Erdinger Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier

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Erdinger Weissbräu

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, tannish-golden-orange with a bright white head that holds OK. The aroma is slightly sweet and somewhat citrusy with little banana or clove. The body is medium-light which combines with a good level of natural carbonation (2.7 volumes CO2 or more) to give a zesty and then creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is mildly sweet up front with a good deal of sensation from the carbonation. The middle of the palate offers some citrusy notes. The finish brings out a swirl of hop flavor and bitterness, leaving a dry, clean aftertaste. Quite distinct in its citrusy elements, and very refreshing, but also limited in character.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 1.09 pint bottle into a hefe glass.

A-Nice bright white fluffy head. Sunset yellow, crimson body. Nice carbonation.

S-Nice bubblegum. Some bananna and clove.

T-Smooth for a hefe. Strong bubblegum, bannana bread.

M-Thick and full for a hefe. Not very much snap. Not very crisp for a hefe.

D-Good drinking beer. Great for the summer. Good flavor but not the snap or crispness that one may want in a hefe. All depends on one's taste.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Semi-cloudy dark golden color. Foamy white head, good foamy lacing.

Aroma: Malts, wheat, faint caramel and banana.

Taste: The taste starts out with malty, subdued caramel sweetness. Banana bread body.

Mouthfeel: Bright, carbonated.

Overall: A delicious beer, lots of banana and caramel.

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Photo of DerBayer
4.13/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my home brew - yep I was born and raised in Erding so i should maybe show some beer patriotism in reviewing this is nonetheless not quite as good as other representatives of the Hefeweizen family:

A - Looks like a good Wheatbeer should - cloudy golden orange

S - First let down still smells like a wheat beer but somewhat less enticingly so than say a Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner

T - Same as above tastes like a Hefeweizen but slightly sour so...

M - Feels good nice carbonation not too dry

D - All in all still a very drinkable brew

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Photo of Takahiro
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bought a bottle at local Dutch super market

A: poured with a thick foam that looks like whipped cream lasting a very long time
opaque straw in color
T: soft but grainy maltniness. this goes in synch and balanced with the banana and clove-y flavor. slight tartness in the finish.
M: light and silky on mouth.
O: very refreshing and quaffable. nice beer to start off a hot summer evening

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Photo of cichief
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD, in a half-liter weizen glass.

A- Pours a straw yellow, very hazy, with a thick snow-white head.

S- Scent of cloves and banana, with a yeasty overtone.

T- Again banana and clove, very refreshing. A super warm weather cooler.

M- Very carbonated with smaller bubbles, with a medium body.

D- A super refreshing drink, this is a classic of the style.

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Photo of UberWasser
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

1 pint .9 fl oz bottle served in a Weizen glass.

Pours a murky light gold color with a thick, rocky sea foam head that develops rapidly even with the lightest of pours. I mix in the yeast at the end of the pour but it does little, as it was already quite opaque.

Nose is mostly full of a light grainy citrus with some fruity undertones.

Taste starts with a sweet grain and fruit on the front and middle of the tongue. Light on the banana and clove flavors that I tend to look for, but pleasent all the same. After the swallow, though, a truly pleasing, though light, lemon bitterness builds and lingers. Very refreshing. Mouthfeel is slick and then dry after the swallow.

A nice wheat beer. Not as complex an intriguing as others, but it tastes good and is a good refresher. Could definitely be consumed in large quantities over a long period of time during a warm summer picnic, perhaps.

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Photo of yit4311
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have tried both the white and dark versions of this hefe-weissen and have been duly impressed by both. I try to be impartial but I am partial to hefe-weissen beer. The bottle fermentation really lets the flavors mingle and helps create a truly enjoyable drinking experience.

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Photo of ajmoody76
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

twelve ounce brown bottle into an imperial pint. cloudy straw color. some lacing. looks good.

esters on the nose. banana. no off odors.

get bananas and then a spiciness. mellow aftertaste. follows style of course.

mid body. good carbonation. i like this beer. my father frequently has this in his fridge also.

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Photo of eb003
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall it's a pretty good brew. It's not quite as impressive to me as other Hefes, though.

The appearance is good... nice and cloudy like it should be. There is a decent amount of head and lacing on the glass. The smell is good, but not "aromatic". The taste is also good. It has a nice flavor, but it just doesn't quite have the fullness of flavor that other hefes offer. The mouthfeel is nice... relatively smooth.

