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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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79
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1,333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,333
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 10
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
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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)
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, nothing like a Weissbier in a beerstien.

Appearance wise it looks very creamy and somewhat light. The smell, although small, is sweat.

The taste is very creamy, sweat and pleasent, the taste of fruit and spice is slightly present. Not overly strong but not overly weak. This is an all around good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2006 21:48:35 | More by CrazyMike
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this one into my brand new Weizen glass, I'm so excited. Pours a hazey pale gold colour, slight head that subsides quickly. Nice carbonation, good lacing, a very pretty beer. Maybe it's the new glass? Anyways, smell is very nice, typical Weizen, Yeasty, Banana, Cloves, Pears. Very mild though, and the notes aren't very pronounced. Not as pronounced as I'd like them to be, anyways. Taste is very good, but it feels a bit watered-down. Still, spicy on the tongue, yet mild on the palate. Slight lemon flavour, mild maltiness, very little bitterness. I just wish for more flavour, sure, it's not bad, but I've had better.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 03:52:52 | More by trevorwideman
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daliandragon

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of those beers I have an emotional attachment with. Anyone who has ever been to Korea knows how bad the beer situation is there. When I found fresh Erdinger at the 3 Alley Pub in Itaewan,Seoul I almost cried with joy. Consuming flawlessly poured and served half litres of hefe is much better then chugging warm macroswill any day of the week. Got me through some rough times, beerwise and otherwise.
Terrific cloudy pale honey color and densely packed head indicative of the style. Nose is fresh and providing the necessary flavors but also smells more yeasty and bready then most hefes.
Taste is multi textured and very refreshing. In this case, I think the extra carbonation helps the mouthfeel instead of hurting it, which is typical often. There also seems to be a citrus tracing around the normal clove and monkeyfruit.
This is an excellent hefe. If you like wheat beers then you've probably had it. If you don't like wheat beers, give this one a shot anyway, it's worth it.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2005 22:54:25 | More by daliandragon
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willgro

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fantastic beer. Better than the standard wheat beer from germany, this beer really does the trick. it is very creamy, with the banana flavors of typical wheat beers from the region, but this one really stands out. it has a great head on it and is extremely drinkable. it is darker than most wheat beers, but not nearly a dark wheat. just a mild, orange color, that transforms itself into the brews. fantastic overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2005 20:00:42 | More by willgro
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drewmprs

California

4.88/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For a time this was my favorite hefe, maybe even my favorite brew. I still love it but I appreciate some smaller craft hefes. This flavor lies in between Paulaner and Franziskaner. I think the Franziskaner is a little strong for most people, and this Erdinger comes in just about perfect. This is a perfect brew to sip on a hot day after working in the yard. Much tougher to find a 6 pack of this than Paulaner or Franziskaner. Sometimes i'm forced to go to Bristol Farms and get a 22 oz bottle, but usually I get it at the yardhouse in long beach on tap. I can't say anything negative about this brew. Fantastic, I can't wait to visit the Erdinger brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2005 20:12:39 | More by drewmprs
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my new Erdinger glass. Ooh, I like this glass. Mainly because, I have no other like it. Anyways... Beer pours a hazy, almost orange hue colour. Though, in certain angles of light it does look more yellow. The head is HUGE. Though, I think the style of glass may contribute to it. Plenty of sporatic lace clings to the sides as the beer slowly disappears into my gullet. Very pleasant wheat smell, cloves, spices, light citrus fruit and some pepper on the nose. For a beer of low ABV, I can smell a bit of alcohol. Which is okay, but seems out of place. Very good taste. It almost seems layered. The first layer closest to your tongue is very midly bitter. Not exactly a grassy bitterness, but a crisp bitterness. The second layer is bready. Like drinking a fresh baked loaf. The third and final layer is sweet and sour fruits. Specifically, oranges and lime, with other citrus as well. Even some strawberries. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp. Smooth going down the throat and caressing the tongue, but crisp after the swallow, tempting you to want another drink. Drinkable? Quite. One could pound back one after the other all night, or sip and savour it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2005 00:50:50 | More by slitherySOB
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours out a little touchy...it is a hefeweizen. It looks like a golden cloudy beer with a nice thick foam on top and if you get a great Erdinger you will smell it the minute the beer is poured from the bottle. It feels great in your mouth and throat. A beer that can be savoured until the last drop and can also be drank down with pleasure and repeated a few times. When you find that great bottle you will remember the flavor for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2005 15:47:18 | More by Erdinger2003
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a hazy peach color with nice white puffy head that proved to be very long lasting.Smell is virtually non-existent. I just can't smell anything at all. Taste is aso very minimal with a very slight spiciness noted, but little else. Nice and creamy in the mouth but just no taste to go with it. Very easy to drink, but not something I'll try again.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2005 00:39:58 | More by tgbljb
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aquatonex

New York

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good, crisp, and refreshing hefe.

