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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel | Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
1,375 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:
#21,971
Reviews:
629
Ratings:
1,375
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky brown color with a two finger off-white head with medium retention.
Light aroma of earthy hops and sligthly toasted malts and wheat.
Similarly, taste of toasted malt and wheat with earthy hops and notes of caramel and condiments.
Light body with medium carbonation and tiny bubbles. Zesty feeling.
A light body dunkel with good drinkability, though I found the other Erdingers more interesting.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is dark brown with a light brown head.

There is not much of an aroma, but of some banana and malt.

The taste does not fit the color. It's light like regular hefeweizens (wheat beers). It has a crystal malt taste. I would compare it almost to lighter fruitier red/brown ale.

The mouthfeel is light and the finish is easy. It's extremely drinkable and really a treat. I would have this many times again.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Weihenstephaner hefe glass.

Color is dark chocolate brown with a good amount of ruby hues. Head is about two fingers thick with a good retention. Not a huge head for a dunkel. Decent lacing that does not stick much. Bubbly. Almost opaque.

Aroma is very thin. Strength is moderate to low. Wheat for sure. Typical hefe yeasts. Some roasted malts. Coffee. Caramel. Sweetness.

Taste is full of wheat. Some huge malts as well. Yeast is a lot. Coffee and caramel. A bit of roastiness. Finish is dry and semi sweet.

Mouth feel is full bodied. Good thickness and well rounded. High carbonation. Easy to drink and very pleasant. No astringency.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy brown with a thin tan head that fades to nothing

S-dark German grains and caramel. Definitely smells tasty but not of high quality. Has an artificial aspect to it

T-comes in as it smells. Dark German grains and caramels. Tasty but once again it tastes slightly artificial as if caramel syrups were added to it. Nothing off to it, no bad flavors.

M-high carbonation with a semi dry finish

O-definitely not how an authentic German should be tasting. Still though, it's an enjoyable beer by all means. I just expect a lot more in terms of raw flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark as night,with nice dirty foam. Medium carbonation.
S - Dark fruits,blueberry,some sweet malt.
T/M - Huge carbonation,bitter finish,caramel-burned sugar. A bit watery,but drinkable. Maybe a touch more carbonation then needed.
O - Really good,i like it.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a straight pint glass.

Pours a cloudy light brown colour, with a lively white head.

Smells very sweet and malty.

Tastes... very sweet and malty. Almost overbearing in some aspects, as it is a very general malt taste, very bready, and almost chewy if you can imagine that.

Overall an okay attempt but this is really an example of how bland some wheat beers can get.

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 500ml bottle into an Imperial Pint glass. Fairly short-lived creamy light tan head (probably due to the glass used), but it did linger and leave some lacing. Nice deep brown (almost black) and no light gets through. Not much aroma detected, but had a nice roasted malt taste, with coffee and little bitterness on the finish. Had a nice mouthfeel, as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,375 ratings
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