RateBeer
overall
68
89
style
Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Dunkelweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Stein, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Share this beer with friends!
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’.


strafefire's rating

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
Just to preface this review, I think a little disclaimer is in order. I like toffee and caramel, I like liquorice, I adore wheat beer, and positively worship coffee. And to complete the package, black is a personal favourite colour of mine. It comes as no surprise then that despite what is becoming an increasingly apparent palate of frighteningly diverse enjoyment in almost every beer style i experiment with, once I go black, there really is no going back for the night. Stouts, porters, schwarzbiers and dark milds, I seriously cannot get enough of them. Shockingly, it would seem I also adore dunkel weizens. A combination of all that I love in beers, AND a wheat beer rolled in one? Never stood a chance kiddo. So, Erdinger dunkel, what can we say? Poured into a recently acquired Erdinger glass, Dunkel could quite easily be a main installment in a modern art exhibition. It is quite frankly stunning. Pouring a opaque deep brown almost approaching mahogany, it throws a magnificent eggshell hued head in a delicious reminiscence of an Espresso con Leche. On the nose there is the subtle suggestion of cloves and banana (that’ll be the fruits of the yeast we all know and love floating around in there) typical of the style, accompanied by warm treacle toffee, espresso and possibly a hint of dark chocolate in the mix? Taste is a revelation. Banana? Check. Cloves? Very, very subdued, more dominating is a mix of malt and demerera sugar sweetness approaching burnt toffee, followed by a dark roasted coffee and a very subtle bitter finish. Magnificent. A medium carbonation lifts the creamy wetness typical of weizens, ensuring that the body remains wholesome and full like a good wheat beer should, while at the same time give that outrageous thirst quenching quality and preventing the flavour-body combination from becoming too cloying. Overall, I would be extremely ignorant to declare this as the best dunkel weizen I have tried, seeing as it is so far the only one. However if this is even a middling representation of the style, I see me enjoying other examples very, VERY much. Happy gulping!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Horo (41) - - AUG 28, 2014
Przyjemne w smaku ciemne piwo, z nutami ciemnej czekolady, dość wyraźną goryczką.. o ile dobrze pamiętam :D

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_est_deus (643) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
Svårt att säga men säger grumlig och svart-brun med ett stort brunaktigt skum. Doft: Banan, kaffe, kakao, lite rostat trä. Smak: Malt, jäst, jord, skumbanan, kakao beska, kokta grönsaker.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (330) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black with a small foamy head, aroma is sweet, banana. Taste is strong bread, malts and light caramel. Fair

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours murky brown, short-lived head. Light metallic and herbal aromas, light caramel. Taste is sweet and herbal. Light body, thin finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
erling1000 (25) - - AUG 25, 2014
Dark brown "Dunkel Weißbier" with high creamy head. Vague aroma of coffee and light bittersweet taste. Well carbonated. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (297) - - AUG 24, 2014
Smoky brown color, quick rising and fading head, no lace. Middle body, highly carbonated, avg length. Slightly bitter, just right acidity, kind of sweetness in the background. Caramel, yeast. Very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (446) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
bottle. Copper brown colour with large lumpy head. Yeast, caramel, some banana, lightly roasted. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (40) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle, 0.5 l. Murky brown with orange tint, light beige long-lasting frothy head. Aroma of yeasts, bread, light sourness, nicely carbonated, medium body, refreshing and tasty.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yy0pp (494) - - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Brown with an off white head. Aroma is roasted malt with a little sweet banana.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (875) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from a tap. Medium dark brown color, full off white head. Sweat wheat aroma. Medium body with a full sweet flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 148


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50