Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel | Erdinger Weissbräu

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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: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a regular glass cup.

A: Dark brown, cloudy, two finger tan colored head, head recedes slowly, leaves little to no lacing.

S: Sweet, chocolate, caramel, roasted coffee, malt, very slight citrus hoppiness.

T: Roasted coffee bitterness and not much else.

M: Relatively thick mouthfeel, medium/high carbonation, smooth, slightly sticky.

D: I like how this beer feels in the mouth, but the flavor dissapoints. It seems to be very one dimensional in flavor with roasted coffee overwhelming the tastebuds. I probably wouldn't buy another bottle.

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500mL bottle into ... glass

A: very hazy rich brown color. very fluffy head with a brownish tint. great retention and some very fluffy lacing.

S: roasted marshmallow, a little fruitiness. perhaps banana. wish i could draw some more conclusions here.

T: a fluffy roasty flavor? well definitely roasty. a light roasted. fruitiness similar to the nose. a mild pear with the slightest banana. anything else would be a stretch.

M: a very light bodied brew with a naturally light carbonation.

D: ridiculously refreshing. not a ton of flavor here. a touch of roast there and touch of fruit here. overall a refreshing, highly drinkable brew.

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Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a large goblet.

A - The beer is a deep brown color with orange highlights. Initially it seemed murky and didn't let light through, but eventually it cleared, so perhaps that was stirred-up carbonation bubbles. The head is off-white and initially thick, but fades to a thin layer of medium-sized bubbles. Slight lacing.

S - Interestingly, I don't get wheat from this aroma. I smell noble hops, low bready malt, fruity yeast and some chocolate notes. The aromas are fairly muted, even after the beer warms.

T - Again, I don't get much/any wheat character. The beer is clean-tasting to a fault. There is some noble hops flavor, mild malt and a hint of lemon or citrus from yeast. No bananas, no grainy wheat, no chocolate or roast.

M - There is some hop bitterness that combines with CO2 bite to give a sharp mouthfeel. Medium to light body. No alcohol burn.

O - This beer is well-made and very clean tasting, but I find it too clinical and bland. You would not know you were drinking a German wheat beer. Very uninteresting.

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Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel from Erdinger Weissbräu
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