Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Ratings: 1,676
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 18
Gots: 282 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 01-03-2002

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Photo of BeerBeing
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown glass longneck generic bottle, white/red/navy on cream label

Appearance: hazy yellow color, medium off-white head, some lacing

Smell: spicy clove, fruitness, light wheat

Taste: medium body, crisp mouthfeel, clove spiciness, sweet malt, yeast, ripe banana, citrus, minor hops in background

Notes: good, solid, but just average brew

Photo of mdagnew
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast..

Poured a cloudy golden yellow colour... Head was white, big and foamy with quite small beading and lasted until near the end...

Aroma - Lemony, citrusy, spicy, earthy hints, peppery notes also...

Taste – Quite subtle flavours, creamy, lemony, slight banana and strawberry notes..

Feel - Quite sharp as there is quite a lot of carbonation...

Overall - A pretty good and very, very drinkable hefe weizen...

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Pale yellow with a huge head. Pour this beer slowly, or you'll be left with a glass of foam. Aroma is spicy and malty. The flavor is quite odd. There is a bitting spiciness up front combined with a heavy carbonation so that you almost have to wait until you swallow to taste the flavor of the beer. A little bit of toasted malt flavor - very strange in a hefe. Becomes acidic. Carbonation is too heavy. The best before date is 01-2006, so I don't think the problem is there. I just think this beer isn't very good.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with greenish highlights (very strange!) and a wimpy shortlived head for a Hefe. Lacing is non existent. The aroma is the typical clove/banana hefe aroma, only a little sweeter. The taste is refreshing and crisp like all Hefes. I find more barley malt character in this hefe than most, the wheat tangyness is there but a barley bready sweetness is very prominent as well. Sherbert, lemon and clove emerge in the middle.

The finish is quite sweet and citrusy. Hops are undetectable throughtout (even for a Hefe). The mouthfeel is awesome with an incredible amount of tiny bubbles dancing around my tongue.

This is a nice Hefe, pretty sweet, but still good. I recommend it. Its not the best or the worst.

Photo of whynot44
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice gold color with a fluffy white head that hangs around for a while and leaves some nice lace on the side.

The aroma is mostly bananas and cloves.

Medium bodied, very pleasant malt & yeast flavor. Somewhat fruity - banana(?) with a little clove and vanilla. Slight hops flavor mostly in the aftertaste, smooth refreshing, very nice.

Not really sweet, but almost a "desert" beer. Excellent.

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a rather clear golden yellow color with a frothy white head and a vortex of mad bubbles; some lacing that quickly slips down the sides of the glass

Smell: Bananas and cloves, with undertones of caramel

Taste: Starts out with a banana flavor that adds a caramel element by mid-palate; a lemoney aspect emerges, after the swallow, but the overall effect is something like a butter rum Life Saver

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied; creamy, with a lot of carbonation

Drinkability: A bit different from the typical hefe but not bad

Photo of packetknife
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazzy orange-yellow pour or semi-dark amber depending on the lighting, dense two-finger bleached-white head that faded slowly and laced well. Wheat, yeast, some malts, and plenty more wheat on the nose. A sort of citrus on the tongue along with the decent what bread overtones, very light spice feeling. A mediocre hoppiness finishes you off. The feel is a bit too acidic IMO but it's still quite drinkable.

Photo of BeerNutta
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Erdinger... Man this thing pours frothy. The moment it hits the glass, POW. FOAM to the top.

A = Straw coloured with a big foam head that dissapates quickly to leave little lacing.

S = Smells of citrus fruits. ( Oranges?)

T = Light malts with a faint hop finish. Not bad.

M = Feels a little fuller bodied. Cream almost. With not allot of carbonation. Most of it must have gone into the formation of the foam head in the begining.

D = Not bad. Definitely could drink a few in one session.

Photo of uncggop06
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I guess you have to try this in germany.. in berlin at the moment and ive been served this beer several times in different locations... The best was a little corner store italian bakery off of Landsberger Allee in Berlin. Pillowy white beautiful head, fruity smell, beautiful taste. Gotta drink it fast, though when its warm the taste fades. Carbonation was superb, after about a minute after pouring there was a definate cloudy look and overall great beer!

Vielen dank!

Photo of thinkbreakfast
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Photo of jakester
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.24/5  rDev -36.2%
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.

Photo of hero27
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of Derek
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Photo of DogFood11
2.03/5  rDev -42.2%
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.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
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!

Photo of Puddleglum
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of thechaacster
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Photo of DrJay
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of Viggo
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of beertaster13
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Photo of cracgor
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of Luigi
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of drugsbunny
2.51/5  rDev -28.5%
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.

Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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