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Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei - Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Weissbier AlkoholfreiErdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei

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BA SCORE
67
poor

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 27.01%


Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-20-2002)
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.03/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - malt soda. Brown slightly flat

S - hops and ginger and brown sugar. Not unpleasant but not beer either

T - fizy ginger candies and orange slice gummies dipped in molasses.

M - not bad. Fizzy but malty like beer.

D - an acceptable but different example of the style

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 03:11:30 | More by jeranbrews
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows honey, grassy and spicy hops and bready malt. A little doughy wheat shows underneath.
Similar flavours, very sweet. Bready malt, honey, unfermented wort, spicy hops. Too sweet.
Carbonation is much too high, although I can see why it is so, considering the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:00:48 | More by CrazyDavros
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SmashPants

Australia

2.43/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: tall, slim 330mL bottle, vibrant blue label - better than your standard German weissbier label.

Appearance: a vibrant yet light yellow-straw with a fair carbonation kick. A fluffy head boils up, and settles to a one-finger white. Looks good - better than I expected for a super-low ABV beer.

Aroma: that's... Not so good. A pungent oversupply of pungent sweet grains. Not much other than that - not pleasant, but I am impressed that it smells of beer at least.

Taste: very much follows the nose, but with more intensity. The sole flavour is that pungent, awkward sweet grain, almost like caramel, but more like diacetyl. Not something I would choose to drink.

Aftertaste: follows through fairly closely - no hop bitterness, just a dry malt. Unpleasant.

Mouth feel: just about right for a wheat beer - fairly big carbonation to carry the flavour, with a light-to- medium body.

Overall: I still don't get alcohol-free beers. They always taste poor. If i wanted to drink something non-alcoholic, I would have water, or juice or something. Not this rubbish - particularly not for AU$45 a case (2013).

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 05:33:12 | More by SmashPants
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle - the blue label is a nice departure from the brown and white ones I see flying off the shelves each and every day.

This beer pours a slightly medium golden hue, with three hefty fingers of puffy, fluffy marshmallow white head, which leaves some high cloud formation lace around the glass as in genially melts away.

It smells of sweet, grainy, warm cereal malt, a subtle biscuit character, some timid yeastiness, and a soft drupe fruitiness. The taste is baking bread, of the grainy, hippie sort, a still tame yeast component, and somewhat leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is on the low side, and thus quite approachable, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth enough to satisfy Diddy or Sammy, or whoever. It finishes on the sweet side, mostly grainy, a weird warming essence that isn't from the you-know-what, a subtle old-world drying hoppiness welcome in its innocuousness.

Another rather tasty low to no alcohol offering from the big German brewers, though I get damned little wheat beer characteristics in this one - does the alcohol removal process also take out the same from the inherent malt? If so, an acceptable enough sacrifice, I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 05:04:31 | More by biboergosum
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metter98

New York

2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a good size head covering the surface and rings of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of honey and malt in the nose.
T: The taste a bit of sweetness with flavors of honey and notes of bready malts. No hops are detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather flavorful considering it is non-alcoholic but it could use some more hops to balance out the malts, especially the honey-like flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:40:37 | More by metter98
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of March 2012. The label describes it as isotonic and rich in vitamins - though I don't reckon I'll be adding it to my daily routine.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A very hazy straw colour with good carbonation and plenty of floating sediment. Yields a massive head of white foam that resembles a meringue; this eventually reduces to a surface layer. Aroma of cooked, biscuity grain with some sweetness and a yeasty lactic hint.

Tastes of sweet cooked grain and little else. A slight hint of yeast, but none of the esters that are typically associated with Weissbiers. A faint lactic note, like natural yoghurt. No hop aromas or bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with prickly carbonation. Aftertaste of sweet, biscuity grain.

Bleh - not brilliant. I admire the principle of offering low-alcohol beer to consumers, but in this case the natural weissbier character has suffered greatly. The result is sweet, bland and one-dimensional. Where have those tasty yeast esters gone? Unless you need to avoid ethanol for some reason, I would recommend that you avoid this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 23:50:52 | More by jazzyjeff13
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JayQue

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Getting down to the end on beer styles (only Happoshu left), I was looking for a low-alcohol beer that I could buy as a single, since I didn't want a six pack and don't like to review beers I had at restaurants. Grape and Gourmet is carrying this one, available as singles, like everything else in the store.

Pours a hazy gold color with a big white head. Good head retention and good lacing. A nice looking beer. Smell is almost non-existent. Taste is mild and malty, slightly sweet. There is a bit of a stale, musty aftertaste but it is pretty subtle and not that much of a factor.

