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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

374 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 7 | 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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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%
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
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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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JoaoPauloMSilva

Brazil

3/5  rDev -22.5%

09-03-2013 11:48:41 | More by JoaoPauloMSilva
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ssgunbond

Belgium

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-02-2013 19:25:50 | More by ssgunbond
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired in a five beer gift pack with an Erdinger weissbier vase.

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Translucent dark brown with a tall white head which dissipated slowly to a surface foam and light lacing.

s: Dark malt and fruit.

t: Nicely balanced Bock flavor, dark malt with some tinges of plum. Easy drinking with a clean finish, the higher ABV not obvious.

m: Medium with great body.

o: A very good Bock, what I used to think of as the perfect Octoberfest beer before Marzens became more common. My part-German dinner guest enjoyed it too.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 05:05:38 | More by scotorum
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-18-2013 21:35:34 | More by Molson2000
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FLima

Brazil

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with a thick head with good retention.
Aroma of wheat, chocolate, yeast and toasted malts.
Nice spicy and malty flavor with notes of roasted malts, lots of nuts, cloves and grassy hops. Dry aftertaste, mildly acid.
Light to medium body with good carbonation and tiny bubbles. 7.3% ABV is well hidden
It is been a few years since last time had it, and I recall to like it a lot, but after tasting so many other experiences I thought it might be boring now. But it is still a great, well balanced and pleasant brew. This is much easier to drink than Vitus and Aventinus, so a good start point or a more relax and still flavorful Weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 03:03:36 | More by FLima
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John_Squires

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

08-08-2013 01:04:31 | More by John_Squires
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rawknrall

Uruguay

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-05-2013 14:45:19 | More by rawknrall
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Sinfull

Ukraine

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2013 08:25:10 | More by Sinfull
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-14-2013 17:01:05 | More by mrfrancis
Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
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