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Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: German Hefeweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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common

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Erdinger Champ is the ideal lifestyle wheat beer: it’s brewed in such a way that it can be drunk straight from the bottle, but without compromising Erdinger’s legendary flavor and high quality standards. The 0.33-liter longneck bottle with its unique opening mechanism emphasizes the lifestyle character of the new beer. In addition to its twist-open cap, the innovative bottle also features an integrated opener on the bottom for extra convenience. Simply place one Erdinger Champ on top of another to twist open the bottom bottle. As you can see, it’s always best to order two bottles and enjoy Erdinger Champ in company! With its fine yeast, Erdinger Champ has the character of a classic Bavarian wheat beer. The yeast gives the beer is natural, slightly cloudy appearance. Erdinger Champ - pure wheat beer enjoyment straight from the bottle.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
highlandlad (1412) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2005
Pretty poor Bavarian wheat beer from a brewer that does the style much better elsewhere. The gimmick here is that you’re encouraged to drink this from the bottle. Which might explain why it looked so flat and uninviting in a glass. It’s cloudy apricot colour with a short vanishing head. The aroma was sweet and fruity but noticably light on wheat. It shows faint banana and pineapple, with a hint of lemonade shandy. On the tongue, it has some sweet pears and a light sweet-sour banana finish. All in all, it tastes like an attempt to win new drinkers by making a hefe that has as few of the characteristics of the style as possible. It’s refreshing but that’s about it. (33ml bottle, Randwick Village Cellars, bb 2/06)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
(Bottle at Fynske Øldage) Fruity, wheaty aroma. Sweet and mild flavor. Lots of fruit. Almost like winegums. This is definitely for drinking lots of on hot summer nights.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Dark gold body that is clear when decanted. I got some dark colored floaters and cloudiness when I poured out the whole bottle. The head is whte. Aroma of buttered dark bread with some light pears.There is also some very light banana and oranges. The taste has some light banana and pears. There is also some light clove in the finish. Overall,it also has a little bit of cardboard. Not a good hefe, Erdinger has done much better.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Rarely - if ever - did I get a German Hefe in a 33 cl bottle, and also with the bottom designed to be a cap opener. All gadgets aside, this is still a beer. Hazy, deep orange beer with a surprisingly weak head. You really get confused as to whether this really is a Weissbier, as you don’t get any of the wonderful, fruity esters that categorize the style. A Hefe in looks only. Why? Not unpleasant, just bland. 200501

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle. Creamy white head, mostly lasting, yellow colour, moderate citrus-hoppy aroma. No yeast in aroma or taste. More like pilsener than hefe.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour. Small unstable head. Yeasty flavour, hint of pineapple. A bit flavourlfess, but OK, I guess.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2005
wtf? This is a wheat beer?! Poured cloudy pale gold, with no head whatsoever. Slight hoppy aroma, with none of the typical banana. I would have sworn that I was drinking a pilsener if I was blind tasting. The flavour is pretty ordinary, bit of everything but not much of anything. Pretty weak really, so much so that my non beer-drinking wife liked this one - enough said.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2005
Cloudy dark yellow with a small white head. Thin and a bit unclean banana aroma. Thin body with notes of banana. Short spicy aftertaste. I’ve never been impressed by Erdinger....

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2005
Pours a cloudy yellow with a fizzy head, poor retention and lacing. Bready yeasty aroma with some cloves. Fairly thin wheaty mouthful , good level of carbonation and a very crisp finish. Just a standard wheat beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2005
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour with bubbly mediumsied head. Strong yeasty and fruity aroma. Wheaty, yeasty and malty flavour with some fruitish hints. Slightly oily palate.


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