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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,544 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,544
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 165 | 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)
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Photo of timbro81
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smells of cloves and very very slight noble hops. Pours a hazy straw color topped with a big lumpy head that settles to a fine ring. Decent carbonation. Cloves and noble hops dominate the palate. Aftertaste is of a slight stale graininess. Really not much going on here, (sigh) may benefit from a...lemon wedge. Please don't tar and feather me!

Photo of Ch1mpy
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big white head. Unclear orange-brown colour. Little lacing

Mild smell of fudge and fruit.

After having sampled several other German hefe-weißens during past few weeks I was a little disappointed with the surprisingy bland taste of cloves and wheat.

Relatively well carbonated brew which makes the mouthfeel relatively stingy.

Average drinkability. Save it for a warm day.

Photo of PatrickJR
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 bottle into weizen glass.

A - Hazy yellow/orange color. Unimpressive 2 finger head with poor retention, falls to little more than a collar and eventually nothing. Minimal lacing.

S - Decent balance between banana and sour wheat malt. More subdued than it should be.

T - Good, but bland for a hefe. Banana hits early palate but fades quickly. Phenolic character begins along with the wheat malt with bitter phenols taking over late palate, finishes fairly clean. Not bad, but overall the flavor is very restrained.

M - On point with any hefe, high carbonation and medium/light body.

D - Though I don't feel this represents hefeweizens very well, it is a decent brew to knock back, especially for those seeking a less intense Bavarian hefe experience.

Photo of Bobdope
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I order a couple of these on Santa Monica Boulevard called Lago. They came out cold and were very delicious. The server delivered this beer in a pint glass. The color had a nice orange hue. The smell was as good as a heffe will ever be. I found this beer to be rather refreshing with god social drinkability.

Photo of loosey
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint, .9 oz bottle, good before 11/2008

poured into a pint glass, hazy hazy pale gold... jesus! the bubbles! the bubbles! fast and furious, got about 3 inches of head (and yes i poured it right), whipped cream dollop on top.. this looks fake

smell wheat, lemon, fruity more than spicy, mellow

taste slightly astringent, malty banana and sweet, there is some hiding cloves, sourness

crispy dry bite, seltzer water, i wish it would chill out just a bit i feel under attack

not terrible but average, . i would drink this if i ran out of gas and was stuck at a roadside feed stand while eating mass amounts of bratwurst and sauerkraut with a balding german man while he tells me about his extra marital affair with the barmaiden

Photo of Portertime
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This came as a high recommendation from who I assume is the beer stocker at Ward's Market here in Gainesville. Not to poo poo a suggestion from a fellow beer enjoyer I decided to give it a go. Served it slightly chilled in my Duvel chalice. Poured sort of a sulhpur color with a wee head. Smell was faint but there, wheat, banana, lemon zest, cloves. Taste was of a typical German weizen, banana, cloves, lemon, hint of cherry, little yeasty. Not the best weizen I've had but then I have to say "Hast du Lust auf ein Beir?"

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Clear straw yellow with a sizable head and excellent retention. A pretty sexy looking beer served in a Weizen glass. No date on bottle.

S. Smells somewhat like oatmeal, barley in the forefront. A little bit of lemony citrus in the background.

T. Unremarkable here but not bad. Wheaty and slightly metallic.

D. Quite drinkable as it is smooth. Wish I could have it from the tap as I surmise that would be more enjoyable. Not bad overall.

Photo of Larrytown
2.58/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The head is substantial, but fizzles quickly over a golden-tan body. Some small lacing is present, but not overly noticeable. At nice cold temps, the beer has a decent if somewhat uninteresting taste, but as it warms (over the course of a few minutes) it becomes somewhat unpleasant. Not many of the typical hefe characteristics stood out at first, but it wasn't terrible. Within just those few minutes everything went from "decent, unremarkable beer" into "I won't be able to finish this". Not a good sign.

I won't be trying this one again.

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

subtle sam, too carbonated with not enough flavor. perhaps that is the aim, to be more of a refined hefeweizen.

A: Poured into a weizen glass. Interesting yellow/golden color with bigger bubbles taking over smaller ones in the head but melting quickly. Some lacing but in splotches.

S: Subtle and simplistic.

T: Definite banana but fades as to tease or lead you into the next taste which is the starch bread taste that i did not enjoy.

M: Light and too carbonated.

D: Just above average, will give it another quaff when I see it on draft.

Photo of jenitivecase
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Served in a weizen glass. Slightly cloudy, pale gold color with a big head that dissipates into substantial lacing.

S: I've never gotten much out of the smell, even on-tap; fruity, citrus-y notes, but not too much happening here overall.

