Cimbasso (328) - - DEC 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy dark brown with huge beige head. Not much aroma, but some sweet vanilla and cinnamon notes. For a weissbier there is little of the usual banana and clove taste. Some sweetish roasted malt flavours. Could be good with a rich meal of German-style roasted pork, but a little bland when drunk without food. A slightly disappointing beer.
rreinis (13) - Jurmala, LATVIA - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,5l. Color turbid brown, huge head. taste good with cheese, anyway, weisbier is not my favorite..
Jablanko (25) - - NOV 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown body and a medium head that dissipated quite quickly for a weizen beer. Aroma of roasted malts and plum. Easy to drink with soft carbonation.
I can’t really taste the weizen in this, only dunkel. And there is the whole problem. I just can’t see how is this considered a (dunkel)weizen if there are no signature banana/spice/clove notes. I’m trying hard, but I shouldn’t be, especially because Erdinger is considered to be the flagship of the style, at least in the eyes of the media. Maybe I’d overlook this and call this a decent dunkel if it was named differently, but it wasn’t supposed to be.
andrewje41 (1074) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Pours a near black color with a foamy head. Sweeter candy malt aroma. Sweet flavor with a gra p e flavor like background. Not quite what I expected but good either way. Enjoyable beer
dirtyrat (44) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from .5L bottle. Poured dark brown... almost black. Thick brownish head. Tasted slightly sweet, with nice bitter finish. Full body, thick texture. Quite good.
Suttree (5388) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cola colored, with a light beige head. Smells like pumpernickel bread, maybe a touch more sweetness. Taste is toasty, a bit of rye, and some more light sweetness in the finish.
Chopper925 (264) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dato Mainz. Dark brown, hazy color, medium long lasting head. Aroma is a bit malty, grainy, banana. Light sweet taste, decent bitterness. Medium to thick body, fresh carbonation. Aftertaste is nice malty, slight roasty.
Brentv (456) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle in Xiamen, China. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a big tan head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing to speak of. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is caramel, biscuit, very lightly sweet and almost no hoppy bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter finish.
YantarCoast (366) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a big beige head that disappears pretty quickly. Darker than your standard dunkelweizen. Aroma of caramel malts, very slight hint of banana. Tastes of roastiness, some coffee, doesn’t have the usual fruitiness that I have come to expect from dunkelweizens. Slight sourness. it is unusual for the style in my opinion.
sic1314 (4481) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and caramel malt. Light to medium body, flavour as the body, light coffee, sweet finish.