Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)
Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #581
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #45,677
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 13.8%
Reviews:
837
Ratings:
2,121
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Erdinger Weissbräu
 
Germany
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
81
Good
Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)
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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timon from California

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a light smell of clove/banana/apricot and the taste follows. Look is very hazy and golden with a quickly disappearing head. Overall, a good German brew, but not worth the often inflated prices that include imports.

Oct 04, 2020
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sethmeister from New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a can marked:
PRO: 27 11 2019
EXP: 27 11 2020

Pours into my pilsener glass a cloudy gold with a voluminous creamy white head which eventually drops to a ring and a film
leaving a little bit of lace.

Scent is bananas and clove. Possibly lemon but it is faint.

Taste is bananas and cloves. Lemon. Wheat grain. Creamy and lightly sweet. Minimal bitterness. Finish is creamy.

Mouth is a creamy medium.

A good example of the style.

Sep 06, 2020
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Joe-Beer from Florida

4.65/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not sure why this is beer is only ranked as "good". This is an excellent example of a a German Hefe-Weizen. One of my all time favorites. Creamy, banana-clove flavor with a very nice finish. Definitely worth a try if you like this style of beer.

Aug 14, 2020
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Stoutmaster9 from California

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smoke from the bottle!
Pale indeed, just a popping, stout, foamy head of faint golden straw.
Mellow malt, Old World grains.
Crisp, cold straight forward quality.
One could easily get used to this enduring brew alchemy!

Aug 07, 2020
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 16.9 oz bottle Tamuras $3.19
30 days before best by date
Smell of corn
Hazy golden-amber color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
High carbonation
Taste of oranges, bananas, coriander. Flavors a little muted
Overall a good beer. Just not as bold as I like it.

Aug 02, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first in a series of Hefeweizen varieties I'm taste-testing (Schneiderweisse, Paulaner, and Weihenstephaner are the others). I may adjust my ratings after tasting the others. But for a first pass, this was a really nice example of the style. Tasted from a half liter bottle. Nice and grassy and wheaty as a Hefe should be, crisp and refreshing. Lots of nice foam and light yellow color. Paired perfectly with a bratwurst and sauerkraut. I would be happy to have this one again!

Jul 20, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid gold appearance with light cloudiness, a nice big white head and good lacing. Typical esters evident in the aroma that compliment rather than dominate. Mildly sweet yeasty flavors, some cloves, light on the banana. Lingering finish. A solid classic hefe.

Jul 19, 2020
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Must agree with the most recent reviewer .... This is a classic Bavarian wheat beer and is excellent ... Was a bit concerned when I noted on the bottom of the can that it has been brewed some six or seven months ago ... But held up nicely, and a great summertime drinker ... Just wish I was in a Bavarian beer garden ..

Jul 11, 2020
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USArmyRangerVet from New York

4.94/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply one of the best German Weissbier available. Don’t understand why it’s only rated “Good’”. Most Bavarians consider this top-notch. Zum wohl! Prosit!

May 27, 2020
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I would rate this slightly higher than the average rating it currently has. I am drinking it now, and it seems to meet all of the standards for the Hefeweizen style of beer. The taste is full but not overwhelming, the feel is smooth in the mouth and the finish is quite nice. Not the best of the style but it is a good beer and I will slurp it again I think.

May 17, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A. Murky burnt caramel and orange color with a large rocky white head

S: bubblegum, green apple, and wheat upfront. Lemongrass, hay, grass, pepper , and sweet banana

T: sweet bubblegum and wheat pick the initial punch. Hay, lemongrass, pepper, and clove behind that. A touch of sweet malt. A hint of green apple skin to close

M: heavier side of full on the mouth with high carbonation

O: pretty decent Hefe here. Nothing wrong with it at all, but doesn’t quite have the punch of the top ones

Mar 06, 2020
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jkrich from Florida

3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a freshness dated 11.2 oz. bottle: hazy golden-yellow hue with a tremendous, fluffy white head that threatened to overflow the fluted glass.

Very fresh aromas sourdough bread and spices.

The bottle states this is the "World's No. 1 Hefe-Weizen." While that may simply be marketing hyperbole, the overall mild, inoffensive flavor may very well make it so. That is not to say it is forgettable, only that in the world of fine German wheat ales, it falls toward the bottom. Tangy, yeasty and refreshing, it has the hallmarks of the style without the subtlety of cloves and bubble gum flavors I have come to expect.

I have always seen this one on the shelves and always intended to try it; now I have and will certainly drink again - if Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weizen is not available.

Feb 14, 2020
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AndyInOhio from Ohio

5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Erdinger Weissbrau is impeccable beer! I've been drinking this beer ever since I discovered it around 1993. I'm not going to describe it as having flavors of fruits and nuts like some would. I'm going to tell you this is an excellent German beer that deserves hard 5's across the board. Goes great with beef, fish, schnitzel, brats, and hot wings! LOL. Find it in the half liter size bottles for the very best experience.

Dec 29, 2019
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ASKasten

3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Class German brew. Smooth and not too heavy. Above average smell and taste. Even non-fans of wheat beer can enjoy this! Try it in Germany, tap or bottle.

Dec 22, 2019
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osheamatth from New York

3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tiny bubbled thin head clung nicely enough. Earthy funk to the nose like a sour sponge. Plenty of malt this weisse beer not wheat. Very little complexity.

