Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel | Erdinger Weissbräu

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3.75/5
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1,381 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:
#22,449
Reviews:
633
Ratings:
1,381
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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Photo of Themorg826
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look- Dark beer, no clarity. Very little head, light lacing of white foam

Smell- Extremely malty smell, little to no hop identity in aroma. Caramel/coffee scents

Taste- Complex and rich malt taste; less sweet than what the smell may have led you to think. Bready aftertaste, just slight like the weizen.

Feel- Higher carbonation than appearance led me to think. No alcohol warmth. Bubbly sensation on top of mouth at height of sip.

Overall- Lighter tasting beer than what appearance and clarity portrays; will not drink again.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A wonderfully nice sessionable dark German beer. Enough flavor not to be boring, nothing offputting or extreme anywhere in this beer. Liked this one quite alot.

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Photo of rohin
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice smooth bready tasting beer with a big head and a deep brown 'dunkel' hue...bought this at Total Wine in a variety pack....a good one...will buy again!

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

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

Photo of Ob512316
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into glass.
Look: dark brown almost black. A thin off white head is present.
Smell: bread, roasted malt, nuts.
Wheat
Taste: caramel, buiscuits bread, a hint of hops at the end.
Feel: Above average, easy to drink.
Overa; great beer3

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Photo of dandy14
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KEH
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid brew! It costed me less than $2 for a bottle locally (in a place where imports are rather hard to come by.) The beer is quite dark, and pours with a nice, lacy light tan head. It has a slightly sweet, malt-heavy odor. Drinking it really is a pleasure - a nice, toasty malt character with a subtle sweetness, and just a touch of hops to balance it out. Definitely one I can drink a few of!

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mdog
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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Photo of Pohr10
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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Photo of StormAles
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of OriolesFan1008
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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Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,381 ratings
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