Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus | Erdinger Weissbräu

very good
492 Ratings
Erdinger Weissbier PikantusErdinger Weissbier Pikantus

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Erdinger Weissbräu

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1pt .9 floz bottle into a weizen glass.

A- Pours a very rich deep dark brown. Very hazy with no light penetration. Pours a 2 finger khaki colored head.

S- Sweet and rather spicy/fruity at first. Some faint hints of bubblegum wheatiniess with a bit of an underlying malty breadiness. Some very faint caramel notes as well.

T- Start's off with a more forward yet faint wheat flavor before moving into a slightly sweet body with some faint notes of bubblegum. The beginning is also slightly malty with some very faint grain bread and toffee notes. some slight cola flavor is present as well. Ends with a slightly malty finish.

M- Has a medium body feel to it with medium to high carbonation. Also a bit of a chewiness to it.

O- A good beer, but there are definetly better weizenbocks out there. The color kind of scared me at first and actually made me question weather or not I had actually picked up a dunkleweizen by mistake. Upon further inspection of the bottle just now I noticed they have actually labeled it as a Dunkler Weizenbock, odd. While this beer is decent I prefer Weinstephaner's Vitus over this any day.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of RodneyFarva
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, 11-2012 expiry, poured into a weizen glass

a: pours a deep brown, nearly black, with a three finger tan head, diminishing quickly to a thing film, no lacing

s: dark fruits, plums, raisins, alcohol heat, wheat. quite complex.

t: a rich wheatiness, dark malts, some dark fruits but less pronounced than in the nose, high carbonation. a brown sugariness to it as well. somehow complex and refreshing at the same time.

o: a rich and complex weizenbock. very enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bylerteck
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle split at a friend's house in Melbourne. From notes.

A - One finger of light brown head on a cloudy dark brown head. No lace and a film of retention.

S - Strong malt. Dark fruit and wheat. Nice.

T - Rich wheaty malt with some dark fruit and a gentle spice. The richness of strength from wheat malt is a nice flavour. Easier and less sweet than say a Dubbel.

M - Good carbonation and a medium to full body with a sweet finish.

O/D - Quite nice. Really rich and tasty with the ease of a regular Hefe. Good.

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark brown color with a two-finger, khaki-colored head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of thin lace on the glass.

S - It smelled malty with some dark fruits. There was a touch of banana aroma.

T - It tasted of spices with a good banana flavor. Nice wheat taste with some bready malts.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a classically good German Weizenbock. Love it. C'mon importers, bring us more good German bottles!

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4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have had this before but got a fresher bottle this time around. 500ml bottle best before 06 -2012.

It pours a hazy dark brown with a large but fizzy off-white head that leaves no lacing. Lacing eventually forms as you drink.

The smell is sweet and intoxicating. All I can think of is a quad. Rich dark fruits, nice yeast presence, and sweet dark malts in the back.

The taste is again quad-like. I originally had this very shortly into my craft drinking phase, and I had only had helles weizenbocks. This really strikes me as quad-like though, or maybe a dubbel. It is rich with dark fruits, a rustic yeast strain, and sweet, robust malts. The malts are really delicious here.

This is not quite as good as Aventinus, in fact I am gonna have one of those after this if I am feeling it, but this is a great one.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Cozzatoad
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

A- Pours a nice deep dark brown, with a huge amount of light brown/off-white head. Retention and lacing are both quite good

S- Soft bready malts with notes of yeast and brown sugar. Delicate but still easily detectable dark fruit hints (prune, maybe more). Simple and delicate aroma, but still very nice

T- What the smell suggested, though a bit more assertive. Quite big malt presence with notes of brown sugar and maybe caramel. A Spicy/phenolic underneath presence (clove, maybe pepper) shows up on both tongue and palate and brings some life and vividness. Some delicate dark fruit notes show up as well (prune, raisin). Overall this feels like something crossing the border between a weizen and a strong dark ale

M- Medium body. Smooth but vivid mouthfeel on both tongue and palate due to a nice amount of carbonation

O- Extremely drinkable, decently complex. Somehow warming and refreshing at the same time. A very fine brew

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured giant 4 finger head. Great retention. Moderate lacing. Color is dark brown.

S. Yeast, clove, banana, caramel, some dark fruit.

T. Caramel, sweet, dark fruit, yeast, raisins. Has a bit of banana and clove flavor. Nice mix of caramel sweetness with dark fruit flavors.

M. Medium/full bodied. Lingering sweetness. Medium carbonation.

O. Interesting beer. Nice dark fruit flavor. Almost belgianesque. Makes me question whether or not a lot of the weizenbocks have been true to style. Very easy drinking beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BierStein711
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into weizen glass

No freshness date indicated

Three finger head, quickly fading to one and a half fingers

A: Blood orange, with some darker accents

S: Estery, spices, cloves, some chocolate

T: Chocolate and malt

M: Thick and warming

Overall, this is an alright beer worth consuming. Another one of Erdinger's greatest hits. I will have this again. However, their actual weissbier is still number one to me.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.85 out of 5 based on 492 ratings.
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