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Urweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ungespundet on 02-25-2008)
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2.48/5  rDev -34.9%

50cl bottle, best by 9/2010

A- the best head on a weissbeer I've ever seen. Huge retention, great lacing. cloudy orange/tan color.

S- Cloves, cloves, and more cloves, with a banana hint.

T- Mild taste in comparison to the smell. CLoves, but there's a strange mineral/metallic thing going on. Blech.

M- creamy, with a little carbonation. Nothing spectacular.

D- What I thought may be a promising Weissbeer turns out to be a big disappointment. Looks fabulous, smells great, but the odd mineral/metallic component on the taste really ruins it.

09-01-2010 01:45:06 | More by JWU
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2.96/5  rDev -22.3%

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.

03-18-2014 00:32:46 | More by deltatauhobbit
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-25-2013 23:02:40 | More by BlackSpark
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-19-2013 23:58:25 | More by Thorpe429
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New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-10-2013 22:28:44 | More by John_Squires
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-09-2013 16:53:26 | More by CwrwAmByth
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3.1/5  rDev -18.6%

.5L, Germany, best by 2/11.

Brilliant, fluffy head, with excellent retention and lacing. Lightly hazy straw orange. Appearance grade would be higher if it weren't for yeast floaties. I learned my lesson after the first bottle, with which I performed the wheat beer swirl. No swirl on the second bottle helped to minimize floaties, but perhaps took away from the flavor.

Aroma is vague and uninteresting: hints of bread, yeast, phenols.

Flavor is okay. Lightly tart, with a sturdy bready flavor. Fruit and phenol action is limited, unfortunately. Where's the banana? I need my fix! Oooo, ooo, aaa, aaa [beats on chest and scratches self]. A pretty average Hefeweizen in terms of flavor.

Mouthfeel was good, with a bright effervescence and smooth feel. Medium drinkability for the style.

Was expecting more out of this special "Urweisse." This is not bad beer, I just prefer the Hefes of other German breweries.

10-30-2010 20:58:25 | More by dasenebler
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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

10-03-2011 15:59:46 | More by beerdrifter
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

50cl bottle BB 12/2010 poured into my Schneider Weisse Weissbier glass.

A- Fantastic 5 finger head with fantastic rentention and lacing. Proper fresh weissbier style. Amber/orange body with lively beading

S- Slight metallic nose, strong clove note.

T- Cloves coming through strong in the beginning with a faint hop bite.Medicinal cough syrup quality in the finish. Greasy residue aftertaste coating the tongue.

M- Lowish carbonation, creamy

D- Certainly looks the part. Some classic weissbier characteristics but there is this horrible greasy residue that i got from the normal Hefe that coats the tongue. Not pleasant! Too much of a medicinal quality to be refreshing.

04-19-2010 21:42:06 | More by seanyfo
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United Kingdom (England)

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%

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.

06-12-2010 11:28:42 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.38/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

02-06-2009 17:22:03 | More by Absumaster
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3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

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.

07-15-2012 22:53:28 | More by smakawhat
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3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

hazy orange, with big chunks of yeast. Very carbonated.
Weizen style foam, very creamy, white and abundant.
Well balanced smell, with sharp notes of cloves, a bit of banana, pleasant.
Again cloves in the taste, again wel balanced, yeast too.
Yeasty and a bit phenolic aftertaste, with a light band aid note.
After all, not bad, a more than honest weizen.

11-08-2011 21:16:32 | More by stcules
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3.43/5  rDev -10%

smell: very clean tropical sweet nose, rather hoppy than malty ...

taste: considering the strong bouquet in the nose, the palate is rather thin, hints of dragonfruit and carambola (a.k.a. starfruit) paired with some sour bitterness ...

unfortunately the smell is not quite matched by the taste of this brew, however it's by far superior to the standard Erdinger Weisse ....

07-27-2011 20:37:38 | More by Daredevil
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3.43/5  rDev -10%

Pours with a solid 3 finger head and a nice orange hue.

Aroma and flavor is a bit mild but it has the typical notes of a hefe along with an unexpected earthy bitterness (maybe that's the "old") in this beers recipe.

Overall; decent and different but nothing special.

10-16-2011 16:08:30 | More by pixieskid
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

04-25-2008 21:35:43 | More by HappyHourHero
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

05-12-2011 18:22:53 | More by kojevergas
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

A: In a perfect dull orange color, tinged with dark on top, with a rich creamy head with good retention and residual. constant heavy carbonation

S: Perfect aroma of wheat, fruit trees are almost imperceptible touch

T: Good wheat flavor, without a high presence orange or banana, as in other beers, refreshing with a fresh start, crispeante language without pronounced final.

Medium to heavy body, good thickness for a wheat beer

08-01-2010 00:19:53 | More by treque
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2014 14:09:00 | More by GameOfBeers
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-01-2013 16:30:41 | More by williamjbauer
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-18-2013 00:19:08 | More by NeMe
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-19-2013 03:38:44 | More by Soto
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-26-2012 16:58:34 | More by stevoj
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-06-2013 00:13:42 | More by BrandonOakes
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-14-2012 01:55:57 | More by carloskleber
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Urweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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