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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,562 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,562
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 16
Gots: 195 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - 2" white head. Good retention. Some lace. Pale yellow with only a slight haze. Fairly clear for a hefe. Tons of carbonation.

S - Nice peach / pear aroma. Some qualities in the aroma that are close to wine like (riesling).

T - Pear. Banana. No clove, spice, yeast, or any typical HW qualities. A little on the bland side.

M - Crisp, clean mouthfeel. Dry finish. High carbonation.

D - Thirst quenching, just above average drinkability.

Photo of Phatz
4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth, very clean and very sweet. This beer is definitely better than many (that I've had) in this style. I had several Hefe-Weizens before and they all tasted too strongly like bananas. I don't really like that characteristic in my beer. This one does not go overkill on that; it does have that hint of banana but it is buried and subtle. This is incredibly sweet. WOW. It is sugar wheat sugar wheat sugar sugar wheat. It made me think instantly of sweet bread. I poured this slowly into my Weizen Glass, being careful not to include the yeast and sediment. On to the breakdown:

Appearance: Nice pale yellow with a hint of orange, huge sudsy head. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles lasted the duration of the beer showing how active it is.

Smell: Sugar, wheat, vanilla, and just a hint of banana.

Taste: This is so amazingly sweet I was surprised. Wheat, malt, vanilla, banana and a variety of fruits are things I could pull out in this very well blended and balanced flavor. There is just a hint of hops in the crisp dry swallow.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Wheat beers tend to be thin in my experience but this was not too thin. The sugar element along with the carbonation, helped it fill out into a satisfying medium body beer. It is very lightweight in your mouth and in your stomach. This makes it very easy to keep drinking more. I never had Erdinger Hefe-Weizen before, but for some reason I got 2 bottles. I just finished the second while writing this review, (I should have gotten a six-pack). Obviously a refreshing, drinkable beer.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Photo of fisherman34
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold in colour with some fairly strong carbonation. Surprisingly strong lemon aroma, along with some milder secondary notes of banana and clove. The flavors, in general, are very muted: lemon peel, clove, and a hint of vanilla. The body is spot on with the thicker (yet still refreshing) wheaty texture. An average hefe.

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

Just a short review on this. This is pretty much a tasteless bland beer for the style. The brew is quite heady when poured but it settles down with minimal lacing. Almost tasteless with just a hint of citrus and cough medicine.

This isn't a bad beer, just an average one and you won't be missing anything by passing this one up.(Especially considering how expensive it was for a six pack )

Photo of CrazyMike
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Photo of trevorwideman
3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of daliandragon
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of willgro
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of drewmprs
4.85/5  rDev +38.6%
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.

Photo of slitherySOB
4.56/5  rDev +30.3%
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.

Photo of Erdinger2003
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Photo of tgbljb
2.74/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Photo of aquatonex
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Photo of loren01
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Photo of badturtle
2.94/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of Citadel82
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of grindcore666
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of BeerBeing
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
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

Photo of mdagnew
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
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...

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.99/5  rDev +14%
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.

Photo of whynot44
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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

Photo of packetknife
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of BeerNutta
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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