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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus | Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
500 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 01-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,238
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
500
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
80
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 500 |  Reviews: 277
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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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of OKCNittany
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Premo88
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle poured into wheat-beer glass

L: dark brown-cherry ... more brown than red, like a dark-stained piece of cedar wood; massive tan head of foam, about 2-inches tall with big bubbles stacked so perfectly -- it's a perfect pour and beautiful to look at it in the weizen glass; no stick or lace but the beer does keep a nice collar and a cool half-skin

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: full ... lots of carbonation for a mix of ale heft and lager crispness

O: fantastic brew, what I'd expect from a "German quadruple" if such a category existed ... it's super sweet but has a nice oak-wood flavor (earthiness) to help it balance out ... I'm a big fan of this category and this brew fits nicely in it; a beer I will definitely revisit.

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Photo of celikelf
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dithyramben
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Too dark for me.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Honeybourne
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

From bottle, pours a copper colored slightly cloudy with a large and lasting tan head. Aroma Sweet, malty and grainy with ripe banana, wheat, some dark fruits, some clove. Smooth texture with a big sweet mouth feel. Flavor of clove, malt, wheat, dark fruits, syrup, herbs. Lingering sweet ripe banana and caramel. Very nice.

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Photo of Shadman
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mobrado
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 HerrManneling
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong and creamy, my personal favorite. Tastes like liquid bread, great dark color and body. One of the finest wheat beers I've tasted.

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