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Urweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
85
very good

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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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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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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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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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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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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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy and full from the start, forming a deep golden hazed body, with a frothy and shiny head of white, that leaves classic weizen suds as it collapses. Colour is perfect for a hefe, and glows welcomingly from my weizen glass. Lovely looking brew.

Nose is round and a little sweet, with a very light banana character, but a more prominent soapy detergent note, that gives rise to a slight peppery spice. Certainly all believable characteristics for a German hefe. Not as full bodied or complex as some, though.

Taste is smooth and long, with some very pleasant banana esters coming forward, and a lingering sweetness that is tempered by the light spicy astringency. Carbonation is a bit harsh on the front, but by the end, the smooth and clear body has ironed out the zealous effervescence.

I like the lingering nature of the beer. In some ways, it detracts from the drinkability, in the way that it's difficult to down quickly, but otherwise, the flavours are so clean and refreshing that it would have had a high drinkability score anyway.

A very nice hefe, and one I would say is better than their standard Weissbier. Stick to the original, ur, Erdinger.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 01:49:12 | More by lacqueredmouse
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DoubleJ

California

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Because Erdinger Urweiss isn't sold in the US and I was at a bar in São Paulo with an imported craft selection, I went for this. From a 500ml bottle, on to the beer:

The waiter poured this oen well in the Erdinger Wiessbrau glass that was provided for this beer. Yellow orange colored beer, cloudy, a beauty of a fluffy white head on top with very good retention. The stringy lacing it leaves is icing on the cake. Lemon and banana are the flavors I smell out of this beer. Maybe a little nutmeg as well.

This is a good tasting hefeweizen. Cinnamon banana is the first thing to hit my mind. Banana bread notes also hit me. Faint clove rounds it all up. The chalky mouthfeel left from the wiessbier is appetizing, and is a carrot to have me drink more of this beer.

Consdiering I'm not a fan of the regular hefeweizen, I was pleasantly surprised by Urweiss. I think Erdinger should ditch the hefe and make this their flagship.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 15:59:48 | More by DoubleJ
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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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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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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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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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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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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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...

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 11:18:13 | More by mdagnew
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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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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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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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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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange colour with a large, three fingers sized head that is white & foamy in texture. Retention is good as it slowly reduces to about a fingers width.

A good mix of wheat, a little banana, clove & a faint hint of grainy alcohol but nothing off-putting. There is some citrus & vanilla in the background that round off this rather complex smelling beer quite nicely.

The taste has stronger citrus notes to it & a nice amount of wheat, banana & a nice bit of spice as well. Not quite as pleasant as the smell in my opinion but still a great beer to drink.

Medium bodied with high carbonation without seeming overly gassy. The drink is smooth & low on bitter with a good overall feel to it.

A great hefeweizen here & one of the nicest beers I have tried in a while. Very drinkable with a wonderful taste & an even better aroma. Not the most exciting example of the style but a solid & very enjoyable beer.

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Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 00:00:27 | More by flyingpig
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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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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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atis

Finland

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 19:56:32 | More by atis
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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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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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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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Urweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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