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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier

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760 Reviews

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Reviews: 760
Hads: 1,761
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 22.03%
Wants: 23
Gots: 344 | FT: 0
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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 thinkbreakfast
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Great pillowy pure white head. Body is a little too clear looking. Carbonation is very active.

S: Thick cotton candy and subtle dryness.

T: Robust fruit up front, then a quick sour bite followed by spice and fruit aftertaste. Very clean and crisp.

MF/D: Clean overall. Little or no aftertaste. Very refreshing and perfect for a summer session.

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Photo of jakester
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a pilsner glass. Date clearly stamped on the label Yay!

Pours a fairly cloudy banana yellow with a huge head of white foam. Looks highly carbonated. The head eventually drops to islands and a ring. No lacing on the glass.

Some bananas and some cloves are in the aroma, but not a whole lot. Smells of wheat bread and yeast there also. This could use more aroma.

Flavor is tart bananas, cloves, black pepper. Good wheat character, like fresh bread. I've tasted better hefe's, but this one is pretty good. Aftertaste is clean bananas and cloves.

Mouthfeel is semi-sweet, with very tingly/fizzy carbonation. Very burpy. Finish is fizzy and sweet.

Like I said, I've had better hefe's. This seems to lack a strong banana/clove character, which I like very much. Those characteristics are there, but I need more. Not a bad beer, but not great, either.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.24/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Okay, I know hefeweizens are highly carbonated, but this is ridiculous. I have never seen a beer, or a even a soda, bubble this vigorously in my life. Pours a cloudy brown yellow with a humongous bubbly head that disappears right away leaving no lacing.

S - Wheat malt and carbonation.

T - A little sweet for a hefeweizen, all malt no fruitiness or spiciness, aside from that is is just carbonated water. A slight bitterness. Not terrible, but dissappointing.

Mouthfeel - Very thin. Refreshing though. Not bad. Best part of the beer.

Drinkability - My friend told me when he was in Germany, he saw a 12 year old boy with a bottle of this. When he asked the boy's brother why he had it, the brother responded, "That is hardly a beer." I think that sums up this low quality hefeweizen extremely well.

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Photo of hero27
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a mountainous, foamy (yet somewhat fizzy) head. Retention is surprisingly good as well. Taste is more fruity & spicy than I expected it to be. I figured it'd be a little on the bland/grainy side, but it had more of a lemon & fruity taste. Crisp, clean, refreshing, and lemony...a great summer beverage and a pretty well-made hefeweizen. Defining characteristic...the bottle. The thing (empty) is heavy as hell. Just thought I'd add that.

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Photo of Derek
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, pale-yellow appearance. Well carbonated, nice head.

Spicy clove smell & taste. The fruity esters were on the lighter side. There's a hint of that refreshing, citrousy tartness. Good taste, but not extraordinary.

Mouthfeel was closer to moderate than light.

Quite drinkable.

An 'on-tap' review wouldn't be as favourable. Seems a little washed out.

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Photo of DogFood11
2.03/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pilsner looking beer. Had this in a pilsner glass and it was totally clear no unfilitered hef appearance whatsoever.

The smell was almost non-existent. what are they thinking with this pup? On the back label it says the worlds #1 Hefe Weizen...well that doesnt surprise me as the masses love beer that doesnt taste like anything and has a buzz attached to it.

To me this is a pilsner in every way shape and form.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one pours a cloudy golden yellow color. Very, very fizzy. The head retention is enormous and frothy. The smell is pleasant, almost hinting on the edge of fruity. The taste is very good at first sip, although it reminds me of a pale wheat ale. It also seems to have a very nice medium-bodied mouthfeel, that unfortunatly slips away to a watery, somewhat bread-like aftertaste. Not bready like miller products, but a little lingering in the aftertaste. This beer is good enough to stand up and hold its own, but it could be better. Cheers!

