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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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1,595 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 15
Gots: 216 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Big head, sticks around with a hazy golden body.
Aroma: Fruity phenols but they're not distinguishable as a particular fruit.
Taste: bready with alcohol and toast.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, spicy.

Paired with a burritos at Cafe 4060 (meters above sea level) in Potosi, Bolivia. Nicely balanced the spiciness and was generally refreshing. I was a bit surprised to notice higher levels of alcohol in it.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Erdinger is horribly underrated on this site; I know its not the strongest, nor the most flavourful weissbier, but it is utterly delicious. One of the easiest drinking beers I've ever tasted. A great introductory beer for those unacquainted with weissbier. Erdinger is my favourite beer hands down and a beer a recommend to weizen aficionados and newcomers alike.

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3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tolkein's House in Zagreb.

It arrived in a Erdinger glass which is one of the nicest I've seen.The beer has a thick fluffy white head sitting atop a beaut of a hazy golden beer. Some drippy lace.

Regular banana and clove aroma with some sweetness. Hard to get much in a smoky bar.

Fruity flavor of light banana and orange. The flavor isn't too big on this. Decent enough.

This was smooth as butter with a fairly light body and prickly carbonation.

Good Weiss. Got it because it was on draft in a land of wack beer. It did it's job in relieving my beer thirst. Doubt I'll give it another go in the states though.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.79/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Erdinger Weissbräu's Weißbier pours a lovely opaque body whose colors range from pumpkin to apricot to amber, depending on the light. A flurry of fizz creates and sustains a large, slightly off-white foam. But the foam is gassier than it first appeared to be and doesn't stick around long.

The beer smells more like a lager than a wheat beer. Lightly toasted grains and grassy, herbal aromas are up front. A slightly metallic scent is palpable; I hope this can isn't too old. I have to stick my nose way down into the glass to pick up the beer's aroma. This brew smells like air.

The taste is as watery as the nose was airy. Still, the flavors that do emerge are pleasant. Toasted grains are up front. Sweet, fruity notes follow closely. At first I pick up sweet, sulphered apricots and some light citral notes; no banana or clove. By the fifth sip I begin appreciate some very subtle clove-like notes at the back of the palate. The beer's hang is long and pleasant. This is surprising considering the thin taste. In fact, the aftertaste may be the best thing about this brew. As the beer warms, its mild bitterness and faint herbal aromas dance off in the distance with some suggestions of clove.

I'm ambivalent about the beer's mouthfeel. On the one hand, the watery taste is matched by the beer's thin mouthfeel. No points there. On the other hand, a swirl around the tongue produces a foam that's frothier than the head had suggested.

Erdinger Weißbier is not a brew that I'll revisit on a regular basis. But if you have a chance to try it, take a sip.

Tip: This beer should be served slightly cooler than room temperature.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
80 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.