Eaglebrau Weizenbier Dunkel
Privatbrauerei H. Egerer

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Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
Ranked #44
Ranked #26,596
3.55 | pDev: 12.39%
Dec 29, 2020
Nov 06, 2015
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Photo of Parmesan
2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a slightly cloudy copper yellow color with a medium foamy head and a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S:. Kinda phenolic, clove and banana, I like the smell of the banana but there is also a weird aroma underneath that I can't quite figure out.

T:. Wheat, with notes of banana and clove, seems at times a touch like soggy banana bread.

F:. Carbonation seems a little off.

O:. This beer is weird, it has some good features but it also misses in several points.

Dec 29, 2020
Photo of Gordono
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Gordono from Nevada

CBAC #13
Dry, only a touch sweet, a little sour, tangy with banana notes, the finish is somewhat metallic.
Interesting but not something I would reach for.

Dec 13, 2020
3.43 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Jul 19, 2020
3.54 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Dec 11, 2019
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3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 2.50 (Including tax)/500 mL can ($0.148/oz) from Costco, Schertz, TX. Part of the Costco 2019 Advent Calendar. Reviewed 11/05/19.
Can dated “EXP 05/2021”. Stored on the shelf at the store, stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried weizen glass.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Very light amber, clear.
Body – Light brown, very slight haze.
Head – Large (Maximum twenty cm, stabilizing at fourteen, aggressive center pour), light tan, medium density, average retention, eventually diminishing to a five mm crown and complete cap. Large irregular three-dimensional pieces of tiny to small-bubbled lacing remain hanging on the glass as the head recedes.
Lacing – Excellent. Wide irregular three-dimensional bands of tiny to small bubbles. See above.
Aroma – 3 – Weak malt, no hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 3 – Begins and ends slightly sweet and malty. No hops. No yeasty elements. No alcohol (5.3 % ABV as marked on the can) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.25 – Almost medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.25. Very much like drinking weak wort that has been carbonated.

Nov 05, 2019
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2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

The last beer I've left from the very mediocre 2019 Costco Beer Advent Calendar (which I'd strongly advise against purchasing).

"Weizenbier Dunkel." 5.3% ABV / 4.3% ABW.

Looks mundane. Dull copper body. Drab off-white head. Lacks the haziness I'd expect in an unfiltered dunkelweizen.

Aroma hints at banana and clove from the yeast as well as some generic wheat malt. Not terribly enticing, but not unpleasant either.

Clove. Banana. Wheat. Some breadiness and caramel, maybe some toffee. Vanilla from the yeast. That's it...it's a pretty simple shallow dunkelweizen but it's balanced. Not as bland as most of the beers in the Costco Advent Calendar pack, but pretty lackluster compared to, say, Erdinger Dunkel.

Drinkable but forgettable. A lacklustre German brew that doesn't stand out. I'd chalk its inflated ratings up to American reviewers who don't have access to expressions of the style that aren't distributed stateside and don't know what they're missing.

C (2.80) / AVERAGE

Oct 26, 2019
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Pegasus from Texas

Appearance: Hazy, light amber with a modest, dense, and persistent off-white head. Thick Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass wall.

Aroma: The aroma presents dark bread, ripe bananas, bitter apple rind, and dessert crackers.

Taste: Begins with dark bread, ripe bananas, and a hint of cloves. A bit later in the taste, there is a mildly sweet undercurrent that persists throughout, as well as bitter apple rind. A bit of semisweet cocoa is present, also. Late in the taste, a faint herbal hop note appears, which serves to diminish the overall sweetness a bit.

Mouth feel: Full and pleasant, almost creamy, very soft, with an intimation of sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Quite drinkable, not the best example of the style, but good, nonetheless.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a South American-style Pilsener glass. Beer number twenty-one (December 21st) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar.

Oct 06, 2019
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3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Cwrw from Canada (AB)

I have not seen this beer before, just happened to be a random find in the singles section of my local beer stop. 500ml can.

Pours out with an enormous billowy off-white head, the beer a dark shade of amber. A nice layer of foam sticks around and the bubbles are small and fine, leaving some nice sheets of lacing throughout. Looks great.

