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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1458   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’.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickFifty (236) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2014
Cloudy brown color with tones of red, rapidly fading beige head with large bubbles. Malty, fruity nose, lightly roasted, sour notes. Roasted malt taste, hints of caramel and earthy hops. Medium body, lively carbonation, watery texture. Not my favorite style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (158) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
500 ml bottle from local shop in Guilin Lu, Changchun. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Burnt chocolatey aroma. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Beautiful, dark brown, clear body with a head that is just slightly off white. The banana and clove notes that are expected are accompanied by some caramel and toast notes. The flavor is slightly sweet from the darker malts with the caramel providing a nice base for the yeast esters. Would like a touch more carbonation on this one or a more lively mouth feel. Finishes a little sweet with the caramel from the malt shinning through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4664) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
I’ve had this beer a few times before, but I can’t think of a better place in the world to rate this aside from Hong Kong. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt, prunes and tonnes of caramel. Medium-bodied; Strong rich caramel flavour at first with a lot of prune and raisin flavour coupled with some dry malt and a bit of bitterness from the roasted malt at the finish. Aftertaste shows a solid sweet flavour with a good amount of roasted malt and even more caramel and prunes to balance out the maltiness. Overall, a nice dunkles with a solid profile and a rich caramel sweetness. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased at Flavour in the United Centre in Admirality, Hong Kong on 21-June-2014 for HK$15,80 sampled in my hotel room here in Wan Chai, Hong Kong on 22-June-2014.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (160) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Brown, tan foam, frothy, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively, & astringent finish,

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beezzting (16) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from liquor city . pours dark brown with perfect head. Good malty taste with hints of fruits.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (558) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 9, 2014
Couleur brune sombre, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez très leger grillé. Gout doux de caramel grillé et malt grillé. Note de reglisse en fin de bouche. Pas trop mal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (268) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Aroma of wheat and malts. Nice roasted malt taste without the ale profile. Yummy! Nice wheat beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooseunc (15) - Prince William County, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Roasted, chocolatey, spicy notes on the nose; pours dark, hazy brown--nice dunkel Hefe colour; roasted malt is evident on the tongue, along with cloves and maybe a little banana; mouthfeel is fine, not too heavy, not too thin ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (441) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Near-black beer with a decent foamy head with a subtle chocolatey aroma. Flavour is chocolatey as well with a a touch of caramel and dark, slightly toasty malt flavours. Full-bodied and a light aftertaste make for a surprisingly refreshing beer.


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