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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - APR 23, 2013
One of the better beers I’ve had this first time in Berlin (Apr. 2013). Taste just as they advertise, dark wheat beer. Not terrible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoddamnNoise (123) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2017
50 cl. bottle @ Home. Aroma: not very intense aromas of malts, toasted malts, caramel, spices, hints of honey, brown sugar. Hints of ripe banana as the beer got warmed. Appearance: deep brown color, quite dark but it seems very hazy. Light brown color foam with extremely high height. Super creamy foam made of tiny-to-little sized bubbles. Extremely high retention. Very low Brussels’ lacing. Taste: medium sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of malts, toasted malts, some caramel and bread crust, brown sugar, grains. Hints of roasted malts, dried fruits, raisins, prunes and ripe banana. The balance is toward the malt sweetness. No much hop flavors nor aromas here. Palate: medium body, watery texture, low carbonation, quite long sweet finish of malt sweetness, toasted malts, caramel, toffee, bread crust and hints of ripe banana, raisins, prunes, brown sugar and spices. Overall: good appearance, pleasant aromas and flavors of malts, toasted malts, bread crust, caramel, toffee, ripe bananas, some spices too. The malt sweetness is not cloying and it is quite drinkable. Quite watery. No hints of wheat flavors nor aromas. No hop flavors nor aromas. Very low bitterness. Just a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 1/21/2009. Hints of banana, wheat and malts, Deep brown/black body witha thick taupe head that leaves decent lace. Flavor was of mild malts, and a little wheat, mouthfeel was a little watery. Overall it was o.k., but i wouldnt purchase it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wiggies13 (13) - WALES - MAY 8, 2017
Pleasant drink, but not exceptional. Pours frothy with lasting head, as you’d expect from a Weizen. Aroma of caramel and some banana. It’s a dark beer, clear and bright. Taste is overwhelmingly of malt, some fruit, but very little bitterness. Frothy and gassy, so full palate. Pleasant, decent, but I was slightly reminded of an alcoholic dandelion and burdock. Which is not necessarily bad. Would be good on a nice summer afternoon in a beer garden

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerstar88 (585) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2017
Leicht malziger Antrunk, nicht hefig. Hat nicht mehr viel mit Weizen zu tun. Nicht mein Geschmack. Wieder zu viel Kohlensäure enthalten!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Macieg (27) - Lipno/Wloclawek, POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Ładna kremowa piana. Aromat ciemnej bułki drożdżowej, czekolada orzechowa, lekka kwiatowość. W smaku podobnie, sporo czekolady, bananów, chleb, drożdżówka, ciemne słody- czekoladowy i karmelowy. Przyjemne piwo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jann3 (363) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 22, 2017
Pours very dark brown with a beige foamy head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, nuts, yeast and ripe berries. Taste is sweetish with slightly roasted malts, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Finishes with moderate spiciness. A good example of the style. (0,5 l bottle, bb 11/2017)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hauxe (672) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 22, 2017
Pours very dark brown from the bottle and leaves a tall, foamy off-white crown. A few evident floaters. The aroma is dank, yeasty, a bit nutty; noticeably absent is the banana component so prevalent in this style of beer. Taste is lightly milk chocolate sweet, trending sour going into the finish. Overall however the flavors are dampened by the somewhat watery impression the beer leaves behind, and there is not much complexity in the taste. Lighter than average body with a prickly carbonation. Decent but not particularly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (1287) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2017
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasty, nutty aroma. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, brown bread, caramel notes. Finish is mildly bitter. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (1071) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle. Poured dark brown, foamy off white head. Aroma was malty, yeast. Taste was moderate sweet, toffee, roasted malts, yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Villyzzz (372) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a big white head. Aroma has caramel, wheat and banana. Taste has mild malts and banana. Okay.

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