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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

397 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 22
Gots: 17 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BeerBeast, Jul 24, 2014
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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

eduardolinhalis, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Voja, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ESpindle615, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Latarnik, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

KAF, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Riik3, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

SkyWolf, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

patre_tim, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

andreshp, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Sergio_Pereira, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

jsh420, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

amano_h, Jun 08, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

chickenflea, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Sspeer1, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

steve99, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

rorjets, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DrFunkenstein, Mar 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

nu38, Mar 24, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Erdinger Weizen glass. Brown color, dark amber tints to the light. Beige froth lasts as a thin layer on top.. Aroma profile shows toasted malts, chocolate hues, floral & spiced notes, toffee & subtle Bamberg sweetness. Flavorful toasted malt upfront. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Voluptuous, creamy mouthfeel touch by subtle spicy notes. Hints of bread & banana then floral bitterness arises & lingers into a refreshing & extended bitter/sweet finish. Hints of licorice candy on the aftertaste. Refreshing & delicious. A creamy, malty, dense & flavorful beer well balanced by slight bitterness !!!

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

NathanJoyce, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

DNICE555, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

safaricook, Feb 28, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Having had this before I know that I am in for a treat. As I recall Erdinger Pikantus was similar to the much vaunted (and freaking awesome!) Weihenstephaner Korbinian, so it will be a battle Royale, Doppelbock versus Doppelbock! Also I promise I will leave my overwhelming bias for Weihenstephaner, greatest and oldest brewer of Weizens at the door on my coat rack (yes personal bias hangs from a coat rack not unlike a coat) and give everyone a totally honest review of this brew.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Chimay chalice gangsta-style.

A: A deep murky brown body with a head that started out camel-hair coloured and dissipated to a thin ring of lace. So less impressive than Korbinian then.

S: Dark plum and spicy phenolics in the nose give way to a hint of yeast and rye bread body, nothing as pungent as recalled from the Korbinian, it's not at all bad though.

T: Lighter it seems all round then, the flavour is dark fruits (primarily plum) with yeast and rye bread, some caramelised sugar, a note of pepper and a slight medicinal bitter herb finish. Notes of banana and clove also make an appearance as the glass drains itself magically [i.e. by me drinking it].

M: Carbonation was a big let-down - there is far too much, not only for the style but in general, and the body was mid to light with some slight wateriness. As a result much belching was to be had from a single bottle of this, which isn't the way it should be.

D: I hate to sound like a fanboy of anything but I'm really appreciating Weihenstephaner more and more with each passing beer I have tried from other German brewers, and Pikantus is no exception. That being said - I still rate Weizens/Bocks/Marzens/Doppels much higher than other styles and my score does reflect this, plus apart from the hideously overdone carbonation this beer does taste alright.

Food match: I'm going to be controversial and not suggest a German dish for this one but instead suggest: Beef Wellington with a side of roasted vegetables and rich gravy.

doktorhops, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

RoyFokker, Feb 22, 2014
Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
87 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.