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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: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 12/2012.

Pours an opaque dark brown with a 2 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, caramel, and some yeast aromas. Taste is of wheat and caramel mainly with some slight yeast flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy drinking but nothing really stands out with this one.

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500ml bottle poured into a 22.3oz weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy dark brown, with reddish highlights. Huge foamy tan head, with fair retention and minimal lacing.

S - Smells a little off to me. Caramel malt and some light notes of dark dried fruits. Pilsener malt, subtle grassy hops, German yeast and mild skunk. Nice and bready, with yeast and dark fruit, but also some light skunk and metallic oxidization.

T - Bready, yeasty, with some slight oxidation in the finish of the first sip. Over-ripe banana, light spices, wheat and caramel malt, and cola syrup notes come through as well. Maybe some plum. Overall it's definitely lacking compared to other Dunkelweizens, but nothing terrible by any means. Just average.

M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation, too high for my liking, but still very smooth. Slight stickiness as well as some yeast build up on the palate.

D - A decent representation of the style, but even in my limited exposure to Dunkels I've certainly tasted better. Just an average, run-of-the-mill German brew, but a drinkable and solid one at that.

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Four finger dark white head

Smell: alcohol, wheat malt

Taste: chocolate malt, munich malt, cocoa, alcohol

Mouthfeel: moderate, not too thick

Overall, I'd have this again.

Not a bad offering from the world's number one Weissbrau.

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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,374 ratings
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