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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier

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760 Reviews

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Reviews: 760
Hads: 1,761
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 22.03%
Wants: 23
Gots: 344 | FT: 0
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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 BeerForMuscle
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Mildly hazy pale straw. The head fades quickly for a wheat beer.

S - Sweet wheat, grains, honey. Mild fruit sweet aromas.

T - Light sweetness, honey and malt. Grainy biscuit, chalky bread. Faint candied orange rind hints.

M - Light bodied, decent carbonation, highly drinkable.

O - A good go-to.

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Photo of TheBrewo
2.91/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

We pour a clean butterscotch colored beer. It holds a two finger head of creamy, bubbly whitish foam. This retains nicely, leaving sticky sheets of lacing around the glass. There is a thick haze to the beer, but no sediment, while carbonation appears active. The nose is bright with wet wheat, bittering orange peel, and hugely metallic yeast. There is a soft creaminess on the front, with relatively strong white sugar and cidery sweetness. With warmth the grain becomes a bit more metallic, to match the yeast, and becomes borderline adjuncty. Our first impression is that the flavoring is quite soft, and those sweeter Hefe flavors are hard to find. As we sip, wheat and water hit first. These act to subdue a deep spice that is palpable far in the distance. There is clove and black pepper, with a gritty metallic zing of yeast and bready malts. The peak shows a further thinning of the malts, leaving room for again, a flash of that spice, and a curious lemon-lime sweetness that pulls us to the finish. Here there are more metallics, more yeast, and that funny souring citric character. The aftertaste breathes of creaminess, sour orangey citrus, light spice, lactic sourness, wheat, and water. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium, but a great foam builds in the mouth with each sip and swirl. The mouth is left prickly and alive, and slightly dried with a fine astringency. There is decent slurp, smack, and pop with each sip. The abv is appropriate, and the beer goes down quickly.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about the beer was the inviting look, and how light it was on the drinker. Comparatively within the style, both the nose and the flavoring were bland. The nose was not titillating, so when it came time to drink we were not surprised to find a watery, underwhelming taste hit the lips. This is an easy drinking and refreshing beer, but little else.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium yellow with a big foamy head.

Banana, clove, sweet grain, yeast in the nose.

Nice smooth sweet grain, some yeast, some fruit notes. Mild bitterness to balance the beer. Finishes with grainy note.

Lighter bodied, full carbonation.

Nice soft version of the style. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From what I can see on here, this beer is a little underrated. I love the colour, a beautiful light straw with an ultra-white head that dissipates a little too quickly. The smell is quite good, with fruity highlights that really stick out. Banana, apricot and citrus all packed in there. The taste is almost a little sour, with very little trace of the fruit in the smell but loaded grains. Very refreshing, light-bodied, and super drinkable. Overall, it's a great beer.

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Photo of tastybeerinmybelly
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very drinkable, but didn't have any flavors that really jumped out at me. Not a bad hefe, but there are a few others I would rather have on a nice summer day. It has a wheaty taste with a decent amount of carbonation, just not as much flavor as I would like.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

nice change of pace here in bosnia. pours less cloudy that i expected, darker golden color with a lacey head pure white. smells like yeast and fruit, lemons and orange zest. flavor is hearty for a wheat brew, with less of the popping fruity characteristics i am accustomed to in this style. yeast is a little bit floral, delicate and nice.plenty of body too, there is a lemon wedge on the rim, but i dont need it. feel is heavier for a hefe, filling a little, but the carbonation is appropriate and the finish is nice and slow, a little sweet. this was a great beer to have with sushi, and probably other fish dishes as well.

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Photo of Drinkerofales
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a wheat beer, it's cloudy, light golden in color, with a traditional huge white head which dissipates very slowly.

Smells of a hint of lemon citrus, a hint of banana, yeast, and a nice wheat bread.

Taste is mellow, light bready sweetness, with a bit of a lemony finish.

Very smooth and easy to drink, light and airy, without being fizzy.

It's not a Wiehanstephaner, but it's a fine wheat beer from the old world, and the price is right.


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Photo of Tresha
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Erdinger Weissbier is pale orange in colour. When poured in a glass it has a nice white head. While the smell of malt and hops is present, you can also get a small hint of orange and apple. It's a little strong for my liking but very clean with fine acidity. Definitely easy to have another!

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Photo of dansmcd
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a murky yellow blonde with a glorious three finger soapy head and sticky lacing.

S - Wheat, dried banana chips, yeast and salt.

T - Clean and sweet, banana, wheat, grain and spice.

M - Moderate to high carbonation, body a little light as I like a full bodied hefe myself.

