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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Ratings: 1,563
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 16
Gots: 196 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 01-03-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of russpowell
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
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.

Photo of Mrliamo
4.44/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of rousee
4.4/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Murky gold color with a small head of tiny bubbled foam---a thin lacing remains on the sides of the glass.

Very subtle blend of wheat, yeast and malt is apparent on the nose.

Taste is a thick rich lush fresh bread character and biscuit like with a slight citrus fruitines on the finish. Much less banana flavor than many hese-weizens exhibit but it is still lingering just a little --just enough to know this is a hefe.

Very nice quenching mouthfeel. About as drinkable as you get for the style. This is right up there amongst the best hefes I've had.

Photo of beikes
4.38/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fortunately, Erdinger Weissbier is readily available in my country, for it is simply one of the best wheat beers out there. It is at once fresh and fruity, with hints of lime and melon, but with a slight sweetness that is reminiscent of Danish honey. The ever so airy, white head is persistent, beautiful and attractive as a young maid in the virgin spring meadows.. Yes indeed Erdinger Weiss Bier is the perfect summer drink.

It should be consumed well chilled, in a real wheat beer glass (tall and slim with wide opening). I've been through my share of weissbeer in its homeland, and though this beer is often served with something as blasphemous as a slice of orange, it's still one of the best in its class and type. The only negative thing I notice is the aftertaste, which seems way more fermented than when drinking it from tap. But that shouldn't be an excuse not to buy bottles by the coli of this, Erdinger's best.

Photo of bogus564
4.37/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall weizen glass.

Cloudy yellow in color, with a white head that holds for just under two minutes before dissolving into a wee bit of lace.

In smelling it, I'm picking up a nice but not heavy spicy note, perhaps clove, right behind a good grassy smell. After that, some orange, perhaps some raisin. Can't wait to drink it.

First drink - I'm so happy to not be disappointed by this brew. The combination of wheat, yeast, and hops is delivering an imaginative flavor. I'm getting light clove and grassiness up front, with orange and raisin not too far behind. This is one nicely done hefe-weizen, with some great balance.

I'll be picking up a six of this soon, to be sure. It was outstanding with my chicken and ribs combo. Made my afternoon.

Photo of ridge327
4.36/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of bierman2000
4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very clovey Hefeweizen, nice carbonation with a cloudy appearance as tried at the Erdinger Brewery. Very smooth mouthfeel with a great drinkablity, taste is refreshing and it is a classic German Wheat. Worth seeking out if possible. Belgian lace is evident dwon to the finish.

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

04/03/09- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with a best by date on the back label. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass.

Appearance- Golden-honey colored pour. Full three fingered head on a slow pour. Nice 1/4 inch creamy head remains throughout the entire beer. Leaves some light spotty lace.

Smell- Light nose, but all the traditional scents of bubble gum, clove and banana. Fresh wheat as well.

Taste- Not real flavor sticks out, but all the flavors combine well and taste very fresh. A light taste of honey swirls around the banana and clove flavors. A bit of bubble gum comes through in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Quite smooth with a medium carbonation level. Has a very honey like smoothness. Light sugary bubble gum aftertaste.

Drinkability- Very nice and quality texture and flavor-wise brew. Might be my favorite right up by Paulaner.

Photo of bklyn1rr
4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big fan of Hefeweizen, but this one was smooth, not over powering taste and no after taste. I purchased the Erdinger Hefe-Weizen Dark, so the color was similar to a red Ale. Great Beer for watching baseball on the TV or just eating Brats! Definitely adding to the list for hanging with the bro's.

On to the next one!

Photo of unclejimbay
4.33/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Erdinger Weissbier
Style: Hefeweizen, ABV: 5.30 %
10/7/09 @ Schnitzel Haus during Ofest season
draft to a mug? "unique" serving style for sure.

FYI: As I read other reviews, it seems like I may have had an entirely different brew. I do know this was a fresh keg, but did not see the tap myself. I am confident of my description/review in the event I need to change the review to another Erdinger offering. I will double check the tap next time to QA my review...


APPERANCE Served with an excellent pillowing head, solid foamy cap lasted the entire beer with respectable lace and retention. Golden honey in color with a hint of orange hues.
SMELL included wheat malt, mild banana and bubble gum. Aromas smelled very good, but were just more subtle than the average hefe.
TASTE followed smell, a bit sweeter wheat profile than tartness as most other hefes offer. I dig the unique sweetness, maybe not best for the style though.
MOUTHFEEL - medium body, medium+ carbo for a hefe.
DRINKABILITY - This may not be the most spot on hefe according to style, but I found it a very deliscious twist on the style. it's a bit more sweet than most hefes, and a bit less bold in tart/aroma/taste catergories. It may be considered as a "gateway" hefe for those who may new to the style. I enjoyed it so much I would have given it a 5, since it's not spot on to the style, but a fine brew IMHO. and I have had a good amount of wheat brews....

Photo of silasdc
4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

Photo of paxkey
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

freshness date. expires aug 2011.

pours cloudy. lots of carbonation. small head sticks around. color reminds me of a yellow peach.

looks okay for a wheat beer.

smells nice. great blend of hops and malt on nose. smells fresh and lively.

a little sharp on the carbonation. getting some grassiness. not sure if this is intended tastes kind of out of place. but it is unusual and interesting at the same time. citrus then biscuit malt then more citrus.

I'm finding this a very complex and interesting taste experience. not a big fan of the carbonation but it seems part and parcel with the whole experience.

finding the drinkability a bit low as it seems to sit kind of heavy in the belly. and there is hardly much aftertaste...the beer doesnt demand more sipping. definitely a summer beer when your thirst draws you back naturally to the glass.

drinking it the wrong time of year so with that in mind, i'm gonna go purely on the taste factor and this one is hitting a home run for me.

Photo of TheEclecticGent
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
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!

Photo of neonbrown82
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Photo of AmitC
4.27/5  rDev +22%
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.

Photo of basica
4.26/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Photo of bbluemzbeer
4.26/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good hefe from Germany, because crisp and clean. I had many great German beers out there, Edringer hold its own.

Looks: hazy brown and yellow & super bubbly straw color with a 2" deep white head, cleared nicely. Hea retention or lacing is not there , but great effervescence

Smell: fruit and slight yeast scent

Taste: slight lemon , orange notes and great earthy taste up front. Finishes fruits and very refreshing

Mouthful: Great carbonation and some syrups. The balances is there in this beer

Overall : This beer goes down vereasy. This beer holds it own agianst any hefe beers. Little or no aftertaste. It is very refreshing and perfect for a summer time.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.26/5  rDev +21.7%
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!

Photo of bueccd
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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