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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery tasting room.

A: Pours a nice dark brown color with a fluffy off-white head. Nice retention which develops nice lacing down the glass.

S: Very nice aroma with carmel notes mixed with banana and clove.

T: Very nice carmel notes with banana and wheat flavor. Hop bittering is low and well balanced with the malt. Carbonation is high which is typical for the style.

M: Mouthfeel is creamy.

O: I was very surprised with this one. I have not been a strong fan of their standard hefeweizen and didn't expect much. The sample at the brewery definitely would rate up their with the best of this style that i have tasted.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Erdinger Dunkel pours out as a really really dark and cloudy beer into the glass with yellowish foam to spare. I can hardly see the light through the glass. The foam will stick around to the very end.

Smells of wheat, hops, and syrup become quickly apparent.

The initial taste is sweet & syrupy, with a variety of cereal flavors making up the sweetness and an elusive but omnipresent overroasted coffee taste for contrast. Alcohol becomes a bit more evident as it warms, and potato flavors start to show up.

The body feels like medium, not too thick, adequate carbonation, and a joy to drink along with the foam.

What a wonderful beer indeed. Highly recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a true cola brown with a light tan head, settles into a thin lacing.

Smell - Lightly roasted malt, as a bit of light caramel. Faint wheat.

Taste - Moderate wheat, faint caramel, a bit of roasted malt. Nothing that really grabs the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Light in the mouth, the carbonation is decent. Again, nothing that really sets itself apart.

Overall - Not bad, but not great. Reminiscent of something like Negra Modelo, but with more of a wheat-like profile.

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Poured from a 1pt .9oz bottle into a Weiss glass.

A- Deep dark brown with a fat thick bubbley fizzy light tan head. Very minor light penetration due to it being very very murky.

S- Bready with some slight chocolate notes. Wheaty with the aroma of spice and dark fruits. Slightly sweet middle and finish.

T- Bready and spicey with the sweet taste of dark fruits.

M- Crisp and highly carbonated . Medium mouth feel and light bodied feel.

O- A good dunkel for a good cheap price.

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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.7 out of 5 based on 1,349 ratings.
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