Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)
Erdinger Weissbräu

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From:
Erdinger Weissbräu
 
Germany
Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #281
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,173
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 14.08%
Ratings:
2,180
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 06:10 PM
Added:
Jan 03, 2002
Wants:
  49
Gots:
  593
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: Every sip leaves you wanting more – our ERDINGER Weissbier with fine yeast is the crowning glory of traditional Bavarian brewing skills.

The strength of this classic wheat beer lies in the harmonious balance it achieves between the various aromas. Gently spicy wheat and yeast aromas blend with mildly bitter hops. The invigorating carbon dioxide ensures its typical liveliness. A premium beer whose full-bodied yet elegant character leaves a lasting impression of ultimate Bavarian enjoyment. A truly unique wheat beer!

ERDINGER Weissbräu allows its top-fermenting specialty to mature in the bottle in the traditional manner, just like champagne. This wheat beer from Erding offers more than just sparkling refreshment – it gives a true taste of Bavaria.
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3.35 by Poblo from England on Yesterday at 06:10 PM
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3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by mrpanama94 from Florida

Look: Very thick foamy white head. Lots of carbonaton on this one! Light golden brown color.
Smell: I'm picking up grapefruit more than anything else. Also some notes of spice and banana, albeit very mild.
Feel: Light-medium bodied. A very refreshing finish.
Taste: Grapefruit. Cloves. Salty pretzel. Bready. Wheat.
Overall: A decent Hefeweizen. Light. Crisp. Refreshing.

May 14, 2022
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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Erdinger Weissbrau 'Erdinger Weissbier' @ 5.3% , served from a 500 ml bottle
A-pour is a pale yellow gold from the bottle to a hazy gold in the glass with a large white head leaving a spotty lace along the weizen glass
S-wheat
T-clean & crisp German hefeweizen
MF-lots of carbonation , medium body
Ov-just a good beer/hefeweizen (no wow factor)
prost LampertLand

Apr 30, 2022
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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mikeinportc from New York

BB date 7/21/21. Well past the date, but that's what's available . Will revisit if younger is found. *shrug*

Lightly hazy gold, with a little over one finger of ivory head. A few spots and streaks of lacing left behind as the head fades.

Smell is doughy banana bread (ish) yeast, slight fruitiness, and a very slight hint of spiciness.

Taste is light banana bread, a hint of vague sweet apple+pear+ plum frutiness, finishing with the typical coriander+pepper+clove(thankfully, slight) spiciness. Light bread crust aftertaste.

Feel is light-medium , with moderate, very fine carbonation tingle, and slightly drying finish that lightens the yeastiness a bit. Front of tongue is left feeling slightly sanded-off.

Overall enjoyable, despite being past prime. (Maybe it's better that way?) Lighter intensity than most, in all of the usual aspects of the style. Seems to be an easy-drinking, don't-think-about-it sort of beer.

Apr 22, 2022
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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured from an alleged 11.2oz bottle, however I swear I've poured 12oz beers Into this glass and It didn't fit.

Thr look is a darker golden hazy color. It isn't quite hazy enough to not see shadows, but you can't make out objects on the other side. On the pour it formed a 3+ finger head suggesting that the bottle ferment had gone on for a while and it was difficult to get it all into my glass. Lo and behold I can't get it all in my glass because this is definitely a bigger bottle than the label claims I don't think this is legal haha. Beyond that, some mild lacing is here but it's not the strongest.

Nose is a bit spicy and very yeasty. Some hops can be picked up in the very background of the aroma. Very bright smelling but a decent bit of malt as well.

Taste follows the aroma but brings a sweetness and a nice dose of maltiness. Not nearly as spicy as the nose suggests but there is some on the sip. The fade out is all malt and banana quite nice, but overall it's a little light.

Feel is very nice with this one. Easy to put down, but decently creamy with some nice bite to back it up. It goes down very smooth and velvety.

Overall it's a decent hefeweizen, not the best out there but certainly not a bad beer. Nothing off really about it except the claimed bottle size, and the flavor is quite enjoyable. It's a very sessionable beer too, although the abv is on the higher side for that.

Apr 15, 2022
 
3.59 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON) on Apr 13, 2022
 
3.63 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Apr 02, 2022
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4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

16.9 can

Now this is a cloudy beer, take that NEIPA and shove it. Smells bier-y and gut. Very light taste for a hefe, which I appreciate, powdery sweetness along slight spice

Mild, understated, all that, but damn good

Mar 27, 2022
 
3.93 by clm9 from North Carolina on Feb 21, 2022
 
3.73 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York on Jan 19, 2022
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3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16.9 oz can

Pours a hazy golden color with an entire fist of frothy white head. It's stubborn as shit. I just want to drink the damn beer. Leaves some sticky lacing along the glass.

The aroma indicates this is one of the banana flavored bubblegum Hefes. There's some grass and wheat. Not getting much spice at all. Decent but bland aroma.

The flavor follows. Bubblegum yeast, banana, wheat bread, and the foggiest idea of a hint of an idea of clove spice. Again, decent, but bland and without much balance.

The carbonation is about right. Creamy and smooth. Solid carbonation but not crisp. Very dry.

Overall, this is an OK Hefeweizen. It's kind of like a generic version of the style: It hits the basic notes but lacks the complexity and balance of the better examples of the style. If you really love Hefe's and don't have access to many of them, definitely don't be shy to get this one.

