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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 keithmurray
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Appearance - cloudy golden colour with fluffy white head

smell - wheat, yeast, citrus

Taste - wheat, slight citrus, kind of muted compared to other entrants to the style

mouthfeel - highly carbonated, light, somewhat refreshing, slight sourness on the end

drinkability - could drink 2 or 3 of these, but then again I've had better hefeweizens than this

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Photo of luke12345
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Although it's probably a good example of its beer style I thought this was a sheep in wolf's clothing. Looked awesome. Poured a massive head which took time dissipating to 1/8". Dark raw umber color and a linen head with a tight grip. And then I tasted it. Honestly it's just a smidge more than a standard pilsner. I never expected such a dark beer to taste so light. Anyway, looks good, tastes pretty boring.

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Photo of beersdmf17
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of jneiswender
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 1.09 pint bottle into a hefe glass.

A-Nice bright white fluffy head. Sunset yellow, crimson body. Nice carbonation.

S-Nice bubblegum. Some bananna and clove.

T-Smooth for a hefe. Strong bubblegum, bannana bread.

M-Thick and full for a hefe. Not very much snap. Not very crisp for a hefe.

D-Good drinking beer. Great for the summer. Good flavor but not the snap or crispness that one may want in a hefe. All depends on one's taste.

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Photo of Unchi
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of gutbuster
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vwbus7
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of whynot44
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice gold color with a fluffy white head that hangs around for a while and leaves some nice lace on the side.

The aroma is mostly bananas and cloves.

Medium bodied, very pleasant malt & yeast flavor. Somewhat fruity - banana(?) with a little clove and vanilla. Slight hops flavor mostly in the aftertaste, smooth refreshing, very nice.

Not really sweet, but almost a "desert" beer. Excellent.

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Photo of JamesLeung
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mjurney
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden color, cloudy. Few amount of bubble rising up. Thin head.

Banana, vanilla beans, bready, slight citrus.

Banana, vanilla, a little lemony. Sweet, bready, cookie dough. Finish is a little tart, dry, crisp. Body is medium-light, refreshing, dry, carbonation is moderate.

It's good. A little dull.

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Photo of superdoopersauce
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of DSlim71
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cypressbob
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap

Pours with a murky amber/yellow body, very little light penetration

Smell is malty, very strong smell of yeast, strong esters

Taste is refreshing, very easy to drink. Taste of malt and a yeasty aftertaste as it goes down, although not a bad session beer
Very prominant sweet esters, bubblegum sweetness with a dry finish

Easy going down, not a bad wheat beer

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Photo of Traquairlover
2.46/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint, 0.9 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Cloudy golden, large white head of foam and medium and large bubbles, pretty good retention.

S = Far too light scented, smells that do come through are light lemon, slight hops, very, very light yeast smells.

T = Tastes like a mixture of 2/3 Bud with 1/3 hefe-weizen. Very little taste (not surprising given how light the smell was), but the fact that it really tastes a lot like a macro lager is a big surprise. I expected it to taste like a very light hefe, but mostly it just has very light malt and hops flavors with almost no yeast or wheat tastes, no bananas, no esters. A big let down.

M = Light to light-medium bodied, little too flat, very little mouthcoating.

D = This is not really bad, but it is not what I was expecting from a hefe. It was mostly just a drinkable but uninspired beer. Would not recommend it, but on a hot day it might be okay if nothing else were available.

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Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of atis
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale orange with large dense head with excellent retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is lemony clove, not much more.

Taste is mild and fruity yeasty clove, a bit sourish, it seems that flvaour is slightly muted, if compared to other Hefeweizens. Mouthfeel is medium with prickly carbonation.

Although the beer is a bit better than average, I would say it is one of the worst Erdinger brews. Maybe it seems so because of the high expections one has before drinking this famous beer...

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Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of IronCitySteve
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy yellowish orange color with a small white foam head that lasts for a short time before dissipating. No real lacing.

S: Some mild hints of clove, coriander, banana, wheat and earthyness. Nothing really stands out.

T: Similar to the scent. Starts off slightly spicy with the clove and coriander hitting the palate first. The banana can be tasted faintly in the middle and it finishes with a moist damp wheat taste.

M: Sort of thin with not enough carbonation. Leaves an earthy taste on the palate.

O: Not my favorite of Hefe's, but it was alright. Would not search this one out again but I would drink it again.

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Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of oelergud
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tall 1 pint 0.9oz brown glass bottle with a tan label and pry-off cap.
Pale and cloudy straw/sun golden body. Large white head that holds well and leaves great looking lace.
Delicious sweet malty scent with white bread and honey with abit of spice.
Mild sweet malt again with honey and mild spice. Refreshing and good. Short lived aftertaste of wheat.
Medium body and very little coating.
Highly drinkable, refreshing and mild. This will make a nice summer beer.


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Erdinger Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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