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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
84
good

954 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 28
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2001)
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent beer. I have had better, but this one was most certainly not awful. The quite dark appearance is intriguing and its smell was quite lovely, too. However, to be that dark and smell the way that it does, the taste wasn't as aggresive or powerful as I was expecting. Very pleasant taste and fair mouth feel to say the very least, just not as bold as I was anticipating. I felt that a rating of 3.5 was in order for drinkability. It is indeed quite easy to drink, there are just better beers available and I feel given this rating system, 3.5 is the most suitable rating for this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2003 17:54:22 | More by SilentSabre
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beerguy101

California

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Deep brown color, large white foamy head. Nice malty and fruity nose. Malts are slightly sweet. Chocolate, caramel and a slight touch of vanilla. A milder flavored Dunkel. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2003 03:47:40 | More by beerguy101
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Boilermaker88

California

2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml brown bottle. Appearance was dark brown with a forthy, quickly fading off-white head. Little lace.

Smell: fruity aroma with hints of raisins and plums over a vaguely bready malt aroma.

Taste: hard to pinpoint taste beyond a yeasty maltiness. The fruitiness I smelled failed to translate into the taste. Beyond the malt flavor, it was lacking any definitive flavor. Disappointing.

Feel: light-bodied, fizzy. Rather thin and watery.

Drinkability: only average. I could drink more of this beer but with the lack of taste, why should I bother? A pretty big let-down. I was hoping for more.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2003 19:12:31 | More by Boilermaker88
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ALEBOY

Australia

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very enjoyable! Dark, slightly cloudy. Fruity aroma with a slight hint of tobacco (sounds strange I know). The taste profile is very similar to the aroma. I found it to be lighter in the mouth than expected with a light dry finish. I am enjoying this beer as much in winter as I did in the summer, when I found it to be an excellent thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2003 08:50:19 | More by ALEBOY
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours out a murky brown, nearly maroon, with reddish tinges, and features an impressively large, flourishing head of frothy off-white foam.
Aroma: disappointing, suggesting nothing at all, spare, blank, giving off a hint of spiciness, a touch of fruit, but nothing major.
Very smooth, very easy, very minimal texture, just enough to qualify as a weizen, but with very little complexity and scant flavor. I run out of things to say about this beer, for it gives little else of itself to be examined. Some chocolate comes forth later on, much appreciated, but too little, too late?
Not bad, just not much. Thanks to JohnnyDuvel for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2003 10:36:01 | More by feloniousmonk
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jcalabre

California

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Originally sampled on 26 April 2003. I am writing this review from my notes. This pours an opaque brown color with a tan head. The aroma is malty. The flavor is malty. This is a very drinkable dunkel. It's slightly sour, but very nice to drink. definitely worth trying

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2003 20:52:13 | More by jcalabre
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hotstuff

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When poured into my glass, this beer had a medium sized head with small bubbles. The lacing was good on the sides of my glass and there was some carbonation observed with this beer. I found this beer to be very smooth along with a very good flavor. This is a beer that I definitely could drink all night at a bar or party. Party on!!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2003 09:37:51 | More by hotstuff
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TheDM

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2003 15:12:08 | More by TheDM
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very drinkable Dunkel Weizen with chocolate flavors and a nice head retention throughout the beer. Low carbonation for a Weizen and was sampled at Erdinger's Brewery. This beer has a roasty smell and is delicious, made well and has a great malt character.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2003 21:22:43 | More by bierman2000
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a brown 500ml bottle, freshness date marked on the back. When held to the light is a deep oak colour, a deep cloudy brown with reddish highlights. Thickish spongy tan head that recedes but lasts. Nose is of malt and spice. Flavour is sweet, I can't quite put my finger on that predominant taste, like anise and sour cherry, but not quite... Grainy undertones. This is very drinkable, far more than what I had expected, I'm quite impressed.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2003 15:19:19 | More by IronDjinn
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark and hazy brown color with a glistening tan head of 1/2 an inch, medium duration, and slight lacing. Sweet malty aromas, slight diacetyl butter impression along with some wheat grain of a mild toastiness. Medium mouthfeel with mild esters and a caramel sense overall. Fruit (currants) mid mouth. Finishes light and without "suffocating" properties that I note in many Wheat Dunkels. An impressive beer in a style that often leaves me cold.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2003 09:28:20 | More by ADR
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Andreji

Colombia

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer to try but not the best dunkel. Pours a dark close-to black tone with a brownish, thick and consistent head. Its smell gives off a nice malty feel with some acidic and bitter presence. The taste, clearly malty and wheaty is accompanied by some soury and bitter mouthfeels that enhance the mouthfeel. Despite all, it is a little watery. A good beer afterall.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2003 22:20:41 | More by Andreji
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The color is deep dark ruby. A small creamy brown head floats on top for a while. The aroma is wheat, clove, pepper and a little medicinal. There is nothing bad about the taste of this beer other than it seems very watered down compared to others I have had of this style. There is really not a lot going on with the flavor profile. Some light notes of dark malt. Very little of the typical weizen characteristics. Just a dab of pepper. Close to light in body. An uninspiring experiment.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2003 20:25:33 | More by Bighuge
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer I've always enjoyed, and it stands out as a somewhat unique offering for the style. Not nearly as spicy or "clovey" as many other wheat beers. Smooth and tasty, and I enjoy it more than it's stronger "Pinkatus" version. Pours a very impressive head, which remains throghout. Ranks right up there with my favorite wheat beers, and provides a nice alternative.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2003 23:01:31 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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Indybeer

