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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
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749 Reviews
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Reviews: 749
Hads: 1,722
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 20
Gots: 305 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 01-03-2002

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Photo of curasowa
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, pale golden color with two fingers of head that fades slowly with nice lacing.

Aroma: banana and a hint of vanilla over wheat malt.

Taste: Crisp and lively with a nice medium body. The sweetness builds towards the finish with a slight phenolic note in there. Banana is the most pronounced flavor with a light spice note that is mildly astringent. Finish is pretty clean and fast with a little cardboard

The Rest: A great, textbook German Hefe. (464 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured two fingers of foamy head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is dry grain and light banana. Nice and pleasant.
The taste is wonderfully wheat, a mild bitter for balance.
The texture has a little fizz, fairly soft though.
Quite enjoyable. (258 characters)

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From one pint nine ounce bottle labeled best before 03/2014.

Aroma of whole grain bread or sweet biscuits. Poured a clouded lemon yellow with a finger and a half of white foam head. Quickly dissipates to a thin white foam as beer continues to effervesce.Taste is bready,alkaline,slightly sour but not unpleasant.Taste improves as it warms.Overall a decent brew. (362 characters)

Photo of scotorum
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought with four other Erdinger styles in a gift set with a gorgeous Weissbier glass which I should have drunk this one out of. The gift set was a great bargain at only $14 for five pints of quality German beer plus the fabulous glass.

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a British nonic pint.

a: Cloudy gold with a huge bubbly head which retreated to a fine surface foam and a little lacing.

s: Slight grain malt.

t: Light grain flavor, substantial body, good clean slightly sweet finish.

m: Medium, fuller than most hefeweizens.

o: Outstanding example of the style, very drinkable. Even though I usually do not get too excited by hefeweizens, this is a really fine one. Its bottle conditioning was appreciated. (719 characters)

Photo of Subliminal64
4.58/5  rDev +33.5%
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 (453 characters)

Photo of pepetrevino
4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really love the moderately thick wheat and banana taste and the mouth feel of this Weißbier. The smell is also great, as you can smell the wheat aroma. Love the presentation, the beige color of the bottle makes it more attractive, I find the presentation particularly important. A really nice beer, despite being commercial. I'm not going to be very demanding with this one, it is one of my favorites, even if it doesn't make it to a very good opinion of "experts". (466 characters)

Photo of srv33
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful golden with a huge white head, all very fine bubbles, fades quickly with lots of lacing. High hopes so far! Scent throw me a bit though, theres not much to go on other than a hint of your typical hefeweizen small - but nothing sticking out. Taste is underwheling considering the appearance, it reminds me more of a lager than a hefeweizen! It has a bit of an alcohol bite to it despite its average ABV, but aside from that has a relatively smooth mouthfeel. I'd say overall I was disappointed in this beer, and would not recommend, there are much better in the same price bracket and style easily found in the U.S. (632 characters)

Photo of charlatan
3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle with September 2013 freshness date. Interestingly (to me anyway) the head dissipated fairly quickly to the rim and then reappeared as the beer warmed. The beer is a light gold hue and slightly cloudy. ABV is shown as 5.3%, not 5.6% as listed here. It has a honey nose with a hint of lemon and chalk dust (that'll be the yeast).

The taste is sweeter than I had anticipated, like the nose but a little more buttery, and with just the tiniest hint of bitterness. This is a very laid back beer with a pleasant, yet very subtle flavour given it strength. I'm perfectly happy with this as a one-off but I'd want something bolder to persuade me to reload (or indeed purchase another bottle). (697 characters)

Photo of DeFaz
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A simple hefeweizen, it tastes fresh but doesn't have quite enough flavor to make it interesting. Flavors of wheat, banana, and clove, and the smell is much of the same but rather faint for the style. Medium-bodied for the style but carbonation was a bit excessive. Really, there's not much to say about this--it's easily forgettable and there are many better finds out there. It's reasonably priced for a 500 ml imported beer, but that's about all the praise I can give it. (474 characters)

