Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu
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2.85/5 rDev -18.3%
Perhaps I had became picky to hefeweizens, as they are such simple beers which are so distinctive and unique. The clove like or banana like flavour is something that is difficult to acheive, and this beer is too light to my personal taste.
I sniffed the beer after hoping the bottle at around 10 degree C. Smell is predominately of pilsner malt. The colour is a bit on the light side. The head is thick and bubbles were roaring along the side of the glass.
Taste like a pilsner with a bit of wheat it in, enough to develope a slight wheat taste which has that phenolic banana flavour. Hops are not at all prominent, which can be a good or bad thing.
This is the second time I had this beer. Its a bit more expensive than Hacker Pschorr or Paulaner. I felt like I had made the wrong choice today.
03-29-2008 21:49:58 | More by wjimson
3.33/5 rDev -4.6%
A- A nice golden color with a nice white head.
S- grass, wheat, and a little bit of fruit I can pick up on this one.
T- Bready, a little bit sweet bit of a disappointment here was expecting more from this one.
M- Fairly light in body with a descent amount of carbonation.
D- Easy to drink. Goes down nice and smooth. Not the best but easy to drink and light.
03-25-2008 10:05:44 | More by nrbw23
3.2/5 rDev -8.3%
Served from 16.9 oz bottle, best by date 4/2008.
Pours a bright golden, slightly opaque color. Decent head which quickly dissipates...not much lacing left, either.
Smells of yeast & citrus, quite tangy.
Tastes, again, strongly of yeast with wheat apparent. The trademark banana & clove there also, with some orange notes also. Not sweet, but very tangy & brisk.
Not alot of carbonation, but the yeast leaves a puckering mouthful nonetheless.
Not the best German weissbier I've had; a bit too yeasty, but fairly drinkable still. Otherwise this is fairly unremarkable. I'll stick with Paulaner for the time being.
03-22-2008 21:38:20 | More by Natural510
3.4/5 rDev -2.6%
This beer was poured into a weizen glass at 46° from an 11.2 ounce bottle with no date information. Over three fingers of white pillow like foam with nice carbonation bubbles resulted from the pour, swirl, pour technique used. Head dissipation left minimal lacing. The beer was cloudy with some yeast suspension and golden in color.
The beer smelled of fruit, spice and yeast. There were traces of substances resembling perfume picked up also.
Spices were more pronounced in the taste than aroma with the clove taste coming out first. I picked up some slight yeast but was not really sure about banana.
There was a nice solid feeling in the mouth with the fruitiness spreading around well.
This one slides down well and makes a nice refreshing wheat beer for the warmer days ahead.
03-21-2008 02:57:32 | More by SMark
3.53/5 rDev +1.1%
poured on draught into a weizen glass
A - pours a light gold color with a white head. active carbonation running up the glass.
S - a light wheat aroma with some clove.
T - a strong flavor of banana and a touch of malt sweetness.
M- very crisp.
D - very easy to drink, but it's not outstanding in its class.
03-20-2008 23:16:11 | More by dill
3.65/5 rDev +4.6%
A: Poured into a large weizen glass. The result is a slightly hazy yellowish-golden body with lots of bubbles settling under a HUGE (4 fingers) foamy white head. No lacing.
S: Not terribly strong -- florally and lemony -- but not unpleasant.
T: Follows the nose: light in flavors all-around. There's a hint of clove but no banana. Wheat profile is strong. Finishes with a slightly lemony dry taste.
M: Light in body. Good spritzy feel to it helps clean the palate after each sip.
D: Very good. Could use some more flavor to make this a world-class Hefe, but it certainly goes down easy as a thirst-quencher.
03-19-2008 22:41:59 | More by Kendo
3.35/5 rDev -4%
Pale cloudy orange golden hay with a large and fuzzy white lid.
The smell is slight. light lemon, pale wheat and yeast. eh.
The taste is slightly better. Lemon, wheat and yeast with, eh, I'll give it some bitter bananas. Clove is there, but just barely perceptible. The mothfeel, on the other hand, is a nice medium with lush carbonation.
Very mediocre. It hits the main points, but seemingly without any zest for it. This is okay, but there are a bunch of great German and even Americans versions that are better.
03-17-2008 04:06:06 | More by Slynger
3.55/5 rDev +1.7%
A-golden yellow and cloudy with a tall white head that was short lived leaving behind small traces of lacing,carbonation was active till the last sip
S-the nose was mostly that of white flour with some hints of fruit and spice
T-upront a sweet berry flavor with traces of banana and some clove,it finished a little buttery with all the traces of the fruit nonexistant at the end,lack of hop presence was a little disappointing
M-was rather foamy which made this beer a little heavier feeling than I had anticipated,nice clean finish
D-I enjoyed this for a change from my normal routine of Pale Ales and Stouts,it was served in a Erdinger tall glass approx.22oz and it was just about right,but I could also see an increased drinkability on a hot summer day
03-16-2008 22:53:01 | More by orangemoustache
3.98/5 rDev +14%
Tall 1 pint 0.9oz brown glass bottle with a tan label and pry-off cap.
