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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
50 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Nice dark brown colour with a fantastic rocky head. Wheat aroma wih hints of roasted malt. Great refreshing flavour of light roasted malt and some complex berry. Very nice endeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a huge lasting creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Mild aroma of roasted malt, wheat and spices. The flavour follows the aroma but is much too mild. Light aroma, light flavour and light body -- a dark beer for summer. I’ve yet to have a Dunkel that I loved and this won’t change my mind but in the end it’s a decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle (330ml). Shared with Blankboy. Poured deep ruby-black (almost opaque) with a large creamy-foamy lasting tan head. Aroma of dark fruity roast malt, sour red wine, lactose - but quite unpreposessing. Taste of tart underripe berry fruits, light roast malt, with grains and the sourish red wine still in evidence. Mouthfeel is pleasantly fizzy - overall a decent dunkel, not the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 RE-RATE: Draught at Bier Markt. I had a pint from supposedly the first keg of this beer ever available in Canada - we’ve only had it in bottles previously. Appearance is the same as as the bottled version, but both aroma and flavour are better, holding a nice tart/tangy note that I never got from the bottles. Probably a question of age - this was presumably much fresher beer. Still a bit dead in the finish, but all in all, quite an improvment.

Original rating: Bottle from LCBO giftpack. Nice dark ruby-brown with a large tan head. Very subdued aroma of malt with a faint spiciness. Thin body. Light flavour, again with faint malts, a bit of earthiness, and not much else. As a fan of Aventinus, I was hoping for something similar here, but it was sorely lacking the spicey & yeasty character I was hoping for. Quite disappointing. [5/4/5/2/10]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2702) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
500ml brown bottle. Poured deep choclate brown, very dense creamy tan head. Malty aroma, chocolate malts and faint fruits. Light body, smoothly carbonated with a bit of a wheaty dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2005
Dark brown pour. Heady beige foam atop. Spices, peat, and roasted malts in the nose. Flavours include sweet candy malts, a subtle spiceyness, with mild earthy peaty flavours in the finish. Medium light bodied, with a somewhat watery finish. No trace of the ABV. Pretty good Dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottle, LCBO giftpack. Dark brown, big tan head - looks nice. Aroma of faint malt and chocolate, but quite mild. Soft, light mouthfeel, quite bubbly and a little watery. Taste of slight sweet malt with some wood notes, and maybe a hint of shaved chocolate, but quite mild as well. Finishes quick. A nice bottled Dunkel and easy to drink, but certainly nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
Hazy dark brown hue, with a rocky tan-colored head, yeasty, chocolatey accent, toasty malt and toffee aromas folow through on a medium-bodied palate with a note of molases, brown sugar, spicy, cinnamon, fruity notes of date, prune, caramel malt, leading towards a sweety malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
bottle. LCBO gift pack. pours a cloudy brown-mahogany body with a gigantic frothy tan head. aroma has faint smoke, dark fruit, chocolate, and is heavily yeasty. the body is earthy and woody with soft carbonation. flavour is fairly clean and mild - there is some chocolate in there as well as toast. not a whole lot of depth and complexity. decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Pours a huge head with a thin body at the bottom of the glass. After waiting almost 20 minutes for it to settle out and finish pouring, aromas of citrus, yogurt, berries and spice pop out. Tastes of bananas, nuts, grapes, and some peppery notes. Thick mouthfeel, though the finish isn’t as balanced as I’m used to in a dunkleweizen. A bit too nutty with a weird yogurt-like aftertase but very drinkable and nice.

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