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Erdinger Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

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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#40,639
Reviews:
799
Ratings:
1,982
pDev:
13.88%
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3.2
 
 
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Photo of knot
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moneytree
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: 很淡的麥
T:很淡的啤酒花和麥香
跟duckle很像,很淡......很淡......

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Photo of sliverX
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poored with a slow easy poor still got half a glass of head that retained to the point where i felt if the glass suddenly broke the head just would of hung out anyway, lots of bubbles but doesn't taste over carbonated.

Classic Hefe coloring.

Actually tastes "thin" or "weak" which isn't a bad thing but makes it very easy to drink I'd take a bottle of this over some bottled water any day. Very light banana taste with a small hint of cloves, better banana after taste. Would be a wonderful hot summer day refresher.
Taste improved with allowing the beer to warm to the room slightly.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is getting much better as its warming up but when it was still cold it had little flavoring.

Its a pale yellow color and has that nice wheat beer head. The head stays somewhat through out the whole glass but leaves behind no lacing.

Usually in a good Hefe I enjoy the slight citrus notes but in the this one I cant detect any and only really pick up on a bready malt as I swollow.

Its not a terrible beer but theres much better out there so I wouldnt waste your time.

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Photo of kjyost
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle purchased from the MLCC dated, bated BB 12/2011. A Hefe good for 2 years? Really?

A: Cloudy orange-yellow, white head that last a long time and nice lacing.
S: Banana comes across fairly strongly, with a touch of clove. Smells better than I expected, as I have had old batches of this in the past.
T/M: A thick body that is viscous with more clove in it than on the nose. Very weak fruity banana play son the tongue too.
O: I like my Hefes very strong on the banana. This one held promise on the nose, but didn't deliver in the body...

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Photo of Frosty288
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was trying to fill a 6 pack but could only get my hands on a few Ayingers and a few Weihenstephaners, this was one to fill the void.

Appearance: Look like a good standard hefe, a little clearer then I am used to, made a great head like a wheat should. Very straw yellow in color

Smell: Didn't really pick up the clove smell, or any ester/banana smell like I usually would, seemed to smell quite dry.

Taste: Followed the smell, a lot more fruity (berries or something) then I expected, and I couldn't follow any banana or clove. Seemed a lot more like a witbier then a hefeweizen. I wouldn't say it was bad, just didn't seem too much like the style.

Mouthfeel: Rather full, a little light bodied comparatively due to the fruitiness I think

Drinkability: Pretty easy, goes down smooth, semi-dry finish

It would be a regular if it fit into the style I was looking for, but I don't really think this gives me my hefeweizen fix or my witbier fix, I'll leave St. Bernardus and Ayinger for those

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Photo of tconboy
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light cloudy straw glowing color, very carbonated with a brig creamy fluffy head. Aroma is light and a nice subtle fruit and light wheat. Not much lacing going on. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Tastes citrusy, with banana and light bready. Not a bad hefe, very drinkable, but flavor not as complex or rich as I would prefer.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(best by end 06-2014 - poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)

A: appropriately cloudy after initially pouring out alarmingly bright... light, nectarine skin, yellow-amber... pretty, silky sheen to the moderately-compact foam - seems like it wanted to hold, at first, but it soon falls flat then almost vanishes entirely

S: smells like wheat malt, maybe a smidge of clove ester... mild fog of citrus peel, no notable banana... almost a pilsner-like grain and mild hop note... not terribly bready or yeasty

T: more doughy flavors straight off the bat, bit of a staling roll crust finish... bit of that yeasty dough with a hint of it turning over tangy in the aftertaste... big wheat malt flavor in the aftertaste as well - I'll chew on some kernels from the half-sack I keep for homebrew in my kitchen, and the lingering taste in this beer is that glutenous, mildly chalky note I get when I'm chewing and chewing and the junk won't break down - it's like gum - speaking of which, there's a faint background hint of that as well

M: on the thinner side, but not exactly light-bodied... upper part of the flow has a delicate sudsy wash, bigger bubbles it seems... bit compact, gummy almost, with absence of a firm, spritzy carbonation

O: this may very well be on its last legs... was fridge-kept for months prior... overall, not bad - don't think i would go and buy and couple cases and let them sit around for months... likely a bit livelier in a fresher state, perhaps a brighter display of the esters

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Fluffy white head that fell very very quickly. Cloudy lemonade color. Lots of fiz but no lacing.

S - Sour, acidic, lemon starburst. After the beer warmed a bit I got a strong fruit punch smell.

