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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
don23 (24) - Sisak, CROATIA - NOV 1, 2015
Nice colour, dark brown with weak head, taste is sweet and little bitter,, drinkabke beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DroolYeast (569) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle @ the old Irish, Vejle. Aroma of caramel, some chocolate and banana. Dark hazy brown colour, off-white head, lasting. Taste is moderate sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, soapy texture, light carbonation, malt and sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronTDubs (103) - - OCT 28, 2015
Dark brown color. Lasting head. Very light aroma of toast. A bit on the sweet side, but not cloying. Very little bitterness with just a touch of hops. Nice yeast flavor. Tastes a bit like chocolate milk. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBlessing (382) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015
Dunkle Farbe schöner Schaum, Geruch süßlich malzig leichte Hefe, Geschmack Malz Hefe leicht herb im Abgang

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (714) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Dunkelbraune Farbe mit schönem dunklen Schaum. Kräftiges Malz und Hefe. Das Weizen meiner Jugend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (959) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown, dense tanned head, good lacing. Dark dried fruits in the aroma, plums, raisins, figs and dark bread, some roasted malt notes. High carbonated giving a smooth fizzy mouthfeel. Taste is mildly roasted and spicy with sweet dried fruit, red apples, caramel and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birocotsios (81) - - OCT 18, 2015
Dark brown with small brown head. Sweet aroma of malts, fruits and chocolate. Sweet taste with malts, chocolate, dark fruits and bananas. High carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nonshaugen (205) - Fetsund, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
50 cl bottle. Dark brown, hazy, one-finger tan head. Aroma is a faint hint of dark bread, Heavy carbonated, dry mouthfeel. Not much flavour either, just a slight hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Shaked the bottle to get the sediments in, but it didn’t made any improvement at all... Had expected more from this beer, so I’m a bit disapointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
russellwtan (3) - - OCT 13, 2015 does not count
I’d start this review by admitting that I am very partial to this beer. This beer is a standard dunkel, but that’s not all there is to it. It is the standard by which all other dunkels should be measured by. Alright, let’s get started with the beer - the aroma is sweet and malty, not too hoppy, as every good dunkel is. There is lots of chocolate and caramel coming through the beer. This beer just reeks of caramel - but in a good way. Every time I drink this beer, there is banana on the palate, just on the edges of the tongue, tempting you to drink more to intensify the banana note. The hops give it a very pleasant herbal feel to round off the cloying rich mouthfeel of this excellent beer. I cannot detect any cereals or grains, but the head is very biscuity in aroma and it very pleasantly malty. The umami flavors dominate this beer just as they round it off - as I said before, it is a very very rich beer, but still very friendly and approachable. I mean, who doesn’t like chocolates, toffee, and bananas? The finish is what lets this beer down. Even though the finish is nice and long, there is a metallic note always ringing through the finish. A most disappointing end to an otherwise wonderful beer. Try to stave off the unpleasant note to the finish by taking one more long swig. You won’t regret it. I promise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (399) - - OCT 8, 2015
Nice muddy brown body, with slight reddish edging. Ever so slightly off-white head that almost disappears within a couple of minutes. Aromas and tastes are wheat, banana, brown sugar, and red fruits on the finish. I prefer this to their regular Weisbier as it is more aromatic, flavourful and complex.

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