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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
79
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1,349 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 1,349
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 65 | 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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TheEclecticGent

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer on tap at Summits in Sandy Springs, GA. It pours into the signature 0.5 L Erdinger Weiβbier Weizen glass a lovely and even cloudy golden-orange with a rocky 1 ½” head. It has good lacing most of the session and good even carbonation. The smell is yummy enough to draw in fruit flies (a good indicator of great beer smell). To the human nose it smells of bananas, cloves, sweet bread, and dried citrus rinds. Ahhh, refreshing taste gives that clean palette feel. The flavor is of vanilla, bananas, cream, and wheat. The mouthfeel is light but full and mildly fizzy. This is one of the flagship beers I think of when I think of a Hefe Weizen. This is a highly drinkable beer and I had a liter’s worth this night at Summits! Prost!

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2006 03:01:59 | More by TheEclecticGent
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was much better than its Kristallweizen counterpart. None of the unpleasant vegetal aroma or taste. Easily one of the better Hefe-weizen I've tried.

The beer pours to a fairly clear golden yellow color with a thick white foamy head. Not quite as thick and retentive as the Kristal, for some reason or another. Maybe just the pour? Nonetheless, I expected a bit more of a yeast haze, which this beer lacked. Looked nearly as clear as the Kristal, and had just as active of a carbonation.

The smell is good. Nice soft banana and clove with just a hint of lemon zest. No soapy aromas or vegetal off-flavors. Just a good wheat beer.

The taste is even better. Everything comes together perfectly. Just the right amount of banana and clove and just a dash of bitterness from a zesty lemon finish. Just a hint of hops as well.

The body is fairly big and has a nice crisp carbonation. Very refreshing. This one went down very easy, and I look forward to drinking it again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 21:16:13 | More by neonbrown82
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silasdc

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Should start with direct from Europe via a friend, not imported:

A) Vibrant orange and yellow mix. Good but not super thick head that retains alright. On the cloudy side. Very exciting in its proper glass

B) M- Sweet with a roast/caramel smell H - almost citrusy

Mouthfeel) certainly thick with an almost course, chewy texture (for a Hefe)

D) very drinkable, could have many

Overally it's a good Hefe. Better than the imported one, but not by much. There are better Weissbiers out there for the price.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 01:24:50 | More by silasdc
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Thrasher

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another good German hefe, but this has more in common with an English bitter than most. This is due to the forceful malt presence, which really does taste British to me. The fruity hefe flavors from the wheat and yeast are less prominent. Good velvety mouthfeel with hints of chocolate from the malts. This is a nice change of pace; mellower, less sharp, does not impose as much on the taste buds. It is also pretty even-keeled, and perhaps not as exciting. The least "hefe" of the well-known German hefes, but I don't consider that a bad thing in and of itself.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2002 13:39:34 | More by Thrasher
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours out a little touchy...it is a hefeweizen. It looks like a golden cloudy beer with a nice thick foam on top and if you get a great Erdinger you will smell it the minute the beer is poured from the bottle. It feels great in your mouth and throat. A beer that can be savoured until the last drop and can also be drank down with pleasure and repeated a few times. When you find that great bottle you will remember the flavor for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2005 15:47:18 | More by Erdinger2003
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice Hefe. Pours a semi hazy yellow with a fluffy golden head. Beautiful.
S - Mostly citrus and wheat with a slight bread backbone.
T - Like the smell, some lemon and fruit with a touch of bread and a nice smooth wheat finish.
M - Not bitter and refreshing. Great summer beer!
D - Well I would totally try more offerings by the company but I really wouldn't pick up the sixer for around 12 bucks. Nice to try though!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 07:26:10 | More by DrDemento456
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AmitC

New York

4.26/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured form a 500 ml bottle into a snifter.

Straw pale color. Hazy as usual. Over the top head with excellent retention. Decent lacing on the sides. A good amount of very tiny bubbles. Super translucent.

Aroma is of yeast, banana and cloves. A little bit of spicy notes. Good amount of wheat. Typical hefe aroma. Strength is good.

Flavor is again full of clove phenols and very slight banana esters. Wheat sweetness is very much apparent. Slight warmth and creamy touch of yeast. Finish is semi sweet.

Mouth feel is light medium. High carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. No astringency.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:15:44 | More by AmitC
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bueccd

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

04-04-2013 14:16:29 | More by bueccd
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downtownbrown

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

05-21-2012 21:46:15 | More by downtownbrown
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DOCRW

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

04-17-2014 11:34:02 | More by DOCRW
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

05-28-2012 18:44:26 | More by PaBeerLover
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basica

Singapore

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This 50cl bottle came from the Oktoberfest pack which had 2 Erdinger Dunkel and 2 Erdinger
Weissbier. It poured into my large 50cl Erdinger Weizen glass a semi-hazy golden color, lot's
of carbonation bubbles and a big head with medium retention. The smell was relative [and
surprisingly] strong and I can sense loads of wheat malts and also good banana aromas on the nose.
The taste was mainly wheat but really deliciously balanced with spices and a light citrus backing
and the banana taste kicks in on the entry and the finish leading into the after taste. The after
taste was strong banana aromas and it was also detected on the nose. The banana aromas gradually
fade off to leave a nice wheaty backing which also found its way to the nose; a great and lasting
after taste indeed which finally ends off with some citrus and grapes still having wheat and light
fruity notes on the nose! The body was medium thickness with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation albeit a little high. The creaminess gave way to fine smoothness and great drinkability
despite the high level of carbonation. Very refreshing, thirst quenching and quaffable smooth
drinking weizen. This property of it surpasses the Dunkel and the refreshing property is definitely
a great stress reliever over the standard refreshing getaway on a hot day. I have to overturn my
previous review a little based on this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2007 17:13:30 | More by basica
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anthony81212

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

02-27-2014 22:17:22 | More by anthony81212
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jsh420

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

05-14-2014 03:54:41 | More by jsh420
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JLaw55

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-14-2014 16:05:09 | More by JLaw55
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MikalMick

California

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-08-2012 01:41:21 | More by MikalMick
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SierraDeuce

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

09-01-2012 23:13:13 | More by SierraDeuce
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Savaseri

Turkey

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

05-08-2014 15:36:57 | More by Savaseri
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Lukebell15

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

09-23-2013 20:21:59 | More by Lukebell15
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When I first started trying wheat beers, I was kind of put off by the clove taste. When I asked a local merchant what beer was most popular amongst the German customers (there is a relatively large German population in our city), he told me Erdinger. Upon trying it, I was quite pleased. This is the least spicy and "clovey" wheat beer I've had. I've since become more accustomed to the flavors of the stronger hefes, and now the Erdinger seems somewhat tame in comparison. At the same time, I am not always in the mood for the spicier flavors, and the Erdinger really hits the spot. This would be one of a handful of beers I would use to convert a macro drinker. This is what the "big three" should be making!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2003 20:54:55 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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Luka

Slovenia

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-02-2014 19:13:12 | More by Luka
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Sinfull

Ukraine

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-17-2013 09:38:23 | More by Sinfull
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

08-13-2012 17:45:45 | More by Pillowburn
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

01-19-2013 23:45:41 | More by GreyGhost4
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

02-09-2013 21:36:42 | More by BMan33
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