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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1770   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Dark, cloudy, nut brown. Flavor stands out and feels smooth, but not gulpable. More of an easy sipping beer. Tastes like chocolate crakers. Not bad, i would try it again, and it is easily my favorite Erdinger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2010 Had at the brewery outlet in Munich, and enjoyed every sip. Tried next to the regular (hellas) weiss bier, and might have liked this one better but I think that is due to mood....re-rate...Cola-colored, opaque with thick tan head. Brassy overtones on top of dry malts. The soft palate carries the flavor well. The chocolatey malts are also bready. The body is pretty thin and light, making it easy to drink. Clocked in at 6-4-6-3-12 and orig rating is 6-4-7-4-13.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6104) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Marzipan, chocolate, and grass bouquet that actually works. Ridiculously thick tan head even with a careful pour. Mahogany color. Watery and metallic chocolate taste. Caramel finish with grass on the edge. Fairly unique and my rating reflects that. I could do without the metallic taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Dark brown with a little lacy head. Coffee and dark chocolate with bananas in aroma. the same caries over to the flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3362) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
A middle of the road dunkel. Pour was a dark brown with a one finger off white head. Aroma was roasted malt and almost chocolate. In a blind smell taste I would have guessed porter. Taste was nice and carbonated with roasted malts, coffee and banana all coming in and out. Not as complex as some of the other German dunkels but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CIPS514 (77) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
And I am the second. This was a very good beer. I am surprised it wasn’t already on here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 It’s a very good beer. It looks like a porter but doesn’t really have a head. The taste and aroma are awesome. I drank this out of a shaker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
pours with lotsa rocky beige head chestnut brown, good sweet dark malt nose, kinda musty. kinda thin mouth feel roasted flavor some choc a very small amount of maybe a bit of coffee, some dried fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kringlan (20) - Falun, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2007
Very light for a dark beer! Thin mouth feel and carbonated to the extreme ( which in fact is nice). Dark brown in color with off white, quickly disappearing, head. Aroma wise sweet toffee, banana, coffee and chocolate. Roasty flavor, hint of licorice along with the flavors of the aroma. Quite fruity. The watery body makes it a bit of a boring drink. Still I suppose fairly interesting…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 500 ml bottle. pours dark brown with a big tan head. yeasty, roasty malt, some chocolate and hops all in the aroma. terrific complex flavours. ive never tasted one like this. quite enjoyable but something to have once in a while. great find.

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