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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (1108) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, banana Appearance-brown, hazy, beige foam Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KW92 (511) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 ******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA. (data degustacji: 19.02.2014)******************

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rami_pl (485) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Butelka, pod mosteczkiem. aromat z gotowanymi warzywami lekkimi- pozatem duzo jakichs wymieszanych owocow ale kiepsko wyczuwalnych - banany, gruszki, jablka? przyprawowosc niska. w smaku mocno slodowy, pelny.. Sumarycznie - moze byc najwyzej, cierpien nijak nie przysparza - ale to tez nieprawda troche, bo taki chocby paulaner dunkel i fajniejszy i tanszy i latwiej dostepny a generalnie dosc podobny wszak, wnioski narzucaja sie same

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cthulhu (261) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
50 cl bottle. Rating the older version of the beer (before 2012).The taste was mainly wheat, nuts, coffee, roast and citric . All well balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (496) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Aroma: yeast, banana, a little honey and caramel. Taste: slightly sour, velvety caramel, wheat and yeast, strawberry and fruit tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (454) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours a deep, dark brown with a good head and minor lacing. Tastes of roasted malt sweetness and banana and spices. I also get dark fruit and some of that yeastiness that should be expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (353) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 30, 2015
Coloração castanho escuro,espuma abundante formando um creme bege alto e duradouro,boa carbonatação;aroma de malte torrado com leve frutado ao fundo;sabor apresentando malte torrado,café,chocolate,caramelo e o frutado do trigo no final,boa drinkability ,bom conjunto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours murky brown. Nose is sweet caramel, nuts, malts. Taste is nuts, light caramel, dark fruits, wheat, light spices, dried fruits, a bit watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
RIVERA_HOU (18) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Nutty, sweet, caramel, roasty, slight bitterness of hops. Nice floatiness texture from yeast. Almost tastes like root beer. I like regular Erdinger Hefeweizen better though but definitely a nice dark wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1785) - NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
From bottle at Krambua, Trondheim. Hazy brown. Foamy and persistent pale brown head. Fruity, but moderate aroma with nuts, dried berries and some sourness. Similar taste, with banana and noticeable malt.

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