Eaglebrau Weizenbier Dunkel
Privatbrauerei H. Egerer

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Style:
German Dunkelweizen
Ranked #110
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #41,842
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 12.36%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
63
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Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
 
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Year-round
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SCORE
81
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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$ 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.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of Pegasus
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Cwrw
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of bepender16
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Buck89
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weizen glass from the can.

Appearance: Cloudy dark Amber color which makes the beer look a bit opaque. Medium to heavy bubbles on the body which give it an off-white head rising maybe two finger's length.

Smell: Bland hops, with hints of lemon and banana skin. Not a bad smell, wish it was a bit more potent.

Taste: Sweet banana, not too overwhelming which is good and smooth maltiness to it which becomes very appetizing.

Mouth: at first a bit bland and light. But the bready banana feel is pretty good. Feels like it's accented with a lighter touch of maple.

Overall: Good brew, running little behind on my advent calendar so I will be playing catch up next few hours. Enjoy always in a glass...Salud!

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Photo of txmilligan
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured it up, and was rewarded with a chocolate brown with a slight haze to it, and a moderate head. Full bodied aroma that gave up bread and fruit undertones. Smooth drink, with no bitterness, and great tones akin to a good banana bread. Nice in the mouth with no aftertaste t detract from the drink. Good beer.

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Photo of josephandbrown
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm excited to get to the first ale in the Brewer's Advent Calendar. I occasionally enjoy the clean, crisp character of lagers, but vastly prefer the nuance ale yeast provides a beer.

This dunkel poured a dark, ruby brown with a bit of haziness. It's not very see-through, even held up to the light. On the pour, there was a pretty creamy head, but it quickly dissipated. Throughout the drink, there is a little head clinging to life, mostly on the periphery of the glass.

A noticeable wheat smell seeps out of the glass, with some various esters coming behind it. I detect a little bit of banana, with a heavier note of vanilla.

The first sip has a light, malty feel to it that is shortly taken over by the effervescence. This is a pretty carbonated-feeling beer, though there isn't much bubble activity to be seen. The banana and vanilla aromas come through in the flavor. I also get a bit of clove, but it's very light and I could be imaging it- I am drinking this in front of a fire next to a Christmas tree, after all.

Eaglebrau Weizenbier Dunkelis a nice change from the last three beers. It's heavier, darker, maltier, and overall more substantial, and is more in line with what I look for in a beer this time of year.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a hazy modest brown color with a lovely, fluffy, tan head. Some banana and malt in the nose. The taste is also light on the banana, but overall very pleasant.

Still yummy in 2017!

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served from the can in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Day 4 in the 2016 Brewer's Advent Calendar. This one pours a clear topaz topped by a finger of dusty foam. The nose comprises dark wheat, very light cocoa, clove, and a hint of banana. The taste focuses on the usual wheat fare (banana, clove, mild cracked wheat) and backs it up with a slight twinge of cocoa powder and rye bread. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty solid dunkelweizen, but not really one I'm gonna remember too far into the future. Seems to be a recurring issue with this set...

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Costco Advent pack, 500ml can. Pours beautifully with a light brown color and perfect head. Little smell. Tastes of banana, graham cracker, biscuits, bran, pancakes. Superb mouthfeel, nice and creamy with a fuller body than usual for a wheat beer. Great stuff.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, day 11 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - so, by my count, H. Egerer has produced 7 out of 11 brews thus far - so much for variety.

This beer pours a murky, dark orange-brick brown colour, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and faintly creamy ecru head, which leaves a bit of splattered paint swath lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of semi-sweet cereal wheat malt, musty bananas, faint indistinct spice, estery yeast, and a very tame earthy and weedy hop bitterness. The taste is bready caramel and wheat malt, stale banana pudding, further dark fleshy orchard fruit, wan yeast, a bit of wet white pepper and clove spice, and some very timid leafy, weedy, and earthy noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite light and easy-going in its cheerful frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, just a weird fruity astringency making a few dents in the veneer. It finishes on the sweet side, the wheaty cereal and now fairly raisin-like fruity esters the only game in town.

Overall, kind of a plain and not particularly engaging version of the style, just too sweet and fruity to really keep my attention. Simple, and probably geared toward the gateway set, much like an Erdinger could be seen to be. Anyways, drinkable, and forgettable, at right about the same time.

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Photo of chinchill
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

500 ml can stamped on the bottom of the can with a production date of July 2015 and a EXP(iration) date of Sept. 2016.

Appearance - hazy brown body with red and orange tints. The body is topped by a weak, off-white head that leaves little lacing.

Aroma: pronounced component (yeast?) of clean but wet clothing. leather and grains; rather odd but not completely unappealing.

Flavor: Wheaty with subtle hops. About equal bitter/sweet balance. Mild baked bread and banana flavor in the aftertaste.

Feel: Near medium body and medium-low carbonation.

Overall: a bit odd but OK.

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