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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

369 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-22-2014 22:41:50 | More by RoyFokker
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cambabeer

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is great! I think it would be far better, however in a much colder climate than the tropics of Bolivia. Either way very good.

A- Very dark brown, with a hint of red, can't see through it. The dark off-white head isn't all that persistant, but good looking. Looks inviting.

S- Smells like chocolate butterscotch, a little bit of fruit, and some smoky toastiness.

T- Very noticeably alcoholic. Quite toasty. Has some coffee hints in it. Very good

Mouthfeel- Very thick and smooth. Carbonation is just enough to clean the palate.

D- The bottle is big, and the beer so filling, that I couldn't finish even though I really liked it. It's extremely filling. It has a very vivid flavor, so that plus the alcohol flavor could make it hard for some to down. But pretty good over all.

I really like this ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 18:04:26 | More by cambabeer
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AlexLMS

Portugal

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: cloudy with a coppery-brown colour. The head is huge, light brown, thick and rich with an excellent retention and lots of lacings.
Aroma: sweet toasted malts, wheat and a little of cloves.
Taste: red ripe fruits, caramel and toasted malts.
Mouthfeel: velvety, medium carbonation, high, but well disguised alcoholic strength (7.3% ABV) and a firm body.
Finish: starts with a sweet and fruity aftertaste that quickly turns to a dry finish.

Overall: best Erdinger in my opinion. Great combination of wheat, yeast and dark roasted malts. It may be too sweet for some drinkers, but overall great beer. Looking forward for another one.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 13:35:11 | More by AlexLMS
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SuperMario

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-08-2014 07:26:41 | More by SuperMario
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basica

Singapore

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first ever weizenbock style beer; I bought the bottle from my dutch beer friend along with a whole lot of other goodies. This beer poured out with a huge head that tops the dark brown beer beneath; the head quickly dissipates leaving a thin layer of foam with some lacing. The smell was bock malty, nice huge malts as expected for a weizenbock some earthy tones and it almost smelled a little salty. The entry to the taste was fairly alcoholic and a little bitter with the malts hiding beneath. These malts then start showing up more and get stronger towards the finish. Clearly I could pick up some spices including cloves and the familiar banana notes evident in many German wheat beers. However the taste was not embracing what I was expecting after getting a really good nose. In particular the alcoholic and bitter part of it was something I prefer without. The after taste had some alcoholic notes in it with some dark fruits (dates?) and a nice slightly sweet bready maltiness which was there to last. The mouthfeel was between medium to full body with a nice creaminess to it and smoothness was there; just as like any of the Erdingers I had. The disappointment was in the taste entry. It was pretty strong though only going at 7.3 ABV; at times I was kind of drinking it like drinking a weizen. I have one more bottle of this; hope it would give me a better experience as I do have really high expectations of this style.. being a big fan of bocks and hefeweizens.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2007 16:51:55 | More by basica
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BeerSingh

India

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The 16 oz bottle was left out for 5 minutes to get the temperature to a nicety. Poured it into a Weihenstephaner tall weizen glass with care - but that didn't stop from the beer to raise an enormous head and was actually left with almost 30% beer still in the bottle after the first pour. The beer poured a nice, dark mahogany colour with purple fringes. The head was smooth and tan coloured, with great retention and massive lacing, almost leaving sugar trails on the glass surface. The beer presented a harmonious marriage of banana and clove with some strong phenols accompanying the hot spice. The aromas left a trail of citrus as well.
I was taken aback with the first sip - had a hard tart bite first up, then slowly dissolving into the more predicatable banana clove regime. The aftertatste was a little tart as well, the carbonation being over the top and all over. I like my wheat beers to be a little smooth on my palate. I really like their Dunkel, but this one I wouldn't reach out for - definitely no patch on Aventinus or Vitus.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 07:57:32 | More by BeerSingh
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filabrazilia

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark brown with an impressive tan head that leaves outstanding looking lace on the glass. The carbonation gives an impressive display in the glass.

There is a definite malt quality in the nose. The sweetness of the malt is vaguely similar to a marzen, although it's a bit stronger. A touch of alcohol bites the nostrils as well.

There are a number of flavors in this beer--chocolate, malt, dough, a touch of yeast and an unidentified fruit. A slight bite of alcohol finishes the beer.

This is a very tactile beer--the carbonation resonates in the sinuses and the eyes. Very nice. This beer is definitely drinkable. The malt lingers in the mouth but is not at all overwhelming. Again, the alcohol provides a nice balance to the malt and warms the body.

This is a very good beer. Along with their Dunkel Weisse, Erdinger is proving to be one of my favorite German breweries.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2004 03:26:24 | More by filabrazilia
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cracgor

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells sweet and sugar cane like..with a burnt background. Tastes a lot more bland than it smells. It has a good base of dark roasted malts to it, but lacks the complexity of some of it's peers. It does have some ester quality, but overall it comes out washed out. Has a fine mouthfeel. I've liked this style in the past, this one just seems a little weak for what I've been hoping for.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2007 00:57:26 | More by cracgor
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sinistermadman

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber hued brown color while retaining some lacing from the small head quite well.

Smell is of wheat, banana peel and a mild sour aroma (not bad, just can't pinpoint what it is).

