Erdinger Weissbier
Erdinger Weissbräu

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #593
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
80
Ranked #43,865
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 13.84%
Reviews:
825
Ratings:
2,076
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Year-round
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SCORE
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Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier
Notes: 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: 825 | Ratings: 2,076
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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Photo of smcolw
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy with dirty gold color. Modest head and nearly no spots for lace.

More my metal aroma than the typical hefeweizen clove/banana.

The flavor is more true to form with decent yeast and wheat elements. The taste is a bit sweet with a banana finish. Good body but with an equally high carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Not spectacular but a good example of the style.

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Photo of schavuytje
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the better German Höveizen; Light yellow with cloudy whiting through it and a dense packet of plaque foam, fresh fruity fragrance like banana, fresh pineapple and a little sweet of vanilla, also in taste especially the fresh fruity afterwards a bitter edge and a sweet sweetie

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Photo of SABERG
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tall pilsner glass.
A - A touch of haze, golden straw color, excellent carbonation feeds an everlasting white cap
S - Hints of lemongrass, warm bread rising, floral notes include fresh cut grass.
T - A bit single dimensional, muted flavors shadow the aromatics.
M - Here the offering is at its best, pillowy soft, excellent carbonation leads to a dry finish.
O - A fine summer offering, pushed up a bit in the flavor category and this would be a winner.

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Photo of BigGold
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had at FoodLoop, Europa Park, Germany, poured from 0,33l bottle, label stamped "01-2018," into small mug. This is perfectly drinkable, but surprisingly muted.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
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 OlaB
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: pours a cloudy golden color, creamy white top of head that disolves slowly.

A: weak aroma of bread,banana,yeast and spices.

T&F: Follows the nose inn many aspects, sweet banana with sightly bready inn the back. Inn the middle it gets more dry with a slight hint off spices. Not the longest aftertaste on this one , but the mouthfeel are both crisp,creamy and refreshing and it gets down quite easy. The high carbonation suits this beer pretty good for the mouthfeel.

O: An easydriking and good enough hefeweizen. But gets a little to ordinary and standard compared to a lot of other german hefeweizen.

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

Serving: Bottle
Best before: Sep-2017


Pours an evenly hazy glowing gold with three fingers and more of creamy beige puff. Takes a while to settle, good retention, barely any lacing. The aroma is spiced bread with some banana behind. The flavor is standard hefeweizen follows the nose. The whole beer is a unified experience. Soft, drinkable, well-balanced, liquid bread substantiveness. Generally a great all-around beer. I prefer others to this one but it is still a great example of a wheat beer. Worth a try.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.55/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

So lets try this “true classic of Bavarian wheat beer culture”, as stated on their own website!

They say that it really should be drank from a Weizen glass for proper usage, but hell I can only go on what I have…….a normal glass stein, but its good enough for me.

Also, I must say I do love the logo of the company. Really colourful with the wheat symbol surrounded by striking red and blue colours spelling out the name of Erdinger Weissbier.

On pour there is a good bit of carbonation, noisy bubbles resulting in a pretty big decent sized frothy head. Vibrant and alive!
A very pale golden colour.

Turns a bit hazy looking after a while.

Head reduces in size but retains a little bit

Got a lot in the bottle, a lot of bang for the buck!

Faint smell, of yeast, not much to smell, uninspiring

On taste, got a really refreshing nice big mouthful, creamy and smooth. A nice start

Big nice mouthfuls, but no real distinct tastes, creamy, but not bad

Smooth and crisp enough to saviour, and nice for a weissbier. Nice, I liked it

Wouldn’t say there is a whole lot of taste.

Can’t really feel the alcohol
Tastes of light malt. Light malt, some fruits and of course the wheat

Liked it a lot, nice, very easy to drink, not much taste, but filling, and quite smooth. Overall this isn’t a bad beer, but perhaps a bit boring for the style and not enough strong standout flavours to satisfy the Weissbier fans………

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Photo of 911CROFT
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

500ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. Paid £1.75 for a single.

Pours a slightly hazy, thin looking, pale yellow coloured body with plenty of fine streaming carbonation visible. A tall, foamy, three-finger in height, bone-white head reduces quickly to a thin film, leaving behind only token spots of lace.

The simple and uninspiring nose primarily consists of pilsner malts. Traces of malted wheat are faintly perceptible underneath, but to a much lesser extent. Towards the finish, hints of clove and a subtle spiciness become apparent, but the esters and phenols that typify the style are notably absent. Taste follows almost exactly. Crisp, grainy pilsner malts lead above a subtle and slightly tart wheat profile, transitioning to simple and mild clove-like spices near the finish. In the mouth, a light body coupled with plentiful carbonation gives a thin, but smooth and creamy feel. Spices linger momentarily after the swallow in combination with traces of floral hop bitterness to marginally dry the palate to finish clean and crisp.

Overall this isn’t a bad beer, but neither is it a particularly good example of the style. From the bottle it is crisp, easy drinking and refreshing, but severely lacking in typical hefeweizen characteristics. On tap this beer is markedly improved. Head retention lasts considerably longer, the body is visually cloudier and feels fuller in the mouth, while the flavour profile is bready and predominantly wheat driven. Granted, even on tap, banana, bubblegum and citrus esters remain absent, but on the whole it is a much better product.

