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Erdinger Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
79
okay
776 Reviews
THE BROS
74
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
776
Ratings:
1,848
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
22.25%
 
 
Wants:
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Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pezoids on 01-03-2002

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Reviews: 776 | Ratings: 1,848
Photo of TMoney2591
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in an Erdinger weizen glass.

Erdinger's makin' it easy to try all of their stuff with a mixed pack, complete with branded glass. Nice. Let's start out with the original hef, shall we? It pours a slightly cloudy orange-straw topped by two fingers of white foam. The nose comprises lemon peel, cracked wheat, light biscuit, and a pinch of clove and black pepper. The taste ups the citrus ante a bit, both flesh and rind, and then adds a decent amount of banana peel and yeast for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a solid hef, perhaps a bit too rind-y and yeasty for my tates, but still something that I can easily drink plenty of if the situation were to arise.

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Photo of Tearsonthegrave
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This Hefe-Weizen is rock solid. It's delicious. It has great color and good carbonation. It has the classic taste and real thick head when you first pour it. I would definitely buy it again. I don't understand the bros okay rating. It is a great beer and I would definitely recommend. This is an awesome German bier that follows their strict purity law of 1516. I would say it's a standard example of what a Hefe-Weizen is suppose to be. It Is smooth with a great after taste. IPAs tend to be very bitter. You won't find that with this beer.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a hazy golden yellow to orange color with a thick white two and a half finger head that dissipated pretty slowly leaving a messy lacing.
The smell started off with fresh bananas running into the clove in a really nice way. Light biscuity notes balance things out a bit.
The taste was sweet with the spice to back up nicely. Biscuity notes once again balance. A sliding banana sweet aftertaste leads to a wet finish.
The mouthfeel had a good carbonation to it. It sat about a light to medium on the body with great sessionability about it.
Overall, this was a really good hefeweizen. I'd have again.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Simply delicious, how is this just an "ok"? Had this one right from the bottle and it was fantastic. Usually I don't get a lot of aroma drinking from the bottle, but this one had that clear hefe smell. Wheat, spice, banana, and some orange zest notes. Tastes follows with banana and spice taking the lead with orange bread underneath. I'd gladly have this hefe anytime.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold with awesome, gigantic white head. I got white bread, spice and yeast aromas with only a hint of fruits. Taste similar, only slightly estery and with noticable hop bitterness. Full and silky mouthfeel. Very refreshing, but not as spectacular as other weizen.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: straw yellow thick white head

S: Bananas cloves spices.. yeast

T: more of the bavarian style banana cloves and baking spices. sourdough

F: smooth and creamy, full bodied. medium carbonation

O: decent but not quite up to par with others of its style.

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful orange color with a head that never dissipates. Excellent wheat and citrus smell. Taste is refreshing, I'm not sure what the bad scores are about on here. Yeah, it's a bit wheatier than it could be but a good tasting hefe.

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Photo of TreyDavidWood
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not a bad Hefeweizen by any means, but It didn't stand out much to me in the line-up of new beers I've tried recently. Still, I would gladly drink one any day.

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Photo of Brand
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't understand giving this anything but A grade.
The BA score shows 80, does that mean B- grade beer?
The Bros give it a 74,.. does that mean C grade beer?
Ya'll are nuts, it's A grade,… let's give it a 95,… how would I improve it to 100,… I wouldn't,.. it's perfectly all well as far as my feel and sensibility, according to my body.
It's a nice fresh, medium, balanced, very pleasant beer,...it's excellent,… nice n balanced,… I love it.

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Photo of FLima
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy orange color with a thin thick head with good retention.
Light aroma of banana, oranges and some cloves.
Sweet flavor with notes of oranges, yeast, some banana and distant cloves. Mild tartness over sweetened by its malt.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Refreshing while cold straight forward Weiss. I sure would like to see more character and lower sweetness levels. I found their other offerings better.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BBD 6/15. Pours a cloudy golden with just a touch of amber. World class head volume, retention and lacing.

Light nose of banana, clove and yeast.

Light medium body that has a smooth texture. Perfect carbonation with a nice effervescent burst from the middle on.

Like the nose, the flavor profile is weak, but improves considerably as it warms. The key to this beer is consume it near room temperature. It also lacks complexity when cold, but blossoms as it warms and is nicely balanced. Clove is the strongest component, while banana stays in the background. The middle has a touch of bitterness. No sweetness really ever emerges and the finish is a bit dry and tart.

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Photo of Cannybrew
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow colour with loose foam head that lasted all but a few seconds. Unappealing visually. Smells improved things, nice, clean, orange. Taste is a mixed bag. Lemon, jelly sweets, smooth. Feel unfortunately short lived. It's fine but I'm not going to put it in my shopping basket for a while.

