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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Ratings: 496 |  Reviews: 277
Photo of toscanoigor
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterPro125
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

A- Pours a dark, hazy amber (when held up to a light source). Topped by a fluffy off-white 1 finger head that dissipates into a thin layer fairly quickly. Patchy lacing.

S- Caramel, dark fruit (prune, raisin), as well as the banana and clove flavour that is typical in most wheat brews.

T- Caramel, dark fruit, banana, and a crisp, non-assertive hop bite to finish. Well balanced taste from start to finish. No indication of the relatively high ABV.

M- Medium-Heavy body and crisp moderately high carbonation. The carbonation definitely plays a big part in making this very drinkable.

O- An excellent weizenbock that offers an extremely well balanced flavour and aroma, all the while being very drinkable. Refreshing .

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Photo of CurtisD
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

L: dark brown color, cloudy , light head that disolves quickly

S: malty and fruity is what i will describe. sweet malts and caramel, dark fruits like plums,raisins and dates, banana ripes and spices

T&F: delicious malty sweetness,and fruity, The fruity flavours is in the begining with much of the aromas in the taste, dark fruits, the malts takes over in the middle, sweet caramel malts that are greatly balanced, some nice hop notes in the finishing and the aftertaste. this beer was very well rounded,the high alcohol content is very well hidden that is not very noticable in the flavour.

O: this beer was a true pleasure to drink, a great example of its style. This is a beer that i sure will grab again if i get the chance. Delicious

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Photo of Michael_Lopez
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alexrdvz
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Beginner2
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had this before, but either I changed or it changed or the memory is failing.
I should have enjoyed this refreshing dark wheat treat, but the carbonation was too much for my tongue.
It managed to go with cheese mostly appetizers.
And I have no complaints.
But I think I've had enough for several more years.

I'm going to start noting when a beer is listed in one of my three books comprising my classical beer education.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.
It also is listed on the "1001."

In his 1999 edition, Michael Jackson gave this a 2.5 stars (out of 4) and thought it "very smooth"; indicating something has changed or it was my bottle.

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Photo of AndrewC
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SassaDog
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gefinley
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of James954
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. bottle

(There's a little plagerism from another member here...Just wanted to get a good description down while I was a little too drunk to elaborate.)

L: Raisin color

S: "dark dried fruits, grapes, sweet grapes -- port wine without any alcohol burn/astringency; oak wood, but not smokey ... very sweet; toasted fruit; a musty earthiness dances perfectly with all that sweetness"

T: "toasted apricot ... lots of sweet malt, kind of a medium-dark flavor -- dark dried fruits, prunes, dates ... almost dusty, too, like a quadruple; a definite wheat twang to it, not tart or sour but ... well, maybe just a whisper of a tart note, but it's buried under so much sweet malt flavor that it comes out like a little "twang" for lack of a better descriptor; the sweetness is undeniable ... it's borderline quad-like"

F: Perfect mouthfeel...thick and full carbonation with just the right heft

O: The best Erdinger i've had yet.

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Photo of Zylod
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grinky
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale cloudy nut brown with a pile of tan froth that fades fast. 3.75
Pencil erasers, banana creme and light clove. 3.75
Carrot cake, cola syrup, overripe banana, birch beer and prune. 3.5
Slight licorice end and spearmint linger.
Light, fizzy, yet burns. 3.5

Some slick, cloying malt sweetness up front where there should be melanoidin bread. Sharp carbonation - makes for an unpleasant feel that accentuates the heat; no wheat creaminess whatsoever. Esters and phenols are both light. An all around poor example of the style. 3.5

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Photo of francorp
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcubz
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some dark fruits, cloves. Taste is malty, nutty, bananas, cloves, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 71.6% out of 100 with 496 ratings
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