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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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1,454 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,454
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 10
Gots: 112 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-03-2002)
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Photo of daledeee
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow with a nice head. Yeasty sweet nose with some fruit. Taste is rather malty with some spice as the main up front profiles. Some citrus. The hops has a different taste than I am used to. Fairly bity and dry in the finish.

A decent Hefe, but I have had better.

daledeee, Jan 24, 2004
Photo of Zorro
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy gold color, not much head.

Smells like a beer. Mostly smells of grain and a slight sweetness.

Tastes sweeter than you would think from the smell. Has a mild caramel and banana taste with a strong base taste of grain. The taste begins with sweet corn and then transitions to a basic grain flavor and finishes on a bitter hops note. It is pleasant to drink.

Mouthfeel is a bit thicker than you would expect, and lots of carbonation.

Not a bad beer and it is certainly drinkable.

Zorro, Jan 08, 2004
Photo of allboutbierge
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid beer in its own right but just doesnt stack up against other Weiss beers Ive had in Germany.

The head of this beer can most simply be described as 'the white blob'. Its simply pours over the glass, but oddly enough does not last very long. Typical Weiss beer aromas are noticeable but not as prevelant. Something else is added to the mix however. I noticed a sort of burnt orange-like trip going on. Could've just been me since I saw that other reviewers hadnt noticed that flavor. Mouthfeel is a tad more watery than other weiss beers which really takes alot from the overall quality of the beer. The texture is one of my favorite qualities in Weiss beer.

allboutbierge, Nov 06, 2003
Photo of RocketWidget
2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another beer from the Pivni Galeri in Prague. Pours a very dark yellow, not my favorite. Head is originally quite thick and creamy, but dissipates quickly. Smell is nothing very detectable, mostly smells like grain. Tastes very wheaty, and after swallowing I detect a thin film of particles lining my mouth, which I don't find to be particularly appealing. No big flavor to be found. Though not a big fan of this style of beer in general myself, this particular one I wouldn't recommend even to those who like the style.

RocketWidget, Oct 19, 2003
Photo of DESTRO
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

pours an unattractive cloudy yellowish orange with a small white head. smells lightly of wheat and more of a malt fruitiness with a nice dose of banana. that dominates the nose. the taste is really malty with not much of that lovely wheat slap i have grown to love. a little fruity with just a dash of clove. the mouthfeel is the best trait, nice and creamy/crisp. not too exciting overall, its ok, but thats about it.

DESTRO, Oct 02, 2003
Photo of EagleTalon
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a cloudy pale color with generous head and carbonation. Aroma is yeasty and grainy. Flavor is tart wheat and very mild yeast--not much in the way of the expected banana/clove component. Finishes dry and tart with a hint of grainy sweetness--very nice. It was not what I was expecting but it was very good.

EagleTalon, Sep 01, 2003
Photo of Boilermaker88
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can be found at Trader Joe's. Pours a cloudy, pale golden color. Decently large white head that faded rather quickly. Moderate streams of carbonation rising to the surface.

Smell: bland. Not much to describe except short on banana, short on cloves indicative of a good German hefeweizen. Earthy, bready malt aroma and whiff of alcohol.

Taste: again, this doesn't strike me as a German hefeweizen, at least not a top-level one. Yeasty, malt flavor but lacking the complementary banana & clove tastes that are the signature of a good German hefe, IMO. Little bit of an astringent alcohol taste at the back of the palate.

Feel: dry, almost dusty feel. Light and refreshing.

Drinkability: This hefe is reasonably drinkable. I'd drink it over some of the American hefeweizens I've tasted in the past. Given an absence of another German hefe, I'll drink this one. Still, Erdinger's offering is average at best and not one of the top examples of the style.

Boilermaker88, Aug 18, 2003
Photo of barleypop
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one poured a light honey colour with tons of tiny streaming bubbles creating a soapy head.

Nice nose with citrus, banana and clove scents.

This had very light wheat/citrus flavours with a hint of alcohol. Was very light on the palate with a mild alcohol aftertaste.

