Erdinger Sommerweisse | Erdinger Weissbräu

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3.76/5
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Erdinger SommerweisseErdinger Sommerweisse
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Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by samEBC on 06-16-2016

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15
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39
pDev:
10.37%
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Photo of FLima
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with a huge thick head with great retention.
Refreshing aroma with citrusy and noble hops notes.
Flavor with notes of floral and spicy hops, lemon citrusy, c vitamin, melon and mild banana bread. Dry aftertaste with a medium very friendly bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
This is the ultimate refreshing Hefe, actually this is more like an American Wheat. More hop forward and no material cloves and banana notes.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like this, but I don't love it. It has nice soft hopping with a mix of German herbal and nice citrus which seems lime at first but is definitely lemon later. Soft wheat flavors and not a strong traditional hefe taste. Closer to an Am wheat ale than classic German hefe. Cloudy and hazy soft gold and huge white head. The hop aroma is mixed with herbal and non-distinct citrus. Smooth body with plenty of carbonation.
A real nice summer easy drinker with low alcohol makes it easy.

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Photo of Half-full
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matuto
4.8/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Towering foam, receding to a dense and very persistent layer. Nice aroma of earthy, yellow fruits and citric hops. Greatly refreshing. Light body, smooth, nice aftertaste. Nice surprise to me. One of the best out there.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaron73
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpongeHop
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - hazy orange-yellow with a yellow-greenish glow around the edges. Foamy top with big, white bubbles that dissipate quite quickly.
S & T - Lacks the banana/clove/candy tones that I typically get in weizens. Rather, it is grassy, clean, noble hoppy. Much more German rather than Belgian, if you will. Wouldn't surprise me if it was freshly hopped either as you can really smell and taste that ever so slightly marijuana-like taste of the actual hopbells (without tasting like you just chewed on a hoppellet). Quite pleasant. Slight understated sweetness like those of young, green, fresh pears that haven't fully ripened let alone gone mushy yet, slightly leaning towards honey. Really fresh and clean. The word that came to me as I tasted it was 'chilly', strangely enough, as in: an alpine breeze kind of chill, like that feeling after brushing your teeth or after having had a breath mint (without the mint taste). Wheaty dry tartness, but never in that mouth-puckering citrussy or vinegary kind of way. Aftertaste ranges from a slight hops and their bitterness to slightly sweet, without being caramelly, and slight wheatiness that pulls through alongside the hoppiness. It had an almost-IPA kind of vibe to it, without the crank-it-up-to-11 levels of bitterness. Really impressed.
F - slightly drying, but has a pleasant tingle on the tongue. Has an almost menthol-like freshness and coolness to it like a breeze going through your mouth (without the minty taste, that is).

O - such a surprise for an impulse-buy at the supermarket, and the low ABV on top of that. Really well balanced, crisp, somewhat understated (and I mean that in the sense of 'humble' rather than a derogatory 'for-the-masses'), yet still plenty of flavor tones to be found. And it tastes just so, so fresh. Again, one of my first thoughts included 'chilly', and made my think of an alpine breeze. And any beer that does that, that conjures up an image or mood inside me instead of a clinical listing of flavor notes, is a winner in my book. Absolutely one I'd buy again if the mood ever struck.

I absolutely recommend this one.

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Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 11/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with insane retention, that reduced to large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Insane appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, pear, apple, melon, banana, bubblegum, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, pear, apple, melon, banana, bubblegum, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy hop bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, pear, apple, melon, banana, bubblegum, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, fairly creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity/earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV. Pretty unique on flavors from the dry hopping, but spot on for the style with perfectly balanced yeast/malt character. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle with a best by date of 11-2017. Sampled on August 18, 2017.

It pours a slightly hazy olive-yellow color with a tremendous white foamy head that lingers and laces.

The first aroma impression is a lime-like citrus note followed quickly by a toasted bread or wheat malt presence. It is effervescent.

Light body and refreshing to the finish.

The taste also has a citrus zing that merges well with the toasted bread and sweet Euro-malt base. Mildly dry bitterness to finish but zesty all around. A pleasant summer beer.

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Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Soft Golden Pear, cloudy, little carbonation, topped with 10 fingers of the white fluffy head.

Smells of Canned pears, pear juice, green hops, and coriander.

Taste surprisingly green and Hoppy, with citrus notes, orange juice, coriander, bubblegum, and typical hefeweizen notes come to the taste. Surprisingly green and hoppy, with citrus notes, orange juice, coriander, bubblegum, and typical hefeweizen notes.

Light body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

Found in Chang Mai, drinking it here August 8, 2017. Really good brew! I really enjoyed the hoppy notes with the style!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours a bright and hazy yellow with a huge pillowy head of great retention and lovely lacing. The nosy is very hoppy, much like an IPA. Nothing to give away that this is a wheat beer. The taste is pretty simple and not too intense. There is a mellow bitterness with not too much wheat-associated sweetness/tartness.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy golden yellow color, the pour quickly builds up massive fluffy white head that very well retains itself with excellent retention before slowly subsiding to an eternal frothy layer on the surface and leaving plenty of sticky lacing ring, patch, and spot.

Fruity ester of banana, melon, and citrus as well as clove spice, pepper, wheat grain, bread, and biscuit. Some aroma of hop too with its fruity citrus, floral, and green leaf.

It has lots of sweet malt and floral through the palate sensation together with a typical Hefe flavors of banana, melon, citrus, pepper, clove spice, wheat grain, bread, and biscuit. Hop discloses at the almost end with its fruity citrus and green leaf.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and mild lively carbonation through the palate, the feeling is crisp and refreshing with a typically dry finish.

Pretty good Hefeweizen for summer time with lots of sweet malt, floral, and some citrusy hop, in fact, it can be enjoyed by any time.

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
2.57/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden with white head. Dry wheat, grassy hops, citrus, banana. Moderate sweet and slight bitter. Medium body, dry feel. Soft carbonation.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - what makes this different (or more summery) than Erdinger's regular weissbier? Dry hopping with a blend of three (3!) selected hop varieties, that's what. Yeah.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, chunky, and creamy off-white head, which leaves some weirdly attractive splotchy lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of gritty and grainy wheat malt, muddled domestic citrus rind, some further cantaloupe/honeydew melon fruitiness, mild earthy spice notes, a faint earthy yeastiness, and very subtle leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, an equal to the task edgy wheatiness, still hard to differentiate citrus and melon fruity esters, some tame pepper and clove spiciness, and more ethereal leafy and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-enveloping frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a nice airy creaminess arising as things settle down a bit here. It finishes on the sweet side, as the malt persists, amongst some lingering hoppy fruit essences.

Overall, this is an interesting iteration of the typical German wheat beer, in that the guest hops seem to have been chosen well - lots of season-appropriate fruitiness abounding. Easy to drink, and quite enjoyable on another scorcher of an Alberta summer afternoon.

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Erdinger Sommerweisse from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 39 ratings