The brew has a medium body with a slightly astringent, sharp presence on the palate. Taste is slightly citric with a backing of earthy malt with showings of caramel. Pretty smooth and quenching. Perceived alcohol is subdued making this a drinkable beer. Worth taking a look at.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 23:50:19 | More by sinistermadman
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Finite

Australia

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Smells of crisp fruit and of wheat, the colour was dark with reasonable head retention. The taste was interesting with dark fruits and hints of rich malts. The mouthfeel was smooth, with reasonable carbonisation. This was my first Weizenbock and I quite enjoyed it. I’m very partial to stouts as well as Kristal Weizen and Hefe Weizen so this is a nice mix.

I will definitely a style I will explore in the future. A great refreshing session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2005 11:47:08 | More by Finite
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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured nice and dark in my big wheat beer glass.The head was off white and ample, and did not stick to the glass edge.

The smell was a bit twangy and spicy. On first taste you are hit with a sweetness.The mouthfeel is a bit watery ending with a peroxide-like push of carbonation. There are tasty malt flavors, tangy wheat and spiciness whipping around in here, and this beer gets exceedingly high marks for masking alcohol, increasing the drinkability to new heights.

Perhaps what I liked most about the this is that upon first drinking, it seems commonin each individual aspect, but as you progress further, you realize the complexity- the sweet start- refreshing middle, spicydry carbonated end. It doesn't pack the depth, body, or flavour uniqueness of Aventinus, but it makes up a lot with drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 12:44:41 | More by andjusticeforale
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Indybeer

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown, with a massive tan head that slowly recedes, and leave delicate lacing down the glass. Aroma of malt with barely a hint of clove and banana. The taste is full of malt, with a little sweetness. But lacking any real body. Not a bad beer, just seems to need something more.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2003 11:55:14 | More by Indybeer
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Riik3

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-03-2014 22:58:53 | More by Riik3
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shick1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-26-2012 16:05:29 | More by shick1
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cervezango

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

in my top 3 beers I've had so far, very complex and spellbinding flavor, delicious.

dark and cloudy haze little red like a yeasty cloud mixed in with a Belgian dark lager. ice 2 and a half fingers of head.

smoky rum raisn, cherry and dark chocolate.

leaves the tougne a little dry, but heavy and very filling, flavor saturated.

nice homey/fire side feel,
i really love this, great

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 02:33:24 | More by cervezango
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Mustard

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16.9oz. brown bottle; "best before" warning printed on the rear label's left egde; no ABV %; purchased for $2.09 from the West LA Whole Foods on Barrington and National.

Appearance: Pours a dark, fudgy brown; three-fingered, beige-colored head; b-cup's worth of lacing; good to very good head retention.

Aroma: Quite substantially of spicy cloves, bananas and malt chocolate; faintly phenolic.

Taste: Slightly sweet -- as is usual for the style -- with a goodly large roasted malt profile; sizable notes of chocolate and bananas; hints of yeast and cloves as well; noticable tart fruit finish; full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel; a tad undercarbonated, in my opinion.

Notes: Can't hold Aventinus' jock -- but then who can? Certainly enjoyed this and will no doubt seek it out again one day.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2003 07:58:52 | More by Mustard
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adamcthomp

Spain

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-17-2012 10:32:34 | More by adamcthomp
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LoFiDave

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-27-2012 02:33:55 | More by LoFiDave
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Everydayoff

Thailand

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into an Erdinger's weizen glass by freshness date.

A:
Hazy and murky very deep brown color with a slight amber tinge, thick but not so tight creamy tan head forms up swiftly and gradually collapses with good retention to a medium endurance frothy layer cover on top. There is almost no real lace from head’s dissipation but there are some patches of lace during drink, high active carbonation.

S:
The smell is in malty range between caramel, biscuit and dark. Fruity ester reminiscent of plum and prune mingle with clove, phenolic spice, somewhat creamy note and trait of roasted malt.

T:
Sweetness is from fruity ester reminding me of plum, prune and raisin. The good malty attribute lends a touch popping up in range of sweet dark, biscuity, caramelized and roasted note. Some clove spice and phenol add in more complexity while hop tries to balance with subtle bitterness at the almost finish.

M:
The body is medium to rather bold with semi-smooth mouthfeel within its moderate carbonation, dry finish.

O:
Pretty good Wheatbock, so drinkable, alcohol is well hidden and is barely perceived throughout a tasting process.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 10:50:12 | More by Everydayoff
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BDJake

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- murky brown with a quickly disappearing, fizzy tan head

S- butterscotch, yeast, some caramel malts and some hop spice

T- butterscotch, toffee, chocolate and even a bit of cola- much like the appearance

M- chewiness is completely shrouded by the soda-like fizziness

D- after a few swigs, it seemed like a chore to finish

I'm not trying to trash this beer, as many seem to like it, but it was a tad bit fizzy for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 11:02:39 | More by BDJake
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-23-2013 13:57:32 | More by Mojoman8561
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LacquerHead

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown with a tan head. The head quickly went away leaving a very weak lace - next to nothing. (poured into a Sam Adams pint)

Maybe it's just me, but I thought it smelled like black cherry soda mixed with the average bock beer aroma.

At first I tasted black cherry soda followed by bock beer. It had a dark fruit quality mixed with caramel malt. A nice hops presence. As I progressed the wheat element began to come through

It was very drinkable and the ABV was well masked.

Overall, I was very pleased with this beer and would purchase this again. I could easily drink this all night.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 19:07:31 | More by LacquerHead
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jasewaaang

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-07-2013 23:25:54 | More by jasewaaang
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jaimenavarrog

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-01-2013 19:41:22 | More by jaimenavarrog
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LADYBEAST

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-08-2014 07:32:26 | More by LADYBEAST
Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
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