Mouthfeel is a bit light and weak, still fairly crisp. Overall as a beer, this is pretty average but for the style it is not bad at all. Compared to Coors Lite, it is a much better beer experience. I'm sure there are some circumstances where I might have another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 19:11:47 | More by JayQue
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light orange to amber, foamy 3 fingers width head with good retention.

A sort of metallic aroma right off the bat with a bit of malt & grain in there too. There is a bit of wheat too.

A lot of wheat & grain upfront but they seem to balance each other out fairly well. The taste is quite sweet & sugary, it almost tastes syrupy in parts with a little citrus.

Light bodied with a smooth texture & a nice tang on the tongue. It goes down well & easily but it does seem a slight bit watery.

Not a bad beer at all & miles better than any other low alcohol beer I have tried before, although granted I don't try that many to be honest. It has a bit of flavour to it & isn't at all off-putting.

My beer blog:
http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 22:41:54 | More by flyingpig
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match1112

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i saw an article in the paper awhile ago featuring this beer. it stated that athletes in europe drink this after sporting events, like americans dring gatorade, because it's enriched with vitamins and minerals. i figured what the hell i'll try it. pours a clear pale yellow with a huge billowy off white head. that leaves lacing that i wasnt expecting. not much for the nose and tastebuds, just a slight grainess. has a medium body mouthfeel to it with good carbonation. overall i was surprised by this. it drinks like everyother beer, nice and smooth. good clean finish. actually felt like i was drinking a real beer, not a near beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 18:38:11 | More by match1112
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wcintula

New York

3.73/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As per style, if I'm going with an NA/Low 'A' beer, I'm going with this Erdinger. It's got a great big head , a slightly hazy honey colored body, lots of activity, a little sticky lacing. The smell is grainy/honey/sweet. No alcohol smell. of course. The taste is sweet and pleasant.

I don't know why this beer gets such low grades, I think it's one of the best NA beers out there. A little high in the effervescence. A delicious faux-hefeweizen!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 22:05:26 | More by wcintula
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.35/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Drank from my Stella Tulip

A - Pours a nice, very slight hazy Golden colour with a two fingered White head, that laces.

S - Slight metalic smell but predominantly Wheat and grain is small amounts.

T - Not too much up front, but some grains kick in mid palate before a rather unpleasant sugar flavour finishes it off. Strangly enough it is quite balanced.

M - What you would expect from a lager with light to medium body and fullish carbonation. A little sticky on the finish.

O - Not bad for 0% Alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 13:05:45 | More by eric5bellies
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.73/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer served in a pint glass. Beer is yellow and hazy with a big white head that is seriously huge, minimal lacing decent retention moderate carbonation. Looks like a beer.

Aroma is malty and not like a hefeweizen at all. Really sweet and grainy. Oh well.

My hopes that this would taste good have all evaporated now. It is medium in body and really malty. It tastes like a shitty low alcohol beer and does not in anyway resemble erdinger. Oh well. Never again.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 14:08:55 | More by drabmuh
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Everydayoff

Thailand

2.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date indicated on back label.

A:
Hazy gold color with massive white velvety and dense head, very good retention then leaves with good lacings stick, high carbonation.

S:
The smell contains wheat and malt with lightly grain.

T+M:
Wheat, malt sweetness, bready note then finish with slight citrus. The body is light to medium with well suit carbonation, dry finish.

O:
Light and refreshing wheat beer but rather lackluster since there is no banana or clove note.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 16:10:55 | More by Everydayoff
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this with dinner in a restaurant deep in the countryside in Germany. I had a bit of a drive on the autobahn ahead of me, so alcohol-free it is!

It looks decent, light copper color and clear (some sediment at the end), with a huge poofy foam of head. It smells sweet, malty sweet, but didn't have any of the banana and clove I generally like with the regular style. Smells a bit like a brewpub, not like a hefeweizen. Still, all in all not bad.

It tastes sweet and malty, kind of like a beer pop. Which is probably the closest description I can make. Refreshing but I found myself returning to water after this (and not coming back).

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 21:41:53 | More by TurdFurgison
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cambabeer

Florida

2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours dark clear gold-yellow with a white and beautiful head. Big carbonation, looks fantastic.

S- Sweet malt, wheat aroma. A little floral hops but very subtle. A little roasted fruits, but all very very subtle.

T- Not strong at all, obviously no alcohol taste. It does have some bitter malt characteristics and fruits. Really ok, just watery and it is so obviously lacking alcohol.

