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Urweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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85
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%


Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

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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JWU

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 01:45:06 | More by JWU
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 00:32:46 | More by deltatauhobbit
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dasenebler

Maine

3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

.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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 20:58:25 | More by dasenebler
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 21:42:06 | More by seanyfo
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 15:59:46 | More by beerdrifter
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 11:28:42 | More by BlackHaddock
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 17:22:03 | More by Absumaster
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stcules

Italy

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 21:16:32 | More by stcules
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 22:53:28 | More by smakawhat
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 ....

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 20:37:38 | More by Daredevil
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pixieskid

Germany

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 16:08:30 | More by pixieskid
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 21:35:43 | More by HappyHourHero
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treque

Mexico

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 00:19:53 | More by treque
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kojevergas

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 18:22:53 | More by kojevergas
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 21:14:13 | More by bloberglawp
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Ungespundet

Germany

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weißbierprobe 2008! Whos the best in greater München? Augustiner vs. Unertl vs. Schneiderweisse vs. Erdingers fresh on the market Ur-Weisse!!! Too close to call between two of the Weißbiers. Augustiner and Schneiderweisse were the strongest but offer the drinker two very different Weißbiers. Highly recommended of course are both. The new offering from Erdinger(since Jan/08) was good and much much better than than usual offering of less than worthy Weißbier! Unertl was a disappointment and I will have to test them again at a later date due to there reputation here in Bayern. It happens...maybe I got a bad one....


Erdinger Weißbier is run-of the-mill. They have finally put out a good offering. It's still a bit to mild with fruit and bubblegum in the aroma. Nice wheat malt aromas are present. The aroma is also slightly spicy. It's spicy on the tongue and phenolic in taste. Not much malt flavor going on here though. The bitterness is slightly astringent. Did they put it in the Euroflasche that Augustiner uses for a reason? Marketing marketing marketing....The Bier is not bad damn they could have done better!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 17:45:21 | More by Ungespundet
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 16:11:28 | More by TheSarge
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours murky orange with a massive light tan, creamy, a bit airy enormous head. Dissipates slowly leaving lots of lacings.

S: Sweet ripe bananas, wheat, citric notes. Some malt, dry. Faint bitter hops.

T: Ripe bananas, dry - not sweet. Some malt, some bitterness probably from hops. A lot of citric notes.

M: Body is light while carbonation is rich. Aftertaste is rather short, with some bitterness.

D: A bit drier than others - not bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 16:28:35 | More by Sunnanek
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 21:10:18 | More by Cozzatoad
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Vixie

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 01:22:32 | More by Vixie
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xylophonica

Australia

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Weihenstephan weizen glass.

A - Murky dark golden colour offset with a thick head.

S - Wheat & banana aromas combined with a touch of a woody/smoked feel.

T - Banana & vanilla are the primary flavours here. Slightly spicy with a dash of honey/malt. Overall the taste is a bit light on though for this style.

M - Spicy due a very high carbonation. Slightly bitter.

D - Easy to drink but not overly exciting.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 10:05:10 | More by xylophonica
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 10:20:41 | More by RuudJH
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czfreeman

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Erdinger Ur-Weisse pours a light, hazy amber color, nice rocky head, very ative carbonation, you can hear it hear it sizzlin.
Smells are extremly light on the typical sweet fruits,i.e banana, oranges and heavy-handed on the spices,- cloves, pepper, musty hefe yeast comes through quite nicely as well. addding a musty hay-like sweetness, and "funk"
Taste is carbonated more than expected, less focus here on the fruits again and more on the spicy notes found in the aromas. Mouth feel is light, spritzy and refreshing.
Not a single domiant flavor really pops or stands out, more of a very carbonated hefe, more are usuallly focused on smoothness, creamy texture, and a very fruity profile, this oneis more of a light-malty carbonated beer.Nonetheless, good, but I have plenty more Hefe's to try here in Germany, and I don't think I ill reach for this one soon

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 19:48:15 | More by czfreeman
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AlexLMS

Portugal

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, no floating yeast, with a dark gold colour. The head is white, well formed and very very large. Good retention with a little bit of lacings.
Aroma: grains, yeast, citrus and light banana.
Taste: confirms the aroma plus herbal hops and some spices.
Mouthfeel: slightly dry, medium carbonation, average to low alcoholic strength and a medium to light body.
Finish: kind of dry not very long aftertaste.

Overall: refreshing but nothing extraordinary. Nice crispness. Not the best Erdinger but enjoyable nevertheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 13:02:11 | More by AlexLMS
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killianf


3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a hazy orange/amber colour, with a massive off-white head and tons of carbonation racing up the side of the glass. Looks good, I always prefer a hefe that's more orange than yellow.

S: Lots of banana, most obvious of any weissebier in my memory in fact. Citrus fruits are strongly represented too, peach is there, and there are definitely notes of spice or clove. Smells really refreshing, very summery.

T: Very fruity with the citrus and banana again. Not getting any peach though, like in the nose. Spice and clove again, a nice bready maltiness that's just suggested, and a slightly floral finish. Strangely, I think I get a light hint of caramel right at the front... Good, tasty and refreshing, but nothing special.

M: Very light and drinkable, goes down really well with moderate carbonation. Good session beer.

The verdict: Well, it really is better than the original Erdinger, by far. But for me, it's not going to blow anyone away.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 15:58:18 | More by killianf
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Urweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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