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:
#8,639
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 andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new arrival at the local LCBO...

A - Pours a murky cola colour finger of off-white head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Scent is a tad mild but offers up some musty grains, hints of cloves and bananas with a bready caramel finish.

T - Candied sugar, hints of cloves and spiced apple cider, hints of raisins and toasted grains with a burnt apple flavour that lingers alongside a touch of ABV sweetness.

M - Lighter bodied ale that fills the mouth, goes down smooth and finishes wet.

O - A tasty weizenbock with a decent flavour profile. Nothing overpowering and certainly a sessionable version of the style. These guys know how to brew solid, yet easy drinking, brews. A pleasant addition to the local selection.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of alugeris
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of peensteen
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown colour, hazy with 2 finger of off white head, good amount of lace as well. Smell is of dark breads, hefty malt bill, cocoa, a bit of dark fruit with a subtle amount of banana and clove as well. Taste is malty, banana bread up front with more dark bread, some mid palate spice, fruit, cocoa and light banana in the finish. Medium carbonation, medium body and even a bit creamy at points as well. Overall this is a decent drink however I would have to say this is more bock than weizen, regardless this was fairly good and relatively inexpensive so this could be something I revisit while it is still on shelves in these parts.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of SmashPants
2.91/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: standard 500mL brown bottle, standard German wheat beer macro label.

Appearance: dark amber-brown in colour with a fluffy tan head that drops to one-finger with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: quite a pungent aroma, plenty of yeast, some dark fruits and spices.

Taste: a very interesting combination of flavours - tastes kind of like a strong banana abd clove wheat beer with chocolate and brown sugar poured on top. Definitely not my thing.

Aftertaste: aftertaste is similar with a slight hop bitterness along for the ride.

Mouth feel: a heavy body with moderate fine carbonation. Seems well considered for the style.

Overall: considering some of the great reviews I have heard about this beer I am certain that I am not yet used to this style, but it tastes to me like a thick, strong wheat beer with chocolate and caramel syrup poured into it. Add to that a price tag of AU$70 a case of 12 x 500mL, and this is a no go for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 3.45$

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. I can't make out the level of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, banana, wheat

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts mixed with dark fruits and wheat. There is also a bit of butterscotch/caramel and some banana. It ends with a fruity and sweet aftertaste.

Overall – I really enjoyed this one. Lots of great flavours that work really well together. The carbonation is a little out of control but other than that this is a winner for me.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of wattoclone
4.94/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Although Erdinger hefeweizen is easy to find in Pennsylvania, for some reason the weizenbock and dunkelweizen and extremely difficult to find. I had to drive deep into New Jersey to find it it. In the end it was well worth the trip. This is the darkest and richest weizenbock I have tried thus far. Aroma of caramelized burnt sugar, vanilla and over ripe bananas. Sweet dark fruit predominates the complex taste with hints of dates, rum, raisins, maple and ripe prunes. As is normal for Erdinger, it is bottle conditioned and very cloudy as a result. There is a very pleasant, lingering aftertaste of pecan pie. If this was more readily available I would certainly drink it on a regular basis.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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