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Photo of Bombelsky
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Orange and hazy. Thick, frothy foam. Fair lacing. Aroma of phenols, cardboard, some bananas and bubble gum. Bit of apples. Light body. Watery, sticky. Light bitter and sweet. More sweet than bitter. Short and dry finish. Bit chalky. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of TRIKLZ
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I saw some of the other reviews and some just don't understand beer, let alone German bier.
Erdinger is a well-rounded Bavarian beer. Although not my favorite, it does have that distinct German flavor. The beer, as a typical Weissbier, should be poured in a Weizen glass for proper head (which should be large) and flavor. Not as citrusy as some other Weiss bier, but definitely has the crispness from a lighter body and natural fermentation found in many beers which recipes have been passed down through several hundred years (this one since the 16th century) of Master Brewers. It is quite refreshing and I could easily enjoy a couple liters of these an an Oktoberfest or having a relaxing afternoon grilling, or being active. For those who think it tastes "watered down" I recommend a hefe weizen or dunkel weizen (I actually prefer dark beer and Guinness is my "mother's milk").
Much better than most pilsners and very clean unless you prefer the over-hoppy craft beers found across the U.S.
Here's my background if anyone wants to dispute it:
First of all, I spent half my life growing up in Germany traveling Europe sampling beers in pretty much every town and city I visited.
Secondly, it's GERMAN BEER...we have a long way to go to even touch some of their lower-end beers.
Lastly, every type of beer can only be compared to its counterparts (crystal weizen-crystal weizen, stout-stout, etc).
No, I am not a self-proclaimed "expert" but i know good beer and what distinguishes them. Thanks.

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Photo of Weizenbeer101
4.56/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I pour this into a weizen glass. According to all hefeweizen brewers, having it in their own glass makes the beer better. I just pour all of mine into am Erdinger one. This beer will taste great regardless of the glass, as long as you pour it all out and mix the yeast.

5- This pours out to a cloudy golden color. Vibrant.
3- Head is about 2 fingers tall. It goes away fast compared to other hefeweizen styles.
5- Taste is superb. It is not overbearing like a typical hefeweizen such as Paulaner. Slight banana flavor.You can definitely taste the wheat. Honesty, Erdinger Urweise tastes more like a traditional hefeweizen than this one.
4- On any day, this as the right carbonation. Feels full when in mouth and doesn't leave any strong flavors. Really refreshing.

Over all not over bearing like similar styles. Perfect beer in my books. definitely always have a crate of this over the summer. Again, their Urweise tastes more like a hefeweien of comparable rivals.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: [4.00] Beer pours out with 2 full fingers of head. Really tight white bubbles. The beer itself is a hazy straw color. The bottle lists the ABV (5.3%) and there is a best by of (01/01/2017).

S: [3.25] Weak nose of crackers and corn. (None of the funk-tified yeast I expect in this variety.)

T: [3.25] Similar to the nose - very lackluster. Hints of corn and slight crackey malts. Just not a wide range of flavor here. (None of the funk-tified yeast I expect in this variety.)

M: [3.75] The body is thicker than medium. It actually has a decent heft to it.

O: [3.25] Blindfolded this tastes like a less sweet (slightly more complex) Bud. The body is better but over all I am totally underwhelmed by this beer. Just nothing sticks out or is noteworthy.

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Photo of teromous
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On the back label: 03-2017 L0422032

Appearance: It is extremely highly carbonated. I barely got a quarter of my glass filled before it erupted in a full glass of foam. Pour it very carefully. It has an amazingly huge head and it retains unbelievably. Great lacing. The body has nearly no color at all. It is lighter than a light golden straw color.

Aroma: There is very little aroma here. I am getting an ever so subtle banana scent which is accompanied by the lightest spicy hop aroma. I didn't smell the hops at first but after a while it started to show up. It is a pretty light aroma for a Hefeweizen but it is pleasant.

Taste: The beer tastes very watered down. It has a bit of a sweet cereal grain flavor but not much else. The aftertaste has just a bit of spice at the end followed by a very pronounced alcohol flavor. The flavor reminds me a bit of how alcohol wipes smell.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel on the beer is pretty good. It feels a bit thin for a wheat beer but it has good carbonation and a slight texture at the finish.

Overall: This beer has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride. I don't have much to say about it other than that I really wouldn't recommend it to a fan of big flavorful Hefeweizens. It seems like a transitional beer somewhere between a light lager and a Hefeweizen. I probably wouldn't pick it up again. I can finish off the beers that I have easily enough but I won't be shopping for this again.

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Photo of Vestlake
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour. Pours cloudy with a big two finger head. Aroma is classic German Hefewiezen, but kind of generic. The taste was the same. There's a lot in the style that are much better than this.

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Photo of HefeweizenLover
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 0.5l bottle into a Weizen glass. ABV 5.3%

Appearance: Pale goleden to light amber color. Mild hazy. Tall and foamy white head, with good retention and good lacing. Very high carbonation visible.

Smell: Yeast, moderate banana aroma.

Taste: Wheat, malt, gentle bitterness from hops, banana notes in traces coming through from the background, but without any of the traditional clove or bubblegum flavors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light-to-medium bodied, good carbonation in the mouth.

Overall: Refreshing, pleasant and thirst quenching, but not much of a taste. Decent enough, but pretty average for the style.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The quintessential German beer in m opinion, and the bar to which I compare all others. There are better Hefeweizens, there are worse, but on a hot summer day Erdinger is one of my favorites. I love the plain wheat malt taste and texture, and the hops and yeast flavors are delightfully clean and fresh. A mass-produced beer that still tastes like a beer.

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