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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: 1669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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’.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Poured with a very nice creamy 1 in. head which quickly dissapated into a 1/8in. head. The aroma was a bubble gum candy aroma. The bubbles were relatibvely large but they were prominent and fluffy enough to really enojoy. The taste was a very pleasing sweet malty caramel like beer with a smooth aftertaste. there was no dominating extract that impinged on the flavor, rather it was quite smooth and drinkable. This beer may lack a little substance and depth but it makes up for that in taste. The character is moderate to small, but the appreciation for such a brew is large.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 Bottle. Beige fingerthick head over a clear dark brown body. Mild aromas of dark malt and caramel with notes of dried dark fruits. Weak flavors; moderately sweet with caramel, wheat and a little roastiness. Also some slight fruity/acidic notes. Surprisingly thin and watery palate. A bit disappointing...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6937) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2006
Big beige creamy lasting head, black opaque body. Faint acidic wheaty aroma with earthy licorice notes. Taste is light earthy wheat with a bitterish chocolatey aftertaste with notes of wild berries. Decent, but a bit boring. (0.5l bottle.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joanabarbosa (47) - Goiânia, BRAZIL - DEC 10, 2006
500 ml bottle. Creamy dark german weisse, with a dark brown color and a good bubble beige head. Malt and mild sour in aroma. .Mediun body. Banana notes in a moderated sweet taste. Short fruity and malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrandonB (86) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. First "hefe weizen -dark" as the label shows. Pours a dark brown, near black with a thick offwhite head. Poured in a weizen glass. A little spice, banana flavorings. Intersting texture, its dark, but drinks fairly light and smooth, almost water-like. I over-expected on this, hoping for a more pronouced flavor, especially after having a simple Widmer Hefe earlier in the day.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (331) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2006 I love schneider original, and this was just delicious as well. I see what many people mean when they say it appears a bit ’thin’, but it really grew on me as it warmed up. Mmm chocolate was very prominent for me..coffee? and caramel. lovely thick head.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle. My first try at a “Dunkelweizen” and what a great experience this is. Almost pitch black colour with a slightly muddy and sparkling look. Initial appearance of head was huge white coloured, which fully lasted. Left some slight lacing on the glass. Aroma was very yeasty, banana, spice, flowers and coriander. Some malt comes into play with light hints of soft bread, caramel, roasted and chocolate notes. Flavour is medium sweet. Medium bodied. Carbonation was lively. Sweet and soft like finish. Better and a slight bit more complex then the Hefeweizen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
Massively rocky caramel head. Smooth, silky and ever so slightly dull. Faint hints of licorice and malt loaf, but disappointingly watery for a Dunkel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2006
The truth be told, if this was the first Erdinger beer I had ever drank, this beer would get a higher rating. This beer has a nice dark color and hints of coffee and caramel in the smell. The taste is VERY smooth and although the finish is a little weak, it is certainly easy-drinking. A really nice beer. The problem is that this beer tastes like all the other Erdingers and therefore is anything but unique. I don’t know how the Erdinger folks do it, but everyone of their beers tastes the same. It is nice, just boring and unmemoriable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 22, 2006
500 ml bottle. Very dark beer, nearly black, with some brown reflection. The beige head is very big and persistent. Good fruity aroma and flavour, some wheat notes and caramel. Very sweet. medium body,average carbonation for a weiisbier. A quite good stuff, surely better than the regular version and the kristallklar version.


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