TipsyMcStager (1121) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much of an aroma - some malts and maybe coffee notes. Pours a very dark brown, head and lacing are very nice. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery. Stout-like coffee notes. Interesting but not much complexity. Still an enjoyable beer.
caesar (4515) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown color, lasting head. Aroma of malts and coffee. Bit watery taste, just as the hefeweizen. OK, but a little more complex taste would be nice.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice brown color with a medium head. The taste combines malt and citrus flavors. Very nice and drinkable.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown and hazy with a big head as usual. Slightly malty and yeasty aroma (not much). Some wheat and roastiness in flavour, but it is such a bore. Some banana in finish. A below avarge dark wheat.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2003 somewhat bland aroma. pours deep brown. white head. diminishing. quality balance of an almost coffee malt and nice crisp hops. quick dry finish
OldGerman (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A masterpiece! This beer has not been rated highly enough to date! The Erdinger line is as close as I have found to the beer on tap in Germany. This Dunkel is far better than any like it in North America.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep, dark, murky brown/ruby color with agiant off-white head. The aroma and flavor had some nice wheat, lemon, sweet, coffeish qualities. Decent feel...a bit slimy, but still refreshing. Run-of-th-mill Weissbier Dunkel.
rlgk (8520) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 An almost black weissbier(!) with a nice creamy head. Aroma is fruity and clearly with banana. A sweet and fruity flavor, somewhat candylike, but not in a bad way. Finish is coffee/cocoa. A good one
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy dark reddish-brown body topped by a thick fizzy quickly disappearing head without much lace. Sweet and slightly lemony malty aroma with spicy notes. Hard to distinguish flavor. It's slightly malty and grainy with a clean finish. Not very complex, but refreshing to drink. medium bodied, a touch oily with a slight tiingle from the carbonation.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2003 I actually own an Erdinger Weibbier glass, in which I used in consuming this Dunkle. This is another beer that’s best quality is unfortunately it’s initial appearance. This beer poured a beautiful crimson / black, with a soft pillow like head. Sadly to say the head dissipated quickly due to the beers lack of body. This could be a great dunkel if the palate was a bit creamer. But as it is, this brew is fairly watery. In the aroma and flavor the malt is most obvious, the wheat in the slightly bitter finish. Overall, this was an uneventful Dunkel, very much unlike my favorite, Julius Echter Dunkel.