Erdinger Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 01-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,936
Reviews:
785
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.45%
 
 
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34
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491
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3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
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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3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
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3.53/5  rDev +2%
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3.98/5  rDev +15%
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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3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
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4.56/5  rDev +31.8%
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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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3.53/5  rDev +2%
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Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.46 out of 5 based on 1,936 ratings.
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