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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier

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Ratings: 1256
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%

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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orangey straw. Nice big white head.

S: Caramel – very unexpected. Grainy too. Has a bit of sherbet and smells almost like a Tripel.

T: Grainy and cardboard like. Nice amount of bitterness and a bit of laquer/nail varnish from the alcohol – nice. Has some citrus, sherbet powder and orange squash to fight the papery graininess. There's some pleasant liquorice in there too. Rhubarb and citrus in the aftertaste.

O: Nice.

Serving type: can

03-07-2012 12:18:11 | More by Hoppsbabo
Photo of RodneyFarva


3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into weizen glass. best by 12/12.

a: hazy orange color with a three finger white head. dissipates to a half finger within a minute.

s: lots of light orange aromas and lemon. very pleasant; not too many spices going on. bit of a wheaty note as well but the citrus dominates.

t: a solid wheaty note to the beer, not too much banana/clove at all, which i would expect, and not very much of the orange/lemon aroma in the flavor. strong carbonation but a bit watery in flavor.

o: a competent hefeweizen. frankly, though, i can think of a half dozen other german breweries that make a widely available hefeweizen, all of which i would pick up before this.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 19:40:17 | More by RodneyFarva
Photo of bump8628


3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy, dirty, apricot blonde. Almost nothing in the way of the banana/clove yeast profile requisite for the style. Easy drinking, mild bitterness, with a thick wheatiness and hit of grass on the finish. Probably the worst of the hefeweizens produced by the big German breweries. It's a style that's hard to do well, and Erdinger has yet to figure it out, but at least they date their bottles.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 20:23:18 | More by bump8628
Photo of DM1293


3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste - Interesting. A very light banana crosses my palate but
otherwise unlike most other hefeweissens. Reminds me more of an American wheat.

Overall - Not bad. It wasn't what I was expecting though, and if I were to go off of hefeweissens I've had, I'd call it a pale imitation. On its own merits, I could see myself drinking it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 02:37:12 | More by DM1293
Photo of Acho


3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served into the Erdinger glass that commemorates its 125th anniversary (quite a cool weissglass).
A nice clear translucent yellow with topped with an incredible head that stays around for a little while.
The smell is quite a turn down, can't get nothing but what seems to be some faint fruity odor.
The tatse is just OK for what it is, a nice carbonation makes it quite drinkable.
Overall an under the mean Weissbier, nothing to do with the Erdinger Dunkelweiss an outstanding brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 20:31:55 | More by Acho
Photo of WoodBrew


3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a bottle of Erdinger's Weiss beer whilst at the Atlantis Hotel on Palm Island outside of Dubai. The beer poured a clear yellow will big head that laced slightly. The smell was slight spice and floral. The taste was a good beer with tone of floral notes. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 22:32:51 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy straw yellow to look at with a skinny skinny white head, you'd expect the foam to be much thicker given all the ubiquitous beading. Slightly carbonic to the taste there is a sort of pleasant sweetness which doesn't fully lead to the middle, end or aftertaste. Instaead there's a slightly inflated body and a hollowness on the tongue which tends to dominate. Pleasant but by no means demanding or delicious. A good introduction to weiss beers for the hardcore usual macro feeders.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 16:34:29 | More by Zimbo
Photo of wesbrownyeah


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured one and a half Erdinger Hefe-Weizen beers into a 22 oz Weizen glass. Strange that the names are so mixed but all on the same bottle.

A- Straw yellow look with a short lived fluffy white head that falls quickly to a quarter inch ring and froth. So so for a bottle fermented brew.

S- Getting better with strong hints of lemon grass and musky yeast. Cellar torn musk like shelves linger in the nose with sharp hints of citrus peels gone sour. Spicey peppercorns are noticed.

T-M- Lightly sweetened lemon herb flavors upfront. Slightly dulled and watered down for the style IMO but nevertheless a good combo for drinkablity. Aftermath is a floral mix of malty yeast with a dry feel till the last bite.

O- Very drinkable for the style just lacking the hardcore aspects of the true Hefeweizen brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 06:23:59 | More by wesbrownyeah
Photo of mariposafan


3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Fairly large fluffy white head over hazy light orange body. The head doesn't last that long, though.

The aroma is interesting. There's more of the citrus character that I'd expect from a Witbier here and virtually none of the bubblegum/banana that I expected. It's still very pleasant, just unexpected.

The flavor again reminds me more of a Witbier, including a tartness that doesn't do much for me, though without the spices. Again, none of the banana/bubblegum/cloves flavor that I expect from a hefeweizen. Also a little more bitter on the aftertaste that I want from a hefeweizen.

The mouthfeel is just a touch watery but otherwise great. Good carbonation.

