Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus | Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Weissbier PikantusErdinger Weissbier Pikantus
BA SCORE
71.6%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 496 ratings
Erdinger Weissbier PikantusErdinger Weissbier Pikantus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 01-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,671
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
496
Liked:
355
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
10.34%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
78
Trade:
0
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Photo of drmeto
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a cloudy mahogany with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,beige head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-plums,figs,raisins,strawberries,syrupy,caramel
T:
-Follows the nose + spicy,nutty and fresh brown bread
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium, soft body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
Due to Erdinger's neutral House yeast, this is much more similar to a Doppelbock than a Weizenbock.
A damn good Beer though.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a darker brown with a huge, weissbier-appropriate, tan head. Nose is a bit of banana, clove and caramel. The gets the same - yum!

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lt_Col_Kilgore
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer's got a rich, yet smooth taste with a kind of peppery note the comes through.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoshJ
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnine
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeB
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kormorant
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I've seen many reviews of people describing the original Erdinger Weissbier as good but not awesome, so I decided to try a few more beers before giving a shot to this brand.
In the attempt to find a Paulaner Weissbier here in Argentina, which I couldn't find, I found this 'Pikantus' Weizenbock, thinking it was a normal Weissbier.
When I got home, I sent it right to the fridge, and after a few hours later, I poured this beer in a 300ml glass.
Look: The perfect balance between a hefeweizen and a bock makes this beer look unique.
Smell: Traces of banana, typical of weissbiers, mixed with some sour touches.
Taste: Stronger than most wheat-based beers, yet, delicious. The bock properties in this Erdinger makes it a bit sour, in my opinion.
Feel: The feel is BY FAR the best point in this beer, a creamy texture, followed by non-agressive bubbles and a soft feeel in the drinkers' mouth.
Overall: A very good beer, would give a 4.5 overall, but gotta stick with a solid 4.25, due to the fact that I felt it was a bit high for this one.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of turbotype
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mortarforker
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brookfieldglass
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a Erdinger Weizen glass.

Pours a dark brown with a hint of amber that was topped by a fluffy light brown three finger head but quickly dissipated to a half of a finger head but so far has good retention at that point.

Aroma: I smell caramel, some sort of "dark fruits", along with some banana and perhaps clove.

Taste: Caramel, dark fruit, banana, basically the aroma described above with a very very slightly boozy finish but a very balanced beer from start to finish despite the higher ABV content.

Mouth-feel: This strikes me as a medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation. The overall feel is very drinkable but yet a bit creamy to a dry feeling on the finish.

Overall: This is my first experience with this particular beer but it ranks up there with some of the other breweries Weizenbock offerings in Germany. This is a very easy drinker despite the higher ABV and it very consistent in start to finish. I would definitely revisit this beer again but in my part of the country it is somewhat difficult to find.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very cloudy and thick, almost impossible to see through.
Smells nice, spicy. The taste is complex, the pepper flavour striking at first, then mixing with a more fruity feeling and caramel.
The alcohol content makes its presence felt.
Recommended cold.
In point of view, a very good dark bock beer.

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Photo of gallan1
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely drinkable wheat Beer

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Photo of videofrog
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hanyuu
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abarquerov
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of desint
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 71.6% out of 100 with 496 ratings
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