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Erdinger Schneeweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger SchneeweisseErdinger Schneeweisse

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%


Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-13-2003)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BBD of 08-14. When I was stationed in Germany, there were a fair amount of brewers who put out Christmas or winter beers. Some times the differences between these & their standard beers were not huge. I wonder if that's what I'm getting here. Same abv as their flagship beer

Pours an effervescent apricot with 4 fingers of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent, alright head retention & lacing

S: Band-aid & not much else

T: Grassyness, slight breadyness & a bit of caramel & white grape up front. More grassiness, faint wheat tartness, pears & a bit of caramel & green banana as this warms. Finishes dry, fruity, with a kiss of taffy, & more green banana

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Drinks easy, but nothing special here

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 04:56:50 | More by russpowell
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-14-2014 03:40:16 | More by jsh420
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-26-2014 05:32:40 | More by Stum-pub
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emerge077

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BBD: 08-2014

Opaque orange body, fluffy head of foam that rises above the rim of the glass in rocky peaks. Long lasting surface coverage that remains unbroken for the duration of the glass. Flecks of lace dot the glass in concentric circles.

Mellow bready wheat aroma, not much in the way of yeast esters.

Smooth feel, taste is also easygoing with mellow wheat and the slightest clove presence. Slight oxidation. Creamy and medium bodied with a light wheaty aftertaste. Not sweet at all. Pretty easy to drink but not much to set it apart really. For a winter warmer I usually go for Aventinus or the Eisbock version.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 23:35:28 | More by emerge077
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
5.6% ABV, Best Before End: 08-2014

A - Raw honey golden in color, this hefe pours with a classic cap of tall white foam. The suds slowly collapse into the hazy, well-carbonated beer draping sheets of beautiful lace down the glass for an appearance that begs to be sipped.

S - Like any good hefeweiss, this beer is driven by a yeasty aroma but instead of the nostalgic summer time notes of ripe banana, bubblegum, and spicy clove, this yeast nose offers far more muted, dusty, earthy tones trickling into soft wheat.

T - Grainy pale malts give way to soft, bountiful wheat that's finished by a strong earthy yeast profile that directly mirror's the aroma's earthy, dusty scent with just the slightest hints of fruit and spice but neither harken back to the traditional summer-like hefe characteristics.

M - Creamy and smooth from front to back, Scheeweisse has a wonderfully effervescent carbonation level that gives the dry finish a lively feel!

O - Want a hefeweiss in winter without lamenting that it's winter? Grab yourself a bottle of Erdinger's winter hefeweiss, Schneeweisse, their winter seasonal. This hefe is complete with the same classic appearance and drinkable, creamy mouthfeel but without those overarching banana and clove notes that'll send your mind right back to the days when you could enjoy a refreshing beer outside. This earthier yeasty version of a hefe is a welcome, however brief, departure from the classic summery wheat beers of Germany!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 16:59:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +13%

03-05-2014 11:33:57 | More by dcmchew
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, dense, white head with that typically hefeweizen persistence. Hazy, straw-raw sienna color. Soft, yeasty aroma with a little spice. Starts with a sweet, spicy flavor with a twinge of metallic. Then a touch of bitterness, then comes that really nice hefe wheat and yeast into the finish.

This is very nice, as I'd expect from Erdinger. Not overly spicy, so it's a really pleasant divergence on their hefeweizens. Apparently there are no spices added to this, it's just the length of time they age it. Fascinating.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 23:52:32 | More by TheSSG
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alcjudge

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-25-2014 22:11:51 | More by alcjudge
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California

4/5  rDev +13%

01-25-2014 22:11:44 | More by zsalk
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden/amber with a medium creamy off-white head. Smells of spicy phenolics. Taste begins with some bananna, then some husky grain, then a big metallic flavor, finishing with a smooth fruity finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a pretty good beer, though the metallic flavor is a bit much.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 01:13:12 | More by tronester
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China

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-21-2014 12:19:18 | More by Mark_Eck
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-20-2014 22:08:18 | More by superdoopersauce
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a seized glass. Best before date of 8/2014 means this is about as fresh as it gets for imported German beer.

A: Pours a cloudy amber/orange color with darker tawny hues. Huge rocky head retains its massive size throughout. Lots of clumpy lacing.

S: Bready and wheaty with hints of walnut and toasty crust. Green bananas. Pineapple and lively tropical fruit esters. Good dose of clove and pepper spiciness becomes dominant. Yeasty throughout. Hint of alcohol.

T: Toasted crust, walnut, bready. Baked banana bread. Green bananas. Yeast is a constant flavor. Spiciness dominates mid to late. Peppery and clovey. Fleeting hop oils bring a dash of hop spice. Quick jab of alcohol. Yeasty and doughy finish with a slight lingering alcohol prick.

