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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1671   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’.

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   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (542) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2016
0.5l bottle from marktkauf, 0.90€. pours a cloudy dark chestnut with a steady beige head and some lacing. weak aroma of toasted malts, nuts, dark fruits. no banana. flavour of bread, nuts, chalk. dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (100) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Almost opaque, dark brown color with a copper hue and some powerful activity. Creamy foamy thick light brown 3 finger head lasting around 15 minutes, creating a foam island eatable with a spoon, and some good legs. Aromas and flavors of toffee, grains, fruits, corn, herbal spices. Rich sweet fruity flavors with overtones of caramel and molasses, but unfortunately quite metallic. Pleasantly earthy and toasty without the bitterness. Creamy light body with prickly carbonation. Well intensified but short finish ending with a slightly sweet toffee and spicy feel on the tongue. Overall : Good craft; The flavors are a little faint and the body surprisingly thin compared to the head, still the taste is nice, refreshing, and well intensified.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yased (38) - MEXICO - FEB 4, 2016
De cerveceria Erdinger "Erdinger Dunkel" cerveza alemana de 5.3% de alcohol, el estilo es una dunkel weizen es decir una cerveza de trigo negra. En apariencia muestra tonos marrón obscuro no tanto para llegar al negro pero si considerablemente atenuada, con destellos rojizos en las colindancias del vaso, una corona de espuma de color arena y brillante, muy deficiente para una cerveza de trigo y de muy pésima retención, con un cuerpo considerablemente flojo. En el olfato muestra olores ligeros de grano, notas de pan, olores florales muy discretos, con fenoles a platano moderados cuando es la principal característica de una wizen, no se detectan especias por la levadura, posiblemente cuente con adjuntos como maltas de maíz o arroz, tampoco son existentes notas de lúpulo. Ya en paladar la consistencia es demasiado ligera, se apertura un dulzor limpio a malta, algo de sabor a maíz, notas a bizcocho y una leve sequedad al final causada por cierto amargor, una cerveza nada compleja, poco carácter y algo insípida.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lloydy (68) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
500ml bottle. Malty, slightly sweet, hints of chocolate and banana. A creamier mouthfeel than other dunkels. I would like to try this beer again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (2105) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2016
Pours murky dark brown with medium almost greyish head Aromas of banana candy, dark bread, sweet fruits Taste has notes of sweet fruity dark bread, hints of bananas Sweet medium bodied with no bitterness. Soft carbonation

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pbeer (3) - - JAN 10, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 Pint bottle, Binny's . Two and a half to three finger cream brown head, dark brown chocolate appearance. Nutty, cocoa nose with hints of cocoa. Smooth, creamy, very drinkable almost sweet malty chocolate taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (1069) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 4, 2016
bottle @ home declared as a hefe weizen dunkel (label) leaks of everything that reminds me on a dunkel weizen, more just dunkel than else

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Appearance: Dark brown, good amount of light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, some sweetness.
Taste: Medium malt, sweetness, not that much wheat. Pretty nice, though.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 500 ml, CHF 3.00
Info: 31/12-2015, BB: 29/2-2016

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexfis (7) - - JAN 1, 2016 does not count
Отлично& темное пиво. Насыщен& цвет. Пена плотная но довольн& быстро уходит. Приятны& аромат.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jorn69 (2067) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
@ Röhälla 151230. Bottle (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and sweet caramely with fruity notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet and malty.

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