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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,623 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,623
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 17
Gots: 239 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 01-03-2002

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Ratings: 1,623 | Reviews: 753
Photo of Cannybrew
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow colour with loose foam head that lasted all but a few seconds. Unappealing visually. Smells improved things, nice, clean, orange. Taste is a mixed bag. Lemon, jelly sweets, smooth. Feel unfortunately short lived. It's fine but I'm not going to put it in my shopping basket for a while.

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good representation of the style.

Photo of dwmson1
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I dont understand the lower ratings... this is an unbelievably good brew imho.... it is smoothe... flavorful... and a pretty pour.... it is a bit pricey and has somewhat of a "light" beer head.... but it is super tasty for backyard sitting

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saigon (bottle)

I like this beer and look forward to my next drink.

Photo of chris_pk
4.65/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Probably my favourite beer, certainly of the wheat variety anyway. Rich, tasty and always satisfying...Perhaps there are more interesting, niche varieties out there (in Germany, at least) but this is a solid winner !

Photo of drmeto
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L:
-Pours cloudy yellow-golden with a big fluffy eggshell-colooured head
-Medium head retension for a Hef
-very high carbonation visible
S:
-very grassy and spicy (Coriander more than clove)
-bananas and honey
T:
Follows the nose plus bubble gum a reduced Banana flavour with a slight bitter grassy finish
F:
light-medium body with medium-high carbonation
O:
Erdinger is not your typical Hefeweizen.Its very much noble hop forward instead of Banana-clove forward.
Generally though,i find it doesnt quite match good hefeweizens esp. in terms of flavour.

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had long ago when first getting into beer...didn't like it then.

Photo of golfbeerguy2
4.46/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Some beers are just meant to be draft. This is one. A true on the patio at a pub beer. This is a classic some are compared to.

Photo of HazardousBrewer
2.15/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Picked this beer up in a 6 pack at a local store. Seriously disappointed, is this really a German Wheat beer? I can't taste any defining flavor whatsoever. I'll surely not buy this one again anytime soon.

Photo of IPAJ
4.34/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic. Hard to compare with such a big name Munich half.

Photo of Chris_Zekany
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice refreshing and fruity wheat beer.

Photo of Rodrigols
2.38/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

B o a z i n h a

Photo of eddiefontaine13
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good clean flavor, not over powering with banana flavors, goes down well, pair with a bratwurst or cheese pretzel

Photo of HamdenHector
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy, but not cloudy; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: more banana than clove, but not a lot of either;

T: dough; biscuit; no phenolics at all; more pilsner malt flavor than anything;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; very fine carbonation;

O: flavor was lacking for the style;

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy gold with a two-finger foamy white head. Lots of spotty lacing.

S - Faint aromas of clove, banana, and grass.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Clove, banana, sweet malts, grass, with a light lemony finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice Hefeweizen and a good example of the style. This is simply a nice and refreshing beer.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Veiled, between straw and gold color with a peach hue. White extra foamy 3 finger head that dies in 4 minutes. Lots of activity and thick lacing.

Faint aroma of citrus with a metallic smell.
Faint flavors of grains and lemony bitterness.

Slick but quite light with ample carbonation. Short and faint finish.

Overall: the taste is too thin and subtle, missing some body and a thicker finish compared to other wheat beers.

Photo of OneEffJef
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great presentation when it's poured from a tap (glassware).

Photo of abcdmichel
4.72/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My personal reference for weiss beer. Available around the globe. One of my favorites.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Looks very nice, cloudy light colored beer with a super nice head.
S: Smells good, hints of clove and banana, some pepper, a little bit of alcohol smell.
T: The taste is very nice, very sutil malt taste with low bitterness and hints of fruits and spices.
F: Medium body, medium carbonation, good example of a weissbier.
O: Good beer for a summer day, great to pair with a nice steak.

Photo of PorterPro125
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

A- Pours a hazy (unfiltered, I assume) golden straw colour that is topped by a 2 1/2 finger lumpy white head. What a great looking beer. Typical of a well made Weissbier.

S- The aroma of this beer is quite grassy (maybe thats the wheat talking) with a slight citrus edge. Not extremely exciting but quite pleasing nonetheless. This Weissbier has the type of aroma that invites you to take a big gulp.

T- Much like the smell, the taste of this beer is dominated by grassy notes that is finished with a slight citrus note (perhaps lemon). Not complex at all but extremely refreshing.

M- Medium carbonation. Body is medium. Great match for this beer. Not thin like water and no aggressive carbonation here.

O- Overall, Erdinger Weissbier is a fine example of the style. As Erdinger states on the bottle, this is the "worlds most popular wheat beer" and I can certainly understand why. Erdinger Weissbier is a great looking beer, it smells great, has a pleasant taste, and is extremely easy to drink. I recommend this beer to everyone.

Photo of torwart94
4.62/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Extremely poppy with a phenomenal finish.

Photo of donlar
4.58/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favourite wheat beer. Refreshing taste.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Hazy straw color with an aggressive white frothy head.

Smells lemony, grassy, and musty.

Lemon peel, wheat, grass, ever so light clove.

Crisp and light, heavily carbonated.

An easy drinking, if not average hefe.

Photo of Rhys
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Smooth and light wheat beer. Good beer.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the bottle in a pint glass, this solid hefe pours a hazy amber yellow with a moderate head with little retention and light clinging lacing. Nose of light banana, light clove, and sweet wheat malts. Flavors are lightly acidic wheat to the fore with banana and clove lightly coming in on the back with a lightly acidic aftertaste. Smooth creamy mouth feel and wet acidic aftertaste. Not the best of the Germans, but not bad and very sessionable.

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Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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