Some mango and dates on the first whiff, and a definite funky yeastiness. Curiously, that funk is almost akin to a sour or saison--it's pretty damn prominent. I'm not complaining. I don't get much of a wheat character from the aroma though, and it's fairly one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel is a tad thinner than I'd like, and the flavour is pretty much dominated by a strange sour yeastiness. Also seems pretty watery overall. I get next to no dark malts or hopping--bizarre. It went from promising, with the appearance, to mediocre with the aroma, to downright bland with the flavour. Too bad.

Jan 11, 2019
3.52 by IRONRakkasan from California on Jan 05, 2019
3.49 by gritz147 from Louisiana on Dec 28, 2018
2.08 by Seel from Michigan on Dec 20, 2018
Photo of schoolboy
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by schoolboy from Ohio

Of the three Beer Advent Calendar brews I've tried so far, this is the best.

It pours light brown and murky, with just a tad of head and lace. The aroma is a pronounced yeasty smell. The taste is a fairly typical example of the style and the whole thing is pretty drinkable. There is a pervasive funk to the brew, but that's common with these.

Recommended. Drink this one.

PS 11-9-2020 With a fresher sample, it's pretty good. I think that's the deal with these - don't wait until after Christmas to start - they are stale and can-bound by then.

Dec 16, 2018
Photo of Scbysnax
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Scbysnax from Alabama

Very nice smell, first part of the beer is nice but finish is a little watered down

Dec 11, 2018
3.67 by Vyvyan from Illinois on Dec 05, 2018
4.3 by MBProell from Wisconsin on Dec 03, 2018
3.5 by Brian_Pheiffer from California on Dec 03, 2018
Photo of bepender16
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bepender16 from Alabama

Pours copper/amber with a thin white head. Good carbonation, low head retention. Smells of burnt caramel and biscuit. Mild phenols and light banana. Taste is surprisingly smooth and bready, low bitterness with a nice backbone of German malts. Overall a pleasant beer. Would definitely drink again.

Dec 03, 2018
3.54 by Lukass from Ohio on Dec 03, 2018
4.68 by fishguyac from Virginia on Dec 02, 2018
2.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on Dec 02, 2018
3.73 by geryeb624 from Maryland on Dec 02, 2018
3.74 by TrojanRB from Texas on Nov 15, 2018
4.36 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Nov 13, 2018
3.75 by GarthDanielson from Virginia on Jan 25, 2018
3.52 by uncleotis from Illinois on Jan 06, 2018
3.52 by avisong from Virginia on Jan 06, 2018
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3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Buck89 from Tennessee

From the Costco advent box and poured into a snifter. Very hazy - a muddy brown color with a thick off-white head. Muted malty aroma. Some caramel, some raisin, but also a slightly lemony note. Thin on the taste. Slightly watery with muted malty flavor. Mild bitterness with muddled hop flavor. No chocolate notes.

Dec 30, 2017
3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Dec 26, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a burgundy-rye bread color with two fingers of off-white foam on top. Head retention is good, as is lacing. Aroma is bread, biscuit, earth, and a little rye spice. Flavor profile is biscuit and bread first, and moves to a spicy hops and rye finish. It finishes a touch dry, forming an abrupt finish on the tongue. Mouth feel is a touch fizzy, but otherwise smooth. It has a medium thickness. Overall, an interesting mashup of bread and biscuit with spicy rye. It works well, and sips smooth.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

Dec 23, 2017
3.26 by NWHopinator from Oregon on Dec 22, 2017
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4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BenHoppy from Michigan

L: brown caramelized cider with foamy cream head

A: bananas and cloves as it should

T: bready banana malted cloves and cream with a sour dry finish

F: thin and creamy

O: very good but Sierra Nevada/Ayinger's take from SN world pack destroyed me from fully liking this one. Still good nevertheless.

Dec 22, 2017
3.5 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 22, 2017
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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by josanguapo from Spain

Can. From Costco. In Bavaria hefe glass. Fine but nothing memorable. Plenty of banana notes and not much dark/dunkel ones. Good feel but a bit unidimensional and lacking character

Dec 21, 2017
3.99 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia on Dec 19, 2017
3.38 by Samputnam14 from South Carolina on Dec 16, 2017
3.46 by DOCRW from Washington on Oct 03, 2017
3.86 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Sep 23, 2017
3.72 by DoubleMalt from New York on Feb 25, 2017
3.59 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2016
3.53 by DKHNOVA from District of Columbia on Dec 31, 2016
Eaglebrau Weizenbier Dunkel from Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 66 ratings