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Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei - Erdinger Weissbräu

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 26.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-20-2002

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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 43
Reviews by cypressbob:
Photo of cypressbob
2.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I dont often buy n/a beers, but i thought i'd give it a go (keep in mind this is being reviewed as an n/a beer)

Its a wheat beer, so it pours with a murky light amber body

Maltniess is the main aroma coming off this beer, not great but better than say becks n/a....ugh


Taste is simple and thin, however reasonably pleasant

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
2.56/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.49/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Photo of Thrasher
3.48/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of BeerZack
3.26/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.65/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good taste. Not to bad to be Alcohol Free.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.6/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of bloberglawp
2.52/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of metter98
2.79/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.”

Photo of eric5bellies
3.34/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Photo of Zorro
3.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of arguemaniac
2.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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. What’s more, I can’t really detect too much in the way of hops. Sure there is a bit of that banana zest that you’d expect from a hefe, but it doesn’t do much for this beer’s drinkability. I can’t say it’s horrible but it doesn’t make you want another. However, there are two bright points here: one, brats simmered in this beer come out especially flavorful (don’t ask me why) and, as I slowly but surely finish off the six-pack, this brew is starting to grow on me…

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.76/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.29/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is actually really impressive (for an alcohol free beer. In fact I find this preferable to a lot of over hyped German pils etc

Photo of mwalters
5/5  rDev +77.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best NA beer that I have ever had. If you didn't know this was an NA, you'd think it was a great little beer. I will always have some of this great little beer on hand. I did some reading on this beer and it formulated to go into your bloodstream naturally. It is used in Germany by athaletes, pregnant women and as a sports drink. There are more nutrients andf electrolytes in this beer than in Gatorade. It's actually GOOD for you.
Great taste , smell, feel and apperance. 3 thumbs up!

Photo of Macca
2.63/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of billybob
1.43/5  rDev -49.3%
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.

Photo of JayQue
3.06/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of Greggy
1.85/5  rDev -34.4%
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.

Photo of cambabeer
2.87/5  rDev +1.8%
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

Photo of HappyHourHero
1.5/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured a huge off-white head that sat above a hazy golden beer. Freakish sweet aroma is a bit grainy and corny; sort of like a bowl of half eaten frosted flakes that sat out all day. Same thing in the flavor, but even more potent. It finishes rediculously sweet and with a slight bitter bite. This tastes nothing like any wheat beer I've head (no wheat, just pure unfermented malt flavor), and there is no excuse for that. I have had NA and low alcohol Hefe's that have the right flavors/aromas, and don't have off-flavors. The sweetness takes over the mouthfeel and ruins that too. Forget about this one, unless you like Malta and don't mind that this is labeled a Weissbier.

Photo of Everydayoff
2.91/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of HopHead84
1.56/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Big white head and good retention. Aroma is biscuity malt and metal. Flavor is metal and corn - watched stuff.

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