Pale and cloudy straw/sun golden body. Large white head that holds well and leaves great looking lace.
Delicious sweet malty scent with white bread and honey with abit of spice.
Mild sweet malt again with honey and mild spice. Refreshing and good. Short lived aftertaste of wheat.
Medium body and very little coating.
Highly drinkable, refreshing and mild. This will make a nice summer beer.
03-16-2008 01:57:53 | More by oelergud
3.15/5 rDev -9.7%
This beer looks promising but the first whiff set my expectations higher than what was delivered. It has a citrusy and not horrible quenching effect, however this is not a first rate wheat beer. I must admit I was leery from the start when i read the back label where it boldly states "The World's Most Popular Wheat Beer". In my experience this means more consideration goes into pumping out quantity than in producing quality. Still this is far better than most of the schlock that passes for beer in the Beer Store TM.
03-11-2008 01:56:21 | More by shamus
2.1/5 rDev -39.8%
A- More orange than golden. High head settles quickly.
S- Orange, clove and pear, with more yeast and acid odor than normal for a weiss.
T- The normal banana and citrus fade into pear. The kind off nasty-ass, can-of-pears-you'd-have-in-a-fallout-shelter pear you really wouldn't ever hope for in a hefe. It really tastes like acidic heavy syrup. A bit of clove throughout, but wih everything else going on it's dwarfed by ass-pear.
M- A bit acidy and dry for a hefe. About the right texture.
D- Damn, that acid feels like it's trying to crawl back up my throat. I have a feeling tomorrow I'm going to want to hurt whoever brewed this.
I hate many things, but not many beers. You will pay, Erdinger.
03-09-2008 05:43:46 | More by Radar
2.53/5 rDev -27.5%
11.2oz bottle poured into a weizen glass, best of 1-2008 on it.
A: Pours a sort of cloudy light orange with a two inch rocky sort of fake looking head that is a little clearer than I would have liked to see better head retention and lacing.
S: Smells a bit too much like corn for me and sort of off putting there is only the smallest hint of clove and herbal spice and a bit strange hit of hot and dusty yeast, really not that nice to smell.
T/MF: Little bit of creamy orange and hot herbalness, the mouthfeel is a fake sort of creamy, like there are bubbles and stuff there but they do not seem to be doing anything natural, really more bitter and drying than anything sort of strange.
D: I don't know man, I was sort of bothered by this one it really is sort of out of whack and not that good, darn this beer.
03-02-2008 03:52:52 | More by bluemoonswoon
3.23/5 rDev -7.4%
I haven't had this one in awhile, and I'm sad to say its not nearly as good as I remembered it. I drank it from an impressive looking Euro-style bottle, poured into a Weizen glass.
A - A cloudy Yellow color, leaving a small white head.
S - Very mild almost non existence smell.
T - The taste was dull. Not much going on here at all.
MF/D - A very uninteresting Hefe Wizen. I could almost accept this from an American Hefe Wizen, but not from a German product. With all the other choices out there I would not go out of my way this one.
02-29-2008 16:19:54 | More by nasty15108
3.45/5 rDev -1.1%
I found this on tap at Buffalo Wildwings one night after work.
A - A fluffy pillow-like head that Iv'e ever seen sits on top of a dandelion gold hazy brew. This sucker is prety much opaque, and a solid sheet of foam coats the glass when swirled, but doesn't really cling to the glass.
S - The nose is one the lighter side, and offers hints of bubblegum and glazed donuts on top of a sweet banana baby-food base. Smells pretty much like your average hefe. This one smells very true to form, but not as pungent as other hefes. The more I think about it, the more I'm reminded of mashed banana baby-food or banana pudding.
T - The banana pudding taste is very sweet, but not overdone. This one isn't super complex, or really even all that assertive, but it's really nicely quaffable, and I think that this might make the perfect summer BBQ session brew.
M - This is on the watery side for the style with a brief tingle of carbonation washing over the tongue before a drying sensation finishes things up nicely.
D - This is a little bit subdued and lacking in depth, but it more than makes up for that in drinkability...(no, make that chug-ability). Just about he perfect session brew. I'll surely be revisitng this one when he weathter warms up.
02-26-2008 15:58:41 | More by pmcadamis
4.18/5 rDev +19.8%
50 cl bottle brought back from germany, label all in german, not made for the american import market, not sure what relevance that has, but figure it might differ from the import version.
Color was a cloudy golden yellow with a bright white head that finally faded to a ring that laced nice.
Smell was wheat and banana with a hint of clove.
Taste was wheat, sweet banana, and a hint of clove in the background, although very subtle flavors overall. no indication of any alcohol.
Light, carbonated and easy to drink. This was more than acceptable for mouthfeel.
This is a very easy drinking wheat beer, better than most wheat beers in my opinion. I will have to pick up a bottle of the imported variety to see if it is the same as the german or perhaps more hoppy for import reasons as there was very little hop presence in this version.
If the import is anywhere near this good it will be my go to wheat beer of the summer i think.
