Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,673 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 1,673
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 18
Gots: 277 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 IPAJ
4.34/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic. Hard to compare with such a big name Munich half.

Photo of Chris_Zekany
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice refreshing and fruity wheat beer.

Photo of Rodrigols
2.38/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

B o a z i n h a

Photo of eddiefontaine13
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good clean flavor, not over powering with banana flavors, goes down well, pair with a bratwurst or cheese pretzel

Photo of HamdenHector
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
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;

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of OneEffJef
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great presentation when it's poured from a tap (glassware).

Photo of abcdmichel
4.72/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My personal reference for weiss beer. Available around the globe. One of my favorites.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

Photo of PorterPro125
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of torwart94
4.62/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Extremely poppy with a phenomenal finish.

Photo of donlar
4.58/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favourite wheat beer. Refreshing taste.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of Rhys
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Smooth and light wheat beer. Good beer.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of woutervaneijk
4/5  rDev +14%

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.

Photo of Dima_B
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Tap one is better than bottled

Photo of Malt_Man
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

Photo of vinnicheers
5/5  rDev +42.5%

always a pleasure drinking this amazing weiss on tap, so fresh and tasty

Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a golden slightly cloudy color. Not as cloudy as other hefe's I have had. Aroma is nice, wheaty and slightly malty. Taste is ok with a little bite up front, some wheat and malt in the middle and a slightly bitter and dry finish. I've had better. Probably be just as happy with a Michelob Light, sorry!!

Photo of Bayern1971
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Erdinger Weissbier is one of the Bavaria's weakest weissbiers. The appearance isn't as cloudy as other weissbiers and you can actually see through the beer which is a big strike in weissbier. The upfront taste is heavy with fruit & clove which aren't as strong as other weissbiers and the backend taste finishes a touch dry and bitter. Definitely leans more towards the bitter side and at times hints at a pilsner flavor. I rarely if ever drink or buy this. And now that Erdinger has come out with the superior Urweisse which is much better than the normal Weisse, there's really no reason to drink this anymore.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

A – Light golden colour with some haze and a huge head.
S – The smell is mild and fruity with a slight hint of earth or sand. Some citrus and banana.
T – Follows the nose but this one is very mild and the flavours are hard to detect.
MF – It is a bubbling beer so it tingles on the tongue with carbon effervescence
O – Little to no after taste this one leaves you very quickly very drinkable but in this case that does not mean very enjoyable.

I'm editing or updating my review here as I previously had this one bottled and from a pint glass.
I now have had this from a Stein at Oktoberfest and the taste was very different.
This time around the smell of peach and apricot was very noticeable on top of the sand and banana from before. There was also some great sour apple smells to boot. The colour was more hazy, straw like even with a huge head of tight foam and lashings of lace.
The taste was also deeper and more pronounced. There was good peach sweetness and banana flavour with a deep sour undercurrent running through the whole experience. I previously gave this a 3 but it now I have to give it more as it clearly deserved it!!

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Review according to BJCP2008 (style 15A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L131303. AROMA: faint phenols (vanilla, banana) with some wheat in the background. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: golden color and hazy. moussy white head with good retention. TASTE: watered down wheat flavour with some phenols (clove). no hop flavour. PALATE: medium-light body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a bulk weissbier a bit watered down.

Photo of Sathanas
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Erdinger is the first wheat beer I ever had. Great look and smell. Amazing taste... and thats really what matters. My favourite wheat beer besides Weihenstephaner, obviously.

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