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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1419   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’.


GothGargoyle's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (936) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 22, 2012
On tap. Dark brown with a pale head. Aroma is caramel, chestnut, dates. Medium bodied, quite malty palate. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, chocolate. Very sessionable.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rnunes75 (125) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 17, 2014
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’.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
azzie (59) - - APR 15, 2014
Very dark color, hazy liquid. Looks like black coffee. Lively carbonation. Light to medium body. Watery. Not my favorite Erdinger, probably the worst one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 11, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL from a flea market. :) Look: hazy chestnut brown with a big beige frothy head. Aroma: slightly fermented fruit, mild caramel, toast and malt breadiness. Taste: caramel, wheat tartness, brown malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle in Frankfurt. It pours hazy deep brown with a thick beige head. The nose is earthy, toasted brown sugar, caramel, dried fruits, wood and faint spice. The taste is toasty, caramel, raisin, sultana, date, brown sugar, wood, earth and light bitterness with a dry toasty finish. Medium body and high carbonation. Not a whole lot of depth to it, but rather drinkable and easy going.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco in Windsor. Muddy brown murky beer. Pissy aroma. Tastes better than it smells. Couldn’t be worse right! Cocoa and banana. Smooth but a bit dull in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (512) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Handsome chestnut brown big head. Aroma of tang choco raspberries some spice. Tastes big malt soy sauce some spice and slight choco. Creamy palate. Smells better than it tastes. Would rather have a weis.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
realadam (52) - HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2014
A bit of a disappointment, nothing special. Bread aroma, little sweetness, fizzy carbonation. Boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdleder (136) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
50 cl,. flaske. 5,3 % en mørk weiss øl, mangler måske lidt power men ganske tilforladelig

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (255) - SPAIN - MAR 28, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color marron. Sabor a malta tostada, trigo, con ligero regusto de chocolate.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HammerTroll (191) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 28, 2014
Full black, medium white head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Little bit of coffee in the aroma. Malts, wheat. Medium sweet finish. Quite boring, expected more. (Konzum 0,5l bottle)


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