Photo of MeadEater
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very reserved as far as hefeweizens go. Wouldn't think it was 'unfiltered' lacking any good yeastiness. Next to none of the banana or breadiness I've appreciated in other wheat beers. Smell is heavy at start, none after sitting. Full carbonation, sudsy in mouth. Translucent straw hue. Simple pale ale at face, not too complex. Tangy, citrus sensation at the end.
Good introduction to the wheat world if you're new or just skeptical. (433 characters)

Photo of Takahiro
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bought a bottle at local Dutch super market

A: poured with a thick foam that looks like whipped cream lasting a very long time
opaque straw in color
T: soft but grainy maltniness. this goes in synch and balanced with the banana and clove-y flavor. slight tartness in the finish.
M: light and silky on mouth.
O: very refreshing and quaffable. nice beer to start off a hot summer evening (387 characters)

Photo of mjurney
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Golden color, cloudy. Few amount of bubble rising up. Thin head.

Aroma:
Banana, vanilla beans, bready, slight citrus.

Taste:
Banana, vanilla, a little lemony. Sweet, bready, cookie dough. Finish is a little tart, dry, crisp. Body is medium-light, refreshing, dry, carbonation is moderate.

Overall:
It's good. A little dull. (338 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 500 ml bottle into a hefe glass (sorry, I was at a bar and did not catch the date on the bottle, if any).

A-Whereas many hefes can be described as sunny and bright, this brew was a little cloudy and overcast. It is still light in color, but it is darker than most with more brown and orange tones. Head is roughly two-figners of white foam with so-so retention and no lacing left behind.

S-The smell was mild with a faint scent of lemon and a decent bit of bread dough. Not much spice and very little in the way of banana. Scent is a little bit grainy.

T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely. There is a bit of lemon, and you know there is wheat in there, but it is grainy and lacks the spice and banana that good hefes bring to the palate. I did not notice any off flavors, but this is just uninspiring.

M-The brew was well-carbonated and light to medium in body. Pretty wet on the palate.

O-A pretty middle of the road example of the style. It is refreshing to drink on a hot afternoon, but if you are looking for taste and complexity, look elsewhere. (1,072 characters)

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - 500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance - Poured with almost 3 fingers of bright white, stiff looking head which dissolves into a sad soapy substance pretty quickly. Beer itself is a cloudy, golden straw colour with hints or orange running through it. A tremendous amount of carbonation is visibel.

Smell - Some light citrus, most likely grapefruit and orange. There is also a pleasnt spice smell which mingles nicely with the citrus. Finally, I'm picking up a bit of wheat in there too, but not as much as I was expecting for the style.

Taste - Hmm not a lot going on here. Some spices, but not as much as I anticipated from the nose. Same can be said for the citrus...it's there, but barley. Little to know malt or grain flavour.

Mouthfeel - Light body, crazy amount of carbonation makes for a crisp drink.

Overall - 3.5/5 Not a bad hefe, but certainly not a favorite. I certainly wouldn't turn it down on a hot summer day on a patio. (972 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served in a weizen glass.

Appearance: A semi hazy gold colored body with heavy bubbles right from the beginning created a white head, maybe 2/3".

Smell: Raw hop scent, maybe some banana skin. Very light indeed.

Taste: Has a mellow banana feel to it, but the bitter hops aren't exactly what i was expecting for a hef. Not really complex but good enough.

Mouth: I honestly must say heavy bubbles with a light stickiness to it.

Overall: It's a good beer, dont let my review ruin hyour fun...it;s not quite like my favorite hefeweizens but does the job. For about three bucks or so a bottle not a loss at all. Salud! (621 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale hazy gold with lots of clumpy clingy head.
Grain, spicy grass and slight wax on the nose.
Dough up front, fresh apricot and peach, slight noble end.
Fruity finish and herbal linger.
Light, crisp, creamy, thin.