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Photo of Puddleglum
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Great American Ballpark. That's right. You can get an actual beer at Great American Ballpark. You just have to look real hard. Anyway this Weissbier had a nice head and of course was very cloudy. The smell had a few of the esters I expected like clove and slight fruitiness but the flavor had much less of those notes. It was nice anyway with an understated mouthfeel that I tend to prefer, making it more drinkable than your typical hefeweizen. Thanks for setting up some real taps at the ballpark whoever managed it.

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Photo of thechaacster
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours the usual cloudy golden-orange. Really enormous fluffy head that retains longer than average compared to other hefes I have seen lately. Smells extremely sweet, lots of yeast and the aroma of pear nectar (!). The taste is also quite sweet, though not as much as the smell would suggest. Again very yeasty, giving it a creamy yet fizzy mouthfeel. Slight hop bitterness at the end, with little aftertaste. I've certainly had plenty of better hefe-weizens but this was pretty tasty and very refreshing. An underrated hefe, also a steal as I haven't seen it at more than $1.99 for a 500ml bottle.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted on draft in Mint Bar (Westin Hotel), Dublin, Ireland on 9th July 2005.
Nicely presented in Erdinger 500ml glass, appearence a nice hazy straw coloured body under a decent slightly off-white head. Nice lacing.

Smell was a bit subdued and taste was a not complex, no contrasting flavours battling it out. No citrus notes. Mouthfeel good.

A nice refreshing brew, but not a session beer. Not quite enough flavour for me.

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Photo of DrJay
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy golden amber with a bright white head. Nice lacing and fair retention. Very mild aroma, a bit of wheat and malt, maybe a little citrus. Texture on the creamy side, but the carbonation is a little on the high side. The flavour isn't bad, it's just very average. Some banana sweetness and wheat malt. There's very little of the citrus and clove character that I expect in a weissbier, but overall it's not a bad beer. Which in turn keeps the drinkability on the high side. Just don't expect the complex flavours normally associated with the style.

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Photo of Viggo
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold, huge fluffy white head and some lacing. Smell is of bananas, lots of citrus, and spices. Flavour is cloves and spices up front, with banana in the finish and some citrus all around. Mouthfeel was a little too light, but the carbonation was nice. Tasty beer.

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Photo of beertaster13
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This hef pours a light gold with a nice white carbonated head. The smell is light, hints of fruit, banana, spices, citrus lemon lingers. The taste is of light grains with honey and coreandor yeast. The banana is light, the malts are of light sugar. Feels light and goes down clean, not a bad hef, good attempt, better available.

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Photo of cracgor
3.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Kind of a pale yellow to cold and a little cloudy. Thick white cloudlike head made of small bubbles...some lacing, but poor retention...just disappears on me

Smell: Banana or wet bread like smell. A little of the clove smell as well, but a little boozy to be good.

Taste: Very much like banana or fresh bread. Very little clove...and the little only appears in the aftertaste. After the head disappears becomes tinny.

Mouthfeel: Clean and refreshing. Just barely medium body.

Drinkability: an okay summer refreshment, but little else. Not complex in any way. If you are looking for something to quench your thirst that is okay, I guess this would suffice, but there are much better products available.

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Photo of Luigi
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

CLoudy yellow-orange color with a decent lace for a head. A little dissapointing for a Hefe. Smells fruity. Strong tartness and faint bready malts. The taste is dominated by fruity esters. A lot of citrus hints. Faint cloves and and bready malts. The drinkability pretty good, but the tartness kinds of knocks it down a notch. Too much tartness than I am use to in a Hefe. Over all still a good brew.

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Photo of drugsbunny
2.51/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There is some claim as to it being the best selling Hefeweizen on the bottle, but this was certainly not the best tasting wheat beer. The color and appearance were typical, and the aroma was decent, but the taste was disappointing. It had a watered down taste and feel, very weak. Slight lemon zing. There are far superior versions out there to enjoy. I would pass on this beer.