M: Round and creamy with some of that frothy wheat feel. Firm. Aggressive prickling carbonation.

O: A larger, more muscular hefeweizen brewed for the winter months. It sacrifices some of the nuances of the style in favor of a more forceful approach.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 16:02:54 | More by ryan1788a5
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hast dark golden orange color with golden straw edges and a frothy, three finger white foam head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Possibly over carbonated with great retention, taking a long time to settle and leaving chunks of soapy lacing behind.

Earthy, zesty spice aroma with hints of pepper, clove and cardamom followed by bready yeast, bubble gum and citrus. The peppery spice really stands out as it warms but is nicely countered by the yeast, banana and citrus zest notes. Lots of peppery lemon and orange peel in there. I'm not really sure what makes this a winter wheat beer. Maybe the heavy spice profile but it's not very different from a traditional take on the style.

On the fuller end of medium body with soft carbonation and a strong peppery spice presence that lingers over the yeast, light fruit and citrus zest into a sweet, slightly dry finish. Refreshing zesty spice character with hints of clove, coriander, ginger and white pepper, and while it dominates the palate, it's isn't too strong or overpowering, letting the other notes come through. There's a prominent bready yeast flavor mid-palate with hints of bread, banana and bubblegum. Crisp, zesty citrus sweetness toward the finish with lemon spritz and orange rind. Complex yet well balanced and very easy to drink. A really refreshing classic wheat beer with a great zesty spice presence that's countered by just the right amount of yeast and citrus sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 06:50:21 | More by corby112
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a semi-cloudy golden amber color with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma is slightly malty with hints of wheat and citrus. The taste is light and simple yet there is a decent amount of grain and flavor. Very easy drinking and quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 03:20:56 | More by Lemke10
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-28-2013 22:34:30 | More by tbeer40
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-22-2013 18:59:09 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high white head that died down leaving a short head on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass. The head has good retention properties.
S: Light aromas of yeast are present in the nose, although not much in the way of banana fruits are perceptible.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that there is less earthiness in the yeast and a little more bananas and lots of wheat. No cloves are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and you get more of the wheat compared to the bananas.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 18:27:15 | More by metter98
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From: Binny's, Des Plaines, IL
Date: Best by 2014-08
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

Erdinger has an interesting hefeweizen with their Schneeweisse ("snow white"), interesting only in the sense that it wasn't what I was epxecting. While I was thinking of a winter beer that would exhibit a bit more toast, caramel, or roast, Erdinger surprised me with a very clean wheat beer: the esters, phenols, and malt are fairly unassuming, showcasing a very clean yeast profile. The result is an easy-drinking, but not particularly flavorful hefeweizen that I don't think I'd seek out again.

Pours a towering head of off-white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, frothy-looking, which lasts for several minutes in a slow fade to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer that lasts the duration of the drink. Lacing is present, but not exceptional, with some spots of foam clinging loosely to the sides of the glass in sparse, random patterns. Body is a dark golden yellow color, with light bringing out brighter golden yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the nearly opaque body (70-80% opacity), high in number and fairly active.

Aroma is primarily of fairly straightforward wheat malt, slight fruity esters (bosc pear), faint yeast, and lightly toasted wheat malt. Certainly not unappetizing, but one has to inhale deeply to detect much: wonder what yeast they used and what the fermentation temperature and schedule was, as this is a seriously non-aromatic hefeweizen.

Overall flavors are very "clean" for a wheat beer: mild pear and apple fruit esters with subtle bread and grain, hints of tartness and nary a note from phenols or banana-like esters. Front of palate picks up sweet and bread-like wheat malt, fruit esters (pear and apple), hints of yeast, and minimally spicy phenolics. Mid-palate of fruit esters (bosc pear and mealy golden apples), with subdued sweetness and breadiness from wheat malt, hints of slight tartness. Back of palate encounters a mild tartness that is mixed with slight wheat malt graininess, malt sweetness, tart apple, and yeast. Aftertaste of mild yeast, tartness, bread-like wheat malt, and fruit esters (mealy apple and pear).

Beer is medium bodied, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, resulting in a pleasantly foamy (3/5) and smooth (2/5) mouthfeel that generally goes well with the beer and style, though a bit more carbonation could be beneficial. Closes dry, with light to medium-light stickiness clinging to the palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 07:32:21 | More by falloutsnow
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bsjapost

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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rredshift

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-12-2013 19:04:00 | More by rredshift
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +13%

12-05-2013 20:32:47 | More by bump8628
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MFS_71

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-04-2013 01:49:52 | More by MFS_71
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Erdinger Schneeweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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