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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1588   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle 0,5l. Deep red - almost black. A pretty, creamy head lasting for a while. No wheat beer feeling. Unvaried taste. Dull. Some dry bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
Dark brown with a nice dark tan head. Sweet caramel flavor with nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3448) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2006
Brown with a tanned head. Smells a bit flowery but mostly of malts. Sweet and somewhat bitter. Dark malts with some cacramel. Dry malty finish, slightly perfumed. Weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - MAR 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Really good beer, medium creamy body, some caramel flavors, yeasty, malty, bit sweet, very easy to drink, very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1387) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
A dark chocolate brown beer and a strong beige head. A clean malty nose with a slight metallic finish. A dry bitter flavour of malt and caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2006
Brown with a big beige head. Bubblegum and caramel aroma. Sweet caramel and malt flavours, banana, bubblegum in the short finish. Medium to light body, quite fizzy. Quite a nice thirst quencher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle, 50cl. Beautiful dark brown colour, almost black, with a creamy tan head that lasts long. Unfortunatelly, aroma is very weak with a few malty notes and some smokeyness. Flavour is better, with hints of malt and coffee but also a strange matallic presence, quite annoying. Light body and a bit watery. Very uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Nice looking beer.mahogany with a lovelly and huge ,creamy tan head. Very malty type aroma thjough much sour and wheat notes are detected. Taste is quite smooth and mostly all malt, with slight touches of estery tastes and the mearest hint of bitterness near the end. Not too bad on the palate..thin but acceptable given the style. Nice enough beer not great but much better than their Hefe.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Pours almost black with nada on the nose. Medium nectar. Mildly dry cocoa/coffee tropshire and light celery on the finish. Not much going on here. I can see why it’s the lowest priced dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5207) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Bottled. Huge foam head on a brown body dark enough to resemble black. Have to hand it to the brewer, Erdinger products always look good. Malty sweet aroma with light wheat and banana. Yeasty. Smooth palate, very creamy, dark and mildly sweet with a far lower degree of fruity esters than expected. Caramel. A little watery. [2006.02.21: 2.7]

Though I seem to recall having had a few more of these in Berlin over the years, seems I’m only now getting around to re-rating. This bottle marked 07-2015. Nose chocolaty with faint roast an toffee, earth; expecting a syrupy sort of sweetness. Pours deep mahogany with a bit of orange-brown peeking out from under the bottom, head is predictably rocky and dense beige. Crisp medium body, taste lightly sweet but not overdone (certainly not syrupy), very simplistic malt with a roughness I usually associate with grain and tannin extraction, but this is somehow different, more like a rush of fine grains of sand. Medium-strength fruitiness that really blends well with everything else, and there’s really not as much caramel or toffee (or even earth) here as I remember (it’s also not nearly as bland). Phenols and esters held low and blend with the whole, everything’s clean and orderly. On the whole, I suspect a recipe tweak has made quite a bit of difference for the better. [2014.11.13: 3.2]

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