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Erdinger SchneeweisseErdinger Schneeweisse

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Erdinger Weissbräu

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 118
Reviews by Lemke10:
Photo of Lemke10
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a semi-cloudy golden amber color with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma is slightly malty with hints of wheat and citrus. The taste is light and simple yet there is a decent amount of grain and flavor. Very easy drinking and quite refreshing.

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Photo of 911CROFT
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. Paid £2.70 for a single bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy, light golden-orange coloured body with masses of swift, visible, streaming carbonation. A three-finger in height, foamy, white head slowly reduces to a dense cap, leaving small amounts of spotty, soapy lace.

The subdued nose leads primarily with notes of lightly bready malted wheat. Traces of faintly fruity yeast are noticeable in the background, along with a larger amount of grassy hop bitterness. Taste follows suit in much the same way. Simple, tangy malted wheat leads upfront, fading just slightly towards the mid-palate to reveal a vague and subtle generic fruitiness. In the mouth, fine, lively carbonation and a medium to full body give a smooth and creamy feel. Towards the end, grassy hop profiles build, culminating in a dry, moderate bitterness that lingers on the palate finishing clean, crisp and dry.

Overall this is a very average beer. It’s bright, clean, easy drinking and refreshing, but the yeast esters and phenols that characterize the style are barely perceptible and an out of place grassy bitterness dominates the finish, detracting from drinking pleasure. I can’t say I’d happily part with my own money to try it again.

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Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep hazy gold colour, with a faint malty nose and spicy hops. Mostly malty and a little spicy. Not much to it but good.

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Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fionn13
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of JohnW
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical appearance of a bottled Wheat beer, big dense head, crisp dry aroma, though not the powerful 'banana' and spice aroma of the best wheat beers. This is reflected in the taste - crisp, fresh and light textured, not the strong character of the usual wheat beers, but - to me - very pleasant and refreshing. A very enjoyable beer, though, as the name suggests it has that zesty crisp taste you would expect of a beer with 'snow' in the name, but not the strength of flavour or character of a great wheat beer.

John W
B'ham UK Jan 2006

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of intoxabroad
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of WeissGary
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.23/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy orange color with white, frothy head. Aroma has malt, overripe orange and a bit of alcohol. Taste isn't very intense, just some wheat and yeast notes. Body is medium and highly effervescent. Not bad but not my favorite approach on the style.

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Photo of sfprint
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On sale from Getränke Hoffman, now that xmas season is over.

A: Darker than normal weißbier's. Definitely orange in color. Nice fluffy head.

S: Not a strong smell, but the yeast is there.

T: A pretty flat flavor, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. At the very end, there's a bit of sweetness, but only in some of the sips.

M: It's fine. Just the bitterness isn't pleasant.

D: I wouldn't buy it again. Not so many good qualities about it, then again, not so many bad.

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Photo of Kallenovsky
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BBD of 08-14. When I was stationed in Germany, there were a fair amount of brewers who put out Christmas or winter beers. Some times the differences between these & their standard beers were not huge. I wonder if that's what I'm getting here. Same abv as their flagship beer

Pours an effervescent apricot with 4 fingers of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent, alright head retention & lacing

S: Band-aid & not much else

T: Grassyness, slight breadyness & a bit of caramel & white grape up front. More grassiness, faint wheat tartness, pears & a bit of caramel & green banana as this warms. Finishes dry, fruity, with a kiss of taffy, & more green banana

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Drinks easy, but nothing special here

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Photo of Bierschenker
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle at Cambridgesons in Galway (ROI). They have a nice selection (for Ireland).

When I poured it in a ‘Stiegl’ 0,5l glass, a vivid beer emerged. It produced a rough white and creamy head. The head soon collapses from the middle and a thin layer with tiny bubbles remains.
The colour is an apricot like golden orange. It is very foggy as wel.
The taste is fruity: grapes, pear and banana. Yeast varied nuts grains. Well proportioned carbonation. Creamy taste.
Mouthfeel is very full: watery at first, but as it swirls around the tongue it thickens. Like a balloon that is being inflated. Lush and buttery.
The aftertaste tastes like a watered down milkshake. Still very full, fruity and soft like silk. Real butter and milk.
Nice beer, but the overall taste should have been more stronger.

