Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei - Erdinger Weissbräu
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Reviews by TheLiterati:
1.02/5 rDev -63.3%
Poured yellow-gold with a fluffy white, quickly dissipating head. No cloudiness as is usually expected with this style, just as the aroma of cloves and bananas are absent as well. A harbinger of things to come
The taste is of corn syrup. Period. No clove. No banana. No citrus. Not even close. The mouthfeel was nearly overly carbonated, likely to mask the absence of flavor.
I drank half the bottle, poured the remaining half in my glass, took one sip, and promptly poured the rest down the drain, along with the money I spent on this. Not at all drinkable.
12-18-2006 04:35:33 | More by TheLiterati
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2.55/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
04-01-2010 22:07:57 | More by Mora2000
United Kingdom (England)
2.45/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
03-13-2012 23:50:52 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.48/5 rDev +25.2%
This is about as good a NA beer as could be hoped for, and in one of my favorite styles, Bavarian hefe. Now if only I could find a NA cask-conditioned bitter, I'd be set. Due to a series of unfortunate circumstances which I won't relate here, I am temporarily confined to the alcohol-free portion of the beer spectrum, and it hasn't been nearly as unpleasant as I'd imagined. This beer gives crazy head. It takes about 10 minutes to cram all the beer and foam from the bottle into a weizen glass. Snowdrifts linger inside the bottle, and the glass never loses its thick layer of suds. The beer is golden, and hazy but not glowing the way some hefes can be. There is some wax, pepper and clove in the aroma; the smell is perhaps the most weizen-like feature. The taste is predominately sweet, with some light graininess and grapefruit hop. It's oddly reminiscent of an American extra pale ale, like Full Sail. Cookie dough lingers on the tongue. Winter spices are here also, weird but not in a bad way. I've noticed in NA beers a certain bread-staleness which is normally masked or preserved in regular beer by the alcohol. Here it is not too intrusive. It's a tasty beer, with a full if not sensuous mouthfeel, and good drinkability. It is, surprisingly, closer to my dreamed-of NA bitter than I would have expected.
05-12-2005 02:10:36 | More by Thrasher
3.28/5 rDev +18%
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.
11-20-2012 05:04:31 | More by biboergosum
3.25/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
04-02-2008 04:10:17 | More by BeerZack
2.59/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
03-24-2013 02:00:48 | More by CrazyDavros
2.53/5 rDev -9%
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.
05-14-2008 21:26:57 | More by bloberglawp
2.78/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-25-2012 22:40:37 | More by metter98
3/5 rDev +7.9%
The beer dispenses from the 500ml brown bottle a limpid gold with a monumental semi-creamy white head that slowly evaporates leaving a fine coating of lace to obfuscate the glass. Nose is sweet malted grain, fresh and crisp to the senses, start lightly sweet with a decent grain presence, top is light in feel. Finish is prickly in its acidity, the hops present and light as one would expect, quite dry aftertaste, a drinkable brew for its type, and as my medical problems sometimes curtails my consumption of high-end beers, this non-alcohol beer does satisfy my urge for a Bit-O-Hops.
10-03-2005 18:37:08 | More by Gusler
3.35/5 rDev +20.5%
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.
08-20-2011 13:05:45 | More by eric5bellies
3.15/5 rDev +13.3%
Pours a clear golden brew with lots of carbonation and a large fluffy white head.
Smells like an alcohol free beer. Smell is sweet with lots of toasted grain scent. Smells like a good whole grain wheat bread.
Taste is sweet with a toasted wheat flavor. This tastes EXACTLY like "Roman Meal" bread.
Mouthfeel is thin.
A tasty liquid for sure but it doesn't REALLY taste like beer, it tastes like bread. This would go great with brats and sauerkraut.
09-08-2004 01:53:19 | More by Zorro
2.6/5 rDev -6.5%
I was really exited by this one, a non-alcoholic Hefe!! But sadly
Pours a slightly hazy, golden amber color with a tall, well-sustaining white head. A sugary sweet honey character dominates both the aroma and the flavor of this brew. It tastes a bit like a beer that is, well, unfinished. Whats more, I cant really detect too much in the way of hops. Sure there is a bit of that banana zest that youd expect from a hefe, but it doesnt do much for this beers drinkability. I cant say its horrible but it doesnt make you want another. However, there are two bright points here: one, brats simmered in this beer come out especially flavorful (dont ask me why) and, as I slowly but surely finish off the six-pack, this brew is starting to grow on me
12-09-2005 05:26:28 | More by arguemaniac
Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei from Erdinger Weissbräu
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