Erdinger Weissbier
Erdinger Weissbräu

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #580
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
81
Ranked #43,753
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 13.8%
Reviews:
825
Ratings:
2,078
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Year-round
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Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier
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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Photo of osheamatth
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.

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Photo of defunksta
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)

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Photo of YeeCop
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.

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Photo of jamesroses
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.

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Photo of officerbill
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.

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Photo of mngermanshepherd
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.

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Photo of jdurey
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.

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Photo of jazzandrea
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.

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Photo of crwrunner
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.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
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

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Photo of Anacross
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.

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Photo of elnachooo
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Es una cerveza con una gran cabeza blanca que no es fácil que se disipe. Es de cuerpo ligero y una carbonatación media. Aroma dulce, afrutado, con notas cítricas. En boca es dulce, se siente la manzana y el limón, y también un poco de levadura. Una muy buena opción.

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Photo of Martin194
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Hazy light gold, fluffy white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Grain, banana, bubblegum, brown sugar.

Taste: Sort of a bittersweet bready flavor. Grainy, slightly grassy aftertaste.

Feel: "Spicy" carbonation, medium-light body, leaves kind of a dry mouthfeel.

Overall: Pretty good beer.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy, opaque gold with a thick white head.

Smell: Wheat malt, spicy citrus.

Taste: Mild grassy wheat, very slight bitter citrus.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, very high carbonation.

Overall: Doesn't really stand out among the style, but a solid entry nonetheless.

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

Erdinger is not Weihenstephaner, but I think it is still a lighter but pretty decent Hefeweizen.

Look: Hazy golden hue with a thick white head

Aroma: yeast, some citrus

Taste: Typical hefeweizen flavor, wheat, yeast, banana, and citrus.

Feel: light body, easy drinking

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Photo of tigg924
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly hazy, gold in color, with one inch head. Taste is big white bread, grain, and bananas. Light bodied, high carbonation and sweet. Makes for a good sessionable hefe. Could do several in the warmer weather.

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Photo of D1noB
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A crisp grainy beer that has a grand back bone, banana hidden. A well crafted beer.

Taste rating in words: A soft almost ripe banana, on a bed of oats.

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Photo of matcris
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

LOOKS: A hazy golden with a finger of creamy off white head that lingers. Mild lacing, and a slew of bubbles rising.
AROMA: Overall subtle, with a little funk, grain, sunflower seeds, banana, white grape, and very mild green apple.
TASTE: Popped like Champagne when I first tasted it with white grape and mild green apple. Picking up grain/hay, mild banana also.
FEEL: Above average carbonation, which I like for a style like this. A little slick but more dry on the finish, and medium body.
OVERALL: I quite like this. Just different enough with all these cool subtle flavors and scents.

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Photo of joflondon
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml glass bottle into a standard pint glass.
On a slow pour about 1 and a bit fingers of head that quickly dissapears. Lots of small bubble carbonation streaming up, cloudy in appearance.

Not overly aromatic but definate hints of lemon, clove, bubblegum, banana and a hint of grass.

Much like the smell the taste seems to nod and hint without without fully telling. Sweet with just the faintest bubblegum and banana.

After drinking about half the banana taste seems to take over the palate. Leaves mouth feeling slightly dry.

Not bad but without the flavourfulness of other readily available hefeies, like Weihenstephen.

Would happily drink if it was offered up to me.

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Photo of JasonPresents
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice taste, kind of a banana aftertaste for me for some reason, which I don't mind, however it being a white beer makes it extremely filling for me, but pleasant nonetheless.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.42/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm rating this on the style alone and I think it's fantastic. Pours light gold. Aroma is clove/banana with some barnyard-ness. Taste is of banana/clove and malt is quite floury. Feel is light-medium carbonation - a little lower than the "standard" for the style. Overall, a tasty beer that hits all of it's own categories nicely.

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Photo of himmelblau
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very yeasty Weissbier, lacking the distinct wheat beer flavour that I'm accustomed to. It's not bad, but every time I drink it I crave a more fuller flavoured beer.

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Photo of Nass
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This is one of the worst hefeweizens that I have been able to try. Watered down and bland is what this beer is. Don't waste your money on this one. Cheers! C

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Photo of Medarius
4.84/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Spent 7 years living in Bavaria, never found a better weiss bier over there. When poured correctly this is best tasting weissbrau anywhere.

http://www.mcclellandbeers.ca/2012/12/4-steps-to-the-perfect-erdinger-weissbier-pour/

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Photo of puck1225
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow with a white head and decent lacing. Slightly sweet smell and a bit grassy. The taste is good but a bit dry . A hint of lemon.

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