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle Pours a deep redish brown with a moderate head that receded quickly. Slight lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, with a vague hint of banana and clove. Strong carbonation that I prefer, and a creamy soft mouthfeel that really quenches the thirst. A very fine dark wheat! Then I am partial to wheats!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2003 21:44:03 | More by Indybeer
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark caramel colored beer pours with a mountainous tan head that maintains a rocky layer. Yeasty, malty aroma with a decent clove component and just a touch of banana. Also a surprising hop note in the aroma. The taste is almost non-existent when it first hits your tongue, but then roasted malt, chocolate, faint banana, and a touch of breadiness (less than expected) appear, all finished off by a touch of bitterness. This beer has less sweetness and richness than many weizens, and actually reminds me of a dark lager in some ways, such as the finish, some of the roasted flavor, and the mouthfeel. But these are not neccessarily bad qualities. The carbonation is a bit too enthusiastic at first, but as it warms just slightly is takes on a much smoother mouthfeel and seemingly a finer carbonation. The drinkability is very good, and I'm sure this could be a regular year-round wheat beer for many persons. I really liked this dunkel, although I am a fan of the weizen style in general.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 14:38:39 | More by aaronh
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Naerhu

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted a second time on 31july04 with far less favorible results. For mercy's sake we will not change the scores which would be 4.0 and then straight 2.0s through drinkability.

First tasting on 26may04 - Dark brown opaque body with a thick white head that stays to the last drop. Mellow aroma of soy sauce. Higher bitterness than I have ever tasted in a wheat, but still subdued. Malty brown sugar (but not sweet) flavor. Medium body with fading after taste. Yummy, this 500 ml was gone in a flash. Gimme another.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2003 07:48:17 | More by Naerhu
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BierReise

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The bartender took his time and poured this one slowly with perfect head. Quite dark, almost mahogany colored and off white mountain of suds. Smell of caramel and a little sweet. Very smooth on the palate withy a buttery creamy texture. Taste is a litle spicy, slightly bitter and nicely rounded out.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2003 15:52:49 | More by BierReise
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rabidawg

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Nearly opaque ruby, with a strong pillar in the middle through which no light may pass. Creamy, off-white head that seems alive with carbonation.

Smell: Where's the yeast? More of a malty nose, with a minimal of the yeasty banana-bready notes I was expecting. Damn. I was looking forward to those, too. Nice sweet malty aroma, though. Smells fine, just not like a dunkel weissbier.

Taste: More malt, with an extremely soft and creamy mouthfeel. Very quenching, with just a hint of dryness in the finish. Yeast is more apparent as it warms, with just a tad bit of alcohol present in the end. My mouth feels sugar-coated, but the sweetness is offset well enough by this brew's bready, wheaty charms that I'm quite enamored by the result.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2003 21:49:09 | More by rabidawg
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fattyre

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear very dark reddish brown color with a large tan head and a firm mouthfeel. The smell is of roasted malt and raisins while remaining somewhat crisp and clean. The taste is rounded malt and slight bubblegum. Overall a nicely rounded crisp, clean beer with very little alcohol taste. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2003 19:24:21 | More by fattyre
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lipschitz

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 500ml bottle, best before date of September 2003
Pours very dark, almost stout-like appearance with an impressive frothy head that dissipates rather slowly. Slight malt aroma, rather delicate. Tastes of dry-malt with a slight sweetness, which lingers nicely. Minimal hops detected, quite refreshing. Rather thin mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation.
Don’t be fooled by its deep hue – this is a very quenching beer. It’s not overloaded with flavours, but the subtle ones that are present make this a very enjoyable beer on a warm day. This is a good example of not having to bash you over the head with bold flavours to be good. Its subtlety is one of its strengths. As the beer warms, the malts become slightly more prominent, but still remain in the periphery.
It’s always nice to see a listing of all ingredients on the label…now if only North American breweries would get on board with that.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2003 08:51:14 | More by lipschitz
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LarryKemp

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark amber almost brown with a great off white to light tan head. The head retention was excellent and left a lace on the glass for the entire 500 ml. The aroma was not strong and had only a hint ot malt. This is probably its biggest flaw. The taste particularly in the first few swallows had a delightful maltiness but not overpowering. There might be a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel was almost creamy but not quite and had a bit of carbonation which tingled the tongue. This is a great session beer. I might not offer this to someone wanting to know the style characteristics but certainly would offer this to someone trying out different beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2003 14:40:21 | More by LarryKemp
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mikes2923

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a VERY dark almost cola-like brown. Reminds one a lot of a dark stout. Pours with a nice head. A good dark weiss to be sure, although I still felt it "paled" (no pun intended) in comparison to some of the others such as Weihenstephan or Franziskaner dark. Still, it is a very smooth, very tasty brew and I would gladly accept it if offered!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2003 18:34:35 | More by mikes2923
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, murky, muddy brown. A large tan head forms. The aroma is yeasty and sweet. The aroma speaks well for the flavors in this beer; it's a mellow yeasty and sweet, very smooth. It's medium bodied, very smooth mouthfeel. I prefer regular hefewiezens more than dunkels, but this is an enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2003 13:56:56 | More by AudioGilz
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jackndan

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Erdinger weisbeer dunkel; Deep brown/hazy body. Huge head that has great staying power. Sweet aroma, with yeasty notes. Wow that is easy drinking, smooth and flavorful. The main flavor is a sweet malt, but its got a little bit of yeast/weiss beer taste. Very nice, very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2003 19:27:13 | More by jackndan
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