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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: 1450   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’.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2002
IN my opinion the best German brew made! Smooth, very smooth & silky....! Like a virgin in a bottle or in a mug! Best on draft! Great taste & body!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OldGerman (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003 does not count
A masterpiece! This beer has not been rated highly enough to date! The Erdinger line is as close as I have found to the beer on tap in Germany. This Dunkel is far better than any like it in North America.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SHARKY (2) - , GERMANY - AUG 9, 2008 does not count
Great dark Hefe beer. Not expensive (actually very good value) and a real pleasure to drink on a late summer day in a beer garden. Dark and refreshing, with a mysterious appeal of darkness, but Vorsicht, only drink when you are hungry. It tastes like a fine bread and is a pleasure, for sure, to share with close friends or a Wingman (USAF).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chova (6) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Sencillamente la mejor cerveza que he probado en mi vida. No tiene desperdicio, aroma cargado con un toque maltoso, justa concentración de alcohol, aroma espectacular.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2011
In the USA this is apparently sold as the Erdinger Hefe-Weizen Dark.Pours a very dark brown with a nice dark beige head which lasts a while. It has a mild but appealing aroma with hints of coffee and malts. Taste is very smooth and well balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DUBWICHT (7) - CANADA - FEB 17, 2005 does not count
Supurb smooth beer with body, flavor, color and a great head. Not for bitter lovers! The best beer I have ever had. Too bad it costs $4.00 per bottle in Canada.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HekeAC (3) - MEXICO - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
Good body and excellent flavour. Just what I expected from a German beer: totally strong.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magyarmedve (2) - USA - MAR 12, 2003 does not count
Dark as a spring night, teeming with yeasts and sediment (which may put off those who DO mind a chewy beer), and lacing the sides of the glass with a perfect doily of suds, Erdinger Dunkel has been my favorite available beer for years. Firstly, be sure to follow the brewer's instructions for the bottle pour: 1) Rinse glass in cold clear water. 2) Slant glass. Pour. Leave an inch of beer in the bottom of the bottle. 3) Gently swirl bottle to mix the yeasts at the bottom. 4) Pour the remainder and watch the yeasts disperse perfectly. The frothy head meringues like the top of a lemon pie and you can smell the Bavarian air. Bitter aftertaste is for the Irish stouts. Erdinger's German wheat brew is piquant, sweet, and buttery soft. The gentle "flavor hops" pass on all the civilized, meaty, syrupy characteristics with none of the caustic tannins and acidic qualities that can pucker the corners of the mouth. It finishes clean and leaves a long, savory tail of molasses and spice down the back of the throat. The only problem that I could possibly mention is that, typical of many dark beers, it is generally more filling than lagers or ales. Beautiful beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 I love German brews. Upon pouring this brew I noticed a highly carbonated and very lively brew with an excellent light brown head that contained very fine creamy bubbles and lasted a very long time. Its aroma was very pleasant and filled with malt. It has a very malty taste that goes down superbly smooth with a hint of aftertaste. It has notes of mellow caramel and deep dark malt. Some carbonation was noticeable on the tip of my tongue. Its taste was excellent and very much to my liking. Exactly what I expect of a great German beer and very SMOOTH!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tedbasser (11) - SINGAPORE - MAY 5, 2003
The way to pour this beer is to just turn it upside down and just leave the bottle in the tall glass. The full-bodied flavour is juxtaposed by a light creamy texture of it. A must-have beer and still one of the best I have tried so far.


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