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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 35
Gots: 120 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2001

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Photo of kwjd
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a amber-brown colour with white head. Head takes a while to dissipate, but no lace on the glass. Smells of dark fruit with some of the regular wheat beer characteristics. Flavour is quite sweet, but a little lacking. A bit thin mouthfeel. Easy beer to drink, but not a favourite of the style.

Photo of losdizzel
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good stuff here
pretty carbonated
appearance dark brownish red
taste wise nothing spectacular
but good tho
very drinkable

Good lacy head as it settles

Taste very slight hops and caramel towards the end .
Erdinger Weissbier Dunkle Good stuff here

Photo of decimator
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Poured a cloudy opaque reddish brown with a thick beige head. Slowly reduced to lasting thin cap. Good lacing.

S - Toasted bread, some hops and hints of spices.

T - Sweet malts, caramel, toasted wheat bread, some sour notes and a mild hop finish.

M - Smooth, thick, creamy, tangy, sticky and a crisp finish.

D - Easy to drink. Like Erdinger's Hefe-Weizen it's another good brew but it doesn't stand out.

Photo of karait95
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque cloudy brown color against light dark amber that doesn't let pass any glows, prominent head with big and small bubbles that dissipates slowly enough.

S: Direct wheat and toasted aroma that not very complex but nice and clear.

T: Good flavor, very toasty with the taste of wheat of course a little acid but not other things perceived.

M: Nice body, balanced flavor with some bitterness at the end but mostly acid as a good wheat beer, refreshing feeling and easy to drink.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy dark brown with a towering creamy tan head that had great retention
S - sweet caramel and roasty malts, hints of floral hops, all around subtle aromas
T - a very pure beer taste, with roasted sweet caramel malts and floral hops that turn a very pleasant bitter on finish
M - mooth, bubbly, and slightly rich, eventually finishing with a nice dry bitter. This beer makes me understand the old purity laws!
d - good balance of pure beer flavours, flowing nicely from rich malt to crisp bitter, an all around enjoyable beer

Photo of seand
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark slightly translucent brown, with a large amount of light tan head. Enough of the head retains to leave good lacing.

S: Sweet and malty with some hints of spices.

T: Fairly malty, not too complex or really balanced but pretty decent.

M: Medium to full bodied, medium to high carbonation.

D: Fairly drinkable, and the ABV is pretty reasonable.

Photo of BranfordBound
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5 L brown bottle with black label and gold lettering. Into an Erdinger weizen glass fom the gift box. Contained a hefe, dunkel, and the glass for $10.

Pours an almost porter deep brown color, completely opaque like cola. A small tan head formed which fizzed like soda and disappeared to nothingness. No lace. Darkest dunkel I've had.

Smells of raisins, molasses, and dark fruity malts.

Tastes like the aroma, bready, roasted malts with raisins, dark fruit, cherries, and a slight spice when warm. A little watered down.

Mouthfeel is wet and slightly chewy.

This beer is a good beer. It's not great, but not bad. It's missing some normal dunkel notes and ends up being just like other Erdingers, average and very drinkable.

Photo of philbertk
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Erdinger Weissbrau Brauerei Aus Bayern--Erdinger Hefeweizen Dark--2007 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--15 IBU's.? (4.0 / 5.0) Dunkelweisen. 2 @ $3.00 Each. Creamy lacy off white head. Rich tight sediment. Cloudy dark brown color. Toasted banana wheat ester mild hop front. Creamy tangy smooth toasted wheat malt mild apple plum fruit rich body. Clean mild hop spice tangy mild citrus refreshing smooth end. Sampled 7/13/2008.

Erdinger Weissbrau Brauerei--Erdinger Hefe-Weizen Dark--All Natural Bottle-Fermented Dunkel--Wurzig Aromatischer Weissbiergenuss--2010 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 10 IBU's? (3.5 / 5.0) Dunkel Weizen. Big foamy thin mild lace light tan head. Cloudy dirty red black brown color. Tight Bottle Conditioned sediment. Mild wheat ester toasted fruit hint front. Slightly creamy mild sweet light toasted clean dark fruit smooth Hefe wheat body. Light refreshing clean Dunkel end. Delicatly fruity. Not a favorite style, but very drinkable. Sampled 7/3/2010. 2 @ $2.59 Each.

Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect pint. It's a cola brown type color. Pours with a a thick white head with many different sized bubbles. It took a few minutes to go away, but once it does, it's gone. No real lacing to it, there is a slight ring around the very top. Not a whole lot going on with the smell. Little bit of dark fruit, doesn't quite have that almost banana smell that some dunkelweizens tend to have. The taste also isn't very strong either, almost a little bland. A little sweet and malty along with bready and yeasty. As mentioned earlier nothing jumps out at out at you, but I will mention that it does taste "pure" like several German beers. Never really been a huge fan of the mouthfeels of these beers, don't like the texture that much, so with that I think it's pretty average from any I've had. Despite that it's pretty drinkable. All in all an ok beer. Nothing very unique about it, it is what it is, not bad.

