes at the front of the mouth, some caramel, spice, and a light bitter finish with a little ’burn’ from the alcohol. Medium bodied and quite aerated. However, I found the spicy sweetness cloying by the middle of the bottle and struggled to finish it. Needs some bitterness to provide balance. (Bottle, Best Before Sep 2005)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
This beer is awesome. Nice and dark... nice taste. Very nce body. Good hoppy flavor to cover up the alcohol content. I like this beer alot.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1016) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2005
aroma of smoke, bacon, wheat, mustiness, sweet fruit. very dark body, big bone white head that diminishes airy then into a nice ring around the glass with some lace as well. anyway. fizzy, prickly, and quite good. i like it. primarily a smokey wheat with a little bit of fruit. i enjoyed this.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Pint+.9 Bottle: Pour wasnt very exciting. Head went away, no lacing and kinda carby. Some floaters bouncing around which kinda weirded me out at first. Overall drinkage is flat and water. Taste is average for a WheatDunkle. Some smokey malt, brown sugar, little caramel. Raisins, and even a little banana. Taste and texture warmed up to me a few sips in to where I could enjoy it more. Retains its flat and carby texture though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3268) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 Aroma of smoked malt, light sweetness. Dark brown color. Flavor of burnt malt, rasins, cloves. Smoky. Light bitter aftertaste. Unusual but nice black wheat.

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 (4763) - 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.


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