Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus | Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Weissbier PikantusErdinger Weissbier Pikantus
497 Ratings
Erdinger Weissbier PikantusErdinger Weissbier Pikantus

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Erdinger Weissbräu

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 01-28-2002

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown with off-white head. Nose is aromatic with yeasty bready notes reminding me of dark breads. Palate brings forth nice dark wheaty flavors, wild flavors from the yeast working their magic, and plentyfor carbonation for a tingly zing as it goes down the gullet.

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Photo of Morris729
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany color with a thick and creamy tan colored head that fades into a thin lace. Nose is weak with aromas of sweet roasted malts and grains and a hint of dark fruit. Smooth and creamy in the mouth with a great deal of carbonation. Taste is sweet malts, dark fruit, light chocolate, and a touch of ripe banana. Alcohol becomes more noticeable as the beer warms a bit. Finish is dry. All in all, a complex and enjoyable brew.

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Photo of EOC
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint .9 ounce bottle. Erdinger Pinkatus pours out a thick, dark brown color with a large, rocky head. The aroma is chocolate and bananas, but I also pick up something not unlike blood. Banana bread and vanilla flavor. Sweet and malty. This beer is missing the sour flavor that I associate with the style. Some tasty spices. Flowery hops come in at the finish. Thick mouthfeel. Drinkability is decent. This is quite the weizenbock: a nice appearance and the flavor to back it up.

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

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice dark brown brew that had a scent that reminded me of chocolate, roasted wheat, and cherries. The fruitiness was an unexpected twist.

It was a nice rich beer, slightly sweet, the light roasted taste lasting long into the finish. It wasn't bitter, and there was alcohol evident. The alcohol overtones reminded me more of a barleywine-type taste than a bock.

It was a little thicker than I like for the sweetness involved. A good drinking beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. hazy brown , with a huge tight ,bubbled light tan head. Sweetish aromas of malt, and a strained wheatiness,pretty subdued though. While indeed sweet, it has a rather intresting undertone that is semi-bitter from the malts presumably and this tempers the sweet.Wheat like ceral at the end of the taste. Creamy aspects even, little alcohol present but its nice. Liked the palate on this smooth,velvet and creamy at the end. Nice beer..much betterthan the other Erdinger wheat beers I had had.

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

Photo of krazyboi
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown/orange, slightly cloudy, big head formation, leaves a little bit of lacing.

S: Sweet, malty, caramel, banana.

T: Sweet, slightly bitter, caramel, slightly citrusy, and ends off with a slight alcohol kick and lingering bitterness.

M: Thick and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation, and "slightly chewy."

D: This is a good beer which I would probably drink again. The bitterness definitely lingers for a while. It feels great in the mouth and tastes great also. All in all, a beer I would recommend to friends. Try it!

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

Photo of Fernando_Bastos
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Hibernator
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Erdinger Weizen-Bock Pikantus
16.9 oz brown bottle
Best before 12-2005
Served in a Schneider Weisse glass

Pours a deep, dark brown color with some lighter shades of brown toward the bottom of the glass. Thick head after the pour, but quickly turns to a thin lace around the glass.

Whiffs of prunes and sugary sweetness.

Thick, syrupy malt flavors with a spicy, clove finish. Hints of raisins and prunes coated in caramel. Heavy, juicy malt goodness with a tad of warmth behind each sip. The 7.3% ABV is well hidden with the drinkability level.

Enjoyable beer and one of my favorite styles. Worth checking out.

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Photo of brendan13
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - 500ml bottle dated best before 04-2008. Pours a hazy dark brown colour with a solid 2 inch beige head that slowly falls away to a thin whisp. Fair amount of lacing is left.
S - Quite full on clove spice phenolic notes on top of a wheat malt & sweet dark fruit base.
T - All of the smell but better as well as some chocolate notes.
M - Medium bodied with a fairly sticky mouthfeel.
D - A good beer for sure but due to the 7.3%ABV it surely wouldn't be something you'd session.

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Photo of Tomais
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big frothy head, settles quickly and fades. No lacing.
A seriously murky dark brown beer -- chestnut brown against the light.
Smells like a wheatbeer yet very different; including strong cloves but with a mild fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel is lovely, thick and velvety -- with lots of fine grained carbonation typical of bottle-conditioned (I presume this is).

Taste is sweet high, and beery low in the mouth. Dryness balancing back of the hatch. Taste of cloves for a while there too.
This is a good beer - had a bottle last night and one again tonight. I prefered tonight's, which was closer to fridge temperature. Yesterday's was cellar temp -- I found the sweetness there too strong - not overpowering though in fairness. (Of course the problem there could be me -- I drink pils 99% of the time...)

I found it a difficult one to grade. As often with wheat beer, if it tasted as good as it smells (especially when it's a little down the glass) I'd be in heaven. It does taste good to me -- nicely balanced, but I dont get the complexity that some others talk about -- but then a beer doesnt have to be super complex to be good. It's on offer in my local supermarket -- I'll have to get some more of it, to help me come to a more informed conclusion like ;-)

Edit// you can pour it fairly agressively, the head holds longer and the carbonation is not so prickly at the start. It's a very satisfying beer. Add banana to the taste - but *dried* banana. I reduced the mark a little. That's it.

500ml brown bottle. Ten months before BBD.

