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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,518 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,518
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 11
Gots: 144 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-03-2002)
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

GarrettB714, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of WeizenMike
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Erdinger is horribly underrated on this site; I know its not the strongest, nor the most flavourful weissbier, but it is utterly delicious. One of the easiest drinking beers I've ever tasted. A great introductory beer for those unacquainted with weissbier. Erdinger is my favourite beer hands down and a beer a recommend to weizen aficionados and newcomers alike.

WeizenMike, Dec 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

Pattymac, Jan 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

namdiez, Jul 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

james_stream, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of vinnicheers
5/5  rDev +43.3%

always a pleasure drinking this amazing weiss on tap, so fresh and tasty

vinnicheers, Thursday at 12:29 PM
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

torwart68, Yesterday at 09:16 PM
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

northdot, Aug 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

bigox420, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

Jeremybrown, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of drewmprs
4.88/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For a time this was my favorite hefe, maybe even my favorite brew. I still love it but I appreciate some smaller craft hefes. This flavor lies in between Paulaner and Franziskaner. I think the Franziskaner is a little strong for most people, and this Erdinger comes in just about perfect. This is a perfect brew to sip on a hot day after working in the yard. Much tougher to find a 6 pack of this than Paulaner or Franziskaner. Sometimes i'm forced to go to Bristol Farms and get a 22 oz bottle, but usually I get it at the yardhouse in long beach on tap. I can't say anything negative about this brew. Fantastic, I can't wait to visit the Erdinger brewery.

drewmprs, Dec 16, 2005
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

brainiacd1spam, May 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

vader06, Oct 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

billys65isalive, Aug 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Vyronian, Dec 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

thshinning, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Sirzuke
4.68/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This WAS my favorite beer until I had some FRANZISKANNER HEFE! I've been buying all the hefes I can get my hands on at the local Total Beverage store. I've tried the Weihenstephaner, Hoegaarden, Fransizkaner....but the Erdinger is my second favorite. This drinks very well for me. I'm not much of a beer drinker at all but after having this I really can appreciate the smoothness of this and how it actually quenches thirst with no aftertaste! I don't like strong beers so this Erdinger is the second best...A- for me.

Sirzuke, May 26, 2010
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4.68/5  rDev +34.1%

ridge327, Thursday at 03:45 AM
Photo of BierStein711
4.65/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in an Erdinger Weizen glass

This beer introduced me to the wonderful world that comprises the Weissbier. I am proud to say that this beer is my go-to beer when I want a stong aroma, a white fluffy head, and finally tart citrus notes to end the drink with. As it warms, it remains a great companion in the evening with dinner or just alone. This is a beer that remains in my fridge.

BierStein711, Oct 13, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my new Erdinger glass. Ooh, I like this glass. Mainly because, I have no other like it. Anyways... Beer pours a hazy, almost orange hue colour. Though, in certain angles of light it does look more yellow. The head is HUGE. Though, I think the style of glass may contribute to it. Plenty of sporatic lace clings to the sides as the beer slowly disappears into my gullet. Very pleasant wheat smell, cloves, spices, light citrus fruit and some pepper on the nose. For a beer of low ABV, I can smell a bit of alcohol. Which is okay, but seems out of place. Very good taste. It almost seems layered. The first layer closest to your tongue is very midly bitter. Not exactly a grassy bitterness, but a crisp bitterness. The second layer is bready. Like drinking a fresh baked loaf. The third and final layer is sweet and sour fruits. Specifically, oranges and lime, with other citrus as well. Even some strawberries. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp. Smooth going down the throat and caressing the tongue, but crisp after the swallow, tempting you to want another drink. Drinkable? Quite. One could pound back one after the other all night, or sip and savour it.

slitherySOB, Dec 05, 2005
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4.61/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

06/17/14 Congrats, you've made an excellent choice. Thick, rich creamy head speckled lacing, mild aroma & serious texture almost chewable. Not what one might expect or desire in a Heff, but as a whole, it really, really good.

12/24/13 On tap. Very, very nice. This is one great beer. Soooo smooth. Unctuous comes to mind. Despite the fact Weiss biers are usually best suited for warmer weather this really hit the spot. So well balanced in an overall sense it's hard to describe what sets it apart. I guess all that's left is to say it hits all the marks, spot on. I'm drinking my second & there are 40 taps here. That should count for something.

seedyone, Jun 18, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very cloudy beer in appearance. Smells and tastes a little sweet. Good amount of carbonation due to the bottle fermentation. Very smooth.

Do yourself a favour and buy an "Erdinger" glass to really enjoy this beer. Otherwise If its your first time, use the largest glass you can (Sleeman works well). Also, watch a youtube video on how to pour. This may sound snooty, but it does make a difference.

This is one of my favorite beers.

Enjoy!

MB

Subliminal64, Sep 07, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crisp - almost flavorless, in a good way. What light beers aspire to be, but fail miserably. Went well with very sharp chedder, went down smooth, left a good taste in your mouth, no bitterness. Not too much aroma, but enough to tell you that you were drinking a well crafted beer. I highly recommend that this is a beer you try this summer if you can find it.

SinutabRamirez, Jun 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

johndonor3, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite hefe from Germany, because it's much cleaner tasting than most hefes by far ( screw you purists!). .5L brown bottle says best before 1 apr 06. Saw zero ill effects that this bottle was 40 days past its suggested shelf life

Pours a hazy & super bubbly straw color with a 2" deep white head, cleared nicely. Not much head retention or lacing, but great effervescence

Smell: fruity and slight yeast scent

Taste: Fruitty, slight lemon notes and grassyness up front. Finishes fruitty & quenching

MF: Great carbonation and slight syruppy feel to this. Balances just so to me (again not a huge fan of phenolic or band aid tastes)

Wow this goes down to easy, I close my eyes & see myself back in a biergaten somewhere in D'land.

russpowell, May 12, 2006
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Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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