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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#41,858
Reviews:
806
Ratings:
2,007
pDev:
13.84%
Bros Score:
3.2
 
 
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Photo of SinutabRamirez
4.55/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crisp - almost flavorless, in a good way. What light beers aspire to be, but fail miserably. Went well with very sharp chedder, went down smooth, left a good taste in your mouth, no bitterness. Not too much aroma, but enough to tell you that you were drinking a well crafted beer. I highly recommend that this is a beer you try this summer if you can find it.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: The body is a somewhat cloudy blonde colour with ample carbonation. Two fingers of head were produced, but it didn't manage to lace or retain very well.

Smell: A lot of grain smell upfront with a banana backing and maybe the barest hint of cloves. Warming really helped it out as the banana came forward a bit more.

Taste: Starts with the banana sweetness with a bit of malt at which point dry wheat takes to the field, as the to wage war over a small hint of cloves. It is an ending which manages to come across as decent.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation in the body is very well done and helps out the entire beer. The aftertaste is also nice and balanced but I wouldn't call it epic. Longer lasting head and removing the odd touch of dryness would be nice.

Drinkability: Medium bodied, not exactly for summer drinking but not quite flavourful enough for the winter. It's a bit dryer then I would like it to be, and the carbonation is so powerful, it leave me a little gassy.

Final Thoughts: An above average Hefe, that is for sure. I dunno, it just seems like the banana and the clouding just isn't there. It comes across as a bit too pilsner like. It's still good though, but sadly Erdinger just can't seem to compare to Weihenstephaner. Give it a shot though.

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Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Paige
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Digimaika2
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Semi-cloudy peachy-yellow colour with a puffy foam head. Great retention with evident lacing down the glass.

S: Grassy wheat, cloves, faint banana (as it warms), some orange, and underlying lemon. Detecting a slightly strange minty floral aroma that's quite faint but present.

T: Grainy wheat, fainter fruit elements of primarily banana and a bit of lemon, cloves, and a slight honey finish. Decent and balanced but the taste profile seems a bit muted.

M: Medium bodied with a high carbonation level. Quite dry with a chalky texture. Giving off a spritzer-like vibe as a result of the carbonation and dryness.

D: Decent but likely not something I'd revisit with tastier Hefeweizen products available on the shelf.

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Photo of Orbex
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of brainiacd1spam
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best before 8/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a foamy cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is mainly of grain and wheat and maybe some slight yeast aromas. Taste is of the grain and wheat with some white grape juice flavors. I am not really getting any of the traditional banana, bubblegum, or spice flavors from this beer. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer all around and not much of a hefeweizen in my opinion.

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Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of joefinnigan15
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: golden colour, at least one finger head, frothy.

Smell: nothing stood out, basic light beer smell

Taste/mouthfeel: no flavours jumped out, but it was very drinkable. A hint of sweetness.

Overall, it was very smooth, with no bitterness or aftertaste, and quite refreshing. Those looking for more flavour might be disappointed, but I can't find much to complain about with this one.

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Photo of downtownbrown
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of TampaHefeMan
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden-wheat with a white bubbly head. The head attenuates very quickly. The bouquet is mild Belgian yeast and banana. The mouthfeel is crisp with some molecular stabbing. Very pilsneresque, but with a very light mild Belgian flavor. Not great, but drinkable.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: single finger head on a pale golden body.

S: sweet lemon custard, some breads.

T: more sweet lemon custard following in the flavor with breads, pale malts but these are light.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation. moist finish.

Overall: just a standard hefe. Drinkable but nothing sets it apart.

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Photo of WeissGary
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Kromes
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: A hazy straw color with what a first starts as a thick white head and turns into a thin white head. Doesn't have the staying power of other hefes.

S: Yeasty with wheat malt and citrus notes.

T: Mostly has a bready malt flavor with a touch of citrus and a tiny bit of spice. The finish is much too sweet.

M: Light with a good bit of carbonation.

O: An Average Hefeweizen. Right in the middle I'd say.

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Photo of thecheapies
2.63/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pint glass. Spirals of yeast suspension swirl in a rather clear golden beer. The fluffy head that came from the pour has fallen quickly. 3.5

Lemon rind and muted spices in the nose. Not very active aroma-wise. Breath of hops, wheat malts, and citrus. 3.0

Attenuated flavor. Some clove and coriander, but hardly any fruity esters. Lemony twang that doesn't stay in the finish. The finish actually comes with unexpected bitterness. Herbal hops are more noticeable than any bready malt flavors. Disappointing. 2.5

Watery body. Too thin. Bad feel. Over-carbonated. Ouch. 2.0

I found a German that I definitely dislike. Aside from that, it really is a poor example of the style. They shouldn't tout on the back label that they're 'the World's No. 1 Hefe-Weizen' because they are far from it. 2.5

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Photo of Beermazter310
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Douberd
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle of 500 ml, at home.
Head of three fingers, soapy, but with very good retention. Pale honey coloured, hazy.
Aroma is fruity with some banana traces and quite malty.
Taste is sweet with some sour aftertaste, sort of citrus.
Average thickness on the body and very carbonated.
Good but not that great.

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Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 2,007 ratings