The drinkability is pretty high. It's good enough to drink most of the night...and it's not filling.

Overall, it's worth a could be on of your favs.

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Photo of Phatz
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth, very clean and very sweet. This beer is definitely better than many (that I've had) in this style. I had several Hefe-Weizens before and they all tasted too strongly like bananas. I don't really like that characteristic in my beer. This one does not go overkill on that; it does have that hint of banana but it is buried and subtle. This is incredibly sweet. WOW. It is sugar wheat sugar wheat sugar sugar wheat. It made me think instantly of sweet bread. I poured this slowly into my Weizen Glass, being careful not to include the yeast and sediment. On to the breakdown:

Appearance: Nice pale yellow with a hint of orange, huge sudsy head. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles lasted the duration of the beer showing how active it is.

Smell: Sugar, wheat, vanilla, and just a hint of banana.

Taste: This is so amazingly sweet I was surprised. Wheat, malt, vanilla, banana and a variety of fruits are things I could pull out in this very well blended and balanced flavor. There is just a hint of hops in the crisp dry swallow.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Wheat beers tend to be thin in my experience but this was not too thin. The sugar element along with the carbonation, helped it fill out into a satisfying medium body beer. It is very lightweight in your mouth and in your stomach. This makes it very easy to keep drinking more. I never had Erdinger Hefe-Weizen before, but for some reason I got 2 bottles. I just finished the second while writing this review, (I should have gotten a six-pack). Obviously a refreshing, drinkable beer.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This hefeweizen looks good initially- a characteristic creamy giant white head on an effervescent hazy straw-colored body- but head retention is brief and lacing consists of fast-receding splotches. The nose is light-moderate in intensity and is predominately yeast and nice, clean wheat notes with hints of citrus rind and alcohol, and faint hints of bubblegum/banana esters. The focus of the palate is a very clean, crisp wheat foundation; strong hints of apple juice, citrus and an unexpected caramelish sweetness cavort across it, serving to draw attention to it by their transience. The finish shows a bit of caramel-citrus flavor, which quickly fades. The mouthfeel is commensurate with the light body, and the texture is medium-creamy and nicely peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. I prefer a stronger ester presence in a hefeweizen, but the exemplary wheat character in this beer proves to be a saving grace. (11.2 oz bottle, 134 days before best-by)

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Simply delicious, how is this just an "ok"? Had this one right from the bottle and it was fantastic. Usually I don't get a lot of aroma drinking from the bottle, but this one had that clear hefe smell. Wheat, spice, banana, and some orange zest notes. Tastes follows with banana and spice taking the lead with orange bread underneath. I'd gladly have this hefe anytime.

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Photo of wstein70
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a golden orange-ish color. A small Lacey head that quickly dissipated, leaving a thin foam
S: a typical wheat smell, I don't have a good description for it, sorry
T: a nice creamy taste, not much on the hops. A good citrusly type of taste. Very pleasant to drink
M: a very clean beer, it would be a great beer to start the night with or even a good summer beer, light, clean and crisp
D: I am kinda biased towards wheat beers, but I would definitely put this in my go-to rotation

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Photo of daliandragon
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of those beers I have an emotional attachment with. Anyone who has ever been to Korea knows how bad the beer situation is there. When I found fresh Erdinger at the 3 Alley Pub in Itaewan,Seoul I almost cried with joy. Consuming flawlessly poured and served half litres of hefe is much better then chugging warm macroswill any day of the week. Got me through some rough times, beerwise and otherwise.
Terrific cloudy pale honey color and densely packed head indicative of the style. Nose is fresh and providing the necessary flavors but also smells more yeasty and bready then most hefes.
Taste is multi textured and very refreshing. In this case, I think the extra carbonation helps the mouthfeel instead of hurting it, which is typical often. There also seems to be a citrus tracing around the normal clove and monkeyfruit.
This is an excellent hefe. If you like wheat beers then you've probably had it. If you don't like wheat beers, give this one a shot anyway, it's worth it.

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Photo of ocmpoma
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a cloudy golden-orange into my Schneider Weisse glass. Huge, billowing head that eventually receded to a thin foam.

