Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel
Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger Weissbräu
Ranked #22
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3.75 | pDev: 12.53%
Friday at 10:46 PM
Nov 15, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: Also labelled as Erdinger Hefe-Weizen Dunkel

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.
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle, best by date is about 2 months in the future

pours a clear dark chestnut brown in color, some reddish highlights when held to the light. thick cream colored head. great head retention. aroma of crusty wheat bread, a little earthy spice. taste is similar, a touch sweet, with very mild caramel and cocoa flavor. drinks pretty smooth. medium bodied, slick feel.
Friday at 10:46 PM
Rated: 3.5 by retry4z from California

Feb 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Mikecap42 from Maine

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A; Dark color an cloudy appearance. his is what is to be expected with a dunkelweizen.

S: Hints of toasted bread and clove spices are in the aroma of this beer.

T: The taste had all of the hefeweizen flavors with a bit of malt character from the darker grains. It was pleasant.

MF: Medium bodied, the flavor ensured that.

O: Goo tasting beer. I would drink it again.
Jan 31, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by clm9 from North Carolina

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.57 by Beecham from California

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.95 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jan 05, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2022
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Rated by Jelenovipivonelej from Slovak Republic

4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice colour, nice smell, good taste. Not as watery as some similar beers, not sweet, perfectly balanced.
Dec 07, 2022
Rated: 4.81 by NicolaiMacKenzie from Canada (ON)

Nov 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Best by the end of November 2022, cutting it close

Sometimes you just need a good old classic Dunkelweizen. I recently brewed one myself, and I’ve been going out and getting others just to see how they compare to mine and get a better understanding of this somewhat rare style. Let’s pop this classic open and take it for a spin

Pours a cloudy dark reddish brown with 3 fingers of creamy light brown head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves minimal lacing

This one has quite the sweet nose, but it works for it. I’m picking up on aromas of banana bread, pear skin, sweet honey, caramel, earthy wheat, brown sugar, dark toast, and light floral hops

In taste it’s a bit less expressive, not exactly bland but it’s ok. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting sweet honey, toasted grain, banana, bubblegum, light chocolate, earthy wheat, and toffee. The swallow brings notes of banana bread, earthy wheat, clove, pear skin, caramel, dark bread, and light brown sugar

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a smooth and creamy beer. Finishes mostly dry with a nice snap

The fact that this isn’t quite up to par in taste is likely just a freshness thing, because this is otherwise quite enjoyable
Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by dd53grif from Michigan

Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. This solid little classic pours a dark
brown mahogany with a very nice head of khaki foam that settles to a thick ring,
thin dusty layer, and sports some nice light lacing. Nose of coffee, toffee, chocolate,
and spicy hops with with a touch of dark bread. Flavors hit the mark with dark bread,
toffee, light coffee, chocolate, and spicy hops with a hint of banana. Nice mouth feel;
medium body, smooth, creamy, light soft carbonation, and a lightly dry finish.

Overall---a solid classic!

Sep 30, 2022
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Look :- Deep red to the point of brown . A nice head the colour of chocolate milk that stays for most of the drink. Minimal lacing.

Smell :- Rich toffee and slight alcohol hint.

Taste :- Very rich, deep and smooth. Somewhat woody with toffee and a slight bitterness that doesn't last into the aftertaste .

Mouth feel :- Medium bodied with large, extra fizzy bubble.

Overall :- Pleasant , a very rich beer that felt like it could be a dessert . Heavy and very filling.
Sep 15, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 14, 2022
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Sep 07, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jul 07, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by fattyuter

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Rated: 4.18 by ALeX117

Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy dark brown, big, dense khaki head, awesome retention and lacing
Dried apricot and cherry, some pear, clove, bread crust aroma
Pear, clove, caramel, bread crust flavors
Light bodied but thick, a little on the light side for carbonation
A good representation of the style
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Rated: 3.68 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Mar 21, 2022
Rated: 2 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I got a bottle of this beer off the single shelf from the Woodman's in Onalaska, Wisconsin just outside of La Crosse. It poured a nearly opaque dark amber with thin off white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had subtle chocolate and grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with light chocolate malt base and subtle grain flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
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Rated by eatsluggs from Florida

3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not a bad beer. I loved it with obatzda and pretzel.
Feb 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
(Draught) Good stuff - try it with a solid German meal! Rerate: I still think this is an excellent brew, but was too generous with the points the first time.

Rerate bottle: Not as good as draught, but still good, even without a meal! - but I maintain that it's the perfect accompaniment with German pork dishes. Great lasting head, cloudy dark brown colour, moderate aroma and flavour of spices and lightly roasted malts. The guys who think it tastes like flat Coke should probably stick to Coke.
Feb 01, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Been a long time since I’ve had any beer — when I was young I used to really enjoy having a really fine beer or two every so often, which is why I’d always buy an expensive one or two for the week (Canada, so LCBO prices!) recently, I’ve come back to it.

I love dark beers and this looks really great in a tall wheat beer glass. Unruly pour on my side that resulted in an unbelievably creamy, four finger thick head. The head resulted in crazy lacing the whole time.

Smell is very malty, muted smell of bananas, maybe a mild toffee or molasses like smell as well. It tastes great, if not inoffensive, but I’m someone who likes stuff like Laphroaig so I might just enjoy stronger tastes. It’s incredibly smooth, and leaves that sweet malty, bread-y aftertaste in your mouth and nose.

First review in a long time so this might change after a while, but overall it’s a 3.5!
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Rated: 3.55 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Jan 31, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by RMW66 from Australia

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Rated: 4.02 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

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Rated: 4.18 by travelguy from Ohio

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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Light body with above average carbonation. Has an almost solid black appearance.
Aroma is a really pleasant mix of raisin, malt,mild chocolate and coffee.also very mild bubblegum and a bit floral and earthy.
Taste is excellent, malt as well as some roasted malt,mild coffee and chocolate with raisin and dark fruit. In the background is some subtle bubblegum and a very mild earthy hop flavor.
Overall I thought this was an excellent beer that took me by surprise. Went great with food as well as on its own.
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Rated: 4.07 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

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Reviewed by AshesOfTheBastion

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dense foam with heavy, honeycombed lacing. Light hazelnut color.

Belying its color, mouth feel and body are on the lighter side of medium. Smell is a light, floral yeasty. Much of the same yeastiness on the backside of the pallete, but otherwise a very indistinct "brown".
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Rated: 3.52 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
330 ml bottle split with my wife, poured into a wine glass. Pours a chestnut brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma and flavor feature light coffee, milk chocolate, and roasted malts with a whiff of earthy/spicy hops. Mouthfeel is slightly watery. Overall it's a decent dunkel but is lacking in flavor and body.
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Rated: 3.85 by QuintusHorace from California

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