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Erdinger Schneeweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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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2/5  rDev -43.8%

06-03-2012 23:33:42 | More by fionn13
Photo of haz77


2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

A - Pours a slightly hazy amber will massive amounts of carbonation and a foaming head.

S - Not a whole lot there at all. Some barely noticable fruit.

T - Not much here either. Some fruit, some wheat, boiled sweets. No aftertaste at all.

M - Light body and carbonation is pretty good.

D - Easy enough to drink, as you would expect, but just too dull.

05-09-2006 18:01:26 | More by haz77
Photo of kojevergas


2.68/5  rDev -24.7%

Bottle into Erdinger Weisbier pint glass (how apt!). Purchased and poured in low altitude Galway, Ireland.

A: Pours a head of nice thickness and moderate cream. Retention is average. Cloudy yellow-copper colour. Appealing.

Sm: Musty malted barley with hops. Wheat (shocker). Fresh, almost a bit flowery. Moderate strength scent. Pleasant, but nothing special.

T: Cream to a pleasant body that balances wheat and barley notes with its malt quite nicely. A bit too hoppy. The finish sits alongside the body kind of strangely. There's a slight injection of off-bitter flavour in the finish which doesn't complement the beer well. Too malty (especially for a Hefeweizen).

Mf: Too smooth, too wet. Coarseness on the climax is critical for this style, and it's missing.

Dr: It's cheap enough to have again - if I enjoyed it more. I wouldn't have it again unless I found it on draught.

01-16-2011 19:07:17 | More by kojevergas
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-26-2014 05:32:40 | More by Stum-pub
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-23-2013 02:44:30 | More by aasher
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-09-2013 20:59:48 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-21-2014 12:19:18 | More by Mark_Eck
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-23-2013 17:56:56 | More by kgmm77
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-17-2014 20:58:07 | More by michaelfcasey
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-03-2012 20:15:17 | More by stevoj
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3.03/5  rDev -14.9%

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
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3.03/5  rDev -14.9%

Hazy dark golden, almost apricot colored beer. Huge, creamy, off-white head bubbles actively. Typical Hefe Weizen aroma is not as pronounced in this one and there is a bit more malt evident. Flavors of yeast and a bit of banana, but also a decent amount of fruit (apricot and pears? Like a pale ale). Finish is slightly bitter, which seams out of place. Not as soft and fluffy as a typical Hefe Weizen, a bit watery. On the Erdinger website it says the beer is a slightly stronger Hefe Weizen that is brewed to drink with Holiday dinners. Even though it was brewed for the Holiday season I think "uninspired" best describes this beer.

12-08-2006 19:14:56 | More by HappyHourHero
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3.05/5  rDev -14.3%

Appearance: cloudy, no floating yeast, with a pale gold colour. The head is white, foamy and very large. Excellent retention with some nice lacings.
Aroma: not very strong in general. Grains, yeast, and fruit (citrus and light banana).
Taste: confirms the aroma. Dominated by the grains.
Mouthfeel: smooth, medium carbonation, average alcoholic strength and a medium to light body.
Finish: not very long bitter and yeast aftertaste.

Overall: nothing extraordinary, but quite enjoyable weissbier. I do prefer the standard Erdinger.

12-10-2008 18:25:47 | More by AlexLMS
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3.05/5  rDev -14.3%

Enjoyed with a plate of fried eggs in Munichs Airport.

Appearance is quite good. A slightly cloudy copper. Less cloudy than other Hefes... Looks interesting...

Aroma is fairly subdued for a hefe. In addition to the norm scents of a Hefe, a slight spiciness shines through. But as previous reviewers have stated, nothing in this offering seemed to be 'inspired'.

Taste is much the same. Disappointing but not bad.

12-31-2007 16:03:34 | More by allboutbierge
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3.13/5  rDev -12.1%

'Das Winterbier' from Erdinger is not precisely the best christmas gift, considering most other Erdinger products are a better purchase.

Pours a very dark and opaque golden tone with a thick and white head that leaves absolutely no lacing. The smell, a tad skunky, with some yeast and fruityness to it, is very faint.

Much as the flavour. Yeah, some wheatyness and some yeastyness with some fruity tones to it, but the actual feeling, very scarce on hops and reflecting little of the visually perceivable carbonation, is way too soft. Extremely soft and unappealing thus, gives a dull mouthfeel.

07-13-2003 14:18:29 | More by Andreji
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3.13/5  rDev -12.1%

Best before date of 06-2009. Poured into pokal. Medium low natural light. taken from notes. Reviewed on 01-04-09.

Appearance: Forms a three inch white fluffy head. Hazy yellow brew with orange tint. low perceived effervescence. Thick cap lasts throughout.

Aroma: Medium low intensity. Slight clove with faint banana smell. Some faint bubblegum as well.

Taste: Medium low strength. Malty, banana and slight bubblegum up front. Slight clove character, it seems. Some earthy spicy hop flavour it seems.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation. low to medium low body. medium bitterness. Extremely crisp, goes down like a sack of broken glass.

Drinkability: Not really the archetype of Hefe-Weizens. The price / quality ratio is decent considering you're buying half a liter of it. Mouthfeel hurts it's "Sessionability" despite the Abv. I fail to see why this is named "snow wheat beer". I can't see me drinking this in mid winter.

04-03-2009 18:32:47 | More by endovelico
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3.15/5  rDev -11.5%

Best before 06.13

Cloudy dull dark amber colour. Pours a nice big even off-white head. Some lacing, head fades down but doesnt quite disappear.

Smell is somehow refreshing, spicy with a medicinal edge and some bubblegum - the yeast overpowers the other notes when added.

First taste disappointing. Bubblegum on the swallow. It's too cold (my fault); too fizzy (their fault). After I add the yeasty bottle-end and it's warming a little, it's got more flavour: citrusy, malty, wheaty, some spicyness, only a little hint of clove - something sour in the swallow that I didnt like. Untypical for a wheat beer which wouldnt bother me at all. But I wont get it again, the flavours and the sour finish arent balanced and just dont work here.

11-16-2012 20:26:22 | More by Tomais
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%

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
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a big fluffy four finger white head that mounds out of the glass. Decent retention, as it pops and fades down to a thick foam cap. Carrot or gamboge orange in color, cloudy, with higher amounts of carbonation in the form of smaller bubbles. Head eventually fades away totally, leaving no real lacing to speak of. Started out great, but ended a little lack lustre.

SMELL: Wheat malt, bready qualities as well, and some decent citrus lemon and melon notes. Some hints of clove as well. Though it misses some of those standard banana esters, it's certainly a bold and enticing nose.

TASTE: Wheat malt up front, quite sweet actually, and leads to a bready and citrus middle into a sweet bready and sour dough finish. A bold and longer lasting sweet-sour aftertaste is metallic and slightly astringent. A little off putting by the end, but not bad.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A little light on the palate, but creamy enough. Goes down smooth and finishes quite dry; quite astringent.

OVERALL: A decent beer; certainly better than their standard Weizen. I'm not sure what gives Erdinger that sour-dough quality, but it just doesn't work for me. This one was a little too astringent as well. It's called a schneeweiß, though I'm not quite sure if this is a winter beer. Sommerweiß would be a more accurate name in my books.

03-29-2010 15:29:13 | More by Jeffo
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3.19/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

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

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-02-2013 18:42:13 | More by acurtis
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-24-2014 02:12:39 | More by jaydoc
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-04-2013 01:49:52 | More by MFS_71
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-12-2013 19:04:00 | More by rredshift
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Erdinger Schneeweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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