Not bad but not in the same league as my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 19:40:28 | More by mariposafan
Photo of djura


3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Nice big white foam,lasting till the end. Yellow-orange color. Lots of bubbles,cloudy.
S-Citrus notes,mostly orange,pleasant aroma.
T/M-Refresing taste. Usual for most Bavarian beers. There is fruits,wheat,but can't say i am crazy about this beer.
O-Average not bad Weissbier.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 15:41:07 | More by djura
Photo of Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

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

2 finger pillowy head, decent retention with thick lace - cloudy - honey hued

wheat malt, orange peel,light fruit

taste is wheat, orange peel, biscuity, bubble gum and banana notes

slightly bitter, dry, medium body with plenty of carbonation, smooth and refreshing like a good wheat should be

perfect for a lazy hot afternoon at the trailer, there are better wheats but this one is well worth guzzling

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 23:26:25 | More by Stocean1
Photo of blastyaker


3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into Erdinger Weissbrau glass. Cloudy yellow color on pour frothy head that remained. Weird looking tornadic cloud forming from head to bottom of glass halfway through as it settled in glass. Fruity undertones not overpowering. Smooth taste not overpowering or too filling, can see it paired with a meal. Liked it but would move on to something new before repeating.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 02:13:59 | More by blastyaker
Photo of PintOHops


3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glass - Wheat Beer

A - An orange/gold colored brew that produced a massive 3-4 finger head on a gentle pour. The head looked fluffy and as it dissipated it created a little volcano affect. Lots and lots of C02 can be seen as well, and it left a tiny splotch or two on my glass.

S - Soft mustiness from the yeast. Fresh Lemon/orange notes upfront with subtle banana and bubble gum underneath. Soft clove as well. Smells very fresh and inviting.

T - Crisp flavors of orange/lemon upfront. Clean grain mid palate with finishing flavors of lemon, soft banana & bubble gum, and just the slightest bit of clove. Bitterness is low but balancing, and wheat and grain are left lingering on the tongue for a bit.

M - Very very carbonated with an airy, lite feel to it. A bit smooth and lite-medium bodied.

O - I remember having this on tap and it wasn't so carbonated. Anyway, this authentic Hefeweizen tastes clean, and is more on the lemony side to me. The C02 was a bit to much for me as well. Overall I love this one though. Everything about it is refreshing and inviting to me. Definitely recommend this one. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 23:42:23 | More by PintOHops
Photo of JosiahS


3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

glass: wheat beer glass

a: Cloudy orange body that glows in the sunlight, it reminds me of when i had this on-tap at a beach-side outdoor restaurant in the summer. 4-finger pillowy white head with splashy lacing. The head looks like it will stick around nicely.

s: Smells of banana, coriander, orange peel, pepper corns, grain, soft biscuit-like malts and just a hint of alcohol.

t: Banana, orange and lemon dominate. A general spicy and zesty quality overtones. Finishes zippy and malty with a hint of wheat.

m: Carbonated. Highly carbonated. On the light-side, not watery though.

o: This beer represents summer to me. Its not a mind-blowing beer but its solid, refreshing and a simple pleasure to take part in, whenever life gets too fast ..and a slowing is desired.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 23:38:14 | More by JosiahS
Photo of jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of May 2012.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A pale golden hue; initially clear but much more translucent after the final addition of yeast from the bottle (swirled to agitate). Highly effervescent. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam with good retention; this eventually reduces to a decent surface layer. Aroma of sweet, yeasty malt with subtle notes of bananas, cloves and a general fruitiness.

Tastes of light, sweet malt with a dry, yeasty finish. Notes of wheat malt, bananas, cloves and yeast esters, with the faintest hint of noble hops is the background. Mouthfeel is smooth, full-bodied and slightly astringent. Leaves the palate dry, with an aftertaste of earthy yeast.

A decent and drinkable weissbier, though not the best representative of the style. The classic notes, such as banana and clove esters, are muted. I quite enjoy this beer, and it makes a good alternative to industrial lagers, but there are less commercial versions out there. A solid choice if the alternatives are rubbish.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 23:53:40 | More by jazzyjeff13
Photo of nickthetick


3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a cloudy straw yellow/ amber into a Erdinger wiezen glass with about three fingers of great frothy white head that leaves awesome lacing.

S: oranges, wheat, coriander, musty, woody, lemons and a tad bready.

T: lemons and oranges, there is a great soft citrus flavor with those two fruits super noticeable. Wheat is huge in the backbone, sweet and super grassy. There is a pine note on the back.

MF: medium body, good effervescence, sweet and refreshing.

O: the flavors don't mingle too well, and a bit woody and musty for a hefe but a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 03:05:46 | More by nickthetick
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Hazy amber/yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, lemons, corn, cloves

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a very high amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of wheat mixed with lemons and a bit of spice (coriander/cloves). Unfortunately there is also a bit of an adjunct flavour.. corn etc. It ends with a wheat/corn lemony aftertaste.

