Erdinger Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger Weissbräu

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 01-03-2002

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of WestHam973
1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of BobLuvBeer
1.91/5  rDev -46%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served with lemon. Pours with a thick head. Light in color. A strong, bitter aftertaste. The hop flavor over rides the wheat, fruity flavor. Most likely a much better beer served fresh, but the harshness of the taste and bitterness on the tongue and cheeks, is disappointing.

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Photo of crnipeter
1.92/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I remember this beer as one of the most characterless hefeweizens out there. It's not a review-worthy but from some morbid masochism I spent another $ 2,50 on this crap only to rate it.

500 ml (BBE 06/2010) into Kapuziner glass swirling the bottle several times before final pour to rise the yeast.
Hazy pale yellow with orange highlights and streams of bubbles raising upwards till they join the rich white head with good retention.
Light aroma of wheat perceived as white bread and some hops atop of that.
Wheat bread flavor with touch of sourness which is not citrus alike but rather that of a slightly acidic bread. At this point the party ends - nothing else in here. A simplistic brew (which is not necessarily a deffectivness) with poor aroma/flavor profile lacking any fruity esters of banana and further crippled by absence of vanilla, bubblegum, citrusy tartness or even clove that all can embellish good hefeweizen.
Light-medium body with reach yet discrete carbonation not irritating the palate, dull and watery. It has decent drinkability but so does water. To be honest, this is not a bad brew but it's not good either.It's just...nothing. Erdinger possesses a very anemic character like some opinionless people whose major goal in life is to bear no grudge against someone. A brew to be forgotten in 30 seconds.

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Photo of BrettHoo
2/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hellpop65
2/5  rDev -43.5%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of moulefrite
2.03/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

At last I have found a German Wheat beer that tastes like an old bottle of warm Bud. This beer was not even worth finishing. I have been drinking, with an almost obssesion wheat beers this summer, and after finding my favorite just a few days back-the Weihenstephaner Hefe-I have now hit the very bottom.This beer smells and tastes skunky and remarkably like a warm macro brew, with vague nuances of mega concert bathroom urinal in the nose. The taste is faintly of rotting banana peel and over the hill spice. The finish is unpleasant, and if I had not accidently froze my Weihenstephaner, i'd be garggleing with it now. However, I happen to have a steigl pils that might do the job! I searched for an outdate on this beer and found 09-07. A best before strip on the side of the bottle was not marked. Also, I bought this at a place where beer is stored correctly, and one that moves beer. I may have gotten a bad bottle, but I'm not willing to try this one again unless it's free and i have a spit bucket at hand.

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Photo of DogFood11
2.03/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pilsner looking beer. Had this in a pilsner glass and it was totally clear no unfilitered hef appearance whatsoever.

The smell was almost non-existent. what are they thinking with this pup? On the back label it says the worlds #1 Hefe Weizen...well that doesnt surprise me as the masses love beer that doesnt taste like anything and has a buzz attached to it.

To me this is a pilsner in every way shape and form.

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Photo of ramseye4
2.05/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A=Pours a thin looking yellow orange with a rapidly fading one finger head. Not great looking.
S=Hmm...bready malt, not too much of usual hefeweizen fare going on here, some faint citrus notes as well.
T=I don't know what in the hell this is supposed to be, but it certainly isn't similar to any hefeweizen I have ever had. Bready malt and citrus is about all I get out of this.
M=Medium bodied and highly carbonated
O=Damn this was a disappointment. Even the color is Stay far, far away from this beer.

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Photo of becktone
2.05/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Eye: To the eye this is every thing that is expected, cloudy and pale yellow/gold lively with carbonation. However, the head is seriously lacking on this brew, could be the glass though, this is the first time I've used this new glass.... When first poured the head was a large rocky somewhat off white color, however, it quickly receded to a thin film with no lace. Would've expected more from a wheat brew.

Nose: HA! Almost, and pretty much have to stand up to get my nose into the weizen glass. Large amount of spiciness in this brew's aroma. All in all the aroma is pretty hard to detect, I'm getting a very clean and very weak aroma. There is also a wheat aroma, and very little if any clove or banana phenols.