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Photo of niknar
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a clean, clear straw color with a decent white head that quickly settles. Leaves a slight trace of lacing, but nothing spectacular. Very clear, which is slightly odd from what I've experienced in the past with this style - usually hazy from yeast. Aroma is fairly non-descript...perhaps some malt and a hint of hops, but not much in this category. Tasty, but not very strong in the wheat or yeast department. A little weak in my book for a wheat beer, but not something to steer away from. Finishes slightly sweet with a hint of sour on the back sides of the tongue. Mouthfeel is decent, but perhaps slightly over-carbonated. Nothing to write home about. Drinkability is where this beer can shine. It goes down smooth and does not present any real detractors. It isn't something I would recommend to a fellow advocate, but might be something to nudge a macro drinker in our direction.

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Photo of beersarang
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a peachy orange with a white big frothy head. Dissapates slowly and dissapears into nothing.

Smells a bit sour, with some wheat and grain in the background

A little wheat twang, spicy hop bitterness, and a mild sweetness in the exhale. Nice yeastiness, however the wheat sourness gets a little irritating later on.

Perfect smooth almost creamy mouthfeel with overall great carbonation. Goes down easy.

The sourness is not my favorite, but overall a solid weiss.

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Photo of Brian700
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours hazy orange with a white head that sticks around for a little while. The smell is of orange peel and esters. The taste follows the nose. I taste like esters and citrus. It has a good mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Its a decent drinkable beer but nothing impressive. I would choose at least two other brands of the same style before I touch this one again. Ayinger & Hacker-Pschorr blow this one out of the water.

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Photo of OatherS
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tan label is a twelve ounce bottle.

Appearance: Awesome multi finger head that lasts.

Smell: Sweet wheaty odor that is perfect.

Taste: The sweet and wheaty odor does not translant into the same expected flavor unfortunately.

Mouthfeel: OK.

Drinkability: The banana flavor this is so characteristic of hefe's is not present dissapointedly.

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Photo of AlexJ
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This hefe pours out the color of cloudy orange juice, a radiant golden orange, and topped by an impressively thick and lasting white head that laces quite well for a wheat beer.

The aroma is grainey wheat, lemon, faint banana and tropical fruits with a bit of spicey yeast.

The flavor is similar with an emphasis on lemon and yeasty spice.

The body is light to medium, well carbonated and very thirst quenching. A tastey, but unremarkable hefe.

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Photo of BeerFink
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy light straw appearance, with some rocky white head. Yeasty aroma carries subdued bananas and clove. Taste is mellow, a little light. Bready malts dominate, their smoothness cloaking all else. Barely detectable bananas, although the clove is present to a noticeable degree. Lemony bitterness and some grainy wheat serve to break up the creamy malts. Decent hefe weizen, but I wasn't inclined to stand up and shout afterwords.

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Photo of RedLion
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really good Hefeweizen. Easy to drink. Good head retention, nice lacing. Color is a cloudy gold. Taste is wheaty, with a lemon tartness. That citrusy sting versus a spicy bite that makes this perfect for the summer. Full mouthfeel. I'd drink this again, especially at the restraunt that served it.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tap : Poured in tall 0.5l German glass with a huge pale white foamy head with better then average retention. Aroma of wheat is extremely dominating with some subtle floral and sweet notes. Taste is extremely refreshing with light banana notes and great wheat taste. Body is just medium full and carbonation is excellent. Great refreshing beer with good mastering of this style.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, very pale gold with a thick frothy ivory head. no lace. Smells of clove and a bit lemony. No banana....I take that back, some faint banana fruitiness in the background. Crisp wheat malt in the nose.

Taste is much like the nose. Lemony and spicy cloves. Lightly sour wheat malt. A bit of a spicy zing on the tongue. A little thin in the mouth, a little watery. Not bad. An easy drinker even though it doesn't measure up to the Weihenstephaner and Paulaner examples of the style. A cute little hefe.

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Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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