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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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1,363 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
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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 Sheldon


3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Erdinger’s Weiss is a cloudy golden color with good head retention with a respectable lace trail. The aroma was typical and the taste leaned more towards floral and cloves leaving the banana flavor rather weak. This had an ok mouthfeel that seemed somewhat fizzy going down. I will probably buy more, mostly for variety purposes as opposed to taste.

I would like to take a moment of silence for the fly that lost its life in my glass Erdinger. (Not the one I reviewed.)

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2003 17:53:21 | More by Sheldon
Photo of BobLuvBeer


1.9/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served with lemon. Pours with a thick head. Light in color. A strong, bitter aftertaste. The hop flavor over rides the wheat, fruity flavor. Most likely a much better beer served fresh, but the harshness of the taste and bitterness on the tongue and cheeks, is disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2003 13:37:19 | More by BobLuvBeer
Photo of BierReise


3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is very popular in Munich and for a very good reason. It's a well balanced weizen with a nice wheat malt flavor and a great strain of yeast as well. While not my favorite weizen, still a sure bet for a good beer. Very nice on draught and out of a bottle stands up well.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2003 12:55:30 | More by BierReise
Photo of Wildman


3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy yellow color and formed a huge foamy white head that took it's time disappearing, but left little lace in the process. A medium amount of carbonation is present. It had an aroma of hops, banana and clove with a hint of grain. A flavor of hops and grain. The body is fairly light and rather weak. Not one of the better hefes I have tried lately.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2003 17:23:13 | More by Wildman
Photo of WMBierguy


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

Pretty good beer. A very drinkable weißbier, nice golden hue. Pretty standard smell. The taste isn't as flavorful as others, but it is still satisfying. Very smooth. Definately recommend it over, say, Bud Light. However, I'd take a Weihenstephaner or Herrnbräu over this.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2003 20:13:30 | More by WMBierguy
Photo of Andreji


3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice weissbier from the south of germany.

It pours a slightly opaque light golden tone with a medium white foam head that slowly disappears leaving only marks on the side of the glass. The smell is perceivable and appealing, slightly bitter .

The taste is well above average, a fine sweet citrusy feeling with a slight bitterness and a comfortable aftertaste. The bubbling also gives a nice mouthfeel.

A nice beer to have any time of the day.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2003 13:04:11 | More by Andreji
Photo of JohnnyDuvel


4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When I first started trying wheat beers, I was kind of put off by the clove taste. When I asked a local merchant what beer was most popular amongst the German customers (there is a relatively large German population in our city), he told me Erdinger. Upon trying it, I was quite pleased. This is the least spicy and "clovey" wheat beer I've had. I've since become more accustomed to the flavors of the stronger hefes, and now the Erdinger seems somewhat tame in comparison. At the same time, I am not always in the mood for the spicier flavors, and the Erdinger really hits the spot. This would be one of a handful of beers I would use to convert a macro drinker. This is what the "big three" should be making!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2003 20:54:55 | More by JohnnyDuvel
Photo of tavernjef


3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a cloudy golden, pale yellow color. Nice big fluffy white head about an inch high leaving patchy lace. Aroma is lemony and clean with some clove spice. Taste is crisp, sweetly tart of citrus followed by the spiciness of cloves, ending with a slightly yeasty bread that gives it a nice airy dryness. Feel is a bit on the lighter fair for the body, kinda empty. It's a pretty decent Hefe-weisen, very crisp and clean, citrusy sweet and slightly spiced. This is a highly drinkable beer, light and refreshing, clean and crisp, not bad at all, but its no Paulaner.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2003 10:01:24 | More by tavernjef
Photo of Scooter77


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

Pours a cloudy golden/straw yellow color. A huge fluffy white head presents itself instantly upon being poured. Aromas of bananas, lemon zests, and clove were very noticeable. I detected a slight crisp tartness of citrus upon the first taste, followed by the spiciness of cloves, finishing off with yeasty bread undertones. This is a highly drinkable beer; it’s very light and refreshing. It wasn’t the best hefeweizen that I’ve had, but it’s still a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2003 05:05:17 | More by Scooter77
Photo of shirfan

New York

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well to start with the good points: this beer had a monsterous head, which simply would not settle. Would have been right at home in a tall pils glass. Murky golden color.

Smells like a plain lager, nothing interesting going on.

It seems that the germans have lawnmowers as well, and require beer after their operation. If you're expecting a hefe-weizen flavor, prepare to be disappointed. It certainly looks like one, and I'm leaving taste at 3.5 because this *is* simple and refreshing. A nice tasty wheat character, but too simple, with very little in the way of yeasty, estery flavors. Just the faintest hint of banana, and a rumor of alcohol, with a crisp but lager-like finish. Mild biscuit flavor in the aftertaste.

Very forgettable, but to its credit, tastes well-crafted. Just too simple and mild for much other than no-brainer refreshment. Why bother when goodies such as Allagash White are available at favorable prices?

