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Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Reviews: 760
Hads: 1,761
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 22.03%
Wants: 23
Gots: 343 | 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 Tone
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden color. One and a half inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast cleanliness, slight sweetness, and slight citrus aroma. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp/slightly chewy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat up front, yeast cleanliness next, some pale euro malt comes through strongly, and the finish is some citrus flavors (yeast characteristic). Overall, a pretty smooth Hefe with a good body.

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Photo of corby112
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden yellow color with lots of visible carbonation bubbles and a thin foamy white head that quickly dissapears. Aroma is quite bland with slight apple presence as well as some lemon peel. Very quaffable with a crisp apple and pear taste as well as some slight citrus.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

50 cl long-necked brown bottle with a beige, neat and clean label.

A: The pour is hazy orange/golden. White, a bit uneven, really large head. Slow dissipation leaves nice lacings.

S: Wheat - ripe sweet bananas. Citric. Some malt, barley gives it bready tone.

T: Wheat and malt. Ripe bananas and bready - almost like rye-bread. Some citric sezt.

M: Smooth light bodied liquid with rich carbonation, a bit rough though. Aftertaste is medium long and holds both sweet and bitter.

D: Wheatbeer is so very refreshing. This is a pretty nice one, but not the best from Bavaria.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a pale, hazy lemony-light orange color with a big white fluffy head.

S: The nose yielded faint bananas, lemons and light traces of dried fruit and grains.

T: The nose was rather subtle overall and not really enticing. For flavor there was light bananas, cloves and wheat. There was decent breadiness, with a really good hop spiciness found of the finish, which was good, but not enough to save this.

M: really thin, with a light creaminess, light carbonation while finishing dry.

D: An ordinary drinking hefe, with a nice spicy finish which was one of the few highlights of this beer. ok, but rather boring.

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Photo of beertunes
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in 0.5 liter wheat glass. Poured the typical cloudy yellow of Hefe's, with a big, fluffy, white head that didn't have much retention and left good lacing.

The aromas were very muted and soft for the style, with the expected banana and clove most noticeable. The flavor profile was much like the aroma, soft and muted, with nothing standing out.

The body was also typical, full without being heavy, and nicely smooth. Drinkability was great, you could drink these all day, very easily. Not as flavorful as a lot of Hefe's, this one is still worth trying.

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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 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 puboflyons
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked 06-2014-L-102106. Sampled on December 20, 2013.

A cloudy olive-yellow pour greets the eye with moderate carbonation building up to a huge white head that lingers for a bit.

The aroma begins with malts that have a kind of banana or apple ester thrown in. Toasted biscuits too. Feint wheat.

Light body mainly but it is also rather smooth and creamy.

The taste also has this meaty apple-note intertwined with the pale malts, toasted biscuit, but thin in the wheat. Clean finish.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 3/4 of the bottle and swirled the remaining 1/4 to release the yeast. Poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a nice creamy white head. There is some wheat, citrus and clove in the nose. Taste is clean and crisp but a bit lighter than I would want. There is some wheat and a slightly spicey citrus finish. Overall, this is a decent hefeweizen but look to Weihenstephaner and Paulaner for outstanding examples of this style.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle july 18 2009

A cloudy golden yellow, did not want to stay in my glass, big fluffy head that dies pretty quick, very little lacing

S some citrus perhaps sweet grains not too much, tiny bit of banana

T not overpowering clove, banana, wheat some citrus not bad but not great

M/D big on bubbles a little thin but on this 30 degree day this is sinking like a ship, very easy to drink

i dig it good summer beer

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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 bark
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is yellow-orange and shady. The grand foam is white and airy.

The smell is rather mild, sourish and rather neutral with some notes of vanilla and … soap?

The carbonation is strong, soda-like. Very refreshing.

The taste is cooling and refreshing with a sourish taste and an unexpected body. There are notes of yeast and some bitterness. The aftertaste is surprisingly soft with a gentle sweetness and a fruity sour note.

This beer accompanies robust, hot or smoked food well, but I found it a bit plain on its own.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
2.53/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500 ml bottle, best by 4/2008. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a a large frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. It smells like lemon, cloves, bananas and wheat. Taste is similar to the aroma, but it's very, very grainy. The grainyness overpowers everything else. Not impressive at all. Mouthfeel/body is thin, with a large amount of carbonation. The carbonation takes away from the drinkability, as this isn't easy to drink at all. It becomes a chore to force this down after a while. It looks nice and smells decent, but unfortunately it goes downhill fast from there.

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Photo of Brad007
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color: Cloudy pale yellow color with ample head.

Aroma: Faint hint of banana and clove. Light. Not much to detect.

Taste: Mostly a clove flavor. No banana to be found. Lightly malty. Smooth.

