Eaglebrau Weizenbier Dunkel
Review Date 4/9/2016 12/7/2018 Last Updated By John Staradumsky
For Christmas of 2015, my wife bought me a really cool present: BeerAdvent Calendar 2015 from Kalea. In truth, my wife got me a lot of nice presents (sheís the best wife ever), but the nice thing about the Beer Advent Calendar is you get it early. You have to, since itís comprised of 24 different imported German beers in a box with little doors that you open, one per day from December 1st through December 24th. All of the beers are listed on the side of the carton, however, so be careful not to look and spoil the daily surprises!
I love German beer more than beer from any other country on Earth, so this was definitely right up my alley. My one criticism of the calendar is there are no bocks or doppelbocks (not fair!), but otherwise itís just an amazing way to sample 24 German beers Iíve never seen before. I got mine a Costco here in Georgia and paid $59.95 for the box. That might sound steep, but when you distribute that price over 24 different half liter cans, it only works out to $2.50 per can. Not a bad deal at all looked at that way.
Day 11 of the German Beer Advent Calendar has arrived and brings with our most mysterious beer to date. I'm talking about Eaglebrau Weizenbier Dunkel, a dark wheat beer brewwed for the Beer Advent Calendar by Privatbrauerei Egerer of Grosskolnbach but lizenziert to them by Die Agentur S.L.
Now, I know I've tasted Egerer beers before but never catalogued them; the beers of Die Agentur are entirely new to me. In fact, I can't find any details of Die Agentur anywhere on the web. Also curious to me is the fact that in German, an Eagle is an Adler; there is an Adler Brau in Schwabia but its not the same brewery. Would one find this beer on the shelve sin Germany under this name? I suspect not.
Be that as it may, Eaglebrau Weizenbier Dunkel has an alcohol content of 5% by volume.
Eagelbrau Weizenbier Dunkel pours to a murky brown color with the roused yeast making it murky and a tall, spritzy but short lived head with a robust banana and clove nose. Taking a sip, the beer has tart crackery wheat followed by nutty cookie malty notes, light cloves and banana and a tart cracker wheat finish. All in all, a solid dunkelweizen with everything I'm looking for in the style. Whorver the beer belongs too.
Iím greatly enjoying my Beer Advent Calendar with the day 11 beer. Hereís looking forward to the remaining 13, and another assortment of 24 in 2016. Weíll be on the lookout next year at Costco, and following the beers on their Facebook page.
The beers of the 2015 Beer Advent Calendar:
Day 1 Alpinebrauerei Burgerbrau Alpen Stoff
Day 2 Ankerbrau Nordlingen Grandl Helles Lagerbier
Day 3 Herrnbrau Tradition Bayerisches Festbier
Day 4 Schlossbrauerei Herrngiersdorf Publiner
Day 5 Hofbrauhaus Friesing Huber Weisses
Day 6 Lowenbrauerei Passau Urtyp Hell
Day 7 Spath Brau Osser Osser Gold
Day 8 Hosl Marzenbier
Day 9 Wittmann Urhell
Day 10 Kloster Urstoff Marzen
Day 11 Egerer Eaglebrau Weizenbier Dunkel
Day 12 Egerer 1516 Schloss Weisse
Day 13 Barbarossa Pilsener
Day 14 Lausaria Romergold Export Hell
Day 15 Egerer Winter Weisse
Day 16 Kress Bayrisch Zwickel
Day 17 Egerer Winterfestbier
Day 18 Egerer Konig Wilhelm Ur-Weisse Dunkel
Day 19 Egerer Das Besondere Festbier
Day 20 Egerer Baren Weisse
Day 21 Bierkutscher Edel Pils
Day 22 Alpenkonig Gold
Day 23 Egerer Altbayrisch Dunkel
Day 24 Edel Bayer Urtyp Hell
Update 12/7/2018: Eaglebrau Weizen is back for the 2018 Beer Advent Calendar, and with an updated can to boot. Same delicious beer with nutty and wheaty flavors all over the place. I enjoyed my can while putting up Christmas lights.
Glad I tried it? T
Would I rebuy it??
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.