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.

(B)=Bottled, Canned

(D)=Draft





 

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