Urweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Ungespundet on 02-25-2008

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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 59
Reviews by kraypd:
Photo of kraypd
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving was on tap at the brewery in Erding. BTW: Their tour is highly recommended. For 10 Euros, you get a brewery tour and 2 hours of beer tasting with bretzels and weisswurst.

A: Cloudy orange color with nice white head foam. Nice lacing.

S= Slightly spicy with typical banana-hefe aroma.

T= Nice banana with hints of clove. Hop bittering is subtle and balanced as expected.

M= Mouthfeel is full with strong carbonation typical for this style.

O= Definitely my favorite hefeweizen from the Erdinger brewery. This recipe, which is based on an older family recipe, is reminiscent of a Franziskaner weizen. A very good weizen.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange that turns to a red in thicker spots of Erdinger glass. Yeast chunks in it, but hoping no issues on taste. Ben there before on Weiss. Typical creamy white head. Banana bread and citrus fruit smell. Shared than other Weiss. Definite clove. Taste is wonderful. Banana orange with malty yeast finish. A carbonic burst assists taste and texture. Smooth refreshing finish. Another great German beer makes me want to go!!

Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Pours a big foamy head on a cloudy straw body.
The aroma is muted lemon and earthy. Nice.
The taste starts with mild lemon bitter, watery, a little spice and finishes with a mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It doesn't have a lot of flavor but not bad.

Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by: 01-2013
Served in a tapered weizen mug.

Huge pillowy head, lasting head retention that never breaks on the surface. Murky saturated orange color, fairly opaque once the yeast is swirled in.

Light banana and orange creamsicle aromas that carry into the flavor. Lightly wheaty on the back end, slightly dry in the finish and not too sweet. Clean and flavorful. Unfiltered and yeasty. Medium bodied and pretty quenching in the summer heat, drinkability is high. Better than the standard Erdinger Weizen from what I remember.

Photo of smakawhat
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass, and later a little roll.

A real nice orange and bronze amber glow, unfiltered and opaque body with a real nice creamy top. Manages a collar and cant see much carbonation rising.

Nose is real nice. Classic wheat and hefeweizen yeast esters, but a real great orange fruit sense. Nice chewy malt. Smells great!

Taste seems to be a bit of a letdown. Orange soda, and tight carbonation but none of the wheat density on the palate. Beer like malt presnce hardly detectible, and not even much banana sense either (no complaints) but it doesn't taste like a hefe.

Overall, not a bad beer, but pretty ordinary for the style, and it's too much like soda.

Photo of RuudJH
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big head on orange golden beer, steady carbonation.
Smell is decent enough. Banana, a lot of bread and biscuit. A bit of floral scent.
Taste is fine. It's malty, mainly sweet. Smooth and easy drinkable.
Overall it's a fine beer. It could do with a bit more powerfull taste, and some more carbonation as well, similar to the Erdinger regular Weisse, but this one also will do fine.

Photo of bloberglawp
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another day, another hefe. Then another, germany rules.

Poured a orange-yellow, big white head, hazy and yeasty, nice aroma of wheat malt, fresh bread and clove. A flavor of exellent hefeweiss but nothing exeptional. Easy drinker, not overly carbonated, it´s nice fresh.

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that died down but consistently left a half finger high head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of bananas and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat along with notes of bananas. The bananas become a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and has some thirst-quenching properties. Its good drinkability and lack of clove flavors could make this a good entry-level hefeweizen for novice craft beer drinkers.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just mown my lawns and set up the bar-b-que for the main match (USA v England). I thought nice weissbier would allow me to settle down before the guests arrive.

50cl Brown bottle, best before the end of September 2010, poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass.

I couldn't get the whole bottle into the glass (even though I know how to pour a weissbier), such was the size of its head. The body was a cloudy/misty dull golden colour, with trails of bubbles rising to replenish the aforementioned white foaming head.

The aroma was of vanilla pods and wheat, I always try to find banana esters in a weissbier, this didn't release any I could detect.

