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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus | Erdinger Weissbräu

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

This beer is growing on me. I'll have to pick up a few more. It's still a very rough style, though. There aren't a ton of easily available weizenbocks, but Aventinus and the relatively new Vitus cast a long shoadow over the style. The beer is a dark brown, slightly reddish with a dissipating beige head that leaves a little lacing. The nose is fruity with dark stone fruit combined with ripe bananas. The flavor is actually quite complex, but it isn't bright enough for me as a weizenbock. The feel starts almost excessively fizzy. My girlfriend called it soda-like, but the feel is more on the expensive, small batch end of soda. The taste just doesn't have the rich spiced fruit flavors of the best weizenbocks, but it's still a good beer.

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

Photo of bditty187
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich dark brown hue, amber highlights, surprisingly dense, tan, tightly packed bubbly head that slowly collapsed, some lace. Unfortunately weak nose, malt and some lightly sugared dark fruit. Alcohol is noticeable. Flavorful but not complex, slightly toasted malt with hints of raisins and prunes, alcohol is rather warming. Vaguely bitter. Faintly sweet and slightly sour finish, sticky. Too thin, creamy mouthfeel… yet fulfilling.

I would recommend Erdinger Pikantus but it is not on par with Aventinus (but what is?). Enjoy one on a cold winter day!

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Photo of Domingo
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 3rd beer I've had from Erdinger. Pretty interesting that all three have had a pretty unique flavor profile. Even though they're Bavrian wheat beers, they seem to have a mild fruit flavor profile.
Pours a cloudy brown color. Definitely unfiltered as there's a fair amount of year particles and sediment. Big fluffy head that all good weissbiers should have.
The nose focuses mainly on dark bready wheat malts. Much like the dunkel weissbier, I'm not picking up tons of banana here, which is unique amongst most others.
The flavor profile matches a doppelbock as much as a dark weizenbock. Lots of chocolate and rum raisin character. The wheat offers a husky flavor that carries over as well. The traditional weissbier yeast notes are primarily clove-based here. Banana creeps in with the finish (only slightly) and hops leave a little bit of herbal character.
Easy drinking and not too strong, this is pretty good stuff and something I could easily drink a couple bottles of. Plus, in a style where heat is very common, this beer really doesn't have much at all.
Much like their other beers, I think Erdinger makes wheat beers for people that don't traditionally flock to them. The yeast fruit character is minimal and herbal/spice notes come through more.
Unique amongst other wheat bocks, I recommend this one, especially if you're normally not a fan of the style.

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Photo of SheepNutz
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap poured into a small Erdinger weizen glass. It pours a deep murky brown color with two fingers of off-white head. There is little lacing. The smell has bits of dark fruit and caramel maltiness. Just a little light though. The taste is sweet, and has a lot of caramel to it. Hints of toffee and raisin in there as well. The body is fairly nice and smooth. The drinkability is great for a 7.3% brew. A decent weizenbock.

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

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

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

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown body with foamy beige head. Scent is faint of wheat and yeast. The taste is mainly of dark fruits, along with some hints of wheat, bearing other similarities to Chimay Bleu. It has a very smooth finish, making for a damn good beer altogether.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

The last time I had this I was in Germany, looked forward to trying it again and reviewing for the first time.

Very dark ruby red and brownish in color. Caramel, plum, burnt sugar came through in the nose. Taste was much of the same, but more noticeable. Hints of banana and clove hidden in there as well. High carbonation with a full body to back it up. Not available near me, but a solid choice when I have the chance.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a large tan head. The aroma is heavy on the toffee, with some bubblegum, banana and clove notes mixed in. The flavor is very similar, the banana and bubblegum notes from the yeast really standing out. There is also some caramel and toffee from the malt and the beer is fairly sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of adamcthomp
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cliff1066
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ESpindle615
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Photo of Stocean1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gmelcar
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Voja
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of biggred1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark scarlet and turbid with tons of suspended yeast and a massive foamy sand colored head that leaves very little lace behind. Smells of dark fruit, raisins, dates, prunes..etc. Some spicy yeast and clove are present. Tastes similar to the smell with a dark fruity sweetness balanced by a dry yeasty quality and just enough hop bittering and warm alcohol in the finish. High carbonation adds to the drinkability. Good stuff.

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

Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 500 ratings
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