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Photo of dwmson1
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I dont understand the lower ratings... this is an unbelievably good brew imho.... it is smoothe... flavorful... and a pretty pour.... it is a bit pricey and has somewhat of a "light" beer head.... but it is super tasty for backyard sitting

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Photo of chris_pk
4.65/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Probably my favourite beer, certainly of the wheat variety anyway. Rich, tasty and always satisfying...Perhaps there are more interesting, niche varieties out there (in Germany, at least) but this is a solid winner !

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Photo of drmeto
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L:
-Pours cloudy yellow-golden with a big fluffy eggshell-colooured head
-Medium head retension for a Hef
-very high carbonation visible
S:
-very grassy and spicy (Coriander more than clove)
-bananas and honey
T:
Follows the nose plus bubble gum a reduced Banana flavour with a slight bitter grassy finish
F:
light-medium body with medium-high carbonation
O:
Erdinger is not your typical Hefeweizen.Its very much noble hop forward instead of Banana-clove forward.
Generally though,i find it doesnt quite match good hefeweizens esp. in terms of flavour.

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Photo of HazardousBrewer
2.15/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Picked this beer up in a 6 pack at a local store. Seriously disappointed, is this really a German Wheat beer? I can't taste any defining flavor whatsoever. I'll surely not buy this one again anytime soon.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy, but not cloudy; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: more banana than clove, but not a lot of either;

T: dough; biscuit; no phenolics at all; more pilsner malt flavor than anything;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; very fine carbonation;

O: flavor was lacking for the style;

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy gold with a two-finger foamy white head. Lots of spotty lacing.

S - Faint aromas of clove, banana, and grass.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Clove, banana, sweet malts, grass, with a light lemony finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice Hefeweizen and a good example of the style. This is simply a nice and refreshing beer.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Veiled, between straw and gold color with a peach hue. White extra foamy 3 finger head that dies in 4 minutes. Lots of activity and thick lacing.

Faint aroma of citrus with a metallic smell.
Faint flavors of grains and lemony bitterness.

Slick but quite light with ample carbonation. Short and faint finish.

Overall: the taste is too thin and subtle, missing some body and a thicker finish compared to other wheat beers.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.16/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Looks very nice, cloudy light colored beer with a super nice head.
S: Smells good, hints of clove and banana, some pepper, a little bit of alcohol smell.
T: The taste is very nice, very sutil malt taste with low bitterness and hints of fruits and spices.
F: Medium body, medium carbonation, good example of a weissbier.
O: Good beer for a summer day, great to pair with a nice steak.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

A- Pours a hazy (unfiltered, I assume) golden straw colour that is topped by a 2 1/2 finger lumpy white head. What a great looking beer. Typical of a well made Weissbier.

S- The aroma of this beer is quite grassy (maybe thats the wheat talking) with a slight citrus edge. Not extremely exciting but quite pleasing nonetheless. This Weissbier has the type of aroma that invites you to take a big gulp.

T- Much like the smell, the taste of this beer is dominated by grassy notes that is finished with a slight citrus note (perhaps lemon). Not complex at all but extremely refreshing.

M- Medium carbonation. Body is medium. Great match for this beer. Not thin like water and no aggressive carbonation here.

O- Overall, Erdinger Weissbier is a fine example of the style. As Erdinger states on the bottle, this is the "worlds most popular wheat beer" and I can certainly understand why. Erdinger Weissbier is a great looking beer, it smells great, has a pleasant taste, and is extremely easy to drink. I recommend this beer to everyone.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Hazy straw color with an aggressive white frothy head.

Smells lemony, grassy, and musty.

Lemon peel, wheat, grass, ever so light clove.

Crisp and light, heavily carbonated.

An easy drinking, if not average hefe.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the bottle in a pint glass, this solid hefe pours a hazy amber yellow with a moderate head with little retention and light clinging lacing. Nose of light banana, light clove, and sweet wheat malts. Flavors are lightly acidic wheat to the fore with banana and clove lightly coming in on the back with a lightly acidic aftertaste. Smooth creamy mouth feel and wet acidic aftertaste. Not the best of the Germans, but not bad and very sessionable.

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Photo of woutervaneijk
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Drank on tap in Berlin and took a few bottled ones home. Both were great, even though I'd still prefer the on-tap one (perhaps it's because of the great memories). All-round great Weissbier.

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Photo of Malt_Man
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Served cool from 500ml bottle into Weiss bier glass.

A) First thing to notice is the massive white bubbly head. Hazy urine-straw colour. Looks like a good Weiss bier.

S) Weaker than some of the other examples of the style, but light clove notes are evident.

T) Very weak flavour for a weisse. Slightly sweet, giving the impression that the wort is not fully fermented. The essential clove / banana flavour characteristic of the style is barely present.

M) Refreshing and quite fizzy. No nasty aftertastes.

O) Poor example of the style; try Paulaner, Schneider Weisse, Weihenstephaner or Ayinger instead.

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