Erdinger Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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1,676 Ratings
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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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Germany

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 InDreams
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Always a fan of Hefe-Weizens, I figured I'd start drinking more good German examples before heading to Germany this fall. So this is my first;

A - Poured into a weizen glass with a light golden color and about an inch of fluffy head that wasn't too quick to dissipate, but left very little lacing. As expected, the body was pretty cloudy and full of that beautiful bubbling that makes hefeweizens so interesting.

S - Not overly strong, much to my disappointment, but still carried the citrusy, lemony zest of your typical hefe-weizens with a hint of sweetness from the malts and perhaps some yeastiness.

T - Damn fine. The lemon and citrus tastes are always the first thing you notice, with hints of something banana-like, maybe some clove. A nice wheaty maltiness with a certain amount of yeasty character, I think. Aftertaste brings in the minimal hop profile and more citrusy bitterness. very enjoyable.

M - Bubbly carbonated feel, kinda light-to-medium body. Nice.

D - I love hefe-weizens and this is a pretty good example of one so I'd definitely drink this without a second thought. Actually I probably wouldn't even give it a first thought. Anyways, it's tasty and drinkable, so give it a try.

Photo of woutervaneijk
4/5  rDev +14%

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.

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.

Photo of helloloser12345
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 500ml Bottle

Appearance: Honey coloured hazy body with a fluffy white head.

Smell: Slight wheat nose and thats about it

Flavour: initial light, sweet malty flavour with quite a harsh mouthfeel. Malty and zesty aftertatse which lingers.

Overall: A very average wheat beer - not outstanding within its style but still a very drinkable brew.

Photo of willgro
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fantastic beer. Better than the standard wheat beer from germany, this beer really does the trick. it is very creamy, with the banana flavors of typical wheat beers from the region, but this one really stands out. it has a great head on it and is extremely drinkable. it is darker than most wheat beers, but not nearly a dark wheat. just a mild, orange color, that transforms itself into the brews. fantastic overall.

Photo of aussielars
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I poured this pale, straw-coloured beer in a 500 ml Erdinger glass. It was cloudy with a sizable, thick head which I found very visually appealing. As expected, the accompanying effervescence was brisk and robust. I detected the aroma of sweet malt, grass, citrus and cloves. It tasted of clove and leaves while the wheat left a lingering dry, tart aftertaste. The mouthfeel was medium and very lively. It may not be the best wheat beer that I've tasted but certainly a pleasant one for a hot summer afternoon.

Photo of anglagard1
2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

After recently having some Dancing Man I realized I like this style. Wanted some more but couldn't handle the alcohol content, so I tried this instead.

Appearance: Light, even for the style.
Smell: Something foul in there, nothing fruity.
Taste: Tastes tinny as though it came from a can. Really nothing to identify it with the style other than the slight cloudiness.
Not a horrible beer, but why pay more for a beer that delivers so much less than others in the style. Bottles were new to my beer store too, with an expiration date of June 2012.

Photo of jsanto
2.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

s - bottle - served in a russian river glass.

s - like alcohol and that old fashioned german beer smell.

t - very light grass smell of the natural earth.

m - it stayed carbonated until the finish.

d - only one of these, i would have to buy it sometime on tap, and maybe enjoy it a little more. i was eyeing the aventius, but wanted to try something i never had, so i chose this one.

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 eddiefontaine13
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good clean flavor, not over powering with banana flavors, goes down well, pair with a bratwurst or cheese pretzel

Photo of peandyd
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Everything you could ask for in a weißbier. Citrus and wheat balanced nicely.

Photo of decom
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting a lot more from this beer.
it's really expensive here in Brazil, so I hoped you got what you paid for. It wasn't the case.

The beer looked good, when poured on a big Erdinger glass, and it formed a nice head, that lasted. The smell was fainter than I expected, I was hoping for more.

Mouthfeel is watered down, but isn't smooth. Not all that bad, but sort of disappointing.

The taste: as I drank this, I wondered: "where's the bananas and cloves? this tastes almost like Bohemia Weiss" (which by the way costs 1/4 of the price of erdinger).

Maybe I should try this beer again, but from my first experience, I don't feel compelled to pay the high price.

Photo of rockyfire
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

White head with a normal head retention for a wheat beer, sunset orange yellow hue with a very cloudy look.

Light fermented wheat twang, soft spicy clove with a rounded and mellow fruitiness.

Smooth and crisp with a creamy medium body, not too much on the clove spiciness but it is there. Malt sweetness and a twang from the wheat, powdery yeast. Fruitiness is mellow just like the aroma. Hops are light. Sweet and clove battle it out in the finish as the dryness tries to creep in also.

Not a bad beer. I enjoyed trying it.

Photo of abeerlovr
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I hate to rate this beer so low, but it does not adhere to the Weissbier style. So this is why I rated it low

A: beautiful full head, my beer was served in an actual Erdinger weizen glass and the shape allowed the heavy carbonation to create a huge, full white head; hazy golden color.

S: not much of a nose, some faint citrus, very neutral smell

T: very refreshing clean beer, but did not have the banana or fruity flavor one would expect from a weiss bier.

