Edelweiss Hefetrüb
Brau Union Österreich

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Brau Union Österreich
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #48
Ranked #15,858
3.9 | pDev: 14.1%
Dec 03, 2021
Jul 11, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: Also known as "Edelweiss Original".
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Photo of 5cottie
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by 5cottie from Canada (BC)

This beer was recommended to me by an Austrian friend, a bar manager and I’m inclined to agree with his opinion. The “best” Weissbier in the world. Inverted commas because I have not and I’m sure he has not tried them all!

If poured correctly, with sediment mixed in the bottle by swirling the last inch, it has a subtle aroma that gets my taste buds ready for the first taste. Served slightly below what the English call cellar temperature it forms a thick and creamy head and can be drunk through that head if it’s again poured correctly, thick, rich and creamy and around an inch deep. The body of the beer is a rich cloudy brown and it MUST be served in a 500ml glass, ideally a Weissbier glass (heavy narrow base, widening to a large rim). The taste in the mouth is substantial, again rich but neither sweet nor tart (for a beer that is!). It tastes slightly hoppy but a mild malt flavour comes through. The aftertaste is every bit as good too and lasts for a minute or two. Temperature is not crucial and unlike some sub standard beers is just as good served cool rather than frosty. the delightful favour of the beer will still come through even if the beer is consumed at room temperature. Try drinking warm coke if you want to see what coke REALLY tastes like! The effervescent is also subtle without that back of the mouth fizziness that come with all too many beers nowadays.

Feb 15, 2021
2.87 by dubadw from Switzerland on Jan 21, 2021
2.97 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 15, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jonmikel from Spain

Drunk at a Restaurant in the city center of Salzburg, in Austria.
It is a very very nice Weizen with a lot of body and taste. I would highly recommend it.

Jul 27, 2020
3.35 by URV from Romania on Jul 04, 2020
4.4 by LeximuS23 from Romania on Jun 27, 2020
4.1 by smi69 from New York on Jun 06, 2020
4.1 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jan 23, 2020
4.16 by unclekeith from Alaska on Sep 18, 2019
3.44 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Jul 26, 2019
3.5 by BdM from Netherlands on Jun 21, 2019
4.25 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 02, 2019
4.09 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jul 31, 2018
3.6 by rsquared59 from Indiana on May 11, 2018
Photo of monkist
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by monkist from Hungary

Before all you wheat beer lovers would go ahead and stone me to death for bashing this Edelweiss, I must make my disclaimer that I basically do NOT like wheat beers much. I only drink them when there is a good enough reason for doing so.
Now there wasn't but I had to try and evaluate this again after so many years. Looks good, smells okay (yeast and wheat in the back- and not foreground which is a pro for me) and the taste is also quite mild, lacking that great big sick yeast thing in there like a belgian.
So we are okay, it tastes alright, I mean consumable, has that ale-like mouthfeel plus the wheat and yeast that I can almost forget about for a few moments. I am sure though I could enjoy it even more if it wasn't a wheat beer that tastes a bit too German to me...
But whoever likes it, should drink it. It's good quality. I guess I had enough, was great, okay, now farewell.

May 10, 2018
3.94 by Gazz1e from England on Feb 05, 2018
Photo of Simplypokorny
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Simplypokorny from Florida

Delicious and smooth!

Jan 24, 2018
4.15 by AlinD27 from Romania on Dec 16, 2017
3.34 by dandy14 from Brazil on Oct 23, 2017
3.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Aug 31, 2017
4.29 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Jul 15, 2017
3.68 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jun 16, 2017
3.42 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on May 31, 2017
4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on May 14, 2017
3.63 by mishi_d from Romania on Apr 07, 2017
4.1 by matuto from Brazil on Feb 26, 2017
Photo of mkh012
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mkh012 from Colorado

Pours light orange with a healthy amount of sediment. A finger of white head.

The nose is banana, lemon, and grass.

The taste opens hefe-like with banana and bread - peppery hops mid-palate. Light, easy finish with a touch of lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel is creamy. Maybe the strongpoint of the beer.

Overall, interesting. Grassy, crisp, fruity, and smooth.

Feb 10, 2017
3.58 by 54V4G3 from Belgium on Dec 28, 2016
4.52 by yaron73 from Israel on Nov 25, 2016
3.91 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Oct 09, 2016
3.83 by HopBelT from Belgium on Aug 07, 2016
4.19 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Jun 15, 2016
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3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Edelweiss Hefetrub Weizenbier.

500ml brown glass bottle from a supermarket in Innsbruck.


Apr 12, 2016
3.49 by Galgari from Hungary on Apr 01, 2016
3.99 by OldGriz from Washington on Mar 10, 2016
3.95 by YJY from England on Feb 03, 2016
4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on Dec 28, 2015
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2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle picked up at Wasana's (can't believe that place closed) Average weizen, decent all around, nothing in particular stands out. Good flavor and very drinkable.

Dec 24, 2015
Edelweiss Hefetrüb from Brau Union Österreich
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 314 ratings