Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel | Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Weissbier DunkelErdinger Weissbier Dunkel
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Erdinger Weissbier DunkelErdinger Weissbier Dunkel

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Erdinger is the epitome of the Germanic dark wheat beer for me, and although not a style I'd personally choose, think this is a well brewed example. Stays true to form, despite the lengthy shipping distance to the LCBO in which it was bought for a "trip down memory lane"...

Pours a hazy dark brown with an impressive tan head, that has good staying power as well as lacing. A visually impressive pour. Aroma is wheat and "German" yeast forward, although with some caramelized and roasted dark malt undertones. Very rarely do I pick up on "toffee" that many others smell, but even I can find it in this nose. The sweet flavour is rather simple and uninspiring, but true to form. Caramel notes and some roasted malts, but I find the wheat and yeast typical of this style pretty overwhelming. As I'm not a big fan of either flavour, this is the first time I've purchased this beer outside of Germany.

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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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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,363 ratings
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