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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

407 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 21
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-28-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mid brown colour with the thickest, frothiest head I've ever seen on a beer. I almost thought I didn't pour it right. Left behind a lot of lacing too.

Has a very caramel aroma with a hint of bananas.

I wasn't expecting the taste. The general wheat beer but with a lot more of the caramel malt flavour to it. Quite tasty.

Pretty heavy on the carbonation (hence the head) but meatier than expected.

Quite drinkable even though it's fizzier than most. Something I would have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ChuckD
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown bottle poured into a chalice. Not much of a head - somewhat thin, tawny lacing that is flat. The body underneath is a dark brown - with shiny black undertones.

To the nose, this is very sweet. Fruit sweet with a definite alcohol present. Not like other wheats from an aroma standpoint.

In the mouth - this stuff is all over the place. It is huge taste bomb with malts takings center stage. The problem is that there are a bunch of other oddball flavors and tones that just don't seem to always mesh. There is a slight hop character that lingers - but doesn't seem to complement the sweetness too well. The alcohol is all over - bordering on the medeciney taste. If you are into a huge taste sensation without direction - this is for you.

The feel is pretty heavy - earthy in the back, with a nice bubbly dry finish. Not the easiest of drinkers though.

Musings: Too much stuff going on for me here. Every now and then you get brilliance in a sip - but no consistent behaviour. Strong and weird - trying this stuff is worth it. Going back is another.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark copper with ruby hints and a small off-white head.
Nose shows masses of rich dark malt and some more subtle wheat. Caramel and bready notes are most prominent.
Similarly malty flavours with lots of bready and melanoidin characters, finishing with a mildly alcoholic finish and very gentle bitterness.
Too much carbonation.

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 review:

Bottle from Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL
Best by 05.2011 on bottle
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass

An interesting weizenbock that displays a strongly syrupy, malty, Belgian dubbel or quad influence in place of typical German banana or spice components.

Pour produces a tall, tan head that collapses, in a few minutes, to a thin ring around the glass with three small islands of foam. No lacing. Body is a dark brown red out of light, a mostly transparent amber color with orange highlights when held up to the light. Carbonation is strong and quite visible. Generally average looking.

Aromas predominantly of toasted bread crusts, caramel malt, slight solvent-like alcohol, molasses (especially as it warms), dried prunes, and mild spiciness. No emphasis on banana or banana-like esters. As another reviewer noted, this is like the aromas of a Belgian quadrupel than a German weizenbock.

Opens with toasted wheat and barley malt flavors, which are akin to toasted bread with a sprinkle of light brown sugar. This taste becomes more pronounced into a heavy, dark syrup sweetness (caramelized sugar?), and other flavors develop, such as tart prunes and raisins, as the beer rolls backwards on the tongue. Light solvent taste fades in with continued dark syrup flavor at mid-palate. Lingering aftertaste of bread crust with a light brown sugar sweetness. No to low focus on hefeweizen flavors: absent banana and pie spices. Very low noticeability of ethanol, even when warm.

Body is medium to medium-heavy with a fairly high level of carbonation that goes fairly well with the beer. Bit of spiciness from some component of beer, ethanol, wheat, or hop usage. Finish is dry, a bit sticky from the syrupy sweetness.

2006 Review:
A: Pouring from the bottle produces a massive, light-brown head that quickly deflates to a half-centimeter layer of dense bubbles. The beer is colored an impenetrable dark brown with tan highlights, a perfectly executed visage for the style. After sipping, small bits of lacing hang on the sides of the glass, adding a bit more dimension to the appearance aspect.

S: The beer's smell is dominated by molasses-sweet caramel malt with tones of mashed raisins and warmed alcohol. Contrary to its weizen origins, there are no detectable hints of banana or yeast in the nose.

T: Similar to smell, the taste profile is full of sweet, dark malt that is rich with molasses or burnt sugar, somewhat similar to a doppelbock. The presence of bittered plums and raisins is quite detectable, leading into a mildly bitter aftertaste due to the presence of some bittering hops. The alcohol is barely noticeable.

M: Medium to heavy body, quite in line with the style. Carbonation is low, which leads to a smooth feel on the palate that is quite pleasant, leaving a dry aftertaste conducive to further drinking.

D: The Pinkatus is a soid weizenbock with good scent and taste, though nothing terribly outstanding. The beer's attributes improve slightly as it warms, making the overall experience more enjoyable. Quite filling as a beer and worth trying if you enjoy the style.

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I've had this beer a month ago and I didn't wrote down anything at all. But for what I can recall, this beer was aesthetically beautiful, both the body, the foam and the carbonation were nice. Yet, and even though I'm a huge fan of spicy stuff, I think that this kind of spice doesn't go well at all with any kind of beer. The best thing I can recall from that night was that I couldn't even end this beer because of how strong was the presence of the spice - not that is was strong, but only that the it was too much quantity for the given amount of beer. Yet, I don't find it a bad beer but I'll give it another try in the future.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours a dark brown colour bordering on black. It has a large loosely packed head which drops to leave little lacing.

Dried fruits dominate the nose with a touch of alcohol warmth. Perhaps a bit of banana in there.

Sweetness on the palate is quite pronounced. This reinforces the dried fruit characteristics. A slight yeastiness.

A creamy mouthfeel.

The balance between alcohol and flavour is pretty good. Not normally a fan of this style but I don't mind this one.

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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from the bottle.poured mahogany big light tan head that left some lacing, aroma, toffee, malty, alcohol, citrus leanig towards. grapefruit and orange, flavor, sour, raisins , molasses, cola, plums, citrus, more on the orange side, alcohol. not to bad, I might buy again.

Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
87 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.