Typical taste, refreshing and thirst quenching, ideal beer to have after some hard labour. Not the best beer I've had in this style, but certainly worth trying.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Best by March 2014

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a huge white bubbly head, fades at a decent rate but takes awhile because of the amount, oddly no lacing whatsoever though.

Smell has a bit of a weird yeasty funk to it, slight hint of grassiness and clove.

Taste is definitely heavy handed on the yeast front with a bit of an off flavor, reminds me of drinking an unfiltered wheat beer but that every sip is part of the dregs, clove adds some spiciness to the mix to help distract, carbonation is medium-high but closer to the medium range, finishes quite dry.

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Bright brass color, foggy appearance. Close, sticky, lasting, white in color crown. Intense banana, fresh yeast & bread aromas. Crispy upfront, malty & biscuit flavors. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Unctuous mouthfeel. Bread, banana flavors, spiced hues & phenolic touch. Low bitterness & subtle spicy notes. Long sweet finish & fruity aftertaste. Delicious & refreshing!!

Photo of MTNboy
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a hazy light orange body with a yellow hue. It has a lot of off-white foam to the head and lace. The aroma is not over powering but well balanced in its complexity. There is lot of different orchard fruit like qualities mixed with banana with a pepper like finish. It is easy to drink with a bit of a thick feeling to it density.

Photo of beerdrifter
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy amber-orange pour with two finger head that fades quickly with minimal lacing. Pretty typical nose for a Weizen with lots of banana, grain, grass and yeast, along with hints of clove, soap and butterscotch. The taste is much the same with the banana and soap at the forefront and a bit of lemon and clove on the finish. Very fizzy, carbonated mouthfeel with a tangy, dry finish. I'm not a Weizen fan whatsoever, but this was more tolerable than most. The typical Weizen characteristics were a bit more subdued with this which made it much more drinkable for me.

Photo of Absumaster
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A turbid, orange beer with an initial big head that settles into a lacy white head.

Smell is grainy with clear wheat notes. Some faint banana and maybe a little clove. A strange, green smell appears when I swirl the beer in the glass. This is almost sulfuric.

Taste has wheat in it, not very strong, light grainy and overall light. Striking is the very weak banana and clove (phenolic) taste normally found in Weizen. This makes the mouthfeel different from other Weizens.

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

A- Light orange with a bit of haziness. Huge head (which i guess means medium for a weizen) that shows awesome retention througout the last sips and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass

S- Soft and honestly quite weak aroma. A thouch of wheat along with some background grassy and citrusy notes. A slight hint of spiciness as well

T- Stronger than what the aroma suggested. Bready malts are now clearly detectable, expecially on the palate. The beer feels grassy and citrusy (orange, lemon) on the tongue as the smell suggested. A good dose of spiciness (pepper, clove) adds some vividness. Very refreshing

M- Medium body. Lively and slightly sharp carbonation on the palate, A bit more on the juicy side on the tongue. Again, very refreshing

O- Extremely refrshing and easily drinkable. Closely similar but a little more flavourful and hence slighty better than their standard weissbier in my opinion. A good Hefe, nothing remarkable though

Photo of TheSarge
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I got this brew from a sweet 5 pack that came with the appropriate glass to drink out of.

With a delicate pour this brew produced a good three finger thick cranium of off white foam. There is a lot of carbonation, which ensures good head retention. The body is orangish gold, and is not as hazy as other hefeweizens I've come across.

The aroma is mild with clove and banana, and slight peppery notes.

The taste is quite masked by all of the carbonation. I'm only getting subtle hints of banana and some peppery flavors. There is very little complexity here.

Attack of the CO2! This is very prickly, but kind of smooth at the same time.

Okay, this may not be the quintessential hefe, but it's freaking refreshing! This is a great gateway hefe for the yellow fizzy lager drinker.

Photo of bamberger603
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

A- Great looking straw colored beer with long lasting off white head.
S- Smells distinctly of brewing spices; coriander?
T- Sweet, even for a Weizen; strong, but pleasant, slightly citrusy.
M- A bit harsh and acidic, relatively high carbonation on the tongue.
O- Decent, sessionable beer with a very pleasant taste that breaks the traditional weizen mold.

