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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: 1512   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’.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6886) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Pours a hazy deep brown with a huge amount of fizzy/foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty, and a slight chocolate yeasty scent. Flavor is a very light sweet caramel wheat crisp flavor. Overall, a decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled. Dark, dark brown with a pretty big, medium persistence off white head. Straight, simple, clean and smooth wheaty chocolate malt flavour, little else to speak of. Pretty good, but very simple.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 17, 2005
(500 ml bottle: $2.19 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Best by August, 2005, so that’s pretty close. This beer pours a murky, dark brown with a fizzy, light-tan head that dissipates rapidly. Probably the darkest German Dunkelweizen I’ve seen yet. The aroma is sweet and malty, a maltiness that is reminiscent of a doppelbock, just less alcoholic, but the wheat and banana are not too far behind. Sweet banana, caramel, and wheat seem to be the most flavorful components, but it’s less out-and-out malty than the nose indicates. Nevertheless, it’s still a pretty sweet beer, sweeter than most others in the class. Medium bodied, perhaps even leaning a little beyond medium. Carbonation is moderate-to-high, so it’s pretty zesty on the palate and certainly helps to keep the beer from cloying. This is a decent beer, enjoyable enough, but the sweetness could be toned down a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9871) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Bottle best before 03/2005 which probably explains the carbonation but otherwise the beer seemed unaffected by the extra age. Pours dark brown with a small fizzy tan head that quickly leaves just bubbles on top. Roasted nutty caramel malt (grain) wheaty aroma. Fizzy and carbonated dark wheat malt that is slightly bitter near the end and a touch metallic. Medium bodied and fizzy.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edunavega (18) - Niterói-RJ, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2005
Strangely tastes just like the Erdinger hefe. More creamy and a little more sweet. The color is dark brown andvery nice. Little browned and very creamy head. It goes down nice, and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color that changed to a really nice dark red color when put up to a light. The aroma had the typical banana and wheat notes but not strong enough. The flavor was slightly sweet and enjoyable. I liked the flavor, just wish it was a little stronger.


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