Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus | Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
506 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 01-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,106
Reviews:
281
Ratings:
506
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
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37
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Photo of dcotom
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-liter bottle into a weizen glass. Woody reddish-brown color, with a voluminous eggshell-colored head that left a bit of nice lacing. Aromas and flavors of dark bread, caramel, dried fruit, with a slight floral undertone. Lots of sweetness on the palate. Medium bodied, with some lingering fruity sweetness on the finish. There is some alcohol warmth that becomes a bit more prominent as the beer warms. I paired this with a bison burger and it was heaven. Delicious and very drinkable on its own.

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

Pretty tasty weizenbock. Sort of one dimensional with the sweetness. It could use some more banana notes. I am not too crazy about it but it is good. I will go with a B- . Cheers! B (80-84)

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Photo of tigg924
3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is dark wheat, clove, raisin, and chocolate. Medium bodied and carbonation, sweet. Several other weizenbocks I prefer. Above average but will not get again. Too sweet.

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anacross
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lovely, rich, cloudy mahogany body. Khaki 2 finger head with lots of fizz and big bubbles vanishes rather quickly leaving a faint ring around the glass.
The aroma is malty and sweet with caramel, some banana and clove and a bit of medicinal hops.
The taste follows the nose with a bit more sweetness. Finishes spicy with some pepper.
The mouth feel is a bit heavy and clumsy but it does have good carbonation which adds to the finish.

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Photo of dandy14
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 506 ratings