Tongue: Oh God!...This isn't good. There is a very strong metallic/aluminum tang that takes away from everything else in this brew. I mean there's a bit of wheat right up front, then it's just bland with a bit of sweetness. Finishes dry with a strong metallic tang and some spiciness. A little bit of banana phenol in there as well.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Highly carbonated, so much so that it takes away from the body of the brew. Finishes dry as already mentioned, very dry. This isn't a brew that I'll buy again, It doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of Radar
2.15/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A- More orange than golden. High head settles quickly.

S- Orange, clove and pear, with more yeast and acid odor than normal for a weiss.

T- The normal banana and citrus fade into pear. The kind off nasty-ass, can-of-pears-you'd-have-in-a-fallout-shelter pear you really wouldn't ever hope for in a hefe. It really tastes like acidic heavy syrup. A bit of clove throughout, but wih everything else going on it's dwarfed by ass-pear.

M- A bit acidy and dry for a hefe. About the right texture.

D- Damn, that acid feels like it's trying to crawl back up my throat. I have a feeling tomorrow I'm going to want to hurt whoever brewed this.

I hate many things, but not many beers. You will pay, Erdinger.

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Photo of HazardousBrewer
2.15/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Picked this beer up in a 6 pack at a local store. Seriously disappointed, is this really a German Wheat beer? I can't taste any defining flavor whatsoever. I'll surely not buy this one again anytime soon.

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2.16/5  rDev -39%

Photo of WesWes
2.18/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thin white head. The aroma is awful. It's musty almost like bad homebrew. I guess it has pale malt and yeast scent. The taste is pretty terrible as well. This has to be the worst hefe I've ever had. It is pale and musty with way too much carbonation. The mouthfeel sucks. It is a medium bodied beer with huge carbonation. I burp after every sip. The beer drinks horrible. I'm not sure I'll finish this one.

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Photo of jim102864
2.19/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is one of the least interesting beers I've reviewed and it starts with the aroma, because there essentially was none. It's a fine looking honey like yellow brew with a lovely white head as I poured it into my Toucher Weizen glass. But again, once you get past the appearance, where's the beer? The head was as white as a Hawaiian beach but that's where the good press ends. I detected so little flavor in this brew. It's clean but to the point of offering absolutely no excitement to the taster. The mouthfeel was so light it was wanting as well. I will take a pass on this brew should it ever be offered to me again. A dissapointing experience given that this brewery's other offerings are something to enjoy.

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2.24/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Okay, I know hefeweizens are highly carbonated, but this is ridiculous. I have never seen a beer, or a even a soda, bubble this vigorously in my life. Pours a cloudy brown yellow with a humongous bubbly head that disappears right away leaving no lacing.

S - Wheat malt and carbonation.

T - A little sweet for a hefeweizen, all malt no fruitiness or spiciness, aside from that is is just carbonated water. A slight bitterness. Not terrible, but dissappointing.

Mouthfeel - Very thin. Refreshing though. Not bad. Best part of the beer.

Drinkability - My friend told me when he was in Germany, he saw a 12 year old boy with a bottle of this. When he asked the boy's brother why he had it, the brother responded, "That is hardly a beer." I think that sums up this low quality hefeweizen extremely well.

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Photo of matjack85
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of gnikola
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of maxpower
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy hazy pale yellow color, with a small white head that doesn't stick around. Light banana-clove aroma, light wheaty, yeasty flavors, very light in body, somewhat watery mouthfeel, finishes too sweet, bland and uninteresting, not very much going on here.

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Photo of ozidreads
2.26/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pale orange colour, with thick white head, slight trace of yeasty/wheat malt haze. Nowhere near as cloudy as a typical hefeweizen.

Aroma- quite disappointing, none of the strong estery/phenolic aromas. Hints of bready yeast and banana that barely become perceptible upon warming.

Taste- Slightly more phenolic on tasting, but nothing to write home about. Almost light lager like in character, without the bitterness. Dominated by sweetish malt, with a tart finish.

Mouthfeel- disappointing again, very thin and watery, and highly carbonated. Missing the typical creamy mouthfeel.

I'm a big fan of all German beer styles, and would have to say this was probably one of the most average examples I've tried. Doesn't even come close to the standards of Weihenstephaner or schoferhoffer.

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