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Urweisse | Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger Weissbräu

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Ungespundet on 02-25-2008

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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 187
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- beautiful thick golden brown body. persistant and big off white head. Merrangue like head... "drink me"

S- Alcohol and floral. Almost buttery with sweet bread. Big malt characteristic, and a hint of bananna and vanilla.

T- Creamy buttery. Floral hop finish. Esthery tones in middle. Malty, creamy and toasty. Leafy and flowery. Banana with some spiciness. Vanilla and bread. And honey. Taste's great, just could be more stand out-ish.

M- Very light carbonation leaves a creamy and milky feel.

D- The size of the bottle leaves me full afterwards. Couldn't be downed very fast.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange that turns to a red in thicker spots of Erdinger glass. Yeast chunks in it, but hoping no issues on taste. Ben there before on Weiss. Typical creamy white head. Banana bread and citrus fruit smell. Shared than other Weiss. Definite clove. Taste is wonderful. Banana orange with malty yeast finish. A carbonic burst assists taste and texture. Smooth refreshing finish. Another great German beer makes me want to go!!

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Photo of aleigator
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a giant white, spongy head with a murky amber color to it.

Smells of an interesting mix, featuring ripe banana, dried leaves and a spicy clove note. Dough bread underneath with a whiff of tart sourness to it.

Every ingredient in this aims for the most possible refreshment and is perfectly in tune with the other flavors. Amped up by a vivid, soft carbonation, a pleasant complexity shines through at all times, providing a smooth mouthfeel.

Tastes of dried citrus peel, grass, white bread and a gentle yeast softness, which ties everything in this together. A stony mineral quality comes up after the swallow, accompanied by sugared yeast dough, transforming into wheat, wild honey and well water.

Very clean on the tongue, truly refreshing and well balanced. An easy drinkery which is perfect for the warmer days, being able to produce a depth of flavors within its yeast softness which makes this truly great.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of 10SEns
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Guden
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of samtrillo
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, one very much like the same now employed by Ayinger for its Ur-Weisse. Another brew available in the current Erdinger mixed pack.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber hue, with a teeming, almost vessel-filling tower of puffy, frothy, and rather creamy off-white head, which leaves some wild cannonball splash lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of banana cream, phenolic yeast, semi-sweet wheat malt, a further biscuity graininess, soft white pepper and clove spice, and subtle earthy, floral, and leafy hops. The taste is still fairly sweet, with the wet banana chip fruitiness predominating, over a blended wheat and grainy pale maltiness, a bit of shy earthy spice wafting about, kind of clammy yeast, and more well understated floral and leafy noble hops.

The carbonation is quite active in its swirling and testy, fizzy and frothy emanations, the body an adequate middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the banana character falling back, while the mixed malt sweetness puts 'er in cruise control.

Not a bad wheat beer, just a little simple and plain overall, the spice too restrained, and the sweetness a little pandering at times. Overall, easy to drink, and with a lower ABV than the norm, so patio-friendly enough, I suppose, if you have the chance to enjoy this one that way.

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Photo of beerinabottle
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of diogo
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Pours a big foamy head on a cloudy straw body.
The aroma is muted lemon and earthy. Nice.
The taste starts with mild lemon bitter, watery, a little spice and finishes with a mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It doesn't have a lot of flavor but not bad.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Barracudas
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ebichuuu
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of F_riedrich
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by: 01-2013
Served in a tapered weizen mug.

Huge pillowy head, lasting head retention that never breaks on the surface. Murky saturated orange color, fairly opaque once the yeast is swirled in.

Light banana and orange creamsicle aromas that carry into the flavor. Lightly wheaty on the back end, slightly dry in the finish and not too sweet. Clean and flavorful. Unfiltered and yeasty. Medium bodied and pretty quenching in the summer heat, drinkability is high. Better than the standard Erdinger Weizen from what I remember.

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Photo of jsh420
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BlackSpark
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of smakawhat
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass, and later a little roll.

A real nice orange and bronze amber glow, unfiltered and opaque body with a real nice creamy top. Manages a collar and cant see much carbonation rising.

Nose is real nice. Classic wheat and hefeweizen yeast esters, but a real great orange fruit sense. Nice chewy malt. Smells great!

Taste seems to be a bit of a letdown. Orange soda, and tight carbonation but none of the wheat density on the palate. Beer like malt presnce hardly detectible, and not even much banana sense either (no complaints) but it doesn't taste like a hefe.

Overall, not a bad beer, but pretty ordinary for the style, and it's too much like soda.

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