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Urweisse - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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Photo of FernandoMarangoni
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

FernandoMarangoni, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +4.7%

innominat, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Vixie
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Vixie, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of fisherbray
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

fisherbray, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

metter98, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of kurgan3
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

kurgan3, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.4/5  rDev -11%
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.

smakawhat, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Hanzo, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev +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.

emerge077, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of MTNboy
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

MTNboy, May 20, 2012
Photo of BierStein711
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

BierStein711, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

stevoj, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of estevaom
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

estevaom, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of killianf
3.63/5  rDev -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.

killianf, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev +4.7%

mikepcarney, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of kraypd
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

kraypd, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Everydayoff, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Cozzatoad
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
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

Cozzatoad, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of carloskleber
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

carloskleber, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Gregwa, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +30.9%

rekel, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of stcules
3.4/5  rDev -11%
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.

stcules, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of flyingpig
4.05/5  rDev +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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flyingpig, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of pixieskid
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

pixieskid, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of beerdrifter
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

beerdrifter, Oct 03, 2011
Urweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
86 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.