Smell and taste can't quite keep up with the wonderful appearance of the beer. The nose is soft. It hits all the right notes, but they're so blended together that they mush into each other, creating an underwhelming aroma. On the palate, the citrus notes are there, but subdued, and it's just a bit too harsh on the back end of the taste. It's definitely good, but it's not great.

The mouthfeel is also off -- thin and wispy, with all the carbonation bubbling up in the beginning, producing that huge billowing head, and then fading out fast, even though I poured it slow down the side of the glass. It's quaff-able, though, and I could drink a ton of it.

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Photo of thinkbreakfast
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Great pillowy pure white head. Body is a little too clear looking. Carbonation is very active.

S: Thick cotton candy and subtle dryness.

T: Robust fruit up front, then a quick sour bite followed by spice and fruit aftertaste. Very clean and crisp.

MF/D: Clean overall. Little or no aftertaste. Very refreshing and perfect for a summer session.

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Photo of DT7
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange/brown, similar to most hefeweizen's, and a nice white head

S-Wheat, a very slight hint of licorice

T-Smooth and sweet, a little bit of oatmeal and grains. Some hops but not really ovbvious enless you pick at it, and has somewhat of an licorice finish that lingers in the back of your mouth

M-Not overally carbonated, very smooth and clean

D-Very drinkable especially during the hot summers

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Photo of gentlebubbles
4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy honey-apricot-pineapple that resembles fresh-squeezed juice under towering creamy white head.

Aroma of sweet apple cider and pineapple.

Very fruity flavors with lots of orange and peach and a long juicy finish with more pineapple and citrus. It's quite a pleasant mix, thought nothing really stands out. Medium body.

I keep thinking about a tropical fruit smoothie, only it's not nearly so heavy. A paper umbrella wouldn't be out of place neither. Hefe-weizens are such girly beers!

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Photo of Suds
4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is quite an enjoyable beer. It pours a hazy and obscured dark golden color with a firm and thick head. The aroma is fitting...lots of bananas and pears, mixed with a bit of clove and yeast. There's a touch of wheat and lemon as well, and a just-wet flour aroma. It's a wonderfully comforting aroma. The beer is smooth and just a bit sweet in the front. Fruit flavors really come out in the taste, as well as a decent yeast character. The finish is a little drier, with a lingering citric quality. The beer was less carbonated than expected, which may have contributed to it's extreme smoothness. I have to say that I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's called Weibbier on the label.
It pours a cloudy butterscotch color with a medium-sized white head with some sticky and trailing lace.
It has an upfront yeasty aroma, which fades into more of a fresh bread dough smell. The light citrusy aroma is present throughout.
The medium body has an almost rye-like wheat malt flavor with a light sweetness added.
The hops provide a lime-like bitterness and ever so slight metallic tang.
It's a smooth and rounded brew with an apple pectin quality to the mouthfeel. The presence of yeast is well in the background where it belongs. A mild taste of vodka is noticeable. Very Refreshing!

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Photo of joecast
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours nicely out of the 500ml bottle into my glass Three Stooges stein. hazy gold color with a small yet stable fluffy white head.

very subdued aroma. not something i look for in a hefe. nice yeasty, spicy aroma, i just need to bury my nose in the glass to find it.

great clean taste. good spiciness and finish to it. wish i had more words to describe it, but all can come up with is nice.

mouth feel is just about right. not too heavy for a lightish refreshing beer.
overall very solid. i was a bit sceptical seeing it was about a 3.5avg on BA, but obviously, i think its much better than that.

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Photo of surfmeister
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: yellow/orange, cloudy, sturdy wheat head
Smell: very fruity dominating the faint spiciness
Taste: a very fruity/banana hefe, clove was faint, which is fine with me
Mouthfeel: excellent, smooth, velvety, mouthfilling
Drinkability: endless on a hot summer day

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Photo of CrazyMike
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, nothing like a Weissbier in a beerstien.

Appearance wise it looks very creamy and somewhat light. The smell, although small, is sweat.

The taste is very creamy, sweat and pleasent, the taste of fruit and spice is slightly present. Not overly strong but not overly weak. This is an all around good beer.

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Photo of VWBuggirl
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a nice hazy straw color. I don't get any banana in the smell which I can heartily appreciate. It has a bit of a sweetness to the smell though.

The taste also has no banana and is almost too sweet. It has a nice amount of carbonation. This is an awesome hefe and I really enjoy it. Probably my favorite of the style.

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