Erdinger Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger Weissbräu

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews: 817 | Ratings: 2,056
Photo of crwrunner
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
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 -2.3%
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%

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Photo of Anacross
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
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 -1.1%
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 +5.1%
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 +3.1%
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 -0.6%
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 +7.1%
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 +13%
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 +7.6%
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 +4.8%
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 +5.9%
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 +24.9%
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 -9.3%
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 -15.8%
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 +36.7%
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.

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Photo of puck1225
3.47/5  rDev -2%
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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Photo of Mdog
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy yellow, good head.

Smell: Lemony, hint of clove, wheat.

Taste: Crisp lemon, underlying sweetness and banana note.

Overall: Beer #1 from a Erdinger sampler pack given to me. This is a pretty nice hefeweiss, kind of reminds me of a US pale wheat with the lemon flavors though.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with massive foamy head and glue like lacing. Smells of skunk, wheat, zesty citrus, biscuit and banana. Taste follows the nose, very easy to drink beer with good flavors. Light feel all around and easy to drink in the fall with a good fire going, pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. Small bit remaining left in the bottle to cloud up later.

Nice foamy and frothy rich off white colored head. Boomin size of a good fist but controlls real well, with eggshell cream like apperance. An occasional big swiss cheese bubble gets in there as well. Body color is a glowing dark brass gold honey quality, with excellent fine cola bubble like streams of carbonation rising up as well. Great

Faint clove and nutmeg like phenolic like tones, slightly powdery like in quality. Touches of bakery like mineral soda quality as well but in a real nice refreshing way. Kind of neat, stays away from a chewy wheat presence, or any banana sweet like qualities.

Palate provides a solid experience. Slightly hinting of chewy malt tones, but goes for faint bubblegum and simple sweetness instead. Mild flour like finish, but good amounts of small clove and light banana quality mixing in. Nice mineral like mouthfeel, almost prickly to some extent which is an unexpected surprise.

A pretty solid hefeweizen.

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Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is a nice golden color, with a nice big off white head and a little lacing left in the special wheat beer glass. Over al a pretty enjoyable beer that is worth a try.

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Photo of Jtee
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 10 degrees Celsius into a weizen glass. Best before date: 04/2018

Look: The beer pours a cloudy gold with 6cm of dense, creamy, white head that dissipates into a solid cap after 3+ minutes. Decent lacing and good overall head.

Smell: Moderate strength with decent balance. Very fruity with clove-like phenols and estery banana. Toasty and wheaty malts.

Taste: Moderate strength and balancing towards sweet. Follows the aroma seamlessly. Banana and cloves with wheat and toast. Faint bubblegum. The finish is quite short, faint, and balancing towards sweet.

Feel: Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and smooth with no apparent alcohol warmth.

Overall: As far as wheat beers go, I think this is a good one. I'm surprised though how little I have to say about it.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a weizen glass. The appearance was a nice hazy/cloudy off white to a glossed over golden yellow color with a thick three finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The lacing formed thick rings at first and eventually slid into the body. The smell had a wonderful blend of clove and coriander over top of a nice bready/yeastiness with a nice under current of sweet banana esters. The taste had a decent blend of sweet to spicy and yet had a nice sweet earthy banana aftertaste. The wheat seemed subdued but I didn’t mind so much. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation was right on par for the style and for me as it left just enough out for it have a good refreshing quality. Overall, this was a wonderful hefeweizen that should be a frontrunner for the style.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy gold. Foamy, tall white head that fades slowly to a light cap and light lacing.

Smells wheat, grassy, malt and light yeast spice.

Tastes wheat, touch sweet, citrus, lemon and light grassy. Followed by orange peel and yeast spice. Finish is semi dry with wheat and yeast linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Malty, yeasty aroma for this hazy, gold offering. Great white head and a frothiness that shines through it's entirety. Mouth feel is where this brew shines. The flavors are muted, but decent, warm bread, grass, and a sweetness in the finished. Medium-bodied and enjoyable.

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