T - Sweet, bready, but very simple. Way too simple to be a great beer. Some fruit flavors shine and very little hop flavor at all.

M - Fizzy, smooth, even creamy at moments but too light bodied for me.

D - Easy to drink. Goes down easier than sprite with many of the same tastes. A supreme top quality beer for the wine cooler / Zima crowd.

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Photo of Martine
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skeetermoses
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over all it had a good color, would like to have had it with something other than superbowl chips queso and burgers, rather try it with a meal, although it was pretty light going down. Not to bad will not kick it out of bed if it were offered to me again. pretty good overall.

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Photo of Satorn
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beersnake1
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice golden color with good carbonation. Nose is actually quite nice. Hints of wheat and citrus. The taste is not the best. It surprisingly didn't follow the nose, and almost seems a bit like cough syrup. Not my favorite of this style at all. Feel is OK.

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Photo of kshankar
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Paulaner glass. 16.9 oz. bottle

Appearance: Cloudy orange/gold with a nice frothy head that retains for quite some time. Looks inviting.

Aroma: Mild. Very mild, actually. I can get the yeast, the cloves, and the banana, slightly. Maybe a little lemon too. But overall this beer isn't too overpowering in the aroma. Its very understated actually.

Taste: Subtle. Follows the aroma. Mild wheat, cloves and banana. A little sweetness to finish.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin, sort of creamy but not too much. Subtlety is fine, but this thing is just so weak.

Drinkability: Well, it certainly is drinkable. Its got that major characteristic of a wheat beer.

Overall, not the greatest example of a wheat beer, to me. Feels like I'm drinking a hefe diluted with water. Its really not too bad, but there are much better hefeweizens in the same price range.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of champ103
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy pale golden orange color. A white head forms and recedes to a small cap. Not much lace.
S: A grainy, doughy aroma dominates. Some barnyard funky yeast. A bit of banana and cloves with some spice.
T: A biscuit and doughy flavor. Just a bit of fruity banana flavor. Not as much as I would expect though for the style. A little sweeter and more tart than the typical hefeweizen.
M/D: Light, crisp, and creamy. This seems watered down though. Very smooth and easy to drink. A wonderful beer to quaff during the hot summer months.

Not bad at all. Very smooth and easy to drink, which is the best part about the beer. Nothing over the top. This is something I use to drink all the time when I first branched out into different styles of beer. A good gateway beer.

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Photo of alostplot
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of theskjoung
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of usualpulp
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a great cloudy amber color with a nice large white head on top. One of the first things noticable about this brew is its fruity smell, this is also one of the first things tasted. There is a strong chemical type taste to this beer, which goes away once the beer has warmed. There is also a stonger alcohol flavor than most hefe's. Overall this is not a bad hefeweizen, but not my first choice to drink.

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Photo of EkimGram
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pint bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Cloudy amber colour, a little murky with visible carbonation. Poured a thick foamy head that dissipated rather quickly.

Smell: Sweet, light, a little bit of banana and wheat.

Taste: Bitter, cloves, wheat.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, light, crisp, has a little bit of bite to it.

Drinkability: This beer is rather refreshing. It is light and easy, not too alcoholic. I wouldn't go out of my way to find this beer but it is not at all bad.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SeanRedd
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Miller Lite meets wheat? Tad of lemon zeal; mostly light grain water...perfect for beer pong. Not much goin on. Bland, well balance of nothing. Tastes like mass produced pilsner with a couple shots in the dark that land on typical, mediocre wheat beer. Nothing special. Bust out the cups and quarters, were drinking not apreciating.

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Photo of Rayek
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange gold with somewhat active carbonation. Fizzy white head starts out strong, but dips quickly to a fine film. Left no lace.

S: Very mild in the aroma department. Not much going on here, but I did smell some yeast, raw wheat and a touch of clove.

T: The mildness continues. Doesn't really taste that much like a hefe to me. Mostly dry wheat and barley, with a lemon bitterness. A hint of banana is there if you search for it. Finishes rather clean.

M: Light body is slightly grainy. Carbonation level is right.

D: Not a bad beer, but not great. There are much better examples of this style to be had.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold with awesome, gigantic white head. I got white bread, spice and yeast aromas with only a hint of fruits. Taste similar, only slightly estery and with noticable hop bitterness. Full and silky mouthfeel. Very refreshing, but not as spectacular as other weizen.

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Photo of lancerific
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 1,982 ratings
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