02-26-2008 01:15:13 | More by tayner
3.88/5 rDev +11.2%
A- Pours a cloudy orange yellow with minimal lacing and a quickly disappearing white head
S- Citrus and wheat with banana and clove although very subtle
T/M- Taste is of wheat citrus with a slight banana and clove, everything a good Hefe should be.
D- This is very drinkable Wheat, one of the better one out of the brewery. I could easily enjoy this one over and over again.
02-19-2008 03:15:04 | More by monkeybeer
3.78/5 rDev +8.3%
Color: Cloudy pale yellow color with ample head.
Aroma: Faint hint of banana and clove. Light. Not much to detect.
Taste: Mostly a clove flavor. No banana to be found. Lightly malty. Smooth.
Mouthfeel: Dry and wheatish. Clove.
Verdict: A middle of the road hefeweizen that is still more quite drinkable. Smooth. It's definitely a hefeweizen.
02-19-2008 01:31:08 | More by Brad007
3.48/5 rDev -0.3%
A - Golden, wheaty, cloudy...
S - Citrus, hint of bubblegum, banana
T -Yeasty, bananna
M - Lost of carbonation, but overall - not bad..
D - Could probably have many at a sitting, nice session beer.
For $24, this is a steal. If I was paying $30+, I'd prolly buy Paulaner or Wehienstephaner.
02-18-2008 23:58:39 | More by djeffbee
2.83/5 rDev -18.9%
Had a 22 oz bomber bottle that I poured into my hefe glass. This was the bright spot for this beer. Had a cloudy, orange body with a one-finger head that was a constant with the beer and left small lacings. The smell was yeasty/wheaty with some faint citric aroma. Unfortunately, the taste was rather bland in this light-bodied hefe with no real citric, pepper/clove or other spices coming out at all and the wheat yeast is very pronouced, so it is not as smooth as most hefes. I really don't see myself getting this beer again.
02-16-2008 17:11:51 | More by clayrock81
3.53/5 rDev +1.1%
I was looking forward to first drinking this beer, but was somewhat disappointed overall.
A - Typical golden cloudy appearance.
S - Grass, citrus
T - Citrus, banana, yeast dominant.
M - A tad bit overcarbonated.
D - Goes down reasonably well, but can't kick back too many of these.
I was a little disappointed with this beer considering it's fairly high price in South Africa. This beer is up against some very stiff competition from offerings such as Paulaner. Having said that, it is a worthy beer.
02-03-2008 12:10:35 | More by pirates
3.33/5 rDev -4.6%
A run of the mill weiss beer, with all the expected characteristics: yeasty, wheaty, and banana nose, medium carbonation, mild alcohol, easy drinking.
Not particularly outstanding, not offensive, either. You can definitely find better weiss beers than this, whether American or European. But Erdinger isn't too expensive, it's fairly widely distributed, and it doesn't do anything horribly wrong.
Very drinkable, very inoffensive, and very forgetable. Try the Spaten Franziskaner Hefe-Weiss for more characterful experience.
02-03-2008 06:11:15 | More by watchnerd
3.25/5 rDev -6.9%
Poured cloudy orange, with a bit of head. A much lighter tasting hefeweizen than I'm used to and it is much better. More bubble gummy, banana, and light fruity orange flavors, rather than the spiced clove, coriander scent and taste I don't care for. Overall, probably my favorite German Hefeweizen, and one I could see actually getting again, unlike pretty much any other hef
01-31-2008 22:11:09 | More by JDV
3.35/5 rDev -4%
I can't believe this hasn't been listed on BA. Comes in a light brown bottle with a cream label. It reads "All Natural Bottle-Fermented."
A - Pours up a slightly cloudy gold color with a dense white head that dissipates slowly.
S - Slightly fruity smell. A bit of spice. Very subtle.
T - Sweet malt flavor, that finishes with a bit of fruit flavor. It's hard to describe the flavor because it's so subtle.
M - Slightly thin with carbonation filling in.
D - Because this is so subtle, this is very drinkable. There are no flavors that build up. Three of four of these are easily doable.
01-27-2008 01:52:25 | More by hiikeeba
2.83/5 rDev -18.9%
A: Pretty straight forward, pale golden hue. Ever so slightly off-white head that was gone within moments of putting the glass down - no lacing at all.
S: A little grassy, sweet smelling
T: Bubblegum, but very mild, and a bit of a disappointment. Lacking a full flavour that I would have liked.
M: Perhaps a touch weighty for a hefe, but ends up being rather dry which was decent.
D: It's fairly easy to drink, and I'd have it if it were available in a social setting, but not something I see myself going out of the way to try again.
01-10-2008 01:07:40 | More by Proteus93
2.6/5 rDev -25.5%
This was the first "real" beer I ever had. I was a 19 year old college student studying in Germany and legal to drink! My only beers before then were cheap and macroesque. Even though the thought of this beer brings back good memories, this particular bottle was not too impressive. It poured a little pale and there was hardly any yeast dregs in the bottom of the bottle. The head went from a thick crown to a thin one by the end of the drink. I could not taste any bananas or cloves, so I was very disapointed.
01-02-2008 19:48:53 | More by Upgrayedd
Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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