Pours cloudy light orange with a nice frothy head. Good retention, lacing, and carbonation. Nose is rather light, yeasts, malts, and light fruits (banana?). Hint of spice. Flavors are well balanced, not too sour or fruity. Smooth, creamy, and lightly fruity and spicy (cloves). Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 16:06:09 | More by aquatonex
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loren01

Oregon

2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle a light straw color into a pint glass. Holy crap, think I misjudged how much carbonation there was in this beer, cause the huge white head ended up foaming over on my first pour. Then I almost did it again on my second pour. Smells very yeasty, with some banana and slight clove flavors. Taste is pretty subtle really, goes down real easy but nothing really stands out as far as the taste is concerened. Tastes like vanilla, with a hint of ripe banana. Mouthfeel is maybe a little on the heavy side. This is a pretty easy drinking Hefe-Weizen however it didn't knock me off my seat especially in the taste dept. There are much better Hefe's out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2005 06:35:57 | More by loren01
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badturtle

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottle had a drink by date of 3/06. It poured a large, thick head which dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing. It smelled like fresh bread with a hint of orange. The color was opaque pale copper. I wasn't overly impressed by the taste. Not bad, but nothing special. It was just a weissbier. It tasted like a yeasty bread, again, with a hint of orange. The mouthfeel was a little light for a weizen. The carbonation was a little heavy, but not too bad. The finish had a light alcohol taste, which the malt while drinking. The finish was also reminiscent of a white wine. Overall, I was unimpressed. It was worth a try, but I would probably not buy it.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2005 01:50:20 | More by badturtle
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Citadel82

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was not an overwhelmingly "clovish" hefe...ergo I really enjoyed it. It had some of the tropical fruit/bannana thing going on and some bubblegum in the nose but was milder than most. It poured a cloudy sunshine yellow with a head of heroic proportions. Did not go for the lemon...in hindsight a little squeeze to subdue the head might not have been a bad thing, Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2005 02:00:21 | More by Citadel82
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grindcore666

California

3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fine beaded, big, puffy foam - shines like a crystal. Bright cloudy gold. Looks watery on the bottom. An average gradient. Otherwise lookin' good. Aroma is bready, subtle citrus, light wheat notes, malt, banana.

Feels a little more carbonated than I thought it would be. Starts off with a trickle on the tongue then pushes some wheat, banana, and malt on the tongue - respectively. Mouthfeel is like a lager considering the carbonation. Aftertaste is lightly sweet.

Overall, too crystally and carbonated, but I can't knock this too much because it does taste good.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2005 03:53:58 | More by grindcore666
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BeerBeing

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown glass longneck generic bottle, white/red/navy on cream label

Appearance: hazy yellow color, medium off-white head, some lacing

Smell: spicy clove, fruitness, light wheat

Taste: medium body, crisp mouthfeel, clove spiciness, sweet malt, yeast, ripe banana, citrus, minor hops in background

Notes: good, solid, but just average brew

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2005 22:28:53 | More by BeerBeing
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast..

Poured a cloudy golden yellow colour... Head was white, big and foamy with quite small beading and lasted until near the end...

Aroma - Lemony, citrusy, spicy, earthy hints, peppery notes also...

Taste – Quite subtle flavours, creamy, lemony, slight banana and strawberry notes..

Feel - Quite sharp as there is quite a lot of carbonation...

Overall - A pretty good and very, very drinkable hefe weizen...

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2005 10:20:18 | More by mdagnew
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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Pale yellow with a huge head. Pour this beer slowly, or you'll be left with a glass of foam. Aroma is spicy and malty. The flavor is quite odd. There is a bitting spiciness up front combined with a heavy carbonation so that you almost have to wait until you swallow to taste the flavor of the beer. A little bit of toasted malt flavor - very strange in a hefe. Becomes acidic. Carbonation is too heavy. The best before date is 01-2006, so I don't think the problem is there. I just think this beer isn't very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2005 02:35:35 | More by beveragecaptain
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with greenish highlights (very strange!) and a wimpy shortlived head for a Hefe. Lacing is non existent. The aroma is the typical clove/banana hefe aroma, only a little sweeter. The taste is refreshing and crisp like all Hefes. I find more barley malt character in this hefe than most, the wheat tangyness is there but a barley bready sweetness is very prominent as well. Sherbert, lemon and clove emerge in the middle.

The finish is quite sweet and citrusy. Hops are undetectable throughtout (even for a Hefe). The mouthfeel is awesome with an incredible amount of tiny bubbles dancing around my tongue.