Overall – A slightly above average beer that really doesn't stack up to some of the really good wit's out there. I wouldn't buy this one again. It also needs to have it's carbonation level toned down.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 16:27:41 | More by spinrsx
Photo of BierStein711


4.65/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in an Erdinger Weizen glass

This beer introduced me to the wonderful world that comprises the Weissbier. I am proud to say that this beer is my go-to beer when I want a stong aroma, a white fluffy head, and finally tart citrus notes to end the drink with. As it warms, it remains a great companion in the evening with dinner or just alone. This is a beer that remains in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 21:52:46 | More by BierStein711
Photo of NatalBrewingCo

South Africa

3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased October 4th 2011 in Durban South Africa. 500ml bottle poured into a Hefeweizen glass.

a - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a tall white head. Head seemed to dissipate quicker than a normal Hefe.

s - Smells of grains, citrus, banana, cloves

t - Grains, citrus and slight notes of banana and cloves. Lacks the robustness and depth of flavor usually found in a good Hefe.

m - Medium body and moderate/high carbonation. Smooth Finish.

o - A decent but bland version of the German classic.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 17:56:39 | More by NatalBrewingCo
Photo of abeerlovr


3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I hate to rate this beer so low, but it does not adhere to the Weissbier style. So this is why I rated it low

A: beautiful full head, my beer was served in an actual Erdinger weizen glass and the shape allowed the heavy carbonation to create a huge, full white head; hazy golden color.

S: not much of a nose, some faint citrus, very neutral smell

T: very refreshing clean beer, but did not have the banana or fruity flavor one would expect from a weiss bier.

Overall: I drank several of these beers throughout the weekend as it is a good drinking beer, just not a good representation of a good German wheat beer. Rather neutral flavor and characteristics. There are much better examples of German wheat beer, I would classify this one as a good beer produced in Germany that probably can gain widespread acceptance with BMC drinkers here in America.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 16:48:36 | More by abeerlovr
Photo of WestValleyIPA


2.7/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Pilsner glass. Light golden, slightly hazy color. Prickly head, 2 fingers or so, fades very quickly. Something artificial about it. Aromas are very light in general. Some zesty, generic dessert baking spice smell. Fruity. Light sugary sweet smell. Juicy Fruit? Bubblegum? On the palate, more light flavors. Some sort of bad wheat lager funk. Just subdued, slightly sour, tangy, nothingness. I guess there's some spice there if you really look for it. Mouth feels very force carbed, light. How do you mess up a Hef this bad in Deutschland?

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 06:16:23 | More by WestValleyIPA
Photo of KajII

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a murky medium yellow with an average size (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing.

The aroma was that of a typical Hefe Weizen, a straw like malt and a cobweb scented yeast with notes of citrus, clove and banana.

It tasted very mild with a bit of wheat and a hint of citrus in the beginning and finished quite yeasty with a note of spice at the end. The flavor was nice but short lived.

Mouthfeel was light in body and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation.

Overall a good Weiss Bier, but nothing really stands out from the typical Hefe Weizen.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 14:21:44 | More by KajII
Photo of Filosoof


3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this beer from the impressive 05-liter-glass, on a terrace, with German humpapa-music, it pleased me very much!

More sober analyzed: this beer is not a high quality beer with lots of depths, chords etc. But in drinkability and well-feeling it scores very high. That's why it deserves a 4,5 for Overall, while per element it isn't more than average.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 10:30:41 | More by Filosoof
Photo of schoolboy


3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a good, somewhat ho-hum hefeweizen. It's pretty in the glass. All the taste aspects are fairly safe. Nothing stands out.

It has a very mild wheat and yeast flavor. The tastes aren't off in the slightest, just too understated. The fruity aftertaste from the yeast isn't bad. I will avoid this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 22:46:59 | More by schoolboy
Photo of BeerFMAndy


2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
5.3% ABV, Best Before End 06-2011

A - Poured with the sediment swirled in the bottle, Erdinger's hefe is a weathered, cloudy golden yellow color. The fizzy, effervescent white head spritzes away to nothing and leaves no lace behind. Completely uncharacteristic of a good hefe, this one certainly doesn't look the part at all.

S - The nose is more reminiscent of a European pale lager than a German hefe; notes of metallic graininess and all-around crisp lager. It's nothing like the earthy, estery, yeast-infused banana and clove bombs of classic German tradition. A vigorous swirl barely releases hints of this.

T - Much like the aroma, I find the taste of Erdinger's Hefe falling flat. A pinch of soft wheat through the finish but little yeast esters to be found. More bland but not as much as the completely lacking aroma.

M - Heavy carbonation becomes quite bothersome by gulp four, filling me and near assaulting my throat. Otherwise it's a soft beer behind the harsh bubbles.

O - The bottle's claims of the worlds #1 hefeweizen couldn't be more off base. With the availability of so many other fantastic German hefeweizens, I'll never waste my time on this lack-luster American Pale Wheat Ale-like Hefe-wannabe. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly not offensive, Erdinger just omits everything that makes the style a classic from this brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 11:51:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
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