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

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RATINGS: 1421   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’.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2004
Pours a huge head on a good deep smokey brown body. Looks great, now for the aroma - WTF bugger all, a faint slightly sharp yeasty nose is wafting about somewhere in the background. Flavour is also very subdued, sweet malty with some yeast presence. A bit of wheat is apparent in the faint finish. I expected more from this beer, perhaps the bottle I had was old but judging from the other ratings I dont think that age is the problem.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - AUG 5, 2004
500 ml. big ’ole brown German bottle. Freshness date is of 08-2004. At the end of it’s useful life then. I will make sure I bring that to the attention of the store where I bought it. Poured out a deep chocolate brown color, with a fast fading tan colored head. Aromas are almost non-existant, since this sample is so old. Slight yeastiness is all I can pick out. Tastes are rather blah. Not much in the way of malts, hops, or yeast characteristics. Sorry, this sample was a drain pour. Maybe I’ll rerate it when I can find a MUCH fresher sample.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2004
Sweet bubble gum and tart aroma. Almost black colored with nice brown foam. Little bit of bland start, turns out to have nicely hopped and carbonated crispy ending. Some chocolate in aftertaste too. Based on aroma and appearance I expected this to be more bodied, that was little disappointment, still very nicely hopped and refreshing dunkelweizen.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2004
Brown color, light malty fruity aroma and taste, medium body, malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2004
Creamy, quite rich but I tend to go with the majority here and say that I would have liked something a bit more assertive and robust. Still above average beer. C+, could have done better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Tart aroma. Big head, dies quick. Body is raisin brown. Very light in body but still a little creamy. Taste of dark malts, slightly fruity and citrus from the wheat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Somehow I expected a stronger, heavier flavor than I experienced in the Erdinger Hefeweizen. the only distinguishing difference I detected was the darker color.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2004
(on bottle) A very plesant aroma indeed. Has tones of rotten apple(in the good sense)caramel, dried fruits and some alcohol. And thats about it, the brew has just about no taste and a very weak finish, some caramel there....no, sorry, no taste there.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Bottled. Big tan head on top of a cloudy brown body. Aroma dominated by clove and yeast like dough, light banana and fruit with some warmth(apple). Medium-full body, light, lasting blip of dry, foamy carbonation, very dry finish...watery with warmth. Flavor is bitter, caramel malts, light clove, hint of banana...front is "bleh...uh...flavor coming soon..." and then the previous description ensues with the addition of some nice friuty notes like apples, berries, peach, some metal flavor in the front. Overall rather nice, flavor is kind of "off" with the metal sneaking in and no real front on it, some kind of gross alcohol in the finish with warmth, but a generally nice finish to be certain: a malty, balanced finish of fruit. First dark wheat and I will try some more as I think I’ll like the dark wheat over regular wheat. yucky bad flavors, but they be few and weak.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Definitely a classy bottle-conditioned Dunkelweizen, with nice slightly nutty caramel notes alongside some wheaty tanginess, just citric above the vienna-ish malt. I swear also there’s a nice spicy and tad floral bit of noble hops drying out the finish. Aroma is a bit subdued compared to the fairly robust flavor. Yum.


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