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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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1,603 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,603
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 17
Gots: 223 | FT: 0
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Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 01-03-2002

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Ratings: 1,603 | Reviews: 746
Photo of buschbeer
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured my Erdinger into a pint glass to a nice two inches of head. It receded quicker than I thought it would. It had a nice citric smell. It went down a lot smother than expected. I have to admit that I was not looking forward to trying this beer, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a pretty drinkable beer.

Photo of skeetermoses
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over all it had a good color, would like to have had it with something other than superbowl chips queso and burgers, rather try it with a meal, although it was pretty light going down. Not to bad will not kick it out of bed if it were offered to me again. pretty good overall.

Photo of bobsy
2.37/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Great looking beer, with a clouded glowing yellow body and a large fluffy white head, but asides from this promising appearance its all a bit of a letdown. Muted grain aroma. Pretty standard but with no distinguishing features, am I only imagining a hint of banana and clove because I know its a hefe? Very grainy flavour, with not much going for it other than the slightest (very, very slightest) hint of banana lurking at the back. Overly light, overly carbonated body. It is drinkable enough, but the complete lack of flavour and aggressive carbonation cast a pall on why you would want to do so.

Poor.

Photo of popery
2.44/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Subpar hefeweizen. I don't know if this beer is incredible at the brewery or something, but I don't really get it as is. It lacks nearly all of the wonderful wheat flavors of the best entires in the style. On the other hand, this beer doesn't look bad at all. It's a hazy light golden color with a good head. The smell is underwhelming, and the flavor is worse. It has funny off notes that almost take like cheap adjuncts. I imagine the beer is all wheat and barley, but the flavors just aren't there. Having had Weihenstephan's version last night, it's hard to get through a whole half liter of this beer. Adding insult to injury, I believe this bottle cost a bit more than the Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen. It's not really a bad beer, but there are some great German hefeweizens out there with excellent distribution. I can't see myself buying another Erdinger Hefeweizen, at least not for a reason other than checking the accuracy of this review.

Photo of jsanto
2.76/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

s - bottle - served in a russian river glass.

s - like alcohol and that old fashioned german beer smell.

t - very light grass smell of the natural earth.

m - it stayed carbonated until the finish.

d - only one of these, i would have to buy it sometime on tap, and maybe enjoy it a little more. i was eyeing the aventius, but wanted to try something i never had, so i chose this one.

Photo of Reiksguard
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: A golden straw color with a haze typical of wheat beer. 2-3 finger head during the pour with large bubbles that dissipate quickly.

S: A light aroma of bravarian malts with some noble hops. Nothing to significantly comment on, but pleasant.

T: An average wheat beer, with the wheat and malt flavors. Mild citrus on the front edge ending in almost a butter-flavored ending. Finishes marginally clean.

M: Seems a bit over carbonated, which negatively affects the mouthfeel. After swirling off the carbonation, the beer is med to think in texture.

D: An easy beer to drink - nothing truely memorable, either good or bad.

Photo of Thanby
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like lemonade with a tiny bit of white head. Smells of Bavarian hops (?), wheat malt and some citrus drifting in the background. The taste is more citrusy than I was expecting, but still good. The hops are just about perfect and with a relatively clean finish this makes for a very refreshing beer.

Photo of alkemy
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy yellow with a fluffy head that quickly vanished. Light lacing left behind. Quite a bit of carbonation on this one. The smell is the obligatory citrus associated with wheat beers along with a hint of banana. I really like this stuff. Nothing is too overpowering with this beer. Feels light and slightly creamy in your mouth and goes down almost too easy. It would be pretty easy to have too many of these in one sitting. If you like the smell, rest assured you will like the taste.

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

A: Cloudy orange gold with somewhat active carbonation. Fizzy white head starts out strong, but dips quickly to a fine film. Left no lace.

S: Very mild in the aroma department. Not much going on here, but I did smell some yeast, raw wheat and a touch of clove.

T: The mildness continues. Doesn't really taste that much like a hefe to me. Mostly dry wheat and barley, with a lemon bitterness. A hint of banana is there if you search for it. Finishes rather clean.

