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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1712   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’.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2007
Pours a murky dark colour with a large lacy foamy head. Soft aroma of dried fruit, yeast and cocoa. Medium body, flavours of earth, cocoa and herbal hops giving a moderate bitterness. Yeasty towards the finish, which is otherwise slightly drier than I expected. Ticks all the boxes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours cloudy toffee brown with good creamy, 3 finger, tan head. It’s very carbonated...you can hear it fizzing. Aroma is OK not very pronounced. Some banana, bubblegum, dark fruit and malt. Mouthfeel is almost prickly, i don’t care for that. Flavor is even less impressive than the aroma. Not bad, just not stellar. This is not a bad beer it just seems a bit boring. I would drink it again if I was in the mood for a beer in this style and it were the only one available.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2007
Not too strong a taste makes it a bit easier to drink, good head and not as gassy as other wiessbiers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (6420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2007
Bottle, 50 cl. Pours a lovely cloudy dark brown color, with a huge beige fluffy head. Aroma is a disappointment, very weak with some faint roasted malt notes, spices and dried fruits. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2007
Bottle. Looks beautiful - dark brown with a nice medium beige head. Aroma is a bit light and is fruity, malty and a bit yeasty. Flavor is malty and a bit fruity with some banana notes. A bit of toastiness in the finish. Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 14, 2007
Tap. Large foamy white beige head. Dark body. Not much in the way of aroma. Wheaty, Caramel, slightly floral. Tastes the same, slight wheat, a bit floral. Overall not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle. Big fluffy lasting khaki-colored head. Aroma is vanilla, wheat, sugary, roasted malt. Flavor is wheaty and doughy, some roasted flavors as well, but overall a bit thin of a body. Also some good carbonation and some lightly floral hoppy bitterness. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 10, 2007
Unclear brown with a white lasting head. Roasted malts -nutty/caramel & a high to lively carbonation. Sweetness from malts. Wheat, yeasty & slight metallic! OK dunkel!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2890) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 9, 2007
What a surprise, I didnt give much thought to my selection whilst buying this, I will certainly buy it again, has a nice head, spicy aroma and a nice bite to the taste, a long aftertaste reminisant of malt and pepper, very nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4612) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Ruby red black beer with strong head. The aroma is lightly yeasty and the flavour is lightly yeasty, malty and dry. Overall an average yeasty beer.


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