M- medium, with big carbonation

D- very easy and not filling

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 23:34:03 | More by cambabeer
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Mora2000

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some bad grain-like qualities. The flavor is corn and wheat, very macro tasting. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Not sure why this is called a hefeweizen since there are no banana or clove notes to it. It tastes like your average, not very good low alcohol beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 22:07:57 | More by Mora2000
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Brad007

Vermont

1.7/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a nice golden color with a thick, frothy head into my glass. Carbonation is minimal.

Aroma is wheaty/grainy with a strong whiff of bread and unfermented wort in the nose.

Taste is smooth and thin and full of grainy, watery wheat flavor. Obviously lacking in alcohol and this hurts the beer.

Grain and wheat linger in the mouthfeel. Not much else is there to detect.

Another average alcohol-free beer. It does have a bit more flavor than others but otherwise, avoid.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 16:55:56 | More by Brad007
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Easter with the fam = non-alcoholic beer.

Pale gold color with a decent white head. Thick retention and ample lace clinging to the glass. Constant bubbles.

Smells of honey and apple juice.

Tastes of sugary, wheaty honey. I stress the sugary and honey. Honey covered granny smith apple aftertaste. Mouthfeel is aggresively crisp and light. The honey gets obnoxious after awhile.

Overall, not much of a hef but not bad for a NA and fairly refreshing in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 23:55:59 | More by donkeyrunner
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Greggy

Minnesota

1.85/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A- Pours a nice 3 finger head into my large weizen glass. The body is a hazy dark yellow/gold. The head has decent retention

S- For those of you who homebrew, you'll know this smell. Wort. This smells like you're mashing in, but it for some reason offends me. Definitely not good.

T- For those of you who drink your mash, that's what this tastes like. Imagine taking grains, malts, some graham cracker, a splash of honey, mixing it with water, and drinking it. This is that. The finish of this beer lingers which isn't a good thing.

M- Medium carbonation but terrible finish.

D- Not a good beer, but it's not really beer so I can't complain to aggressively. Regardless, will not drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 00:56:30 | More by Greggy
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Overlord

California

1.58/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

For various reasons I've had non-alochol beer thrust upon me recently. Still looking for one that's palatable. This is probably the best of the lot, but still bad.

Pours a golden amber. Kind of nice looking, actually. Decent white head.

Smells ... offputting. Kind of like sweetened grain meal. Taste is a little weird. Muddled unnatural sweetness, grain, and moldy hay.

Hmmm....avoid.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 08:39:38 | More by Overlord
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Macca

Australia

2.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours a hazy yellow with a big fluffy head which drops away but some slight retention.

This smells like a breakfast cereal - all grainy. Not pleasant.

The graininess is repeated on the palate and a lot of sweetness.

High carbonation.

Better than expected but I didn't have high expectations.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 10:18:25 | More by Macca
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billybob

Massachusetts

1.43/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

the only good thing i can say about this beer is it looked good in the glass. poured a slightly hazy light yellow with a four finger white head that held very well with some lacing. smells like the beer went sour. taste just as bad. i don't know how they can sell something that bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 18:00:31 | More by billybob
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On the road in Austria, had it at a "stop" by the highway where I had the most insane "schpeck". Tired and hungry, I opted for the alkoholfrei instead of the car crash.

Pours a remarkably clear yellow, fizy head that dissipates almost immediatlely. Bubbly as hell. Aroma of sweet honey, buckwheat and skunk. Flavor was like drinking weak sythetic honey must, not at all hefe-like. Almost undrinkable...

Being it must have been fresh I was shocked that it was so bad. Stick to regular endinger and keep off the road instead. Don´t try to keep up with the locals that I´ve seen drink by thier cars before taking the wheel.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 21:26:57 | More by bloberglawp
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy light orange color with immense frothy head that sticks around awhile and leaves clumps of lace.

Very mild cooked barley smell with a slight citrus undertone and hint of petroleum bi-product.

Soft smooth mouthfeel on this one really makes it standout as an N/A beer, substantial medium body as well.

Light cooked barley and grainy wheat balanced by light citrus acidity. Theres something else going on too, I wanna say it's like meringue or nutty, but its really more like cooked plastic. Despite the off characteristics, this is actually a drinkable N/A.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2008 04:10:17 | More by BeerZack
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brendan13

Australia

2.33/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy pale golden colour with a big fluffy head.
S - Sweet cereal grainy aroma with some slight floral honey hints.
T - Very sweet flavour - a bit too sweet.
M - Light bodied with fairly high carbonation.
D - Not bad but a bit too sweet. If you want light beer then this is probably one of the better options.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2007 10:29:14 | More by brendan13
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