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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus - Erdinger Weissbräu

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369 Ratings

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website

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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best before March 2014.

Pours a light brown color with some rusty hues, good sized head which fizzles and fades quickly, no lacing on the glass.

Smell is a mix of sweet malt and banana, bit of a breadiness to it.

Taste is on the sweet malt side, touch of fruitiness, picking up the banana and clove aspect, carbonation is a bit high though and kind of distracts at first, slight toffee finish, not much of a hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 01:38:27 | More by deltatauhobbit
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4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: beautiful, dark brown, clear, with frothy head that dissipates to a nice cap. Nice lacing.

S: malty, mixed wih fruit

T: clean malt, toasty, dark fruit

M: pleasant, full

O: a very enjoyable, lighter version of a bock, with fruity notes?

Would definitely buy again

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 01:44:10 | More by Chessmaster


4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-08-2014 07:32:26 | More by LADYBEAST
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-08-2014 07:26:41 | More by SuperMario
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-06-2014 17:40:10 | More by leitmotif
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El Salvador

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-02-2014 19:54:09 | More by marcoarizona
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4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark dunkel like colour with a slight bit of lacing on top. Bubbles streaming up to reach the surface.

S - Sweet and fruity.

T - Earthy, mellow fruit notes and sweetness. No bitter or unwanted flavours in the mix.

M - Watery and slightly bubbly. Smooth.

O - I was very surprised at this beer. I expected a typical Dunkel which is not my favourite style of beer but I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth and tasty this beer is. One to have again for sure!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 21:20:11 | More by fallenshadow
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-22-2014 16:45:48 | More by rredshift
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-15-2014 00:50:10 | More by cerveja4you
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-11-2014 21:47:48 | More by azathot
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-10-2014 07:52:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-05-2014 05:11:30 | More by Knobpolisher
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District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

$3.79/22 oz. Best before 4/2014. Poured into an imperial pilsner glass.

Liquid raisin bread! Alcohol, as opposed to hops, helps to balance against the maltiness/yeastiness. 4

A – Pours a clear brown but otherwise opaque in the glass with a four-finger rocky tan head. A lasting head. Some alcohol legs. No lacing.4

S – Wheaty, brown bread, slightly fruity, some raisins and vanilla, slight cloviness. 4.5

T – Malty, low hops/bitterness, yeasty, some alcohol/more so in the finish. 4.25

MF – Medium-bodied. Medium-dry. 3.75

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:44:59 | More by Sludgeman
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-30-2013 01:01:43 | More by LordBeardman
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-26-2013 20:23:38 | More by scott2269
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4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
7.3% ABV

A - Dark and tawny brown clarity shows through the thinner parts of the glass while the more volumetric top looks almost black. Pikantus' tall and tight light khaki head lingers for some time, fed by carbonation but leaves not a trace of foam on the glass.

S - A light dusting of dirt and cocoa blankets the beer's mellow yeast aroma consisting of over-ripe banana and light clove spice notes. Dark maltiness lends dried out raisins and black cherry pit to the mix, finishing with a kiss of toffee and faint wisp of smoke.

T - Soft wheat and bready malt richness fills the beer with smoothness and dark complexity that mirrors the aroma; raisin and faint black cherry pit underscore thinly sliced, chocolate-covered banana.

M - Tiny carbonation bubbles dance across the tongue effervescently but don't tickle the throat as they're knocked down by incredibly smooth wheat and a medium-full bodied maltiness that finishes with just a pinch of sweetness.

O - Erdinger Pikantus has a great doppelbock malt profile that, from the beginning to end, carries through the beer nicely, balancing dark fruit notes with soft sweetness but, what the beer is missing is a fuller yeast profile. The "weizen" part of the beer is good but too nuanced that it becomes overshadowed. A delectable beer regardless.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 19:10:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-14-2013 22:59:24 | More by Genecy
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-14-2013 22:19:55 | More by Rick778
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-07-2013 23:25:54 | More by jasewaaang
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2013 14:51:38 | More by Benvarine
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-03-2013 03:27:23 | More by NandoPereira
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-23-2013 13:57:32 | More by Mojoman8561
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-20-2013 22:47:58 | More by pipinmalikonj
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2013 12:34:43 | More by Andy_Luft
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Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle at Chester's in Hamilton. Thus served at appropriate temperature into a half sized pint glass.

Appearance - Dark brown, nearly black, nice half finger of head that lingered for a while. Soapy finish on top and sparse lacing in the glass. Still looks like a pretty serious beer.

Smell - Dark fruits, honey and tons of caramel and butterscotch that become even more pronounced as the beer warms. While there isn't a ton going on here the nose is so big and sweet on this it gets extra points for strength of the aroma.

Taste - Caramel, dark fruits, butterscotch. Also a bit of pralines and cream ice cream, with that soft interplay between nuts and butterscotch. Slightest smoke and bitterness on back end. While it is delicious this is truly a dessert beer something you could pour over ice cream, because whereas the competition (Aventinus and Vitus namely) do have the sweet malty elements in those beers there is more balance in those beers than there is here. So while the sweetness is delicious, I find it to be a bit of overkill.

Mouthfeel - Nice warming in back of throat, low carbonation. Coats the tongue nicely but is not syrupy. Great dessert feel to this beer.

Overall - Pretty damn good especially as a dessert beer, as the flavor could be a bit cloying for some. While I would never turn one down, I feel like this beer has its time and place and is more of a specific purpose beer than the competition which I find is more drinkable at any occasion.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 14:27:21 | More by DenisKolkin
Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
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