1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

Not Rated.
Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

1,456 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,456
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 10
Gots: 112 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Erdinger Weissbier Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,456 | Reviews: 722 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Orbex
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Orbex, May 30, 2012
Photo of brainiacd1spam
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

brainiacd1spam, May 29, 2012
Photo of PaBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

PaBeerLover, May 28, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best before 8/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a foamy cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is mainly of grain and wheat and maybe some slight yeast aromas. Taste is of the grain and wheat with some white grape juice flavors. I am not really getting any of the traditional banana, bubblegum, or spice flavors from this beer. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer all around and not much of a hefeweizen in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, May 27, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +14.6%

HumphreyLee, May 27, 2012
Photo of joefinnigan15
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: golden colour, at least one finger head, frothy.

Smell: nothing stood out, basic light beer smell

Taste/mouthfeel: no flavours jumped out, but it was very drinkable. A hint of sweetness.

Overall, it was very smooth, with no bitterness or aftertaste, and quite refreshing. Those looking for more flavour might be disappointed, but I can't find much to complain about with this one.

joefinnigan15, May 24, 2012
Photo of downtownbrown
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

downtownbrown, May 21, 2012
Photo of TampaHefeMan
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

TampaHefeMan, May 14, 2012
Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +14.6%

PatGreer, May 13, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden-wheat with a white bubbly head. The head attenuates very quickly. The bouquet is mild Belgian yeast and banana. The mouthfeel is crisp with some molecular stabbing. Very pilsneresque, but with a very light mild Belgian flavor. Not great, but drinkable.

DocJitsu, May 12, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: single finger head on a pale golden body.

S: sweet lemon custard, some breads.

T: more sweet lemon custard following in the flavor with breads, pale malts but these are light.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation. moist finish.

Overall: just a standard hefe. Drinkable but nothing sets it apart.

kylehay2004, May 11, 2012
Photo of WeissGary
3/5  rDev -14%

WeissGary, May 08, 2012
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

MouthfulOfchris, May 07, 2012
Photo of Kromes
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: A hazy straw color with what a first starts as a thick white head and turns into a thin white head. Doesn't have the staying power of other hefes.

S: Yeasty with wheat malt and citrus notes.

T: Mostly has a bready malt flavor with a touch of citrus and a tiny bit of spice. The finish is much too sweet.

M: Light with a good bit of carbonation.

O: An Average Hefeweizen. Right in the middle I'd say.

Kromes, May 05, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
2.6/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pint glass. Spirals of yeast suspension swirl in a rather clear golden beer. The fluffy head that came from the pour has fallen quickly. 3.5

Lemon rind and muted spices in the nose. Not very active aroma-wise. Breath of hops, wheat malts, and citrus. 3.0

Attenuated flavor. Some clove and coriander, but hardly any fruity esters. Lemony twang that doesn't stay in the finish. The finish actually comes with unexpected bitterness. Herbal hops are more noticeable than any bready malt flavors. Disappointing. 2.5

Watery body. Too thin. Bad feel. Over-carbonated. Ouch. 2.0

I found a German that I definitely dislike. Aside from that, it really is a poor example of the style. They shouldn't tout on the back label that they're 'the World's No. 1 Hefe-Weizen' because they are far from it. 2.5

thecheapies, May 04, 2012
Photo of Beermazter310
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Beermazter310, May 03, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -14%

StoicBeast, May 03, 2012
Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Irrationalist, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle of 500 ml, at home.
Head of three fingers, soapy, but with very good retention. Pale honey coloured, hazy.
Aroma is fruity with some banana traces and quite malty.
Taste is sweet with some sour aftertaste, sort of citrus.
Average thickness on the body and very carbonated.
Good but not that great.

Douberd, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Ale
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Ale, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of rale
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

rale, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of 500MLperWeek
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

500MLperWeek, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of HomrQT
4.23/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little more expensive than I would normally spend for a single beer, but this is one that I enjoy when I come across it. Goes down very smooth, and it sure is a pretty beer when poured. One of the better German beers I've had, which with all the outstanding German beers out there, I'm proud to say this one holds its own. The head has a long life span while drinking. I'd certainly recommend at least a one time try.

HomrQT, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of syrupjoe
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a very slightly cloudy faded gold color with two finger foamy white head.

Nose: Lemon, banana, honey, bread, slight pepper.

Taste: Citrus, acidity, banana, sweet wheat. Lingering sweetness and slight acidity in the aftertaste.

Moderate carbonation with a sweet but clean finish. A light but good hefe. Would drink again.

syrupjoe, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

ale207, Apr 17, 2012
Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
79 out of 100 based on 1,456 ratings.