Quenching if watery, big on stone fruit and keeps some wheaty body. Trouble here is that the classic Weiss yeast is almost totally absent, both on the nose and palate - no banana, no cloves. So while it's pleasant enough, it's not a great example of the style, especially coming from Bavaria. (510 characters)

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale orange, cloudy, small head, no lacing on glass

Aroma: wheat; bready; cloves

Taste: Malty, creamy, citrus notes; good, but not great; tastes a bit like soda

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; please disregard those scores (255 characters)

Photo of BWED
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- Very hazy yellow-brown producing a thick 2" fizzy white head. Retention is only okay.

S- Peach and a little banana. Some clove spice as well.

T- Sweet grain/straw flavor, very clean. A little fruity sweetness as well.

M- Very smooth, hardly any carbonation. Clean sweet finish.

O- Pretty good. A classic Weizen that has all the good qualities of the style. I could go for a more a little more carbonation and head retention though. (474 characters)

Photo of bbluemzbeer
4.26/5  rDev +24.2%
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. (673 characters)

Photo of UstickM
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a nice dark gold hue with a foamy white head. The beer is quite cloudy due to the wheat. Smells hoppy, spicy, mild with notes of wheat. The beer tastes mellow with a hint of clove and a smooth caramel finish. Nice beer, would drink again. (253 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Semi-cloudy dark golden color. Foamy white head, good foamy lacing.

Aroma: Malts, wheat, faint caramel and banana.

Taste: The taste starts out with malty, subdued caramel sweetness. Banana bread body.

Mouthfeel: Bright, carbonated.

Overall: A delicious beer, lots of banana and caramel. (335 characters)

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The body is highly crystalline, which is not what is expected in a wheat beer, which is supposed to be a bit cloudy. Yet, the carbonation looks fine plus a generous head that has quite a retention but no lacing is present.
S: The smell is very bread-y, malt-y. I'm always thrown to somewhere else when I dive my nose into wheat beers.
T: The taste is bready as well but with some undertones of banana and clove.
M: The carbonation is too high right now, the behavior in mouth could be a lot better and also a bit more bitter.
O: Erdinger Weissbier will always be one of the beers that you can use to bring friends into craft beer. Most people start on this one. (664 characters)

Photo of delta490
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured a 500ml bottle into an Imperial Pint glass. Pours a deep cloudy gold with a fizzy-ish creamy white head. Aroma is almost non-existent. As someone else said, it can't be bad because there isn't much there. The same, unfortunately, goes for the taste. There just isn't much to it, good, bad or otherwise. Has a decent mouthfeel, with a little bit of carbonation. But overall, there just isn't much to it.
I've had it draft, as well, and it had a bit more "oomph" to it, but not significantly, so I've averaged out the two in the scores. (542 characters)

Photo of AmitC
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
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. (596 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a cloudy dark gold color. The head is a three finger white shade with that has a foamy appearance to it. Retention is really nice, too.

S: Not only are the typical banana/clove estery aromas lacking here...so is just about anything else. About the only thing I really notice is a mild cherry-like sweetness and the faintest hint of wheat. Not really a bad aroma - after all, how can a nose so weak be considered bad?

T: Well, the aroma suggested a feeble flavor, and that's what I got. While the lack of weizen esters allows the opening wheat quality and finishing noble hops to shine through more strongly, it really drinks like a dinky-ass US wheat ale (think Widmer Hefeweizen) instead of a proper German hefeweizen. Okay, so a slight banana presence builds up after a few sips, but by then it's too little, too late. Just a boring beer in all flavor aspects.

M: The texture does a good job of staying out the way of the lack of flavor by finishing with a mildly clean dryness to it. I could do without the budding wet, syrupy linger, but I'll certainly give it points for being refreshing and crisp.

O: A score this low would suggest a mediocre-to-poor effort riddled with flaws - however this isn't actually flawed, just devoid of any good weizen characteristics...or any characteristics for that matter. This one is certainly easy to down, at least. But when both Sierra Nevada and Weihenstephaner make weizens that are both superbly drinkable AND full of character, why should you care about this one? (1,565 characters)

Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
78 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.