O - Perfectly good German hefe but why would you get this when Weihenstephan is so widely available and cheap.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Erdinger Hefe-Weizen has a very thick, fluffy, slightly off-white head and a cloudy, yellow-golden appearance. Some lacing is present. The aroma is not strong, but one detects white wheat bread. Taste is mild, with white wheat bread, sweetness, some lemon, low level coriander, and a touch of hop bitterness. The spiciness certainly increases after swishing the bottom 20% of the bottle. Mouthfeel is light to medium and soft, and Erdinger Hefe-Weizen finishes pleasant and very easy drinking. It’s quite good.


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Photo of SinutabRamirez
4.55/5  rDev +31.9%
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.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: The body is a somewhat cloudy blonde colour with ample carbonation. Two fingers of head were produced, but it didn't manage to lace or retain very well.

Smell: A lot of grain smell upfront with a banana backing and maybe the barest hint of cloves. Warming really helped it out as the banana came forward a bit more.

Taste: Starts with the banana sweetness with a bit of malt at which point dry wheat takes to the field, as the to wage war over a small hint of cloves. It is an ending which manages to come across as decent.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation in the body is very well done and helps out the entire beer. The aftertaste is also nice and balanced but I wouldn't call it epic. Longer lasting head and removing the odd touch of dryness would be nice.

Drinkability: Medium bodied, not exactly for summer drinking but not quite flavourful enough for the winter. It's a bit dryer then I would like it to be, and the carbonation is so powerful, it leave me a little gassy.

Final Thoughts: An above average Hefe, that is for sure. I dunno, it just seems like the banana and the clouding just isn't there. It comes across as a bit too pilsner like. It's still good though, but sadly Erdinger just can't seem to compare to Weihenstephaner. Give it a shot though.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Semi-cloudy peachy-yellow colour with a puffy foam head. Great retention with evident lacing down the glass.

S: Grassy wheat, cloves, faint banana (as it warms), some orange, and underlying lemon. Detecting a slightly strange minty floral aroma that's quite faint but present.

T: Grainy wheat, fainter fruit elements of primarily banana and a bit of lemon, cloves, and a slight honey finish. Decent and balanced but the taste profile seems a bit muted.

M: Medium bodied with a high carbonation level. Quite dry with a chalky texture. Giving off a spritzer-like vibe as a result of the carbonation and dryness.

D: Decent but likely not something I'd revisit with tastier Hefeweizen products available on the shelf.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of joefinnigan15
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of DocJitsu
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of Kromes
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of thecheapies
2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
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

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Photo of Douberd
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of HomrQT
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

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Photo of syrupjoe
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed this along with the Dunkel variant a few days ago.

Nice yellow color, very hazy, and seems even hazier as you let it sit for a while. Persistent foam rings.

Spicy, malty smell. Nice but subtle.

Taste is mainly acid, reminding me of raisins and a bit like a salad, and that specific hoppy aftertaste which reminds me of a Radeberger pilsner.

It has a light body...perhaps a bit too light. Carbonation a bit on the low side once you get through that foam.

Don't be fooled though, this beer is a bit stronger than it will feel or taste. And the 500 ml bottle size only makes this situation worse. It seems to pair well with chicken sandwiches and cold cuts of meat.

I like it and recommend it. But I have to say I like the Dunkel a bit more.

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Photo of kraypd
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery tasting room.

A: Pours a nice hazy orange color with a fluffy white head. Nice retention.

S: Very nice aroma but more subtle than many other examples that I have tried. Banana note are there but definitely are not strong.

T: A mix of wheat with slight banana notes but certainly something that you have to look for in this beer. Not spicy at all with a very smooth profile. Carbonation is high which is typical for the style.

M: Mouthfeel is creamy and mild.

O: At the brewery this hefeweizen was definitely the best sample of Erdingerweiss I have had. I still wouldn't rate this as one of my favorites and preferred their Urweisse much better.

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Photo of output01x
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 mL. capped bottle (Best Before End 05-2012) into a weizen glass.

A moderate pour yields a fluffy off-white head that takes up nearly half the glass. After a few minutes, the head slowly fades to about a 1-finger coating that lasts to the last drop. The body is a cloudy straw gold with carbonation bubbles streaming upward from nearly every conceivable portion of liquid. Some thick lacing can be seen sticking sporadically to the glass in soapy clumps.

Wheat is definitely the primary component of this nose with just a touch of citrus in the background. Notes of lemon peel and orange rind are present with just a bit of green banana. The lack of banana in the nose is a little off-putting.

Like the nose, the initial taste is primarily wheat with just a touch of citrus peel. Almost no banana can be found and certainly no bubblegum. As the beer is swallowed, a banana cream flavor comes out a bit and is soon met by more grainy wheat flavors. The oily citrus flavors cling to the crevaces of the mouth and last the entirety of each sip. A wheat, chalky green banana flavor persists as a light aftertaste between sips.

The body is light and easy-drinking with a good amount of meatiness that gives this beer a smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is good and fizzy (as would be expected) and creates a nice foamy but satisfying swallow.

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Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
79 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.