Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic)
Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic)Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic)
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Style:
Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #24
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
69
Ranked #48,340
Avg:
2.99 | pDev: 24.41%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
149
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Erdinger Weissbräu
 
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Year-round
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Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic)Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic)
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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.46/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold pour with excellent clarity; four fingers of fluffy white foam; excellent cap retention; medium heavy lacing. Whiff of floral hops and DMS. Sweet bready malt with light floral hops taste. Thin but not watery body; medium carbonation. Overall, good tasting and no off flavors; firm malt base and enough hops so that the beer is not boring; I’d drink again.

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Photo of tigg924
4.48/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is white sugar, French baguette, and grass. Sweet, high carbonation with really light body. Great if I want the style. Tastes like a sweet pilsner. Will get this again.

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Photo of teromous
3.58/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the back label: "Best before end: 06-2020 L 1212061"

Appearance: The body is a light gold with hints of medium gold in the middle. It is slightly hazy. The head is medium-sized and fluffy, white in color, and has a moderately lumpy looking surface. Very good head retention.

Aroma: It has a light aroma of cereal grain. There is a hint of malt which smells like Malta Goya. There is also a bit of a tea-like hop aroma.

Taste: A nice herbal hop flavor comes through at first, followed by a light bit of toasted caramel. It finishes with a light earthy flavor. It is a pleasant beer to drink.

Mouthfeel: The body is light and refreshing with just a tad bitterness at the intake of the beer and a slightly stronger one at the finish. It has a nice crisp body. It is very well made.

Overall: The flavors and aromas are good, and the presentation of this beer to the palate is excellent. The label states that this is a "NON-ALCOHOLIC" beverage that "CONTAINS LESS THAN 0.5% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME." It is a very flavorful and light-drinking beer that doesn't compromise for its lack of alcohol. It would be great to drink a few of these while watching a movie or enjoying a day at the beach. It would go well with burgers or any sandwiches. After a while it does get a bit sweet but it cleans up that sweetness with a light bitterness from the subsequent sip. I would recommend it to those looking for low/non-alcoholic beers with flavor. I would drink it again.

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Photo of entheos
2.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is a very wheaty beer that tastes better than many others that are alcoholic, but it’s too expensive to enjoy often. Would definitely recommend for the designated driver.

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Photo of bret27
4.02/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Refrigerated glass bottle.
Clear amber white head.
Smells like an average German pils or weissbier. Bread/floral.
Clean lager taste. Minimal hop bitterness. Almost all restrained malt flavors of bread.
Overall tastes like a very easy-drinking German or Czech beer. No weird side effects of alcohol removal.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From the bottle with a 09-2019 best by date. Sampled on Sept 14, 2019.

The pour is golden amber with a big, white head.

N/A beers have this clean, malty sensation in the aroma and this has that.

Light body.

Malt sweetness in the taste but kind of like a cooked character. Clean finish.

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 2/2017. Pours crystal clear medium golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, toast, banana, bubblegum, clove, peppercorn, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale/wheat malts; light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, toast, banana, bubblegum, clove, peppercorn, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Slight NA cardboard notes in aromas/flavors, but not overwhelming. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy bitterness; and peppery/clove yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and biscuit, honey, toast, banana, bubblegum, clove, peppercorn, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale/wheat malts; light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Overall this is a delicious NA wheat beer. All around nice robustness and balance of pale/wheat malts; light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/spicy/drying finish. I was expecting a lager base style like the rest of the NA beers I've had, but this leans more into a hefeweizen area; but is not strong on the yeast character as would be expected. Great clean wheat/pils malt showcase; with solid fruity/spicy yeast presence, and earthy noble hop balance. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive NA brew.

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Photo of Spikester
4.02/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold with three fingers of dense white head. Rings of lace.
Smell is malt and hint of yeast. Slight floral grassy hop note.
Taste is bread crust malt grassy hops and yeast.
Mouthfeel is medium with strong carbonation. The finish is lightly dry and balanced.
Overall one of the very best of this style. I enjoyed it. Best before date 03-2019.

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Photo of hebdomeros
3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From a 500ml bottle, poured into a tall glass. Appearance: a deep foamy head with good retention that leaves some lacing. The 'beer' itself a cloudy, translucent medium amber. Little carbonation.

Smell on opening the bottle distinctly and pleasingly beer-like. In the glass, the beer character of the aroma faded quickly, leaving a faint citrus note. Taste is not pronounced, in line with the aroma, though interestingly hop bitterness was present in the foam. Mouthfeel was thin, approaching watery.

I found this a creditable attempt at a drinkable non-alcoholic beer. To call it bland or inoffensive is not actually a criticism in this style. I can't imagine drinking more than a couple of these, but for the purpose it is very acceptable.

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Photo of Spike
3.17/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Dry January.
As far as low/no alcohol beers go, this is one of the best i’ve come across so far. Only Brewdog’s ‘Nanny State’ beats it. It’s nothing like a wheat beer, it has a metallic aftertaste and the body is predictably thin. However, it looks the real deal, it smells and tastes malty, it’s highly carbonated and it’s refreshing enough when drunk ice cold.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.95/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For a nonalcoh beer it's pretty good. As close to a hefeweisen without any alcohol. Nice fluffy head and subtle banana flavor. Great summer beer for those who can't consume alcohol.

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Photo of DypsoBubble
2.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Strong head. Slightly cloudy.

Aroma is promising but has a slightly sweet candy/floral flavour: violets, lavender and vanilla with a skunky background.

Dry mouthfeel. Won't do this again....has a synthetic feel to it

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Photo of FBarber
2.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours orange and pretty clear. White head dissipates steadily leaving some residual head and lacing.

Smell is remarkably skunky for a weissebier. Hint of a metallic note with faint hints of floral hops.

