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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: 1569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Nice creamy, hazy, dark brown color with a beautiful head. Unfortunatly, the aroma and flavors aren’t nearly as impressive as the way it looks in the glass. Some dark chocolate and light banana with a hint of spice is struggling to poke through. Nice and drinkable, but not one to specifically seek out. Had on tap in Frankfurt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 8, 2006
I do not like to rate a Weizen like this, but this was very flavorless, maybe I ate soemthing before that interfiered with the degustation. BUt could be better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Definitely dunkel with tan foam, Dark but not burnt caramel flavor, slight sourness, dark cocoa of course, moderat traces of cola and soap. Supremely adequate dunkel weissbier.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (10725) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
Dark brown dunkel, hazed with quickly collapsing light brown head. Light spices in aroma, very faint. Light watery malt with light bananas, very boring dunkel, bought as a gift pack, LCBO.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - DEC 28, 2005
Fantastic appearance and a great taste. Perfect dunkel and probably the best kind of dark wheat beers that you will ever find on the market.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11337) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2005
Good round taste that stays with a long aftertaste. Sweet and soft as most wheat beers, but with a harder edge og roasted and chocolate barley.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3871) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle, at home (030729). Dark brown with a nice brown, large head. Aroma moderate malty, light hoppy (chocolate, licorice, roasted/burnt). Flavor moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter. Light to medium body, smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzerfaust (578) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - DEC 20, 2005
Beautiful black bier with a fast-dissapearing light grey head. Aroma is malty, grainy with mild hoppy notes. Flavor is soft as the Hefe-Weizen. Lightly sweet, almost no bitter. A bit like a Sweet Stout but much softer. Lively carbonation. Medium bodied. A generic wheat bear, just pretty.

3.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 19, 2005
The best Erdinger. A dark brownish beer with a satisfying taste as well as aftertaste. Does not have a distinct aroma. Drink this one slowly to appreciate it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bilzmoude (19) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Very malty. Very light aroma. Beautiful, cloudy, dark amber color. Head deminishes quickly. Tiny bubbles. A bit of a lager aftertaste Not as full flavored as I exptected.


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