Erdinger stays one of my favourite brands.

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Photo of basica
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber orange pour yielding the usual thick rocky white weizen head with medium rentention finally settling down to a finger-thick foamy layer. Slow carbonation visible from the bottom of the tall, slender Erdinger glass (4)

S - Mild nose of wheat malts with some citrus zest meeting some spices and a dash of banana flavor. (3.5)

T - Notes of wheaty maltiness and sweetness upfront meeting with a grassy, bready citrus middle, concluding with some spices and banana phenols towards the end. (4)

M - Medium bodied mouthfeel with medium low carbonation going down creamy smooth albeit with a slightly watery feel. (4)

D - Pretty drinkable Weissbier although the nose is a tad mild. Definitely better than the standard Erdinger Weissbier on the flavor. (4)

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Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 25 fl. oz bottle with an expiration date of 08-2016. Sampled on December 12, 2015.

The pour is yellow and heady.

Lots of toasted biscuit and bread on the nose as well as a slight grassy hop character. It reminds of most any other German brewed beer.

Light to medium body.

The taste has a decent toasty character with a mild sweetness and grassy hop finish. A pretty straight forward German brew and I am not sure why this is any different.

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Photo of emerge077
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BBD: 08-2014

Opaque orange body, fluffy head of foam that rises above the rim of the glass in rocky peaks. Long lasting surface coverage that remains unbroken for the duration of the glass. Flecks of lace dot the glass in concentric circles.

Mellow bready wheat aroma, not much in the way of yeast esters.

Smooth feel, taste is also easygoing with mellow wheat and the slightest clove presence. Slight oxidation. Creamy and medium bodied with a light wheaty aftertaste. Not sweet at all. Pretty easy to drink but not much to set it apart really. For a winter warmer I usually go for Aventinus or the Eisbock version.

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Photo of jsh420
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.24/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
5.6% ABV, Best Before End: 08-2014

A - Raw honey golden in color, this hefe pours with a classic cap of tall white foam. The suds slowly collapse into the hazy, well-carbonated beer draping sheets of beautiful lace down the glass for an appearance that begs to be sipped.

S - Like any good hefeweiss, this beer is driven by a yeasty aroma but instead of the nostalgic summer time notes of ripe banana, bubblegum, and spicy clove, this yeast nose offers far more muted, dusty, earthy tones trickling into soft wheat.

T - Grainy pale malts give way to soft, bountiful wheat that's finished by a strong earthy yeast profile that directly mirror's the aroma's earthy, dusty scent with just the slightest hints of fruit and spice but neither harken back to the traditional summer-like hefe characteristics.

M - Creamy and smooth from front to back, Scheeweisse has a wonderfully effervescent carbonation level that gives the dry finish a lively feel!

O - Want a hefeweiss in winter without lamenting that it's winter? Grab yourself a bottle of Erdinger's winter hefeweiss, Schneeweisse, their winter seasonal. This hefe is complete with the same classic appearance and drinkable, creamy mouthfeel but without those overarching banana and clove notes that'll send your mind right back to the days when you could enjoy a refreshing beer outside. This earthier yeasty version of a hefe is a welcome, however brief, departure from the classic summery wheat beers of Germany!

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of MFS_71
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Unfortunately, my bottle was many months past the "best by" date, so that needs to be considered. Erdinger Schneeweisse has a medium soapy, crackly, white head, a hazy, vigorously bubbly, hazy, orange appearance, which clouds up, once the caked bottom sediment is loosened and poured in. No lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, sweet & sour grain and bread crust. Taste is similar with a very low hop component. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Erdinger Schneeweisse finishes semi-dry and highly drinkable. Overall, this would be in the quality and flavor range of a Shock Top or Blue Moon.


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Erdinger Schneeweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
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