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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel - Erdinger Weissbräu

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85
very good

1,134 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,134
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 127 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2001

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Ratings: 1,134 | Reviews: 584
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bubbly dark brown with a foamy tan head. It looks a lot like root beer.
The aroma is loaded with toffee, bread and ripe banana.
A tasty brew. Lots of bread and toffee with a little banana and spice. Nice slightly bitter and refreshing finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth and bubbly.
This is a very easy drinking beer that goes nicely with food.

Photo of miamitim79
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious! Enjoyed it very much. The Germans know their beer!!

Photo of abner
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Nice beer... prior to beginning drinking micro/craft beer I would have said this was great, now with the abundance of amazing local ales most foreign beers have lost their cachet.

Photo of 31Sam13
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bitterness of this offering is not for me...

Photo of Decko
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Both thin in mouthfeel and I got only coffee malty aromas and taste rather than fruity/ester weissen. Decent beer but not particularly distinguished or memorable.

Photo of Savaseri
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It has dark brown and hazy colour. It smells bready and roasty malt. Its taste is average comparing with other dunkels. At the end you can feel the bitterness. However, I tasted Erdinger Picantus yesterday.Personally i think that Picantus is better than this dunkel. If you have a chance, you should taste Picantus.

Photo of ExtraStout
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this in Shanghai at the intercontinental.

A huge fluffy light tan head sits atop a dark brown brew. Smells of banana, citrus, coriander and a bit of pine. The taste does not live up to the promise of the smell. A dull intro is followed up by malts mixed with faint bananas and a bit of spice. Mouth-feel is smooth and light-bodied. Carbonation is fairly active.

Photo of OneEffJef
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crisp, smooth and just enough after taste.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saigon

I like this beer and will look forward to my next drink.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark in colouration like a dark ale or even porter like. Dense dirty tobacco foam head which has very good retention.

Smell - Doughy bready aroma and plenty of banana with a good malty wheat profile.

Taste - Basically identical to the aroma profile. It cannot be denied this is an above average Dunkel but I personally feel the banana was a little subdued in the flavour and much more doughy flavour was coming through as a result. It was sweet but not quite what i would expect or hope for in the style.

MF - Creamy and full with a nice long lived linger that is mild but pleasing.

Overall - Pretty good, above average even but it is not the best you will come across and not as balanced in the flavour as I would hope for.

Photo of Bunman3
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice Dunkel! This has a surprising amount of carbonation, that helps push out the toasty malt flavours. It's not overly complex or layered, just tasty. Once you get past the yeast/corn nose and let this sit in your mouth, you can appreciate the overall balance of the Erdinger Dunkel.

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Pours two fingers of light tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is caramel and damp grains.
The taste has lots of caramel sweetness, though nicely balanced by a light bitterness.
The texture is smooth with a light fizz.
It smells great and tastes nice.

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -20%

Average dunkelweisen. Sweet malt, raisins, dates. No trace of hops.

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Decent, but no Weihenstephaner.

Photo of Dima_B
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Tap one is better than bottled

Photo of SomethingClever
2.91/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle poured into Dixie cup

A: Nice brackish brown color fair head on the beer

S: almost nothing on the nose except some bread and corn grain smell almost like smelling an old AAL

T: bready with an almost sour old beer taste to much in the way of taste reminds a lot of a Macro beer Budweiser

M: surprising amount of carbonation lays sour on the tongue on the finish

O: unless this was an old beer this was a horrible beer and I poured half of it out

Photo of JadeImports-Bahamas
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Lite and refreshing. A perfect dark wheat brew. We love it down here in The Bahamas!

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -20%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15B). Bottle 50 cl - batch L041107. AROMA: faint wheat, caramel and vanilla notes. no hop aroma. APPEARANCE: dark brown color and opaque. thick tanned head with good retention. TASTE: some faint inappropriate roasted notes. faint wheat background. low bitterness. finishes somewhat sweet. no hop flavours. PALATE: medium-light body with some creamy sensation. moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a not very malty nor fruity nor spicy weizen.

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.37/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In the aroma is rich bread, bread crust, molasses, and a touch of raisin. The body is nearly opaque and very dark brown with mahogany highlights. The head is a creamy khaki. The flavor at first includes dark, berry-like roasted malt along with a slightly sour, bread crust-like quality. The fruitiness lightens over time and becomes more sweet and tart alongside the roasted malt. The malt lingers and leaves a grainy, bread-like aftertaste. It's quite carbonated and frothy but crisp and medium-light in body.

Quite tasty and refreshing. It's very crisp and highly carbonated, which sharpens the otherwise smooth and rich maltiness. It's definitely more dunkel than weissbier, but style aside, it's still really delicious.

Photo of DaveBar
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $4.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- 4.25- Nice and dark!! Pours a nice head that is gone in no time.

S- 3.75- A bit lacking. Can smell the malt and caramel

T- 4.0- Very good. Super light for the ABV. Malty and sweet.

M- 4.0- Dry and a lot of carbonation.

O- 4.11- Nice beer. Would buy again. Refreshing but dark

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with...... Rabbit stew. Brazed then root veggies in the oven you go!!

Enjoy

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2014. Acquired a while back from a supermarket.

Poured into an Erdinger weissbier glass (yes!). Bottle conditioned. A deep reddish-brown hue with plenty of fine sediment and intense carbonation; appears opaque in the glass. Produces a huge head of creamy light-brown foam that lasts for quite a while before settling as a patchy surface layer. Aroma of toasted grain with hints of caramel malt, wheat, earthiness, fruity yeast esters and subtle stewed leaves. OKish but lacking in character.

Tastes of toasted caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of caramel, wheat, mild grain, earthiness, vague fruity yeast esters and stewed leaves. Faintly sweet, followed by a mild, yeasty character upon swallowing. No bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body for the style. Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of dry yeast, caramel and faint wheat.

Drinkable but nothing special - about par for Erdinger. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are decidedly lacklustre. Caramel and light wheat notes with some yeastiness - muddled and indistinct. So-so body. Goes down without complaint but a pretty forgettable dunkel - no need to hunt it down.

Photo of David121
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Very nice color with a thick light brown head

Very mild smell of grain

The taste is roasted caramel malt and is very mild, not too sweet at all.

The mouth-feel is very pleasant with medium carbonation

Overall this is a great mild beer for someone not looking to adventure outside the box. This beer is sweet with not a lot of carbonation. Don't let its dark haziness fool you into thinking this will be too rich. This is a very easy beer to drink and it gets extra points because of its cheap price.

Photo of Furlinator
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours opaque dark brown with cola edges. The huge 2 inch shimmering khaki head fades to a cap on top and leaves thick strands of lace.

The smell is of grain, wheat bread and dirt.

The taste is of roasted caramel malt and whole wheat bread with an underlying fruit sweetness.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Roasted malt and wheat flavors dominate with a definite hint of fruity sweetness. Refreshing and easy drinking. I enjoyed this one.

Photo of Nightwing
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured from bottle. Aroma of hay and herbs. Pours very dark brown with big head. Very mild bitter taste. Full bodied, oily texture, with lively carbonation. Overall it looks like a dark beer but tastes quite close to other weizen beers.

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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
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