This is a nice Hefe, pretty sweet, but still good. I recommend it. Its not the best or the worst.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2005 03:34:49 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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whynot44

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice gold color with a fluffy white head that hangs around for a while and leaves some nice lace on the side.

The aroma is mostly bananas and cloves.

Medium bodied, very pleasant malt & yeast flavor. Somewhat fruity - banana(?) with a little clove and vanilla. Slight hops flavor mostly in the aftertaste, smooth refreshing, very nice.

Not really sweet, but almost a "desert" beer. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2005 03:51:58 | More by whynot44
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a rather clear golden yellow color with a frothy white head and a vortex of mad bubbles; some lacing that quickly slips down the sides of the glass

Smell: Bananas and cloves, with undertones of caramel

Taste: Starts out with a banana flavor that adds a caramel element by mid-palate; a lemoney aspect emerges, after the swallow, but the overall effect is something like a butter rum Life Saver

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied; creamy, with a lot of carbonation

Drinkability: A bit different from the typical hefe but not bad

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2005 21:32:22 | More by brentk56
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packetknife

Idaho

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazzy orange-yellow pour or semi-dark amber depending on the lighting, dense two-finger bleached-white head that faded slowly and laced well. Wheat, yeast, some malts, and plenty more wheat on the nose. A sort of citrus on the tongue along with the decent what bread overtones, very light spice feeling. A mediocre hoppiness finishes you off. The feel is a bit too acidic IMO but it's still quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2005 11:17:19 | More by packetknife
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BeerNutta

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Erdinger... Man this thing pours frothy. The moment it hits the glass, POW. FOAM to the top.

A = Straw coloured with a big foam head that dissapates quickly to leave little lacing.

S = Smells of citrus fruits. ( Oranges?)

T = Light malts with a faint hop finish. Not bad.

M = Feels a little fuller bodied. Cream almost. With not allot of carbonation. Most of it must have gone into the formation of the foam head in the begining.

D = Not bad. Definitely could drink a few in one session.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2005 12:14:02 | More by BeerNutta
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uncggop06

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I guess you have to try this in germany.. in berlin at the moment and ive been served this beer several times in different locations... The best was a little corner store italian bakery off of Landsberger Allee in Berlin. Pillowy white beautiful head, fruity smell, beautiful taste. Gotta drink it fast, though when its warm the taste fades. Carbonation was superb, after about a minute after pouring there was a definate cloudy look and overall great beer!

Vielen dank!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2005 16:37:37 | More by uncggop06
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thinkbreakfast

New York

4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Great pillowy pure white head. Body is a little too clear looking. Carbonation is very active.

S: Thick cotton candy and subtle dryness.

T: Robust fruit up front, then a quick sour bite followed by spice and fruit aftertaste. Very clean and crisp.

MF/D: Clean overall. Little or no aftertaste. Very refreshing and perfect for a summer session.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 19:30:52 | More by thinkbreakfast
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jakester

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a pilsner glass. Date clearly stamped on the label Yay!

Pours a fairly cloudy banana yellow with a huge head of white foam. Looks highly carbonated. The head eventually drops to islands and a ring. No lacing on the glass.

Some bananas and some cloves are in the aroma, but not a whole lot. Smells of wheat bread and yeast there also. This could use more aroma.

Flavor is tart bananas, cloves, black pepper. Good wheat character, like fresh bread. I've tasted better hefe's, but this one is pretty good. Aftertaste is clean bananas and cloves.

Mouthfeel is semi-sweet, with very tingly/fizzy carbonation. Very burpy. Finish is fizzy and sweet.

Like I said, I've had better hefe's. This seems to lack a strong banana/clove character, which I like very much. Those characteristics are there, but I need more. Not a bad beer, but not great, either.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 14:55:50 | More by jakester
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

2.23/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Okay, I know hefeweizens are highly carbonated, but this is ridiculous. I have never seen a beer, or a even a soda, bubble this vigorously in my life. Pours a cloudy brown yellow with a humongous bubbly head that disappears right away leaving no lacing.

S - Wheat malt and carbonation.

T - A little sweet for a hefeweizen, all malt no fruitiness or spiciness, aside from that is is just carbonated water. A slight bitterness. Not terrible, but dissappointing.

Mouthfeel - Very thin. Refreshing though. Not bad. Best part of the beer.

Drinkability - My friend told me when he was in Germany, he saw a 12 year old boy with a bottle of this. When he asked the boy's brother why he had it, the brother responded, "That is hardly a beer." I think that sums up this low quality hefeweizen extremely well.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2005 04:25:00 | More by mrasskicktastic
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