Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus | Erdinger Weissbräu

BA SCORE
86
very good
494 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
Ratings:
494
Reviews:
275
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Photo of RMentair
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of OKCNittany
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Premo88
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
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 -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dithyramben
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mobrado
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of der_meister
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HerrManneling
5/5  rDev +29.9%
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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Photo of josanguapo
2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Gourmet Club of El Corte Ingles. In Paulaner glass. Playing Magic 2015. Drinks easy but doesnt enthusiasm. I prefer the taste of a normal weizen

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Dirty, hazy brown in colour. Plenty of streaming CO2 in the glass and a thick foam head with great retention.

Smell - Spicy aroma first off with some banana, some booze with plenty of nutty tones and some citrus.

Taste - Sweet and sugary at the start this beer subsides into a warming boozy middle. Spicy first off similar to the nose with some banana with plenty of nutty tones and some citrus.

Mouth feel - Slightly watery compared to other beers in the range. There is also only poor linger with this beer due to the watery feel.

Overall - This beer while tasty is only around average for the range and the poor mouth feel and smell let it down.

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

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, part of a new mixed-pack from Erdinger now available in Alberta.

This beer pours a dark, very murky brown colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy beige head, which leaves a bit of low-lying coastal vista lace around the glass as it eventually seeps away.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, wet banana chips, ethereal savoury spice, a touch of dry, flaky chocolate, faintly spicy wheat grain, and soft earthy, floral, and slightly weedy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy caramel malt, a still second-class gritty wheatiness, banana bread, toffee candies, understated bittersweet chocolate, muddled dark orchard fruit, very tame earthy spice, and a genial weedy, leafy, and floral noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its more fizzy than frothy wanderings, the body on the light side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, the heretofore sneaky alcohol finally coming onto the scene. It finishes off-dry, the lingering caramel and wheat doing well to push aside any spice, yeast, fruit, or yes, booze.

A pretty tasty and engaging Weizenbock, the grand uptick in ABV hardly noticeable in the least, while the other sundry players punch in, punch out, and all is well. Worthy of a go, even if it means having to get yet another one of those basic Erdinger weizen glasses in the deal - no worries, it makes a nice gift to your beergeek-aspiring friends.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An ok weissbier, but doesn't stand out.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome weizenbock, strong, full of character and complex. Banana, spices, bread, ethanol, caramel, and extremely well controlled acidity. Smells delicious.

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Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.85 out of 5 based on 494 ratings.
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