Overall I find this beer moderately refreshing and a decent wheat beer. Not quite up to par with the best of the German Hefeweizens. Reminds me more of a version you might find at a local brewpub.

barleypop, Jul 29, 2003
Photo of maxpower
2.23/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy hazy pale yellow color, with a small white head that doesn't stick around. Light banana-clove aroma, light wheaty, yeasty flavors, very light in body, somewhat watery mouthfeel, finishes too sweet, bland and uninteresting, not very much going on here.

maxpower, Jul 27, 2003
Photo of HappyHourHero
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 500 ml bottle. Beer is hazy straw in appearance with a nice thick head which disappears. Not much of an aroma to it, just a pinch of apple smell to it. Light in the flavor category like most hefe's, it has a just slight malty after taste. This is a drinkable beer, wouldn't beer my first choice though.

HappyHourHero, Jul 25, 2003
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance in this weizen fits the bill to a T, with a hazy, pale, straw-yellow color, and a thick, fluffy, cloud-like head of foam.
Aroma is likewise on the mark for a typical hefe, lemony and sweet, but with a little bit of citric sour, as well.
On meeting the lips, this beer is remarkably smooth, with a nice texture, and a light body. Extraordinarily drinkable, but utterly lacking in any complexity or nuance. A simple, pleasing, nice little ale, with continual contributions of flavor. Not bad at all, by no means, but lacking anything in it to rise above the ordinary. As hefe weizens go, it's an adequate sample, and goes down nice, and refreshing. Thanks to JohnnyDuvel for providing this 500ml bottle.

feloniousmonk, Jul 20, 2003
Photo of moulefrite
2.03/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

At last I have found a German Wheat beer that tastes like an old bottle of warm Bud. This beer was not even worth finishing. I have been drinking, with an almost obssesion wheat beers this summer, and after finding my favorite just a few days back-the Weihenstephaner Hefe-I have now hit the very bottom.This beer smells and tastes skunky and remarkably like a warm macro brew, with vague nuances of mega concert bathroom urinal in the nose. The taste is faintly of rotting banana peel and over the hill spice. The finish is unpleasant, and if I had not accidently froze my Weihenstephaner, i'd be garggleing with it now. However, I happen to have a steigl pils that might do the job! I searched for an outdate on this beer and found 09-07. A best before strip on the side of the bottle was not marked. Also, I bought this at a place where beer is stored correctly, and one that moves beer. I may have gotten a bad bottle, but I'm not willing to try this one again unless it's free and i have a spit bucket at hand.

moulefrite, Jul 19, 2003
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fairly typical weissbier that has hazy yellow in body with a minimal white head . This beer gave a small amount of lace from the almost non-existant head. The aroma is spicey and gives hints of the malt body. The flavor is fine with small spice notes and very little clove sense. The feel is a bit thin and astringent. A drinkable beer that has competition that bests it by a considerable measure.

AtLagerHeads, Jul 19, 2003
Photo of Zraly
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A half-way cloudy yellow, with some sediment floating around. This weissbier poured a billowing, fluffy head. But it disappeared too quickly.

The smell is a rather mild spice note. Overall, the flavor is more of the citrus variety, as opposed to the "traditional" banana and spice combo. It seems like this drink is well-carbonated, which lends to an odd mouthfeel. It is smooth and crisp. A little too crisp. But I long for the more "yeasty" body and richness that typically comes with such an offering.

It's alright. But not my first choice.

Zraly, Jul 10, 2003
Photo of bierman2000
4.38/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very clovey Hefeweizen, nice carbonation with a cloudy appearance as tried at the Erdinger Brewery. Very smooth mouthfeel with a great drinkablity, taste is refreshing and it is a classic German Wheat. Worth seeking out if possible. Belgian lace is evident dwon to the finish.

bierman2000, Jun 25, 2003
Photo of Indybeer
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden witha magnificent head typical of a Weisse, but that was about all it had in common. There is a slight aroma of banana, clove and citrus. But it just didn't have the taste. Mouthfeel was good, but basically it was just plain dull. Not a bad tasting beer, just lacking for the style.

Indybeer, Jun 04, 2003
Photo of Sheldon
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
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.)

Sheldon, Jun 01, 2003
Photo of BobLuvBeer
1.9/5  rDev -45.6%
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.

BobLuvBeer, May 31, 2003
Photo of BierReise
3.35/5  rDev -4%
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.

BierReise, May 29, 2003
Photo of Wildman
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Wildman, May 09, 2003
Photo of WMBierguy
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

WMBierguy, May 03, 2003
Photo of Andreji
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Andreji, Apr 28, 2003
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
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!

JohnnyDuvel, Apr 14, 2003
Photo of tavernjef
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

tavernjef, Apr 05, 2003
Photo of Scooter77
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Scooter77, Mar 28, 2003
Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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