Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)
Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen)
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Erdinger Weissbräu
 
Germany
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #294
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #25,951
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 14.04%
Reviews:
869
Ratings:
2,239
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 10, 2024
Added:
Jan 03, 2002
Wants:
  49
Gots:
  605
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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Rated: 2.5 by AbeO

Feb 10, 2024
 
Rated: 3.59 by Supper1

Jan 29, 2024
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dethark from England

Jan 16, 2024
 
Rated: 3.46 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Jan 12, 2024
 
Rated: 3.75 by SpaethJam from New York

Jan 05, 2024
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Reviewed by JackEs from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
To me there are more than one version of this beer and then for all German beers. The laws are different on preservation standards in Germany versus the US. In addition, for a beer to be imported from Germany to the US it deals with a greater length of potential time in which it is not maintained at the necessary temperature so the issue of preservation is an issue.

I lived in Germany (military) from 89 to 93 in Fulda. I discovered Erdinger there while TDY to Schweinfurt at a casino. The bartender would pour about 75% of the the beer into the typical .5 liter glass (they also had the Erdinger glasses) and then he would roll the bottle back and forth several times with the palm of his hand on the bar. This would mix the majority of the stock that had settled in the bottom of the bottle in the remaining liquid in the bottle. Then he would slowly pour it out on top of the original pour. If you watched you could view a beautiful cascading movement of this hazy almost sparkly and turbulent flow into the already existing haze of the beer that would work its way down the glass of beer. It was a delectable and very inviting experience and well prepared the thirsty lover of a good German Hefeweizen for that first incredible drink. The added flavor of that robust stock within the beer was tantalizing satisfying and it was an experience I learned to love and look forward to every chance I got.

Now, FFW to the US. All I get in any bottle of Hefeweizen is just the hazy brownish gold look that is the hallmark of this type of beer,but no stock. I heard some years back when these other authentic types of beer started being available in the US that it was because in order to ensure that there was no spoilage of the beer and that there was also something added to ensure preserve the beer. Well, I don't know but I know that what I drink now over here is distinctively different than what I drank over in Germany for 3yrs. I miss that version very much, but I still love the taste of the version that we get over here. It is still a premier beer as far as I am concerned. But I would give the German version that I drank in Germany in the early 90's a 6 on the ranking scale used on this site!

Another great thing is at that time all bottled beer came in that larger .5 liter bottle and it came by the rack (a sturdy square shaped holder that had 18 adjacent spaces for each bottle) of 18,and depending on the Mark rate it would cost me around $10 US. So, 18 half liter bottles was a lot of beer for 10 bucks. Then they didn't eat the ribs like we Americans so we could buy a large 30gal trash bag of ribs for 10 Marks too. It made for some awesome getting together and enjoyed great food and beer!
Dec 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
500ml bottle, 5,3abv, poured in a Weissenglass at around 6c.
Hazy yellow coour, highly carbinated, 4 finger white head, slowly dissolving.
Biscuity arome with a malty bittermess
Mouthfeel, a bit thin.
Taste is a bit lager like, bitter hoppiness, little bit or marmelade in there. Not much sweetness.
A bit square.
Nov 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4.22 by JoshuaPerraton from Ireland

Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by PhilipSimpson from Malaysia

3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
One of the first German beer I ever tried, along side Franzikaner iirc, this definitely stronger and 'maltier(?)' than the former. Price wise, it'a more pricey than your usual beer in Malaysia. Is the price difference justifiable? Personal preference I'd say, but definitely the brew quality and the overall experience is better.
Oct 13, 2023
 
Rated: 3.6 by dd53grif from Michigan

Sep 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Sep 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.21 by NimaEbraNoor from Germany

Sep 08, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16.9 oz can exp date 12/14/23 into a tall Weiss glass.
L: Pours lightly hazed dark gold with a 1" creamy & rocky white head, amazing steady carbo bubbles, excellent head retention, scattered lacing.
S: Bready, hay, lightly fruity, a hint of dough.
T: Gentle fruits, a light suggestion of banana, light citrus, very lightly sweet malts, grains in the finish. Minimal aftertaste.
F: Brisk and slightly ploofy medium bodied feel with a plump middle and a crisp med-fast lightly drying finish.
O: A very refreshing and great tasting Weissbier with much less banana taste than many others. It remains brisk and is simple and quaffable. It is very good in its style.
Sep 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.77 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
 
Rated: 2 by doctorgary from New York

Aug 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by DentedArthur from Vermont

Aug 21, 2023
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Reviewed by jonmikel from Spain

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Drunk several times over the years.

Pours usual Hefe Weizen look.
Banana citric smell
Banana citric taste
Leaves Spicy after taste.

I think it is a good one.
Aug 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.15 by NP7 from North Carolina

Aug 18, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, with a small fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells citrusy, with banana, clove, and a nice sweet breadiness.

This is pretty emblematic of this classic style. It’s slightly floral and citrusy, with a nice wheaty and softly bready malt backbone. There’s just the lightest hint of clove and banana – it doesn’t go overboard like some amateur attempts at this style.

This is creamy, and very drinkable, with a nice smooth and full finish.

I was honestly surprised that it’s taken me this long to try this classic.
Aug 17, 2023
Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen) from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 2239 ratings