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Urweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 156
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of smakawhat
3.47/5  rDev -7%
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. (695 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
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. (534 characters)

Photo of MTNboy
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of BierStein711
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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! (312 characters)

Photo of killianf
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (953 characters)

Photo of kraypd
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (633 characters)

Photo of Everydayoff
3.73/5  rDev 0%
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. (959 characters)

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
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 (968 characters)

Photo of stcules
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
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. (354 characters)

Photo of flyingpig
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
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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Photo of pixieskid
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
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. (268 characters)

Photo of beerdrifter
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
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. (566 characters)

Photo of Daredevil
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
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 .... (376 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
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. (570 characters)

Photo of cervezango
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very good beer, loved it.
the first time i had it i had allready had like 3 beers, so i was full and i wasnt that impressed.
but the second time i had it in a erdingerglass poured perfectly by a friend of mine.
it was to cold the first time also.
and it was delicious, so full of flavor.

nice wieght to it

cloudy bronze/gold look with a lacy head.

butterscotch, bread,milky.

smells like it tastes very nice.

make sure you dont drink it too cold

what a beauty. (465 characters)

Photo of cambabeer
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (584 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
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. (1,168 characters)

Photo of xylophonica
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (440 characters)

Photo of dasenebler
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
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. (915 characters)

Photo of AlexLMS
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (532 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (931 characters)

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (445 characters)

Photo of JWU
2.63/5  rDev -29.5%
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. (546 characters)

Photo of treque
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
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 (431 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (813 characters)

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Urweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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