Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu
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Reviews by GMB:
2.83/5 rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Erdinger Weissbräu's Weißbier pours a lovely opaque body whose colors range from pumpkin to apricot to amber, depending on the light. A flurry of fizz creates and sustains a large, slightly off-white foam. But the foam is gassier than it first appeared to be and doesn't stick around long.
The beer smells more like a lager than a wheat beer. Lightly toasted grains and grassy, herbal aromas are up front. A slightly metallic scent is palpable; I hope this can isn't too old. I have to stick my nose way down into the glass to pick up the beer's aroma. This brew smells like air.
The taste is as watery as the nose was airy. Still, the flavors that do emerge are pleasant. Toasted grains are up front. Sweet, fruity notes follow closely. At first I pick up sweet, sulphered apricots and some light citral notes; no banana or clove. By the fifth sip I begin appreciate some very subtle clove-like notes at the back of the palate. The beer's hang is long and pleasant. This is surprising considering the thin taste. In fact, the aftertaste may be the best thing about this brew. As the beer warms, its mild bitterness and faint herbal aromas dance off in the distance with some suggestions of clove.
I'm ambivalent about the beer's mouthfeel. On the one hand, the watery taste is matched by the beer's thin mouthfeel. No points there. On the other hand, a swirl around the tongue produces a foam that's frothier than the head had suggested.
Erdinger Weißbier is not a brew that I'll revisit on a regular basis. But if you have a chance to try it, take a sip.
Tip: This beer should be served slightly cooler than room temperature.
Serving type: can
12-18-2012 12:50:19 | More by GMB
More User Reviews:
2.63/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Picked this up in Atlantic Beach. Not really a fan of this style, but had to give it a try. It had a great golden look, but it didn't have a great taste to match. However, I believe this would make a great dinner beer. Especially for the bargain prices you get here
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 19:28:46 | More by mattday25
Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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