Erdinger Schneeweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Reviews: 43
Hads: 103
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-13-2003

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Photo of Jeffo
3.22/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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. (1,420 characters)

Photo of roddwolff
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (417 characters)

Photo of TheSarge
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours very well for a massive amount of rocky light tan head. The body is hazy and caramel in color.

The aroma's weak. Very little hints metallic fragrances.

The taste has sweet banana and a hint of caramel flavor.

MF is good, prickly, and wetting to the palate.

This is not a very warming beer. Thus I wouldn't prefer this to a nice Doppel or Eisbock, but it doesn't really taste too bad. (393 characters)

Photo of endovelico
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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. (921 characters)

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from half-liter bottle into Paulaner Weizen glass.

Appearance: A classic Weißbier- golden/amber and hazy, with a large, thick white head.

Smell: The classic Weißbier smell- banana and wheat smells, with a little bit of added fruit and spice.

Taste: A bit underwhelming. Again, typical Weißbier taste of wheat and banana, with some added fruit notes. However, it isn't quite as tasty as it smells.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with almost no carbonation- actually seems kind of flat.

Drinkability: An interesting beer. Has some shortcomings, but overall is a "different" kind of Weißbier. I would have it again for sure, but it's not the first beer of this style I would go for if given other, more "traditional" choices. (732 characters)

Photo of wl0307
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB June 2009, served lightly chilled and cloudy in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: pours a lightly murky, blood-orangey hue with constant feed of lively carbonation, resulting in a well-lasting huge and cottony white frothy head.
S: I haven't tried the Erdinger Weissbier for a long while, but this one smells much less estery in the banana apartment as compared with most other weizen and allows the light orangey citric and mildly lemon-zesty fruitiness to lead the chorus, which consists of a dusty note of the froth, creamy wheat-ish malt and a very light tinge of melted crystal sugar. The typical spicy touch of cloves remains utterly light here, only as decoration.
T: moderately sweet, almost banana+mango-bready maltiness prevails upfront with plentiful aroma of malts, slowly ensued by a moderately-flavoured citric-zesty fruity aftertaste, soothingly woody+spicy yeastiness and a semi-dry palate to linger until the end. Pleasantly chewy in the finish, hand in hand with a wee bit of alc. and more malt+wheat-ish aroma to linger.
M&D: this is a rather malty interpretation of weizen to me, showing a thicker-than-normal body and pronounced performance of the maltiness, while in the aftertaste the usual suspects of spicy fruits do make a kickback to complement the main theme. Medium-bodied, soothingly carbonated, this weizen is very pleasant due to the malty support but still very quaffable indeed in the wintry season! (1,432 characters)

Photo of AlexLMS
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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. (531 characters)

Photo of atis
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber with large and foamy slightly off-white head that stays stable for considerable time and some lacing. Lots of small carbonation bubbles visible.

Aroma is very weak straw malty, maybe some fruit. Taste is rather sweetish wheat. There are also some spices felt, cloves being the most prominent and not much of aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium and soft.

Overall, I liked the beer, maybe it is not the typical Hefeweizen, but very refreshing and highly drinkable, I finished the glass in no time. (510 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (567 characters)

Photo of allboutbierge
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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. (415 characters)

Photo of Bierschenker
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (871 characters)

Photo of HappyHourHero
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (634 characters)

Photo of seanyfo
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Erdinger Weissbier Glass

A - Pours a slightly hazy amber will massive rocky foamy head

S - Rather bland, not as much banana as i expected.

T - Rather bland with an apparent aftertaste of cloves and wheat

M - A lighter frothy feel than other weissbiers. Sometimes i find certain weizens such as tucher or schofferhofer to be too carbonated ( although that is a feature of the style)

D - Easy to drink but not very memorable. I cant find a reason why this is branded a winter beer although it is pleasant enough. (539 characters)

Photo of haz77
2.54/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (354 characters)

Photo of JohnW
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
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 (542 characters)

Photo of helloloser12345
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (298 characters)

Photo of Sigmund
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
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. (533 characters)

Photo of Andreji
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

'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. (603 characters)

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