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Erdinger Schneeweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-13-2003)
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

pixieskid, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

WeissGary, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

bsjapost, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

MikeTheMagnet, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Beerman1977, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
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!

BeerFMAndy, Mar 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

redbeard5509, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of TheSSG
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

TheSSG, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

intoxabroad, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Kallenovsky, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Bierschenker
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Bierschenker, Apr 19, 2007
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

zsalk, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

bump8628, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

irongator, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dcmchew, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

corby112, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of JohnW
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

John W
B'ham UK Jan 2006

JohnW, Jan 06, 2006
Photo of basica
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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)

basica, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of Everydayoff
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into an Erdinger weizen glass by freshness date.

A:
Hazy yellow-copper color which is a bit darker than typical Hefeweizen with massive white creamy dense head that slowly recedes to decent everlasting foamy layer on the top and leaves plenty of lacing patch all around, rather high carbonation, visible bubbles of carbonation stream fast towards the top.

S:
Very malty ranging from big biscuit to slight caramel, almond, clove spice, citrus, lemon, orange peel.

T:
Upfront by biscuity sweet and malty flavor, clove/wheat spiciness and citrus/lemon zest dwell through the middle then biscuity malt sweetness re-dominates again at the almost end until the finish. The usual banana ester and yeasty trait are just subtle but they are still there with a hint.

M:
Medium-bodied, very smooth mouthfeel, crisp with actively high carbonation that is well suit to carry all the things well, quite dry finish.

D:
This brew is very malty with a prominent biscuity-like character yet also bolder than typical Hefeweizen by boosting up malty profile and alleviating norm fruity character, anyway still delicious and highly enjoyable and drinkable.

Everydayoff, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of Sigmund
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, special orders). Like most Weissbiers it pours with an enormous head, this one is also very thick and creamy and lasts "forever". Colour of beer is cloudy brownish golden, a bit darker than most Hefe-Weissbiers. Very moderate and subdued hefe aroma, hints of leather. Flavour has bit more hops and less "banana & cloves" elements than your standard h.w. Fairly dry. A drinkable h.w., but not really remarkable. However, I love this style, and the Schneeweisse makes no exception.

Sigmund, Nov 01, 2005
Photo of helloloser12345
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Bottle.

Appearance: Light amber with little head and lacing.

Smell: Not a great deal of aroma from this brew.

Flavour: Quite nice wheaty taste which fades quick leaving no aftertaste at all.

Overall: Not as good as their Oktoberfest brew - go for it if you get the chance.

helloloser12345, Dec 05, 2005
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.8/5  rDev +7%
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.

ryan1788a5, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

emerge077, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

innominat, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

LJWalker, Aug 13, 2014
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Erdinger Schneeweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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