Oct 01, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a deep, pale yellow color with a billowing white head. SRM of 7.5. (4.00)

Aroma: Strong aromas of lemon, bread with a touch of pepper, spice, and coriander. Like a subtle Belgian wit. (3.50)

Flavor: Tons of billowing bread upfront that evolves into a clove-like medicinal flavor with a touch of orange flavor. Finishes with some dry grains and grass. Finishes neither dry nor sweet.

Feel: Huge and billowing bread. Thick, but airy mouthfeel. Like billowing bread. Yet, not dry, nor astringent like yeast. Just billowing bread that is fairly clean and not dry nor sweet. (4.25)

Overall: A pretty interesting beer. How to classify this beer as others have mentioned. I don't know. It's not really an Oktoberfest as it doesn't have too much toasted malt flavors nor grassy hops. It's more of mix between a trio of Hefeweizen, American Wheat, and Belgian Wit. Light lemon citrus but then a decent amount of Belgian spice with a German bready body. It's pretty good and unique. (Final Rating: 3.72)

Sep 21, 2019
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YeeCop from Alabama

3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a German Weizen beer glass. Super thick head upon initial pour. I'm tasting the standard hops and malts that are prevalent in German beer, as according to the Purity Laws, though I'm getting a subtle floral taste as well.

Aug 14, 2019
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jamesroses from Argentina

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden, active carbonation, good head and retention.

Aromas of light lemon, some banana and spice.

Taste follows the nose. Not that much spice or clove as other weissbiers.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Cleaner than other examples of the style. Almost a bit watery.

Good beer.

Jul 14, 2019
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officerbill from New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: honey wheat with a tall white head that clings to the glass and gradually becomes a thin layer fed by constant champagne bubbles.
S: new mown grass, hay, and some lemon
T: wheat, cracker, bread, lemon
F: crisp, but smooth, with mild - moderate carbonation, and a lemony aftertaste.
O: an excellent German weißen. Smoother and cleaner than than the American style. It's a toss - up between Erdinger & Wiehenstephaner as to the best you can get in the US.

Jun 30, 2019
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange colour, taste is a light bread+clove perhaps, not bad on a hot summer day. A little fizzy on the tongue, but certainly not offensive.

Jun 27, 2019
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jdurey from Korea (South)

3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 500ml can into a Hefe glass. Typical Hefe color, slightly opaque yellow. Head is gorgeous~2 fingers and lingers for a good while. Aroma has hints of banana but it's difficult to discern much else...cloves perhaps? Taste is really unremarkable, but at this price point, I won't complain. No trace of alcohol and a bit bready. This feels much too thin for my liking, not enough carbonation. Not a bad Hefe but there are better representations of the style (especially Weihenstephan, Franziskaner, or Paulaner). If looking at beers from Erdinger, go with the Dunkle Weiss instead.

Jun 25, 2019
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jazzandrea from Italy

3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Erdinger Weissbier si presenta di colore giallo-arancio abbastanza chiaro, naturalmente torbida ma non troppo, ed è ricoperta da una robusta corona di schiuma, molto persistente.
Aroma di malto, lievito, banana, spezie, agrumi, frutta tropicale (ananas e mango).
Il gusto è molto leggero rispetto all'aroma, tuttavia con un buon equilibrio; il retrogusto è dolce.
Si tratta di una birra frizzante e beverina, dal corpo leggero.

Erdinger Weissbier is characterized by a quite yellow-orange colour, naturally cloudy (but not excessively), with a really strong head of foam, highly persistent.
Aroma of malt, yeast, banana, spices, citrus, tropical fruits (pineapple and mango).
Taste is so light compared to the aroma, but anyway with a decent balance; aftertaste is sweet.
It is a sparkling and drinkable beer, with light body.

Jun 16, 2019
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crwrunner from Virginia

3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mellow ester smell that resembles more of bananas. It is very subdued. Not a big foamy head that i would expect from hefeweizen. I get a bit of an apple juice flavor. Overall a decent beer, but would not be my choice if there were others to choose from.

Mar 17, 2019
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L- Mid-amber, pretty cloudy - despite resting and pouring carefully - no matter, that is how it's meant to be! Pours with 5mm white head.
S- Some spicy fruit, perhaps banana.
T- Quite bready, with some mild spicing behind. I used to live in Germany and this reminds me of what a solid 'session-hefe' this used to be. It's clean, fresh but has enough interest that you keep noticing small new flavour facets within it.
M- Carbonation in the glass is subtle [now], but wow it remains lively in the mouth! Very drinkable,
O- Used to buy this by the crate in Berlin where it cost about Euro1.25/500ml bottle. Versatile beer, sessionable, nothing out of place.
BB: 10/2019. 500ml bottle. Bought in London/UK [@Waitrose?], don't recall what I paid, but way more than Berlin prices I'd imagine.
'Beer Info' above^ lists this as 5.6%ABV, and that didn't sound right, it'd be a bit heavy for a 'respected German mainstream' beer like this one. My bottle states it as 5.3%, still more than I expected, and the brewery website also lists it as 5.3%
https://int.erdinger.de/beer/weissbier.html

Mar 11, 2019
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Anacross from Oregon

3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Impressive hefeweizen. Well balanced and smooth. Carbonation is medium but present. Good yeast notes well combined with the fruity smell and taste. A little dry in the end but overall this is a good one.

Dec 27, 2018
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