Photo of mdagnew
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a hazy light golden yellow colour... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... decent amount of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, noticeable wheat, quite bready, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemon), quite peppery...

Taste - Light biscuity malts, fairly strong clove, definite breadiness, quite creamy, good fruitiness (lemon, pear and sweet banana), salty, quite floral - hints of lily, honey grassy and peppery hints...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little bite underneath... light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - An excellent German hefe and the best Erdinger brew i've had...

Photo of fallenshadow
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep orange colour with a small bit of lacing on top.

S - Wheat, bread and a hint of cloves.

T - A more intense white beer. Strong, yeasty with clove flavour coming through but balanced with sweetness.

M - Pretty watery with a slight fizz. Decent but nothing special here.

O - More interesting that the normal Erdinger and most White beers out there. A great beer but perhaps not reaching the same heights as other beers ive tried.

Photo of Vixie
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a large white head that doesn't last too long.

Smell starts out sweet, citrus fruit, banana, pepper.

Starts out a bit citrus like, mainly lemon. There is a hint of banana and clove at the back end.

Goes down nice, there is a lot of carbonation.

Definitely a nice beer, tastes best when not too cold. Has a lot of flavor, and goes down easy on a hot summer day.

Photo of cambabeer
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- beautiful thick golden brown body. persistant and big off white head. Merrangue like head... "drink me"

S- Alcohol and floral. Almost buttery with sweet bread. Big malt characteristic, and a hint of bananna and vanilla.

T- Creamy buttery. Floral hop finish. Esthery tones in middle. Malty, creamy and toasty. Leafy and flowery. Banana with some spiciness. Vanilla and bread. And honey. Taste's great, just could be more stand out-ish.

M- Very light carbonation leaves a creamy and milky feel.

D- The size of the bottle leaves me full afterwards. Couldn't be downed very fast.

Photo of HappyHourHero
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid aroma of bubblegum mixed with flowers and a pinch of light grain/wheat. Hazy apricot colored beer support a tall off-white head for a bit, but it eventually fades to a ring. The flavor is really mild. It's a mix of the bubblegum and some dough/yeast. There is a good amount of carbonation in this beer and it's a bit rough, not as smooth as most Hefeweizens. The carbonation seems to strip some of the flavor away, which is unfortunate. It smells really good, and the taste is not bad, it's just a bit weak.

Photo of atis
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pale orange with slightly off-white extremely generous and dense head, good retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is mild wheat, slightly bready with banana and moderate clove.

Taste is light bready malt, subtle banana and clove, mild yeast, becomes rather sweet towards the end of the glass. Mouthfeel is smooth and gentle with prickly carbonation, very, very refreshing.

Overall, the beer feels quite mild, but seems to me probably the best Erdinger brew.

Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Erdinger pint glass in low altitude Galway Ireland. I had it in the Salthouse. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger head of fair cream and thickness. Good retention. Orange-gold nontransparent colour.

Sm: Citrus esters: orange and lemon. Medium strength scent.

T: Wonderful citrus - but sharp - body. Lots of orange and a bit of lemon esters. Balanced well, built alright.

Mf: Nicely coarse and just enough wetness. Not too thick or thin.

Dr: Wonderful to drink often, but perchance not all night. High price in Ireland, but maybe worth it.

Photo of GRPunk
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at a local Oktoberfest celebration. Served in an Erdinger plastic pint glass.

A- foamy, tan head starts at 1-1/2 fingers, has awesome retention, and leaves great stick. Hazy orange body.

S- lemon, bananas, clove. Mostly lemon.

T- tons of banana, some lemon, lighter cloves. Robust.

M- creamy. Light carbonation.

O- very flavorful, so much so I was wondering if it was an amped-up/imperial version at points. Tons of banana. I would have drank this all afternoon given the chance. Great for the Fest in unusually warm, fall weather. Refreshing.

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