Erdinger Schneeweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu
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United Kingdom (England)
3.9/5 rDev +9.9%
Typical appearance of a bottled Wheat beer, big dense head, crisp dry aroma, though not the powerful 'banana' and spice aroma of the best wheat beers. This is reflected in the taste - crisp, fresh and light textured, not the strong character of the usual wheat beers, but - to me - very pleasant and refreshing. A very enjoyable beer, though, as the name suggests it has that zesty crisp taste you would expect of a beer with 'snow' in the name, but not the strength of flavour or character of a great wheat beer.
B'ham UK Jan 2006
01-06-2006 20:51:52 | More by JohnW
3.03/5 rDev -14.6%
On sale from Getränke Hoffman, now that xmas season is over.
A: Darker than normal weißbier's. Definitely orange in color. Nice fluffy head.
S: Not a strong smell, but the yeast is there.
T: A pretty flat flavor, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. At the very end, there's a bit of sweetness, but only in some of the sips.
M: It's fine. Just the bitterness isn't pleasant.
D: I wouldn't buy it again. Not so many good qualities about it, then again, not so many bad.
04-15-2010 23:50:28 | More by sfprint
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
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
01-31-2014 04:56:50 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev +12.7%
I bought this bottle at Cambridgesons in Galway (ROI). They have a nice selection (for Ireland).
When I poured it in a ‘Stiegl’ 0,5l glass, a vivid beer emerged. It produced a rough white and creamy head. The head soon collapses from the middle and a thin layer with tiny bubbles remains.
The colour is an apricot like golden orange. It is very foggy as wel.
The taste is fruity: grapes, pear and banana. Yeast varied nuts grains. Well proportioned carbonation. Creamy taste.
Mouthfeel is very full: watery at first, but as it swirls around the tongue it thickens. Like a balloon that is being inflated. Lush and buttery.
The aftertaste tastes like a watered down milkshake. Still very full, fruity and soft like silk. Real butter and milk.
Nice beer, but the overall taste should have been more stronger.
Erdinger stays one of my favourite brands.
04-19-2007 13:56:30 | More by Bierschenker
3.9/5 rDev +9.9%
A - Hazy amber orange pour yielding the usual thick rocky white weizen head with medium rentention finally settling down to a finger-thick foamy layer. Slow carbonation visible from the bottom of the tall, slender Erdinger glass (4)
S - Mild nose of wheat malts with some citrus zest meeting some spices and a dash of banana flavor. (3.5)
T - Notes of wheaty maltiness and sweetness upfront meeting with a grassy, bready citrus middle, concluding with some spices and banana phenols towards the end. (4)
M - Medium bodied mouthfeel with medium low carbonation going down creamy smooth albeit with a slightly watery feel. (4)
D - Pretty drinkable Weissbier although the nose is a tad mild. Definitely better than the standard Erdinger Weissbier on the flavor. (4)
12-11-2010 06:37:05 | More by basica
3.76/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
03-20-2014 23:35:28 | More by emerge077
4.24/5 rDev +19.4%
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!
03-09-2014 16:59:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.25/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
12-22-2013 18:27:15 | More by metter98
3.73/5 rDev +5.1%
Drank from my Erdinger Weizen glass.
A - Pours a hazy golden colour with a frithy white head that dies slowly.
S - Bready and citrus dominate the nose.
T - Sweet sticky yeast flavours first, followed by some spicey banan and clove, finishes a little dry.
M - Medium body, high carbonation
D - Enjoyable and drinkable
04-17-2011 05:36:38 | More by eric5bellies
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
Purchased in Clifden, Ireland in March 2007.
Poured a hazy dark straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.
The smell featured a soft wheat malt and some yeast esters.
The taste was upfront grainy, with some soft and mildly spicy wheat. Not much in the way of yeast detected. A bit subdued for a hefe.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side and mildly chewy.
Overall a tasty enough beer. However, not traditional in terms of a hefe. Perhaps the heavier body and subdued esters is what makes this a winter offering.
01-04-2008 01:51:32 | More by plaid75
3.18/5 rDev -10.4%
Once poured in my glass "Bayern Weissbier":
A: Yellow-nector color very cloudy, fat foamy head with two fingers thick and medium lacing;
S: Poor, rancid and metal essences, some bananas too but generally unpleasant;
T: Wheat and bananas, spicy hops and more wheat at the finish;
M: Very refreshing and fruity, medium bitterness, medium body and high carbonation;
D: Tastes more like summer beer than winter beer.
01-14-2010 23:49:51 | More by roddwolff
Erdinger Schneeweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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