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: 2,057
Photo of ADR
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark yellow, only slightly opaque color. Pale head that settles early to a edge-clinging skim. Nice yeasty/clovey aromas. Subtle estery flavors, mostly spicy with an upswell of apple cider and a little citrus twist at the end. Some Hefe-wheats seem more "rolling" in their flavor profiles, a character I like better. OK beer here, a refreshing beer in a not-very-favorite style -- in my opinion.

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Photo of putnam
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice, uncomplicated, hefeweizen that is a little syrupy. In fact it tastes a little like zucchini bread. Velvety honey notes, bread pan, poppy seeds... finishes dry because the syrup gives up, revealing old lemons and cardboard. Serve with VFW buffet and you'll be in heaven.

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Photo of BeerAngel
3.22/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow/amber that is just slightly cloudy and has a massive but very thin bubbled head that dissipates like a soda...strange! Lots and lots of carbonation! The smell is slightly lemony with light wheat tones. The taste is very weak and reveals slight wheat flavor with little else. Poor example of a Hefeweizen....but I'll drink it anyway ;-) Prosit!

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Photo of aracauna
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wimpy head for a hefe. Nice reddish gold body. Nice estery nose, but not overly strong. Flavor is superbly balanced among the wheaty malt, citric fruitiness (although it leans more towards orange than lemon), bubblegum/banana esters and the cloves. A very mild drinkable hefe, nicely balanced.

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Photo of marc77
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange hue covered by a thick, billowy and dense white head supported by lively bubbling. Light wheat tartness and a hint of bubblegum in aroma, without much else there. Unimpressive aromawise. Tartness upfront gives way to smooth grainy notes and understated clove. Mellow yeast mustiness accompanied by subdued banana esters become perceptible mid palate. Lightly bodied for style, but proteinaceous enough to lend a smooth, agreeable mouthfeel. Finishes with pleasant bready malt and mineral notes. Erdinger Weissbier is understated in yeast character, the overall balance and cleanliness lend it excellent drinkability.

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

Erdinger Weisse: In a classic half liter brown bottle. Fantastic looking beer, with a thick white head, with great Belgian lace, and a cloudy orange/yellow. Very pronounced aroma of yeast and bananas. Highly carbonated, with assertive tastes of yeast, and dryish/clean aftertaste. Very easy to drink and very refreshing, but the yeast/banana tastes of the yeasts were a little overwhelming.

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Photo of BitteBier
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours yellow-orange with relative clarity until the cloudy yeast cascades nicely downward. Substantial head dissipates more quickly than expected. Scent is light and mildly fruity with only faint hints of wheat and clove. Taste is similar--very smooth but without some of the flavors and bite one expects in a wheat beer. Very drinkable but rather unremarkable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, tannish-golden-orange with a bright white head that holds OK. The aroma is slightly sweet and somewhat citrusy with little banana or clove. The body is medium-light which combines with a good level of natural carbonation (2.7 volumes CO2 or more) to give a zesty and then creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is mildly sweet up front with a good deal of sensation from the carbonation. The middle of the palate offers some citrusy notes. The finish brings out a swirl of hop flavor and bitterness, leaving a dry, clean aftertaste. Quite distinct in its citrusy elements, and very refreshing, but also limited in character.

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Photo of ryanocerus
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good hefeweizen, but not the best. Not as good as Erdinger's Dunkel either, in my opinion. Cloudy golden color with a huge thick head (see head description of Kristallklar). The aroma was much more citrusy and less malty than the Kristallklar. The taste was also quite citrusy and less malty and it lingered on the tongue much longer. Excellent carbonation for a good mouthfeel.

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Photo of Thrasher
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another good German hefe, but this has more in common with an English bitter than most. This is due to the forceful malt presence, which really does taste British to me. The fruity hefe flavors from the wheat and yeast are less prominent. Good velvety mouthfeel with hints of chocolate from the malts. This is a nice change of pace; mellower, less sharp, does not impose as much on the taste buds. It is also pretty even-keeled, and perhaps not as exciting. The least "hefe" of the well-known German hefes, but I don't consider that a bad thing in and of itself.

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Photo of frank4sail
2.7/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clean fresh slight malt nose. hazy dark gold look (a little too dark). There is NOT a lasting head but there is a very fine white lace. Very basic plain disappointing taste. No fruit.. no yeast.. no special tongue at all just a basic wheat malt taste. Not much mouth either. I could not believe the blandness of the taste... My taste must be spoiled by Franziskaner and Paulaner....

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Photo of usualpulp
3.4/5  rDev -4%
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 StevieW
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good example of a hefe-weiss. On tap, poured a nice thick white head with lots of bubbles. It was golden yellow, nice thickness, mine even had some yeast floaters in it, which is a good thing. Lots of bubbles, the head left quickly. Noticed the big banana taste more so than others in this style. The fruitness and bubbles seemed drown out the doughy flavor I like. Overall, very drinkable and refreshing. The place even served it in the brewery glass. I still think Uncle Otto's is tops in this style.

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Photo of psugrad98
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light tan in color with a slightly off white head. Fresh wheat taste with hint of clove and citrus, highlighted with the addition of a lemon wedge. Thick tasting on the tongue. Nice yeast presence.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Interested in trying this....very prevalent in the area around Munchen. According to Jackson, Erding is the biggest wheat-bier producer in the world. Was medium-golden in color, with a bit of orange color...cloudy, too.... mousse-like head...short-lived. No lacing present. Lots of banana in the nose, with a touch of clove and maltiness. Mild, overall. Flavor had more banana, some very mild spiciness, and a lemony end. A fruity weiss, as opposed to some with the clove/yeast spiciness.Good body, but a slightly prickly tongue.... smoothed out more as it warmed. More subdued than most German Weisse biers.

overall: 3.65
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5


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Photo of Jason
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500 ml tall brown Euro style bottle with a “best before end” freshness date on the back label.

Appearance: Fluffy looking off white head with a less than normal head retention for a wheat beer, sunset orange yellow hue with a very cloudy look to for the decanting of the yeast in the glass.

Smell: Light fermented wheat twang, soft spicy clove with a rounded and mellow fruitiness makes up the aroma.

Taste: Just as smooth as it is crisp with a creamy medium body, not too much on the clove spiciness but it is there and holds on through the finish. Good dose of malt sweetness and a twang from the wheat, powdery yeast adds a touch of earthy flavour. Fruitiness is mellow just like the aroma with subtle ripe banana and pear. Hops are light and ride with the effervesce and clove. Sweetness and clove battle it out in the finish as the dryness tries to creep in also.

Notes: Decent, a bit one-dimensional for the style. Easy to drink which comes more from the mouth feel than the flavour. When it comes to wheat beers in general this one lands just above mediocre unfortunately.

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Photo of John
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew has all the typical characteristics of a south German hefe. I also think this one's a bit dryer and slightly more tart than most. Not a bad thing mind you, just a bit more lemon upfront. A touch lighter in body as well.

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