T: Wheat-y (obviously), with the fruity overtones promised by the smell. Apple, citrus, etc., but again, not a whole lot happening. Pretty straightforward, and not unpleasant, just not captivating.

M: Very light and smooth, slightly creamy. Decent carbonation.

D: Pretty drinkable - when chilled, I can knock off quite a few of these. When it warms up, though, it becomes more difficult to drink, and can turn obligatory rather than enjoyable.

Photo of NatetheGreat
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: looks a lot like a pilsner: golden, not murky but clear, which threw me a little. Big fluffy white head, but recedes quickly.

S: fruity, spicy, tart - fresh tree fruit, very nice.

T: wheat is tart but also somewhat pasty. Quite fruity, with banana and some apple notes, with a mild spice/clove flavor in background.

M: crisp more than it is creamy, with good malt profile from the wheat. A bit effervescent or bubbly, like alka-selzer (I guess that's a weird comparison, but it's what comes to mind).

D: good drinkability due to mild alcohol % and refreshing nature. Good hefe but not great, nor by any means the "world's #1 hefe" as the bottle proclaims. Hefe's are one of my favorite styles and so I probably rate this a bit higher than most folks.

Photo of rtratzlaff
2.33/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a single bottle to try.

Pours a golden beer with yeast floating throughout. Tons of small bubbles rise consistently from the gottom of the glass.

Smells of slightly of apple and lemon, but not a whole lot going on.

Flavor is very subtle with a lemon bubblegum aftertaste. As with the smell, there isn't a whole lot there. Perhaps I didn't get enough of the yeast to add to the flavor profile. There was a good bit still stuck to the bottom of the glass.

Powdery light mouthfeel with a dry finish.

Easy drinking, but a bit one-dimensional.

Photo of Traquairlover
2.42/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint, 0.9 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Cloudy golden, large white head of foam and medium and large bubbles, pretty good retention.

S = Far too light scented, smells that do come through are light lemon, slight hops, very, very light yeast smells.

T = Tastes like a mixture of 2/3 Bud with 1/3 hefe-weizen. Very little taste (not surprising given how light the smell was), but the fact that it really tastes a lot like a macro lager is a big surprise. I expected it to taste like a very light hefe, but mostly it just has very light malt and hops flavors with almost no yeast or wheat tastes, no bananas, no esters. A big let down.

M = Light to light-medium bodied, little too flat, very little mouthcoating.

D = This is not really bad, but it is not what I was expecting from a hefe. It was mostly just a drinkable but uninspired beer. Would not recommend it, but on a hot day it might be okay if nothing else were available.

Photo of mmmbeer
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Did a side-by-side comparison of this and the kristall-klar. From a half-liter bottle, unpasteurized and bottle-conditioned with an expired best-by date. I really need to pay more attention when I buy my beer. Anyway, on to the brew. It pours an opaque dark gold, with high carbonation and a three finger, quickly-receding head that eventually disappears. Light aroma, but what is there consists of weak hops and tropical fruits - no detectable phenols. Wheat and slight yeast on the palate, along with fruity esters, a touch of malts and perhaps some green hops on top of a light, tingly and dry body that imparts almost no finish. Not great as is, but probably not a whole lot better when fresh.

Photo of tai4ji2x
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

available in some stores, bars and restaurants in beijing

500ml brown bottle. yeast swirled in.

cloudy, orangey wheat color. decent head, but it fades to a very thin layer with a ring on the edges. almost no lacing.

faintly fruity banana, very slight clove in background. some grains and maltiness with hint of grassy hops. not really any citrus.

flavorwise, there starts out with some annoying medicinal character that couples with the bitterness and lasts throughout. it distracts from an otherwise honey-like maltiness and fruitiness. earthy, bready yeast notes head into the finish.

not too thin, pretty smooth, but also a bit too fizzy, even though i had re-poured it a couple times to get the yeast in.

drinkable, but not an exemplary hefeweiss

Photo of Graham5161986
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a monster 3 finger rocky, white head that has great retention and leaves a decent, sticky lace.

S: light banana and sugary malts, a touch of grassy hoppiness as well.

T: floral hops, subtle banana, slight sour-cherry sweetness and a touch of spice - very light.

M:light, slightly creamy, well-carbonated and quite dry.

D: this is a decent hefe - it's quite light and doesn't seem to have the same potent banana and clove flavours so commonly found in other weissbiers. To me this one seemed more grassy and lager-like. Still a refreshing beer that is easy to drink. I would buy this one again - might be good as an intro to German wheat beers for some people.

Photo of wjimson
2.85/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of nrbw23
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Natural510
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of SMark
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of dill
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Kendo
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Slynger
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of orangemoustache
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of oelergud
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

-Oelergud

Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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