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2003 21:01:56 | More by shirfan
Photo of pezoids


2.33/5  rDev -33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy pale/golden color. Very light aroma - Not much there. Taste was pretty weak. The head was dense and creamy white. I did not get any of the sour notes I expect with wheat beers.
This beer wasn't bad, just not what I expected. Probably would be a good summer sipper - although I think there are many better
choices out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2003 02:25:27 | More by pezoids
Photo of Stubbie1


3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy dark gold giving birth to a large white head. The head passes in time to live very little lace. The aroma is cloves, banana, spice, and little or no hops. The taste is a bit week compared to other beers of this type. More of the citrus flavor than the banana and a hit of hops. Nice carbonation and easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2003 18:27:53 | More by Stubbie1
Photo of BeerBuilder


2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour to a hazy, golden color with a white head that dissipates quickly. It left minimal lacing. I was expecting a clovey, banana aroma, but I didn’t get it. I got a grain-like aroma and that is that. The flavor is lightly fruity, with a slight wheat flavor. It is light bodied, smooth and easy drinking; this is the best quality of this beer. This one was a big let down.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2003 08:58:29 | More by BeerBuilder
Photo of kunzbrew


2.65/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This brew pours your typical hazy straw color, for a weissbier. Monster white head that leaves rather quickly and then leaving a spotted lace behind. Minimal citrus or clove smell to this one, which make me a little weary of this one. Hops are minimal in aroma. This has week flavor for a weissbier not banana or clove or citrus yeasty flavors what so ever. I am not impressed with beer at all, no wonder it was only 1.95 at the package store. The finish is not strong either, I will make sure I do not visit this brewery when I go to Germany in the fall.


Serving type: bottle

02-17-2003 19:10:28 | More by kunzbrew
Photo of Redrover


3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 0z Brown Bottle had a freshness date area, but it wasn't notched..

Nice cloudy/hazy yellow. Head is descent.

Nice yeasty smell with hints of spice and banana. Smells fresh.

The taste is nice. Very smooth and easy to drink. Malts add sweetness and carbonation seems just right. Fuitiness is present per style. Slightly dry in the finish.

I like this beer and have no problem drinking it. I think there are better Weiss beers available (Paulaner & Konig Ludwig), but this is nice example of the style.

Beer goes great with fish, salads, etc.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2003 05:13:11 | More by Redrover
Photo of rabidawg


2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I tasted this one after I had a Konig Ludwig Hefe-weizen, so this bier may have gotten the sh!t end of the stick. The head poured up nicely, but disappeared like a Coors Light's. It looks OK if you dislodge the sediment at the bottom, with an orange cloudiness. There's very little smell to this bier, though, certainly not the nostril full I expect from a Weissbier. Very drinkable, but then again, so are most Hefes. Slightly dissappointed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2003 22:53:59 | More by rabidawg
Photo of Pegasus


3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy medium golden color with moderate carbonation and a large white pillow head, lots of broken lace. Aroma of cloves, ripe bananas, and bread notes. Taste begins with bready grain flavors, sweet malt, the banana and clove notes are also present, though they are not as pronounced as the aroma would lead one to expect. Mild hop flavors put in an appearance towards the end of the taste, leaving only a very slight, lingering bitterness to mark thier presence. All in all, a bland beer, not bad, but nothing to stir one either.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2003 20:14:42 | More by Pegasus
Photo of RBorsato


3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellowish-straw light gold color before the swirl (cloudy light orange color afterwards) with a moderate white head. Light aroma overall a touch of spiciness and little to no fruit aroma. Light spicy flavor and again little to no fruit character. Light bodied and refreshing but little in terms of outstanding characteristics.

Not a bad example of a Hefe but not enough yeasty aromas and flavors for my tastes.

[16.9 oz bottle for $1.99]

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2002 10:18:08 | More by RBorsato
Photo of ipogios


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

Hazy orange with nice white head (although it doesn't last long enough to enjoy the nice appearance of the beer). ABV is the most appropriate. Average German Beer

Cheers from Cyprus

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2002 04:54:41 | More by ipogios
Photo of CharlesRiver


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

A bit darker than I had expected. Pours a nice fluffy white head that seemed to only last a minute or so. The smell is definitely citrus, orange and lemon. The carbonation hits your tongue like a soda. Not very much flavor, but very drinkable. Might be a good start for folks just trying this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2002 15:57:48 | More by CharlesRiver
Photo of ADR


3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark yellow, only slightly opaque color. Pale head that settles early to a edge-clinging skim. Nice yeasty/clovey aromas. Subtle estery flavors, mostly spicy with an upswell of apple cider and a little citrus twist at the end. Some Hefe-wheats seem more "rolling" in their flavor profiles, a character I like better. OK beer here, a refreshing beer in a not-very-favorite style -- in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2002 08:15:14 | More by ADR
Photo of putnam


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

A nice, uncomplicated, hefeweizen that is a little syrupy. In fact it tastes a little like zucchini bread. Velvety honey notes, bread pan, poppy seeds... finishes dry because the syrup gives up, revealing old lemons and cardboard. Serve with VFW buffet and you'll be in heaven.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2002 11:11:37 | More by putnam
Photo of BeerAngel


3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow/amber that is just slightly cloudy and has a massive but very thin bubbled head that dissipates like a soda...strange! Lots and lots of carbonation! The smell is slightly lemony with light wheat tones. The taste is very weak and reveals slight wheat flavor with little else. Poor example of a Hefeweizen....but I'll drink it anyway ;-) Prosit!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2002 17:33:03 | More by BeerAngel
Photo of aracauna


4.22/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wimpy head for a hefe. Nice reddish gold body. Nice estery nose, but not overly strong. Flavor is superbly balanced among the wheaty malt, citric fruitiness (although it leans more towards orange than lemon), bubblegum/banana esters and the cloves. A very mild drinkable hefe, nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2002 23:36:38 | More by aracauna
Photo of marc77


3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange hue covered by a thick, billowy and dense white head supported by lively bubbling. Light wheat tartness and a hint of bubblegum in aroma, without much else there. Unimpressive aromawise. Tartness upfront gives way to smooth grainy notes and understated clove. Mellow yeast mustiness accompanied by subdued banana esters become perceptible mid palate. Lightly bodied for style, but proteinaceous enough to lend a smooth, agreeable mouthfeel. Finishes with pleasant bready malt and mineral notes. Erdinger Weissbier is understated in yeast character, the overall balance and cleanliness lend it excellent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2002 17:19:04 | More by marc77
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