Photo of metter98
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer poured dark brown into a weizen glass with a perfectly sized tan head that has good head retention properties. A very high amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are faint aromas of cloves, dark malts and yeast in the nose.
T: The overall taste has a bit of sweetness and is mostly malty with some notes of cloves and yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and very bubbly.
D: The beer is rather easy to consume, although there's nothing particularly special that would definitely make me want to have another one.

Photo of RuudJH
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Erdinger Dunkel. Trying this one next to the Paulaner Dunkel.
0.5 l bottle.

Looks dark brown. soapy head in my Weihenstephaner glass.

Smell is slightly roasted malts, some coffee notes even.. Fruits, biscuits. Hops too. A bit faint.
More roasty malts than the Paulaner sample.
Taste is equal. More hoppy than the Paulaner. It's not as complex and full flavoured.
Aftertaste is defenately more bitter than the Paulaner as well.
Still easy drinkable.

All in all, a good beer to try.

Photo of scottyb88
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by August 2010, poured into Ayinger wheat glass

A- on the darker side of the dunkelweizen spectrum; very dark brown with hints of red/orange colors peeking through, cloudy, with a two finger light tan head that appears to be staying around for awhile and creating some lacing

S-not getting much on the aroma; faint caramel malt and bread-like smells; not much spice, nor does it remind me of fresh baked banana bread; there's a slight fruitiness, but slight

T-eh its just kind of there not much going on; definite caramel type maltiness with a slight dryness but not really any spice character to balance out the earthy sweetness; the smell is definitely more reminicsent of banana bread than the taste (although it is subtle); the taste is more on lines of a sticky and chewy loaf bread that doesn't have any flavoring added

M-has a crisp bite from the carbonation and a yeasty some what dry aftertaste

D-it's definitely not a terrible beer, but not a great example of the particular style IMO; definitely drinkable but leaves you wanting a bit more spice because it is a very flat beer in terms of overall depth; worth a try, but probably won't be seeking it out again

Photo of BucBasil
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a very dark brown color with hints of red coming in at the bottom. Head is tan and foamy, 3 fingers thick with great retention.

S: A caramel and chocolate backbone. Dark bread in the mix. Slight mineral character and earthiness within.

T: Dark fruits like plums and blackberries. Strawberry comes into play for a second. A slight nuttiness. Caramel. Malt character is dark with a slight chocolate/cocoa taste. Dark wheat breads, followed by a light sweetness and a bit of yeast. This is a good beer.

F: Carbonation is high coming in but it fades into a nice smooth beer going down.

D: This is a great beer that I could have a lot of. Good taste, but still relatively light bodied. A good beer even on a hot day in Bulgaria.

Photo of weeare138
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a dark brown with deep mahogany. A small off white head slowly fades into a gentle cap. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of cocoa, caramel, herbs, grain, brown sugar, and cream.
Taste is of the aromas with a dry cocoa flavor.
Mouthfeel is mdium bodied, semi sweet and dry.

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Muddied brown/ruby pour. Dark alright, but the lack of a head screams that's missing the bought as per style. It has a head, but very minimal.
Well, aroma is caramel and sweet. Some roastiness. No spice, yeast, citrus, cloves...
Taste matches aroma. It's not bad, just not to style. But I wonder if that's b/c they missed the boat, or just didn't try. No spice, no tingle. Had it with a burger and shouldn't have.

Poured the last inch to the drain. If only because I had another beer waiting on deck.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light cloudy flat brown with pink highlights and a big lively head that fades to cling. Fresh Irish brown bread nose - yeast + wheat. Waxy yeast, banana esters in the middle and a spicy pop to end. Kola nut linger. Soft, lively, light.

All the flavors are in the right place, but maybe a bit thin and simple. Could stay on this a while, though.

Photo of xylophonica
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Very dark. Pours with about 2.5 fingers of head. Dark crystal froth on top. Minimal lacing.

S - Dark berries, cherry being most notable. Some malt and dark caramel as well. Toffee coming through later on.

T - Dark caramel, cacao flavours at first with some bitter toffee to balance. However roasted malts and rich nut flavours are the basis of this drink.

M - Not bad, but hardly worth any special mention. Strong on the tongue at first but fading out quickly to a nice smooth ending.

D - Very easy to drink, quite smooth which makes it great for an early evening sip around the fireplace. Goes down easy.

Not a bad Dunkel, but a bit darker than most i.e. the roasted malts are more obvious here. Preference in this category would be Hofbrau Dunkel but this is great to drink regardless.

