Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel | Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger Weissbier DunkelErdinger Weissbier Dunkel

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu

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

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2.76/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Deep mahogany colour, pours a huge thick frothy head that is off white in colour. Looking through a light you can see the active carbonation.

S: I keep getting a tin smell from the beer. Soft notes of caramel/toffee

T: There is an upfront tin flavour, then you get caramel and toffee a bit and some nice soft coffee on the palate late in the taste. Some residual bitterness that is very soft.

M: Carbonation is nice for a wheat beer. Sort of an oily feel to it too.

O: The tin flavour just takes it all away for me. Not all that great of a wheat dunkel.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Everydayoff
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap served in an Erdinger weizen glass at She Bar, Bangkok.

Dark brown color with thick frothy tan head that stands with great retention, it collapses to everlasting foamy laver covering atop. There is plenty of intricate lacing clinging here and there. Suggestion by a nuance of dark fruits in the aroma yet also reminds of citrus, banana, some spice and hint of roasted malt.

Load of citrus and dark fruits contact the palate sensation. Bready malt and hint of roasted malt participate with some spiciness. The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel and dry finish. Pretty good overall.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Erdinger Hefe-Weizen Dark has a thick, fizzy, beige head that quickly dissipates, a little bit of lacing, and a dark brown, very cloudy, bubbly appearance. The aroma is of tea, chocolate powder, sweet brown bread, yeast, and maybe raisin. The flavor is almost identical, and there is essentially no bitterness associated with the beer. One picks up a good amount of tap water in the taste. Mouthfeel is medium, and Erdinger Hefe-Weizen Dark finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and watery. Overall, it is a very good beer, but not an excellent one.


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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured into a hefe glass at Tiroler Hut in London.

A- very dark with caramel brown highlights and a big fluffy white head holding some yeast.

S- not a lot here. I was expecting banana, clove and a little roast, all I get is some sweet grain and corn.

T- like the nose the flavor is seriously lacking. Grainy wheat and a hint of toasty bitterness, and some metallic yeastiness.

M- medium to medium light in body but with the creamy wheat character and high carbonation I expect of a hefe.

O- I was very disappointed by this beer. Fortunately I drank it after finishing my excellent Austrian meal so it did not get in the way of that.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Brabander
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle a few months ago from Jeroen (PapaEugene). I brought him two Westvleteren brick boxes and 12 Westmalle extra bottle and Jeroen gave me some German beer bottles for the trouble. Thanks Jeroen!

Poured in my original Erdinger Weißbier glass the beers looks absolutely good. Colalike fluid and a big lightbrown head with millions of bubbles.

The head disappears after a while and then i looks like there is only cola in the glass.

Nothing specific to smell, far away the malt but that's it! Taste is very neutral and there is still some carbonation left.

No spectacular beer...

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.7 out of 5 based on 1,342 ratings.
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