Overall: I drank several of these beers throughout the weekend as it is a good drinking beer, just not a good representation of a good German wheat beer. Rather neutral flavor and characteristics. There are much better examples of German wheat beer, I would classify this one as a good beer produced in Germany that probably can gain widespread acceptance with BMC drinkers here in America.

Photo of Upgrayedd
2.62/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was the first "real" beer I ever had. I was a 19 year old college student studying in Germany and legal to drink! My only beers before then were cheap and macroesque. Even though the thought of this beer brings back good memories, this particular bottle was not too impressive. It poured a little pale and there was hardly any yeast dregs in the bottom of the bottle. The head went from a thick crown to a thin one by the end of the drink. I could not taste any bananas or cloves, so I was very disapointed.

Photo of SingleCell
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into my weizen glass after warming out of the fridge for a few minutes. On the back label it claims to be "the world's most popular wheat beer". When I went to pick it up at my local LCBO there were just a few left so the claim holds some truth I suppose. This bottle has a best before date of March 2010.

A: Poured a medium hazy straw colour with a two inch rocky white head which had poor initial head retention. The head faded to just a thin cap on top of the beer and remained that way.

S: Spicy clove, weak traces of bubblegum, and some apple phenols. A typical hefe only lighter (even after the beer had a significant amount of time to warm).

T: Grainy upfront and behind you find those typical flavours found in a hefe. Light clove, hint of bubblegum but that's about it. It's mainly just grainy like a hefe watered down with a light lager.

M: Slightly heavier than light body with light carbonation (for the style at least). The palate feels clean after like after drinking a fresh glass of apple juice but there's not flavour to go along with the cleansing mouthfeel.

D: With the alcohol being so low I could have a few of these. However, since the taste and mouthfeel aren't really all they can be I'd have to say this one has mediocre drinkability.

I really tried to like this beer. Served it cool and enjoyed it slowly until it warmed. However, nowhere in this process could I get hooked on this particular beer. I wouldn't buy it again but I could see it being a good transition beer for light lager drinkers just getting into hefe's...

Photo of Reiksguard
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: A golden straw color with a haze typical of wheat beer. 2-3 finger head during the pour with large bubbles that dissipate quickly.

S: A light aroma of bravarian malts with some noble hops. Nothing to significantly comment on, but pleasant.

T: An average wheat beer, with the wheat and malt flavors. Mild citrus on the front edge ending in almost a butter-flavored ending. Finishes marginally clean.

M: Seems a bit over carbonated, which negatively affects the mouthfeel. After swirling off the carbonation, the beer is med to think in texture.

D: An easy beer to drink - nothing truely memorable, either good or bad.

Photo of Acho
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served into the Erdinger glass that commemorates its 125th anniversary (quite a cool weissglass).
A nice clear translucent yellow with topped with an incredible head that stays around for a little while.
The smell is quite a turn down, can't get nothing but what seems to be some faint fruity odor.
The tatse is just OK for what it is, a nice carbonation makes it quite drinkable.
Overall an under the mean Weissbier, nothing to do with the Erdinger Dunkelweiss an outstanding brew.

Photo of Bayern1971
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

Photo of SinutabRamirez
4.55/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crisp - almost flavorless, in a good way. What light beers aspire to be, but fail miserably. Went well with very sharp chedder, went down smooth, left a good taste in your mouth, no bitterness. Not too much aroma, but enough to tell you that you were drinking a well crafted beer. I highly recommend that this is a beer you try this summer if you can find it.

Photo of Tresha
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Erdinger Weissbier is pale orange in colour. When poured in a glass it has a nice white head. While the smell of malt and hops is present, you can also get a small hint of orange and apple. It's a little strong for my liking but very clean with fine acidity. Definitely easy to have another!

Photo of youknowmyname
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Odor: Sweet and citrusy with a heavy yeast background. Roll the bottle as sediment does pool at the bottom. Once rolled, that's when the yeast scent took hold.

Pour: Pours out a milky orange with a huge thick creamy head. Served in my new Erdinger hefeweissen glass.

Taste: Slight flavor of banana at the start but quickly moves to a flavorful wheat taste. Touches of coriander. Dry and quickly dissipating on the palate but not acidic like most dry beers. A lot lighter bodied than most hefewiesens I've had previously. Very refreshing.

Opinion: Great beer for any day. Flavorful, but not so much that it's a "one beer and done" kind of beer. I could drink a couple of these and that's great as I bought a five pack due to the glass it came with. I have been trying to increase my glassware for beers and could not pass up this hefeweisen glass.

Photo of billysj
3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance - pours as a cloudy dark orange with a big white head.

Smells of fruit sweetness. The taste differ from the smell, bland with a lot of wheat and slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average with good carbonation.

The Erdinger Hefe-Weizen fail to compares to other hefe I drink. Overall an average hefe.

Photo of mcdevster
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

erdinger may fall short of some of the better bottled hefeweizen beers (weinstephaner and paulaner come to mind) but it is a very refreshing brew nonetheless..
appearance is somewhat cloloudy straw color fairly typical medium carbonation.. smell is wheaty but light.. flavor is pleasant but not complex.. very easy to drink - but light on flavor notes- banana and clove are here but very light.

Photo of abcdmichel
4.72/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My personal reference for weiss beer. Available around the globe. One of my favorites.

Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
80 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.