Mouthfeel: Dry and wheatish. Clove.

Verdict: A middle of the road hefeweizen that is still more quite drinkable. Smooth. It's definitely a hefeweizen.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a Hefe glass. Best before 02/2012 printed on the back of the bottle.

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden yellow color. Produced a giant pure white fluffy head with great retention. Lots of lace once this finally dissipated.

(S)- Very dry and with a yeasty earthy quality. Some light spice and lemon.

(T)- Similar to the smell in some ways. A dry yeasty earth clove spice with creamy biscuit and lemon.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Crisp, refreshing, and lightly fruity and dry.

(D)- A solid Hefe. Crisp and refreshing with a good flavor profile.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice Hefe. Pours a semi hazy yellow with a fluffy golden head. Beautiful.
S - Mostly citrus and wheat with a slight bread backbone.
T - Like the smell, some lemon and fruit with a touch of bread and a nice smooth wheat finish.
M - Not bitter and refreshing. Great summer beer!
D - Well I would totally try more offerings by the company but I really wouldn't pick up the sixer for around 12 bucks. Nice to try though!

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Photo of clayrock81
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had a 22 oz bomber bottle that I poured into my hefe glass. This was the bright spot for this beer. Had a cloudy, orange body with a one-finger head that was a constant with the beer and left small lacings. The smell was yeasty/wheaty with some faint citric aroma. Unfortunately, the taste was rather bland in this light-bodied hefe with no real citric, pepper/clove or other spices coming out at all and the wheat yeast is very pronouced, so it is not as smooth as most hefes. I really don't see myself getting this beer again.

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Photo of glid02
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this on-tap at Brewhouse Cafe in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy lemon color with a half-finger white head that dissipates into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thick foamy ring around the glass. This beer sheets nicely but the lacing doesn't stick around very long.

Smells kind of like nothing. The only thing I can distinguish is a very light banana aroma.

Tastes pretty good. A lot of light fruit, including bananas, and some bubblegum flavor. It's also just a little spicy at the end.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It's got a great thickness and the carbonation is subtle yet gets the job done. Goes down very smoothly.

Drinkability is pretty good. I could have a few of these, but there are many other beers from this style that I would go for first.

Overall this is an average beer with an above average smoothness. Worth a shot.

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Photo of avalon07
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a big, creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: The smell was very subdued, but did have traces of wheat, malt, and a slightly fruity quality.

T: Tasted of malt (especially in the finish), wheat, and that bubblegum flavor you get with hefeweizens. A bit on the mild side, but not horribly offensive.

M: A well carbonated beer with a dry finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

D: A decent, mostly drinkable, somewhat forgettable hefeweizen.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer excavates itself from the 500ml brown bottle an unclouded golden amber color with a generous white head that is semi-creamy in texture; the resultant lace forms a thick and sticky sheet upon the glass. Nose has hints of wheat, citrus crisp, fresh and clean to the senses with the start sweet and it has a nice grain profile, the top a bit thin. Finish is meek in its acidity, the hops also benign in their spiciness, a nice summertime beer.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Frisco's in Columbia

A: Hazy yellow with a moderate white head that doesn't really hold very well.

S: Fruity sweetness with lots of banana and bubblegum and some wheat. Not much spice in here, that would have really helped

T: Mostly similar to the nose with a lot of estery character. Mild wheat character but not dry and refreshing like the best of the bunch

M: A little bigger for a hefe than I'd like - a little too much sweetness. Carbonation was OK, though

D: Doubt i'd try it again

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Photo of ccrida
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/2 l bottle poured into my Supra tumble, Erdinger Weissbier is a spritzy straw yellow with a white head leaving light, foamy lace.

Smell is a very nice, sweet citrus and floral, with a wheat tang.

Taste is just pure, clean wheat. Note this is a weiss bier, not a hefe, so there's no esters, which I much prefer, but for what it is, it's pretty good.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, medium-light bodied.

Drinkability is good, clean an quaffable. However, I much prefer mit hefe!

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1pt., 9fl. oz. bottle served in a weizen glass. 09-2009 indicated on the bottle. Poured a translucent golden-yellow with a five inch, bright white head and copious tiny bubbles effervescing in solution. Head eventually recedes into a half inch solid cap, leaving behind little clouds of foam in its wake. Nose was lemony and wheaty. Taste consistent with nose - not much going on in the flavor profile. Lacking the characteristic banana esters, cloves and bubble gum; a little too clean. Mouthfeel was light-bodied and lively and finishes clean. Easy drinking and refreshing beer, but lacking some of the complexity of the style. I was a little disappointed seeing this coming from a German brewer. Not bad, just don't get your expectations up.

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Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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