Jan 17, 2022
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4.68/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Davidvols from Mississippi

Full mouthed with foaming head. Very good and smooth

Dec 30, 2021
 
4.53 by superwho24 from Arkansas on Nov 18, 2021
 
3.82 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Nov 14, 2021
 
3.29 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2021
 
3.53 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Oct 25, 2021
 
2.75 by altrio on Oct 04, 2021
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3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Light gold,amber appearance.
Medium light carbonation with a just below average body.
Aroma is clove,bubblegum,spice ,banana sweet honey.
Taste is very similar to the aroma with there being a very slight sweetness and an even more light bitterness on the finish.
Overall a really enjoyable beer

Sep 19, 2021
 
 
4.25 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut on Sep 04, 2021
 
3.65 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Aug 21, 2021
 
3.5 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 16, 2021
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2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

The bottle boasts that this is the world's most popular Weissbier. Could that be simply because it's readily available? For some reason this guy and Paulaner are the two German Weissbiers that are always in stock at local liquor stores, except maybe the discount ones in the bad parts of town. Otherwise, I can't see why it would be the most popular. Maybe people buy it because they see that it's Bavarian, read the import price tag, and assume it must be good. I know I did the first time I bought it. Not that there's anything offensive about this beer, it's just not as good as I hoped. Anyway, here's the review.

Poured from a bottle into a Weissbier glass. Foamy, three finger head, tons of carbonation, seems like even more carbonation than you'd expect from a Weissbier. (I defy you to swig this without belching). Let the carbonation settle a bit, the head sticks around 5 minutes later.
Smell - mild. I don't know that in a blind smell test I could tell it's a Weissbier. Mild, hint of yeast, maybe a tiny hint of the typical banana, or maybe I'm just anticipating it- it's that mild. And on the back end a hint of what I can only describe as "bottle depot".
Taste - I hesitate to say bland... it's mild, put it that way. Up front, totally inoffensive, but you'd never guess it's a Bavarian. Tiniest hint of clove on the back end, next to no fruit/banana taste you get with most Weissbiers. Aftertaste brings more of that "bottle depot" taste, but not in a particularly offensive way.
Feel - smooth, except for the carbonation. I advise you to let this one simmer down a little before quaffing.
Overall - not a bad beer by any means, but not worth the premium price either. In fact, every single other German Weissbier I've tried was better. I would only recommend Erdinger to maybe someone who swears by light lagers, just to get them to branch out into a different style without scaring them off. But honestly, I'd probably just pick something better for that.

Aug 11, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lucular from Maryland

500 ml can poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a quickly fading head and not much lacing. Kind of disappointing for a hefeweizen. Aroma and flavor feature wheat, banana, and lots of clove and bubblegum. Mouthfeel has average carbonation. Overall it's a decent hefe with unusually strong bubblegum and clove flavors.

Jul 06, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Poured from a 16 oz can; no known birth date. Pours golden yellow with plenty of thick head. Great bready taste with solid malt backing. Light hops. Very, very good for the style.

Jul 04, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a decent fluffy white head.
Smells like a Hefeweizen. Wheat with a general fruity aroma.
Mouthfeel and flavor are a little bit thin. Everything is there just slightly muted.
Overall this a decent German Hefeweizen that I would pick up if it’s the freshest option, which is always the key to enjoying German beers.

Jun 27, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

Look: Pours a cloudy medium yellow with hints of orange. The head is bright white and soft, topping out around 1 1/2 fingers. After 5 minutes the head has dissapated slowly and sits at a 1/3 finger of covering across the glass.

Smell: Hints of lemon, mixed with clove and spring breeze. Floral but delicately so. Touches of banana and dough.

Taste: Cloves and banana. Soft and round and quite well balenced. Very smooth and subtle. Nothing about this beer packs a wollup, everything is about balence and proportion.

Feel: Light/Medium bodied, smooth and silky with a round finish.

This beer is a strong B+. Are there better German Hefe-Weizen's, yes.....but this is a perfectly good substitute for a relaxing summer afternoon.

Jun 25, 2021
 
3.89 by Daneve76 from Australia on Jun 25, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a slightly cloudy, deep golden coloration with a medium, frothy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smells of doughy malt, grassy hops and hints of spicy yeast esters, as well as a certain mineral note. Taste is a decent balance of sweet'ish doughy malt, very light spicy/fruity yeast esters of banana and clove, as well as some bitter, grassy hops and a certain mineral note also coming through. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some grassy hops, hints of clove and that certain mineral note lingering in the aftertaste. Soft mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium/strong carbonation.

This Hefeweizen is seriously lacking in that typical estery yeast character to me, while it also feels somewhat light-bodied and over-carbonated, despite a decent, soft mouthfeel. While some clove is noticeable, there very little banana to be found here, with the flavor profile being dominated by rather sweet malt and grassy hops, as well as a certain minerality. The balance just doesn't work out at all for me here, with this being quite sweet despite lacking in a rich maltiness, the yeast esters being way too weak here, while the grassy, mineral notes are too pronounced for my personal taste. One of the worst Hefeweizens I've ever had, to be honest.

Jun 19, 2021
 
3.75 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 14, 2021
 
4.24 by BEZMEZ on May 29, 2021
 
3 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on May 07, 2021
 
3.51 by QuintusHorace from California on May 01, 2021
 
3.1 by Enomas from Portugal on Apr 29, 2021
Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen) from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 2180 ratings