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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel | Erdinger Weissbräu

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3.75/5
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1,371 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Carefully selected dark malts with delicate roasting aromas give ERDINGER Dunkel its full-bodied flavor and strong character.

This elegant wheat beer has a lustrous, deep dark-brown appearance in the glass. The first sip reveals a harmonious symphony of carefully selected wheat and barley malts with exquisite Hallertau aroma hops. The taste buds detect hints of caramel, nuts and fresh bread. An unmistakable top-fermenting accent is provided by ERDINGER’s traditional yeast.

ERDINGER Dunkel first saw the light of day in 1989, when ERDINGER’s master brewers created a dark wheat beer as a birthday present for the private brewery’s owner, Werner Brombach. He liked it so much that he decided to put it on the market in 1990.

Added by kbub6f on 11-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,665
Reviews:
627
Ratings:
1,371
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Diogoduarte55
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shortbox81
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnlowe
4.86/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of emwilke
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlereth
4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer is very dark brown with a tan foamy head that thins out over time. The smells nutty and a hint of Christmas with some spice and roasted aromas as well. Nothing overpowering. The beer is not overwhelming strong. Nice simple malt flavoring of bready and nutty. There is an odd hint of citrus. The beer is a little watery.

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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear brown, good head.

Smell: Vague breadiness.

Taste: Lemony, bit of chocolate malt, bready.

Overall: Beer #4 from the sampler. This might have been affected by its age. Decent, but underwhelming, I'd expect a little more dark malt flavor. Seems like the lemon is an Erdinger characteristic--found it in most of the beers in the sampler.

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
4.37/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, with a 2+ fingers of tan, foamy head, that sticks around, and leaves some slight lacing down the glass. The aroma is mild roasted malt, nutty, bready, and a little spiciness. The flavor is rich, toasted malts, a little caramel, nice and bready, nutty, and balanced between sweet and mild hop flavors. The feel is dry, but, has the soft wheat characteristic, full carbonation, and a medium-ish body. I love it.

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4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

From a 500ml bottle served almost straight from the fridge at 11 degrees Celsius into a weizen glass. Best before date: 04/2018.

Look: The beer pours a cloudy dark brown with 8cm of dense, mousse-like, tan head that settles into a thick cap in 6-ish minutes. Poor lacing but overall very persistent head and a great-looking beer.

Smell: Faint and sweet. Simply not enough strength even as it warms. After some vigorous swirling I've settled on dark malts with faint esters = banana bread. The idea of hops is there. Boo.

Taste: Thankfully the flavour comes across a medium strength and with good balance. Notes of wheat and toast with an estery banana and low hop character. I'm barely getting any phenols... not enough to make them count.

Feel: Medium-full body with lively carbonation. Creamy yet prickly. No apparent alcohol

Overall: Excellent-looking brew with a good mouthfeel but dang it fails to deliver in terms of aroma and flavour. It barely smells like anything and the flavour – while with more presence than the smell – is still really boring. I checked my senses by shoving my nose into a bag of cacao nibs and consuming a handful just to make sure it's not my nose and taste buds – it wasn't. Lackluster I'm afraid... and to think I remember liking this at some point.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours as murky dark brown with a thick one-finger beige head. Mild aroma of cloves, grain and yeast. Taste is mostly sweetness of malt and caramel with light bready and wheat flavors. Overall, very refreshing with bright carbonation.

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3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.64/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clean and refreshing beer, with moderate depth. The best, in my opinion, of Erdinger's beers.

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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown which lets a little red light through. Smells of chocolate, roasted wheat, and coffee. Tastes of milk chocolate, wheat, and coffee. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall this is a very tasty dunkel that I would definitely have again.

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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,371 ratings
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