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Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic) - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic)Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic)

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BA SCORE
68
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41 Reviews
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Reviews: 41
Hads: 94
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 26.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-20-2002

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Reviews by jeranbrews:
Photo of jeranbrews
3.02/5  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 (274 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Mora2000
2.56/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (390 characters)

Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of vinivini
2.31/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.49/5  rDev -8.8%
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. (1,105 characters)

Photo of Thrasher
3.48/5  rDev +27.5%
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. (1,316 characters)

Photo of ste5venla
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev +20.9%
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. (1,177 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ordybill
2.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. Full disclosure, i have only found one alcohol free beer to be good and that was O'Doul's; after trying this beer it still stands at only one good beer. The beer looks the part but it has a very sweet aroma and is very carbonated.. The flavor is not good, but to be fair I was on about my fifth or sixth different German beer before trying this. My taste buds may have been expecting to much. (476 characters)

Photo of aztraz
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of BeerZack
3.26/5  rDev +19.4%
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. (573 characters)

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.65/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good taste. Not to bad to be Alcohol Free. (42 characters)

Photo of Robemaco
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.6/5  rDev -4.8%
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. (316 characters)

Photo of jsh420
3.38/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Gottesverachter
1.75/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of DanielCole
3.18/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jedcooper
4/5  rDev +46.5%

Photo of mrcraft
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of LoFiDave
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bloberglawp
2.52/5  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. (625 characters)

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Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic) from Erdinger Weissbräu
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