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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

383 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 11 | 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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Knobpolisher

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-05-2014 05:11:30 | More by Knobpolisher
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%

$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

12-30-2013 02:44:59 | More by Sludgeman
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LordBeardman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-30-2013 01:01:43 | More by LordBeardman
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-26-2013 20:23:38 | More by scott2269
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

12-24-2013 19:10:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Genecy

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-14-2013 22:59:24 | More by Genecy
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Rick778

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-14-2013 22:19:55 | More by Rick778
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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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Benvarine

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2013 14:51:38 | More by Benvarine
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NandoPereira

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-03-2013 03:27:23 | More by NandoPereira
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-20-2013 22:47:58 | More by pipinmalikonj
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2013 12:34:43 | More by Andy_Luft
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

11-10-2013 14:27:21 | More by DenisKolkin
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-01-2013 20:13:39 | More by dcmchew
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%

This is a pretty average weizenbock. Not my favourite. The smell is nothing short of amazing, but the taste is a little disappointing. It's pretty meh. Not a whole lot going on. It's on the thin side and has a nice robust malty palette, but doesn't have any oomph. It's sort of bland. I can't believe I'm saying this, but it might benefit from some hops. If it had some dark fruit flavour to it, that'd be a different story. Some estery alcohol bite would be nice too. it's just not there, though. There's really not much going on. I would never buy this again.

10-20-2013 08:05:26 | More by ElCommodoro
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-19-2013 03:38:27 | More by Soto
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-12-2013 20:53:25 | More by kew
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-28-2013 05:58:28 | More by sevenshubby
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Kirian

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-26-2013 09:02:20 | More by Kirian
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woscar

Guatemala

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-19-2013 17:56:36 | More by woscar
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tzunoi

Romania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-18-2013 16:28:26 | More by tzunoi
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-16-2013 15:34:16 | More by csfcmitchell
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-14-2013 03:56:57 | More by jak
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-06-2013 01:15:13 | More by BrandonOakes
Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
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