Erdinger Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier
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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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Added by stirgy on 01-03-2002

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Photo of nickthetick
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a cloudy straw yellow/ amber into a Erdinger wiezen glass with about three fingers of great frothy white head that leaves awesome lacing.

S: oranges, wheat, coriander, musty, woody, lemons and a tad bready.

T: lemons and oranges, there is a great soft citrus flavor with those two fruits super noticeable. Wheat is huge in the backbone, sweet and super grassy. There is a pine note on the back.

MF: medium body, good effervescence, sweet and refreshing.

O: the flavors don't mingle too well, and a bit woody and musty for a hefe but a good beer.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Hazy amber/yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, lemons, corn, cloves

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a very high amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of wheat mixed with lemons and a bit of spice (coriander/cloves). Unfortunately there is also a bit of an adjunct flavour.. corn etc. It ends with a wheat/corn lemony aftertaste.

Overall – A slightly above average beer that really doesn't stack up to some of the really good wit's out there. I wouldn't buy this one again. It also needs to have it's carbonation level toned down.

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Photo of BierStein711
4.6/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in an Erdinger Weizen glass

This beer introduced me to the wonderful world that comprises the Weissbier. I am proud to say that this beer is my go-to beer when I want a stong aroma, a white fluffy head, and finally tart citrus notes to end the drink with. As it warms, it remains a great companion in the evening with dinner or just alone. This is a beer that remains in my fridge.

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3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased October 4th 2011 in Durban South Africa. 500ml bottle poured into a Hefeweizen glass.

a - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a tall white head. Head seemed to dissipate quicker than a normal Hefe.

s - Smells of grains, citrus, banana, cloves

t - Grains, citrus and slight notes of banana and cloves. Lacks the robustness and depth of flavor usually found in a good Hefe.

m - Medium body and moderate/high carbonation. Smooth Finish.

o - A decent but bland version of the German classic.

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Photo of abeerlovr
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I hate to rate this beer so low, but it does not adhere to the Weissbier style. So this is why I rated it low

A: beautiful full head, my beer was served in an actual Erdinger weizen glass and the shape allowed the heavy carbonation to create a huge, full white head; hazy golden color.

S: not much of a nose, some faint citrus, very neutral smell

T: very refreshing clean beer, but did not have the banana or fruity flavor one would expect from a weiss bier.

Overall: I drank several of these beers throughout the weekend as it is a good drinking beer, just not a good representation of a good German wheat beer. Rather neutral flavor and characteristics. There are much better examples of German wheat beer, I would classify this one as a good beer produced in Germany that probably can gain widespread acceptance with BMC drinkers here in America.

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2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Pilsner glass. Light golden, slightly hazy color. Prickly head, 2 fingers or so, fades very quickly. Something artificial about it. Aromas are very light in general. Some zesty, generic dessert baking spice smell. Fruity. Light sugary sweet smell. Juicy Fruit? Bubblegum? On the palate, more light flavors. Some sort of bad wheat lager funk. Just subdued, slightly sour, tangy, nothingness. I guess there's some spice there if you really look for it. Mouth feels very force carbed, light. How do you mess up a Hef this bad in Deutschland?

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Photo of KajII
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a murky medium yellow with an average size (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing.

The aroma was that of a typical Hefe Weizen, a straw like malt and a cobweb scented yeast with notes of citrus, clove and banana.

It tasted very mild with a bit of wheat and a hint of citrus in the beginning and finished quite yeasty with a note of spice at the end. The flavor was nice but short lived.

Mouthfeel was light in body and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation.

Overall a good Weiss Bier, but nothing really stands out from the typical Hefe Weizen.

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3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this beer from the impressive 05-liter-glass, on a terrace, with German humpapa-music, it pleased me very much!

More sober analyzed: this beer is not a high quality beer with lots of depths, chords etc. But in drinkability and well-feeling it scores very high. That's why it deserves a 4,5 for Overall, while per element it isn't more than average.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a good, somewhat ho-hum hefeweizen. It's pretty in the glass. All the taste aspects are fairly safe. Nothing stands out.

It has a very mild wheat and yeast flavor. The tastes aren't off in the slightest, just too understated. The fruity aftertaste from the yeast isn't bad. I will avoid this in the future.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
5.3% ABV, Best Before End 06-2011

A - Poured with the sediment swirled in the bottle, Erdinger's hefe is a weathered, cloudy golden yellow color. The fizzy, effervescent white head spritzes away to nothing and leaves no lace behind. Completely uncharacteristic of a good hefe, this one certainly doesn't look the part at all.

S - The nose is more reminiscent of a European pale lager than a German hefe; notes of metallic graininess and all-around crisp lager. It's nothing like the earthy, estery, yeast-infused banana and clove bombs of classic German tradition. A vigorous swirl barely releases hints of this.

T - Much like the aroma, I find the taste of Erdinger's Hefe falling flat. A pinch of soft wheat through the finish but little yeast esters to be found. More bland but not as much as the completely lacking aroma.

M - Heavy carbonation becomes quite bothersome by gulp four, filling me and near assaulting my throat. Otherwise it's a soft beer behind the harsh bubbles.

O - The bottle's claims of the worlds #1 hefeweizen couldn't be more off base. With the availability of so many other fantastic German hefeweizens, I'll never waste my time on this lack-luster American Pale Wheat Ale-like Hefe-wannabe. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly not offensive, Erdinger just omits everything that makes the style a classic from this brew.

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3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a lot of head, and what was there dissipated very quickly. So quickly that I checked the bottle to make sure it was fresh, and indeed it's dated to May 2012.

Very light aroma, not a strong smell at all. Slight clove smell, and a little citrus but really reaching here.

Taste is very wheaty, malty, the taste of the wheat somewhat overpowers the other flavours. I tried this one shortly after the Schneider-Weisse, so I can't help but compare the two, and this one doesn't really compare.

Mouthfeel is average, not an easily drinkable beer comapred to others in this style. The carbonation is present here and noticeable. Dry on the finish, slightly bitter.

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