M: Light body is slightly grainy. Carbonation level is right.

D: Not a bad beer, but not great. There are much better examples of this style to be had.

Photo of KBoudreau66
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at the British Beer Company in Framingham, MA.

Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a two fingered white head that dissipates.

Smells of breaded malts, wheat, bananas and has a hint of something citrus in there as well.

Taste acts accordinly with the smell, breaded malt and wheat up front followed by bananas and a little bit of something citrusy. I could only get the slight citrus hint after about three or four sips.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and carbonated. Decently smooth.

Right on for this style of beer. Not the best Hefeweizen I've ever had, but it is still refreshing and worth trying.

Photo of roadhouse
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle, best by 09/09, into a weizen glass.

Appears a hazy golden yellow color with a two inch white head. Some pretty nice lacing is left behind and the head retains well.

Aroma is mild overall but has banana, a bit of bubble gum, and some clove. Kind of metallic as well.

Taste of bananas at first, a bit of apple ester midway through with a bready malt character. Finish is spicy and slightly harsh.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, but gets dented a bit because it's overly harsh.

Not the best weizen I've had, but it's not too bad. There are worse things to drink out there and at 3 bucks a bottle it's no big dent in the wallet.

Photo of projectflam86
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a beautiful cloudy yellow/brownish color with a nice large frothy off-white head. Looks very lively with ok retention.

S- Smells of wheat and barley with a touch of citrus.

T- Strong wheat taste with bits of clove and orange flavors with maybe a dash of vanilla. A light bready/yeast flavor in the finish.

M- Extremely smooth and pleasant with no overwhelming aftertaste. Good carbonation.

D- Overall a good representative of the style. Easy to drink and nice flavor. Worth trying.

Photo of Troyone
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Erdinger Hefe-Weizen I suppose is the same as the above Weissbier, the abv is the same - 5.3%.

Poured this in a tall Hefeweizen glass (narrow). The head is evident however dissipates rapidly with minimal lacing. The head color, whats left, appears light was probably white. Has a nice wheat color with good carb action.

I'm getting some light banana and lemon aromas with a faint beerish smell.

I always swirl the yeast sediment around and top off my craft beers so I'm tasting a lot of grain (wheat) with a lightly salted grapefruit and lime citrus flavors.

The mouthfeel is light and kind of creamy since this fills the taste buds with grain (wheat) flavors. There is a fluffiness feel then the smooth lightly carbonated citrus and maybe a little metallic finish.

The graininess benefits this beer as a session beer since there is little or no sweetness. Essentially the more you drink the better it gets.

Kind of plain compaired to the Hefeweizens I have in my change up although I'll keep an eye on the price of this one.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is a billowy bright white two inches of foam which recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of faint bananas and hints of bubblegum. This smells more like a bland American wheat beer than a German hefe. The taste is like the aroma...very bland. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a ton of carbonation. Overall, this is the weakest German hefe I have yet tasted, and I had a number of very bad hefes while I lived in Germany. I can't see myself drinking this again.

Photo of tconboy
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light cloudy straw glowing color, very carbonated with a brig creamy fluffy head. Aroma is light and a nice subtle fruit and light wheat. Not much lacing going on. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Tastes citrusy, with banana and light bready. Not a bad hefe, very drinkable, but flavor not as complex or rich as I would prefer.

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

Erdinger- Hefeweizen

A- Clear bright yellow with a huge thick foamy white head.
S- Very light lemony hay/ straw, with a touch of honey.
T- Light sweet lemon with typical wheat and straw notes. No clove/ banana?!
M- Again, very light honey sweet. Slight perfumy lavender touch in the end.

Overall- Very plain. Missing the good hefe banana/ clove. A boring wheat beer.

Photo of Quej
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Light cloudy, lots of head, but little retension.
S - Slightly sweet, quite yeasty and a little odd.
T - Rather yeasty tasting, some bready malt falvours. Tastes more grey than white. Not strong tasting but not offensive.
M - Light to medium body, good carbonation for a white.
D - Good summer beer. Not too strong to be drinkable.

