Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
78
okay

746 Reviews
THE BROS
74
okay

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Reviews: 746
Hads: 1,702
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 20
Gots: 293 | 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 SitkaSteve
4.22/5  rDev +23%
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. (654 characters)

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.09/5  rDev +19.2%
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. (369 characters)

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
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. (274 characters)

Photo of TopherBreski
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (235 characters)

Photo of TreyDavidWood
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
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. (159 characters)

Photo of Brand
5/5  rDev +45.8%
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. (459 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.12/5  rDev -9%
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. (428 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (678 characters)

Photo of Cannybrew
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
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. (299 characters)

Photo of dwmson1
5/5  rDev +45.8%
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 (239 characters)

Photo of chris_pk
4.65/5  rDev +35.6%
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 ! (216 characters)

Photo of drmeto
3.5/5  rDev +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. (552 characters)

Photo of HazardousBrewer
2.15/5  rDev -37.3%
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. (204 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
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; (328 characters)

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
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. (415 characters)

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (423 characters)

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.16/5  rDev +21.3%
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. (390 characters)

Photo of PorterPro125
3.67/5  rDev +7%
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. (1,067 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
3.26/5  rDev -5%
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. (219 characters)

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev 0%
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. (460 characters)

Photo of woutervaneijk
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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. (190 characters)

Photo of Malt_Man
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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. (613 characters)

Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
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!! (308 characters)

Photo of Bayern1971
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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. (618 characters)

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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!! (1,153 characters)

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