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Urweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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85
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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
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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GRPunk

Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2013 01:22:01 | More by GRPunk
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kraypd

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2012 19:45:02 | More by kraypd
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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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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 20:07:28 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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fallenshadow

Ireland

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 20:48:49 | More by fallenshadow
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice. $3.79 for 16.9 oz. Best before Aug 2014.

A heavier hefe. Can you have too much clove in the aroma? 3.75

A – Pours a cloudy pale orange with a three-finger off-white dense head. Good carbonation. Decent lacing. 3.75

S – Wheaty, citrusy, banana and big cloves. 4.25

T – Wheat bread, slightly peppery, some citrus, ever so slightly tart, more malty than most hefes. 3.75

MF – A little sharp, medium-dry, medium bodied. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 02:52:36 | More by Sludgeman
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bamberger603

Germany

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 21:59:19 | More by bamberger603
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought 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 deep gold, formed an enormous and stubborn white head.

s: Slight fruit note..

t: Belgian yeast fruit flavor. Blindfolded, I would think it was an exceptionally good Belgian wheat beer.

m: Light to medium with good body.

o: Very refreshing, excellent Belgian-like flavor with none of the sourness such can impart. Extremely sessionable! I would definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 04:54:24 | More by scotorum
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joaopmgoncalves

Portugal

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A light yellow-y-orange and a bit opaque body with a thick big head.
S: Yeasty and lots of bananas.
T: Lots of wheat, banana and vanilla.
M: Good carbonation, smooth, light-bodied, highly drinkable.
O: Much better than the original Erdinger and actually, but it's not the best Erdinger I've had, that prize goes to Erdinger Dunkel. Possibly, it was the first Hefe I've had. Generally speaking, nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 20:03:30 | More by joaopmgoncalves
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ToriBug13

California

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Erdinger Urweiser

A- AMAZINGLY THICK HEAD. The first thing I noticed. I poured carefully, and yet the foam is incredible! 2 inched thick and going strong. The retention is unreal- I could have put a penny on the head and it would have held. Light amber color, slightly cloudy.

S- Mmmm Smells so tropical! This is another beer that reminds me of Trix cereal—wheat and bready yeast, along with the fruit on the nose.

T- Definitely German. Banana and yeast are the prominent tastes, along with clove and coriander. My first taste was as fruity as the nose suggested, but as I sipped on this beer I was struck by how well it fit the hefeweisen profile. Very true to style beer. Not my favorite, but very well made.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 16:12:12 | More by ToriBug13
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 3/2014.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with banana and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 05:31:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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FLima

Brazil

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden orange color. Lots and lots of thick head with long retention and bubbles that keep going up from the bottom of the glass. Some particles floating.
Yeasty aroma of citrus, clove and wheat. Banana is more distant here.
Wheat bready and fruity flavor, more towards citrus than banana. Just a bit of pepper with a zesty feeling. Mildy dry aftertaste inducing you for more.
Light body with good carbonation.
Quite refreshing. I found it more interesting than the others Erdingers, except the Pikantus.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 15:35:08 | More by FLima
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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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MattRiggs

Germany

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

-pours a modest head that quickly recedes
-the smell and taste of this hefe are perfect
-modest hop aroma leaves room for the bready/yeasty/banana aroma to come through
-I get a little bit of spice in the aroma as well
-tastes just like a Bavarian Hefeweizen should: banana/clove in good balance, absolutely no undesirable esters, very clean finish that makes me want to never stop drinking this beer
-I'm sure there are some folks that won't like this beer because it comes from a macro, but I think it may be one of the best hefeweizens available

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 17:06:07 | More by MattRiggs
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FernandoMarangoni

Brazil

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer. I recently met through referral from a friend. Here in Brazil leaves an average of $ 9. A little expensive but worth the investment. Highly refreshing, especially with the weather here in Brasilia (Brazil), around 30 º. Great color and amber foam that does not hold much to the cup and a very smooth taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 21:40:14 | More by FernandoMarangoni
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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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metter98

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 17:28:22 | More by metter98
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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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emerge077

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 00:48:02 | More by emerge077
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MTNboy

Germany

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 05:36:06 | More by MTNboy
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Weizen
Three and a half finger off white head

Golden, straw, yellow

Taste: booze, yeast, and a banana

Aroma: Clove, yeast, banana

Mouthfeel: thick and refreshing

This was a golden find! I prefer this to the hefe. While I owe al lot to Erdinger Weiss, this is much better. Have this Beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 02:47:09 | More by BierStein711
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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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Everydayoff

Thailand

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into an Erdinger weizen glass by freshness date.

A:
Hazy yellow amber color, the pour produces massive fluffy white head with great retention, it slowly dissipates into decent everlasting foamy layer covering atop. Nice lacing clusters are left all around upon head dissipation, high and fizzy carbonation.

S:
The smell is well mellow; mingling by rich sweet malt, big banana ester, fruity zest, caramel, bubblegum, clove spice and slight phenol.

T:
Fruity ester and citrus zest in the start, clove participates in bringing some phenol and spice. Bready malt acts as a base of flavor to yield slight sweetness and a note of dough throughout the tasting process. Hop bitterness is at the tail and just subtle or indistinguishable.

M:
Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing with semi-smooth mouthfeel from fine carbonation, finish is rather dry.

O:
Pretty good beer and yeah it’s better than their original Hefeweizen, high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 16:05:29 | More by Everydayoff
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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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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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