Taste has notes of wheat, sweet floral hops, strong grain notes, and an overly sweet bread note on the finish.

Feel is decent for the style. Reasonably light although the wheat provides some heft. Mild carbonation.

Overall I suspect this bottle was on the old side. Id like to revisit a fresh one. For what it is, its ok, but its not something I'd likely care to ever drink again.

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Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent choice for the days when I'm thirsting for something refreshing minus the alcohol.
Very grainy on the nose and the palate; the carbonation makes for a refreshing mouthfeel. Serve chilled - tastes better out of the bottle.

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Photo of HefeweizenLover
3.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Pale amber color. Very clear for a Weissbier. Tall off-white head, medium lasting, leaves solid lacing. High and fast carbonation is visible.

Smell: Floral (elder like).

Taste: Tastes like elder syrup with spicy bitterness of the hops. Hints of apple aroma in the background.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with pleasant carbonation. Dry metallic aftertaste with hoppy bitterness.

Overall: It is flavorful considering it is non-alcoholic beer, but not much of regular Weissbier taste. Feels like you drink elder juice with bitterness of hops.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle pours a clear golden colour with huge, foamy and longlasting off-white head. Aroma Grain, malt, hops and weak wheat and spices. Taste malty sweetness, corn syrup, grassy.

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Photo of BlakeA85
2.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the 11.1 or whatever oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
Thick and foamy head, about a finger and a half thick emerged. Murky wheat beer body is there.
Smelled of wheat, for the most part. (it is a Weissbier, it makes sense). Pleasant to smell.
Tasted a little too sweet, and kind of syrupy. Nonetheless, there was no bitter finish and it was a bit disappointing, but the wheaty taste was there.
Mouthful was quite thick but really enjoyable for an NA
Overall, one of my favorite NAs that I would return to.

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Photo of FLima
2.34/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Clear golden color with a thick huge head with eternal retention and leaving heavy laces.
Interesting I get in the aroma the same sweet corn syrup from adjunct non-alcoholic beers, although it just have malted grains. The regular Hefe scent is faint and went away quickly.
Flavor with notes of bread malt, the faintest cloves, corn syrup (or much diluted honey), oxidized apples and raw grains. Dry aftertaste with a very low bitterness and a residual oxidized sweet note.
Light body with good carbonation.
This didn’t work quite well; it has no resemblance to their Hefeweizen. It is also oversweet and it has that annoying syrup (or watery honey) and raw grains notes from cheap non-alcoholic beers. Or just like dry malt extract with lots of water, right home brewers?

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Photo of ordybill
2.44/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. Full disclosure, i have only found one alcohol free beer to be good and that was O'Doul's; after trying this beer it still stands at only one good beer. The beer looks the part but it has a very sweet aroma and is very carbonated.. The flavor is not good, but to be fair I was on about my fifth or sixth different German beer before trying this. My taste buds may have been expecting to much.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

One of the quirks of The CANQuest (tm) is the discovery of oddball bottles and I hate to let them slip through my fingers as I may never have another opportunity to try them. Submitted for your curiosity ...

From the bottle: "Made in Bavaria according tot the Reinheitsgebot of 1516"; "Erdinger Non-Alcoholic is crafted all-naturally, using a traditional production method. Erdinger Non-Alcoholic is free from chemical additives or preservatives. Thank you for enjoying Germany's No. 1 malt beverage."

I Pop!ped the cap and began an aggro pour until it started foaming up, almost uncontrollably. I then sat back and watched as it formed a three-plus finger cap of puffy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = > 4, < 5) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled very bready/biscuity. Frankly, I have smelled beers that were way worse. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste was actually quite pleasant. It was very malty in a biscuit-like way. Finish was semi-dry and rather tasty. That said, I would not want a steady diet of N.A. beers.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled
This is actually really impressive (for an alcohol free beer. In fact I find this preferable to a lot of over hyped German pils etc
good levels of flavour and pretty impressive mouthfeel for the style

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Photo of wordemupg
3.19/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle poured into pint glass 27/3/15

A looks like ginger ale, massive bubbles move as fast as I've ever seen, big loose three finger soapy foam falls after a few sips leaving some random lace

S sweet bread, dried grass, a little musty, green apple, faint metallic aspect, pretty basic really but nothing bad going on

T dry cereal, faint grassy hops, not far off the smell really nothing special but I'd still take this over 90% of North American macros

M watery, foamy, kinda explodes as soon as it hits your mouth, grainy aftertaste is fairly clean

O another basic non alcoholic brew, nothing offensive other then the lack of liquor

I think I've run out of alcohol free beers to try during my prescription induced abstinence. Hopefully only another couple weeks before I can drink again or I'm going to go crazy, real crazy.

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Photo of titvs
1.5/5  rDev -49.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L292104. AROMA: sweet aroma without the characteristics of a weizen. APPEARANCE: pale golden color with some haziness. thick moussy white head with good retention. TASTE: sweet aftertaste without bitterness, wheat flavour and the typical esters and phenols of a true weizen. PALATE: low, watery body with low carbonation. OVERALL: another alcohol free beer that tastes like alcohol free beer, without the flavours of the base beer.

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - malt soda. Brown slightly flat

S - hops and ginger and brown sugar. Not unpleasant but not beer either

T - fizy ginger candies and orange slice gummies dipped in molasses.

M - not bad. Fizzy but malty like beer.

D - an acceptable but different example of the style

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows honey, grassy and spicy hops and bready malt. A little doughy wheat shows underneath.
Similar flavours, very sweet. Bready malt, honey, unfermented wort, spicy hops. Too sweet.
Carbonation is much too high, although I can see why it is so, considering the sweetness.

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Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic) from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 149 ratings