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

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25074) - 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 (11286) - 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 (14184) - 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.

2
   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 (22105) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2005
Cloudy pale golden with a fine but weak head formation. Wheaty, malty aroma but quite weak. OK wheaty flavours but lacking complexity of real hefeweizens. Slight banana esters and almost a bit watery. I could not taste any hops at all.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2005
(Bottled) Opaque, light orange color with a medium, vanishing head and almost no lace. Mild, sweetish, lemony-fruity, slightly plasticky aroma. Sweet and wheaty, yeasty, very fruity flavor. Moderately thick, medium-bodied palate with quite smooth carbonation. A very easily drinkable and smooth, quite pleasant brew - although it’s quite far from the "regular" weizen. An easy hefeweizen for the masses, and not bad as such.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 27, 2005
Found this in a Mercator store in Zadar. A hefe that can be drunk from a bottle, eh ? A recipe for failure more likely. I don’t like the regular Erdinger weissbiers. I find them too watery and lacking real hefe taste. This is probably a watered down version of Erdinger. Go them. Looks fine though. Hazey orange, with a thick head that holds on for some time, and then suddenly turns fluffy and collapses from within. The honey-with-some-cream-on-top look. Smells more like a pilsener then a weissbier. Very faint too. Taste.... exactly what I expeted. Watery, overcarbonated, lacking real weissbier flavors other than some faint lemon. It’s yeasty though. Mild aftertaste. A hefe for those that really don’t know better.


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