Photo of JayNH
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a cloudy golden straw color with a large frothy head. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

S- mild fruity sweetness with a hint of bubblegum. Some citrus with a note of banana.

T- Wheat, a little yeasty. On the sweet side but not really fruity. Flavor lacks yeasty tanginess.

M- smooth but body is on the light side.

D- A decent brew but I've had better Hef's.

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Shakespeare's Pub in Sarasota, FL.

A - Straw color with lots of haze and a thick white head. Some lacing.

S - Lemony with cloves and banana.

T - Lemony with banana and nice wheat notes. A bit tart in the finish.

M - Good consistency and moderate carbonation. Just right.

D - Not overly flavorful but interesting and enjoyable. Great for a warm, sunny day.

Photo of Macca
3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a hazy pale golden with a dense head. Very obvious high carbonation in the glass.

I found it very hard to get much aroma out of this at all. Maybe a little wheat and banana in there. Quite dumb.

Again the wheatiness comes through and the banana is a bit more evident. A bit of sweetness. A bit of a hole in there though.

Nice mouth feel. Very smooth.

Very drinkable due to its easy mouth feel but not a great beer to ponder.

Photo of ecoastman
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drinkability - a very easy drinking beer that is smooth and creamy. I'd have another if there were no better wheat beers available. However, this is not my favorite since the banana, clove and bubblegum tones are too mild for my preference. A good thirst quencher.

Appearance - nice pale cloudy straw gold. Good carbonation provides a creamy head with decent retention. A good looking wheat beer to start but no lacing as the beer shrinks in my weizen glass.

Smell - mild sweet and sour tones. Yeasty banana bread comes through lightly as it starts to warm up. It doesn't seem to have the noticeable ester aromas expected from a hefeweizen. Nothing wrong here but nothing outstanding either. Somewhat neutral.

Taste - a bit thin and similar to what you smell. The beer is balanced but lacks any specific dominance of character for the style. Some citrus, banana and pear. The finish has a slight paper-like cardboard flavour.

Mouthfeel - a medium body beer that is creamy and a bit chewy. Nice carbonation and a slightly sticky finish.

Photo of mullenite
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5L in to an Erdinger weizen glass. A hazy golden color with a frothy white head that stood about 3 fingers tall. The head dissipated at an average rate to leave a nice ring around the edge and some cloudiness on the top. Leaves a decent lacing.

Smell is strong cloves, a little bread, and very little banana.

Taste is cloves and bread, the little bit of banana from the nose sneaks in at the end but cloves and bread dominate. This is not as sweet as other hefeweizens and that's partly why I enjoy it so much.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, with a light body. Sharp carbonation but not a whole lot of it. Drinkability is going to depend on if you enjoy the spiciness of the cloves, if you can it is great, if you can't it may be hard to swallow.

Photo of corby112
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden yellow color with lots of visible carbonation bubbles and a thin foamy white head that quickly dissapears. Aroma is quite bland with slight apple presence as well as some lemon peel. Very quaffable with a crisp apple and pear taste as well as some slight citrus.

Photo of magictrokini
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My guess is that this is the "Pyramid" of Germany when it comes to beer, you know, bigger micro that always sounds like it should be great but always disappoints. Pours hazy gold with a decent head. Lemony aroma with some yeast. Taste was pretty flat, some wheat, some citrus, but really watery. Get something else.

Photo of petitearvine
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

(Poured into hefeweizen glass)

Appearance - 3 finger white head, somewhat unstable but leaving nice lacing. Pale hazy orange color. Light carbonation.

Smell - Pretty weak smell. Some yeast and banana.

Taste - Again yeast and banana, but not as crisp as other weizenbiers. Some sweetness. Overall, rather weak in taste. No bitterness at all.

Mouthfeel - Rather watery, not quite the creamy experience that a weizenbier should be in my opinion.

Drinkability - Easy to drink, but not particularly special.

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