Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu
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Reviews by doktorhops:
3.13/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Not sure how this one slipped under my brewdar but there you go: Erdinger Weissbier, one of the classic Hefe-Weizens from Bavaria; the closest approximation to what a country/state would be like if I was in charge, I mean they have a month long celebration of beer FFS!
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.
A: The body is a Weizen standard colour of hazy sunburst with a hint of straw. The head is fairly foamy and chalk white and quickly settles down to about 1cm. No surprises here, nor should there be.
S: Less banana and more spice than most Weizens. Aroma is a paired back banana with cloves and distinct (well as far as wheat beers go) pepper notes. Yeast is also muted, which is a bit of a shame because Hefes generally pride themselves on the Hefe (German for "yeast") content.
T: This Weizen, and I've had quite few now, is very much angled towards a peppery and lemony flavour. I can see its appeal; in summer beers with citric flavours are more refreshing, and nothing goes down better than a good Weizen on a hot day... well a glass of ice-cold home-made Lemonade goes down better, but this is a beer review site dammit. Yeast lingers around in the aftertaste like an awkward pun quipping German in Lederhosen.
M: Mid to light bodied with a lightish carbonation, bordering on a bit light overall here, has none of the creaminess of the far superior Weizen Weihenstephaner.
D: A bit meh this brew, I've had better and worse. I guess its strong suit is as a thirst-quencher, negative is that it's hardly interesting. Pricewise it is more expensive than Weihenstephaner (which appears to be on a permanent 3 for $15 deal at the bigger liquor stores)... so yeah, kind of a no-brainer which one you should be getting. Unless you're new to beer and beers with bigger flavours scare you away, in that case I would recommend the Erdinger.
Food match: Aside from typical German fare I could see this working well with the humble fish and chips with a squeeze of lemon on the fish and salt and vinegar on the chips (the only logical way to eat them).
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 02:34:51 | More by doktorhops
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2.63/5 rDev -24.6%
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
79 out of 100 based on 1,359 ratings.