Photo of kjyost
2.87/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle dated BB 09-2010 poured moderately into a weizen glass at around 4-5C. Swirled some sediment into the glass, but missed much of it as it had flocculated heavily.

The body of the beer is a deep brown with a rich head that doesn't lace, but leaves a ring about the edge for the entire session.

The aroma of the beer is its greatest disappointment. Very light, with malty notes and roasted grain with little wheat aromas. Much too light and I was taken aback by its lack of character. The aroma develops over time though.

The beer has a malty body that has flavours of chocolate in it that eventually gives way to some fruity undertones with a strong and somewhat bitter finish that lingers a little too strongly ini the mouth. Seems a touch unbalanced, with the malt being too strong or the fruity character being too low.

Feels nice in the mouth, with the carbonation being below average for the style, but still crisp. A decent glass of beer, though flawed in (IMHO) the most important places.

Photo of jspruit
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this 50cl bottle as an Easter gift.

Pours a cola-ish brown body with a giant 3 finger foamy white head, which slowly reduces to a small 1/2 finger head.

Doesn't smell of too much-sort of sweet notes, small wheat/yeast, and a bot of light chocolate but very faint.

Tastes more sweet wheatiness than anything. Malt comes through in the middle of the sip with some light spices, chocolate and caramel notes. Nothing overpowering though and I didn't detect much banana/cloves hints that I would have expected from a dunkelweizen.

Feels relatively light in the mouth and going down and not too filling.

Higher ABV than I would have thought for this one after tasting it. Drinks pretty easy, but there isn't as much to taste as I would have expected. I'd like to try some other beers of this style to see what the best are supposed to be like.

Photo of PEIBeerGuy
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty dark brown, little bit of red. The head is pretty tall, and looks like the foam on a glass of pop, except for the very top, where it looks and feels creamy. At least a little head sticks around for the whole drink.

Smell is good... pretty average. Kind of sweet / doughy / roasted.

Taste is good. I wasn't impressed by it much... seemed like an average good beer. Nothing made go "wow, that's cool". A bit sweet, roasted... standard stuff.

Feels fine in the mouth. Not too fizzy, pretty smooth.

Pretty drinkable. I don't think I like it enough to be motivated enough to have more than one at a time, though.

Photo of OtherShoe2
2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a chestnut brown with a big billowy beige/tan head. Some bubbles rising in the glass, and some good lacing. Pretty beer -- surprised at depth/degree of brown in this one.

Dunkelweizen? Really? Where in the f*ck is the clove, banana, spice, etc.? Hell, where is the wheat? Where is the yeast? Toasted malt, some cocoa in the nose...is this Schwarzbier? Nope, label says dunkelweizen.

Big friggin disappointment here. Some nice toasted grain flavors, but then there's a brown sugar element to this. Again, you cannot tell this is wheat beer. Some uneven balance between sweet brown bread and pumpernickel. Some bitter/sweet in the finish. Not undrinkable but damn, what a mess.

Nice carbonation, decent body, but just right on the lighter side.

I drank it. Didn't dig the sweet part of this and all of the elements missing from traditional versions of the style. With all of the other good, complex and easily available versions of this beer out there, there is no way in hell I'd seek this out for another go. Again, it was drinkable, but falls far short of others.

Photo of VWBuggirl
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice deep dark brown with a thick light brown foamy head. I get lots of caramel and banana in the smell. It is quite sweet smelling.

The taste is a bit lemony at first and end with toffee/caramel sweetness that lingers. I don't get a lot of wheat in the flavor which is a bit disappointing as I really enjoy their Hefeweizen.

It is a very easy drinker and the sweetness only slightly hinders that.

Photo of BierFan
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a .5 liter bottle into an Erdinger weizen glass. Best before date of "07-2010".

Appearance: Big tan head, cloudy brown body. Decent carbonation and spots of lacing.

Smell: Prune and banana are the most prevalent aromas for me. Noble hops, as well.

Taste: Noble hops play a bigger part of the taste than I was expecting. Dark malts and a little banana after the noble hops have faded from my palate.

Photo of FishGetter
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Super thick head from an aggressive pour. Color of dark coffee.
Great nose on this brew with grain aromas ballanced by noble hops. Some toffee and coffee aromas in there too, but light.
Light wheat flavors, some other grains in there too. Nice low malted profile that maintains dominace. Very mild coffee flavors mixed in. Real clean brew.
Medium mouthfeel, again real clean, no lingering flavor.
Nothing outstanding here, just a solid offering. Very plesant brew.

Photo of mrmanning
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown pour. Heady beige foam atop. Spices, peat, and roasted malts in the nose. Flavours include sweet candy malts, a subtle spiceyness, with mild earthy peaty flavours in the finish. Medium light bodied, with a somewhat watery finish. No trace of the ABV. Pretty good Dunkel.

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