Erdinger Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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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 joaopmgoncalves
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The body is highly crystalline, which is not what is expected in a wheat beer, which is supposed to be a bit cloudy. Yet, the carbonation looks fine plus a generous head that has quite a retention but no lacing is present.
S: The smell is very bread-y, malt-y. I'm always thrown to somewhere else when I dive my nose into wheat beers.
T: The taste is bready as well but with some undertones of banana and clove.
M: The carbonation is too high right now, the behavior in mouth could be a lot better and also a bit more bitter.
O: Erdinger Weissbier will always be one of the beers that you can use to bring friends into craft beer. Most people start on this one.

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2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured a 500ml bottle into an Imperial Pint glass. Pours a deep cloudy gold with a fizzy-ish creamy white head. Aroma is almost non-existent. As someone else said, it can't be bad because there isn't much there. The same, unfortunately, goes for the taste. There just isn't much to it, good, bad or otherwise. Has a decent mouthfeel, with a little bit of carbonation. But overall, there just isn't much to it.
I've had it draft, as well, and it had a bit more "oomph" to it, but not significantly, so I've averaged out the two in the scores.

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4.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured form a 500 ml bottle into a snifter.

Straw pale color. Hazy as usual. Over the top head with excellent retention. Decent lacing on the sides. A good amount of very tiny bubbles. Super translucent.

Aroma is of yeast, banana and cloves. A little bit of spicy notes. Good amount of wheat. Typical hefe aroma. Strength is good.

Flavor is again full of clove phenols and very slight banana esters. Wheat sweetness is very much apparent. Slight warmth and creamy touch of yeast. Finish is semi sweet.

Mouth feel is light medium. High carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. No astringency.

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2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a cloudy dark gold color. The head is a three finger white shade with that has a foamy appearance to it. Retention is really nice, too.

S: Not only are the typical banana/clove estery aromas lacking is just about anything else. About the only thing I really notice is a mild cherry-like sweetness and the faintest hint of wheat. Not really a bad aroma - after all, how can a nose so weak be considered bad?

T: Well, the aroma suggested a feeble flavor, and that's what I got. While the lack of weizen esters allows the opening wheat quality and finishing noble hops to shine through more strongly, it really drinks like a dinky-ass US wheat ale (think Widmer Hefeweizen) instead of a proper German hefeweizen. Okay, so a slight banana presence builds up after a few sips, but by then it's too little, too late. Just a boring beer in all flavor aspects.

M: The texture does a good job of staying out the way of the lack of flavor by finishing with a mildly clean dryness to it. I could do without the budding wet, syrupy linger, but I'll certainly give it points for being refreshing and crisp.

O: A score this low would suggest a mediocre-to-poor effort riddled with flaws - however this isn't actually flawed, just devoid of any good weizen characteristics...or any characteristics for that matter. This one is certainly easy to down, at least. But when both Sierra Nevada and Weihenstephaner make weizens that are both superbly drinkable AND full of character, why should you care about this one?

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

yellow. hazey. golden center . very nice tops. very ornate ,slick head with some minor lace. the head retention is consistant to the last drink. pretty amazing.

not much to be said here, on pour its all grains , and I didnt detect any signs of malt
maybe some honey. not a strong nose, pleasant, to the point, as with the rest.

great stuff. has the sharpness i want from wheat beer.but not citrus note to overpower that grainy straw flavour, which is unlike the common wheat beers, I do enjoy a wheat beer with some orange or lemon to it, but this more classic format is what ive been looking for in a wiess. seems very session worthy,

starts out very sharp, levels to a good active carb at 2/3rd thru the swallow..
thats when the grains really pan out. has a slight slickness to it that makes it go down easily, but might get slightly filling after a few pints.

I enjoy most properly made wheat beer. rather or not it has the citrus note so many leading wheat beers use, isnt really relevant to me, I actually enjoy a wheatbeer without the generic "faux citrus" wheaty bit.. and this fits the bill in a great way,
I was hoping to not be dissapointed by this as my gf's father drinks it regularly, and he is a man of taste. I will most certainly be buying this again. and reccommend you do.

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