Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(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
HenrikSoegaard (11286) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Creamy white head, mostly lasting, yellow colour, moderate citrus-hoppy aroma. No yeast in aroma or taste. More like pilsener than hefe.
MiP (14184) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour. Small unstable head. Yeasty flavour, hint of pineapple. A bit flavourlfess, but OK, I guess.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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....
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(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.
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 27, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.