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Photo of jamie2dope
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Haven't had too many weizenbocks so I decided that this would be a good choice. Poured into a pint glass an almost eggplant looking color that was lighter and cloudier at the top. Head was minimal, but still left a nice lace. With smell I wasn't too impressed, it was very musty with a powdery medicinal aroma. Taste was an improvement, lots of hops, powder, spice, banana, basically alot of complexities. Mouthfeel was medium to heavy, but still very easy to drink, in fact I would like to try some more and see what I pick up on upon sampling the second time. The only other weizenbock that I've had is Victory Moonglow, having said that I have top say that I like the style quite a bit. Very different and interesting...don't pass this one up if you see it.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Half Liter (1 Pint 0.9 fluid ounces) brown glass bottle with a gold colored main, and v-shaped, neck label. In between these a metallic gold strip professes “Mit Feiner Hefe In Der Flasche Gereift” in black lettering, which roughly translates as ‘bottle-conditioned’ in proper lingo me thinks. The main label lists the beer as “Erdinger Weissbräu Erdinger Pikantus”. Discretely listed as 7.3%, with a Best Before code of 11-2004 on the reverse label.

Appearance: Used an Erdinger Weissbräu Glass, a 0,5l Sahm that has an inverted bell top that curves away to a thinner concave base, the glass is just about the same height as the bottle. Very deep brown body, that is dark but clear. The head forms quickly into an off-white thick creamy cap. Lazy carbonation but solid conditioning.

Nose: Dark fruits, thick chewy prunes, raisins, currants and caramel. Chocolate wheats and some dark toffee.

Taste: Chewy and thick it immediately defines a presence. Dark malts exhibit a viscous bonfire toffee body that chews well. The head itself has a tasty caramel character, but the beer itself has a roasted caramel middle with a spicy finish. Soft and chewy, this is a lovely brew and one that drinks well. Dry spicy warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Soft, creamy and warming this is a real tasty brew to sink into the sofa with. The carbonation lends life whilst there is a spicy feel in the back end that tingles on the tongue.

Drinkability: The half-litre bottle did not last very long at all. The perfect balance of a thick chewy toffee caramel brew with that of a light “fleet of foot” Wheat brew. Very nice.

Overall: My third Erdinger of the evening and by far easily my biggest favorite of the trio. I have not had that many Weizenbocks, but I find this to be a very attractive, tasty, enticing beauty. I’ll give the Erdinger Hefe-Weizen, and Hefe-Weizen Dark, a miss, but I would certainly buy this one again. A damn tasty Erdinger Weissbräu and a cracking Weizenbock!!

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Photo of sinistermadman
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber hued brown color while retaining some lacing from the small head quite well.

Smell is of wheat, banana peel and a mild sour aroma (not bad, just can't pinpoint what it is).

The brew has a medium body with a slightly astringent, sharp presence on the palate. Taste is slightly citric with a backing of earthy malt with showings of caramel. Pretty smooth and quenching. Perceived alcohol is subdued making this a drinkable beer. Worth taking a look at.

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3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Erdinger Weizen glass. Brown color, dark amber tints to the light. Beige froth lasts as a thin layer on top.. Aroma profile shows toasted malts, chocolate hues, floral & spiced notes, toffee & subtle Bamberg sweetness. Flavorful toasted malt upfront. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Voluptuous, creamy mouthfeel touch by subtle spicy notes. Hints of bread & banana then floral bitterness arises & lingers into a refreshing & extended bitter/sweet finish. Hints of licorice candy on the aftertaste. Refreshing & delicious. A creamy, malty, dense & flavorful beer well balanced by slight bitterness !!!

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Photo of FLima
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with a thick head with good retention.
Aroma of wheat, chocolate, yeast and toasted malts.
Nice spicy and malty flavor with notes of roasted malts, lots of nuts, cloves and grassy hops. Dry aftertaste, mildly acid.
Light to medium body with good carbonation and tiny bubbles. 7.3% ABV is well hidden
It is been a few years since last time had it, and I recall to like it a lot, but after tasting so many other experiences I thought it might be boring now. But it is still a great, well balanced and pleasant brew. This is much easier to drink than Vitus and Aventinus, so a good start point or a more relax and still flavorful Weizenbock.

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Photo of DiUr
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Suds
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one’s a thick, impenetrable ruddy brown colored liquid. It’s a creamy and full bodied brew, with moderate carbonation. The flavor is notably roasted, with an almost syrupy sweetness up front. The aroma has a muted malt characteristic, with a lot of fruit (prune, banana). Alcohol is also detectable in the aroma. The finish has a pleasing spiciness. It’s a very nice-looking beer…with a solid, stable, billowing head. This is an extremely satisfying beer.

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Photo of dgilks
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark brown, almost black. Big tan head with small bubbles. An attractive glass of beer.

S - Not a whole heap of smell to this beer, some caramel and a little ethanol. I may have served this beer a little too cold for the smells to come through properly.

T - Very nice. While the beer was underwhelming to start (probably for due to temperature) there was some clear caramel flavour and a bit of chocolate coming through. As the beer warmed up these flavours became more pronounced and some wheat and ethanol flavours came through. There was also some yeast on the back of the beer.

M - Highly carbonated start. Later the beer felt much richer and thicker. It was really nice and creamy. Really very good.

D - This packs quite a punch at 7.3% ABV so I'm not going to be drinking these all day though it was very enjoyable.

Serving: 500 ml bottle

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Photo of meathookjones
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out a brown with a reddish highlights and a tall growing beige foam head. The head recedes fairly quickly to a cap of bubbles and doesn’t leave any lace stuck to the glass only a trail of head after each sip. Fruity sweet malt is the strongest smell in the aroma. Fruity malts hit the palette first with a nice sweetness that is not over done. Caramel flavors are also quite apparent, as is a dry spicy finish. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. I could definitely put a few of these away they are tasty with a fairly complex taste and its not too heavy on you. This is a pretty good example of the style that I would gladly have again.

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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 497 ratings
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