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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-28-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500 ml tall brown Euro style bottle with a “best before end” freshness date on the back label.

Appearance: The head collapses quickly to a thin frail tan lace, rich deep brown that goes virtually black in colour.

Smell: Suggestions of sweet prune and caramelized raisins, vague solvent alcohol and spicy phenolics in the nose.

Taste: Certainly full bodied with a creamy mouth feel which forms after the wave a brash carbonation that runs through the mouth. With in the carbonation is all of the other sharp and bitter flavours and seem to make one pass over the taste buds including a small amount of hops and a big chop of clove. Sweet dark fruit scurries all over the palate with hints of date sugar and ripe prunes. Lots of maltiness in play here, mostly on the level of a smooth grain, husk with little astringency and that unique fermented wheat flavour are all present. Yeast on the back end with a powdery earthy character and the alcohol is persistent with a touch of warming prickly sharpness. Light on the phenolic with a trace medicinal taste, though one flavour that stands out the most is a long lasting clove that dulls half way through.

Notes: This is one big bad wheat beer, not bad but could be too big for some. Huge, effervescent and bursting all over with perplexing complexities.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2002 18:11:45 | More by Jason
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in its own Weissen glass.

A: Pours a cloudy dark amber to brown color forming a medium and very bubbled tan head. Good retention but only few spotty lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet grains. Crystal and Munich malts. Toffee. Wheat. Sweet bread. Notes of flowery hops. Earthy yeasts

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, crystal malts, Munich malts. Wheat. Sweet brown bread. Very light hops bitterness as expected

M: Medium and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Sweet bread aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. The best Erdinger, for sure

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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
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Murky brown pour with large creamy tan head. Rich, chocolate raisiny nose with a hint of yeast. Creamy burnt chocolate maltiness with hints of banana, dark fruit. Finished with a woodsy dryness and some mellow wheatiness after the swallow. An interesting brew. My first taste in this style. The chocolate maltiness and the smooth wheaty taste seem to be at odds. For now thought Erdinger's seems to have bokered a peace treaty. For the rest of us it is simply a treat.

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