Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel | Erdinger Weissbräu

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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Photo of Everydayoff
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -4%

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 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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Photo of Brabander
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
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 -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle at Tonic (Hilton Beijing) in Beijing, China

A: Pours a cloudy dark brown in color with heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall frothy and dense dark beige head (which stood about one full finger above the top of the glass) that had good retention properties, eventually reducing to a patchy surface of thin film and some small thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of dark malts and yeast with just a hint of sweetness. Additionally there is a light presence of clove that can be detected.

T: The flavor is dominated by the dark malts which also have a light amount of sweetness to them and there are some lesser notes of clove and yeast.

M: Light to medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is light and easy to drink but does not have the same strength of flavor and aroma that some other examples have in the style. This is a very solid beer but not anything special.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a beer the hues of the darkest chocolate. It holds a tight two finger head of medium brown bubbles. This shows great retention, leaving sheets and spots of lacing around the glass. Carbonation appears average, and no sediment is noted. The aroma is rich with deep malts. These are caramel, chocolate, and roasty to the max. There is booze and butter on the back. This is all cut by a fruity sweetness of fig and black cherry. Our first impression is that the flavoring is calm and warming. As we sip, light roasty grain comes in. At first it seems a bit watery, but it quickly opens up with more depth and fire. Caramel sweetness comes first, but is quickly followed by that deep roast from the snout. The peak shows light diacetyls and buttery notes. This is brief, being quickly replaced by chocolate, and that same roasty grain from the front. The end shows the most bitter part of the tasting, with booze and pricking grain. The grain here touches on paler notes, and is washed down by another quick flash of dark roast. The aftertaste breathes of chocolate, roast, toast, baker’s yeast, grass, and minerals. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives big froth and cream, with a nice slurp and smack to the end. The mouth is coated with this initial wetness, but becomes dried with a thick astringency. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the depth to the grain profile in both the nose and taste. If we had one complaint, it was that the nose was a bit too light. We wish that it popped more right from the time of opening the bottle. The flavoring was robust enough, and was well balanced among the complexity, for a nice treat.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark cloudy brown, bubbles all over the body. Off-white head about two fingers length over the body.

Smell: Light banana, and and little malty. Not bad at all but not the best beer you will ever smell either.

Taste: This is good, definitely at minimum a four, it is complex with banana and hops. Lightly bitter and you can say a sweet but not soda sweet just enough to offset the hops.

Mouth: Medium to heavy no doubt, it is so smooth you at the moment couldn't think of nothing better to drink.

Overall: This is definitely a great brew, having this during a barbeque [priceless]. Drink up and enjoy, Salud!

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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 54.8% out of 100 with 1,361 ratings
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