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

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RATINGS: 288   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.


2.6
   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 (4691) - 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 (4263) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2005
Bottled
Hazy orange, good off-white head, livelycarbonation. Metallic cardboard and wheat aroma, not very strong. Quite carbonated mouthfeel. Crisp, almost witbier-like orangy flavor. Light to medium-bodied. Average refreshing weizen which lacks normal sweetish banana notes.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2005
Pale golden. Unclear. White short head. Almost no aroma. Very mild flavour. Yeast. A hint of citrus. A hoppy note in the finish. Watery palate. WHAT A SHAME.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madquacker (1071) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2005
A good not too sweet wheat beer. Good quality and very simple. Modest moderate finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2141) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 13, 2005
Color much veiled and pale. Ordinary but pleasant scent, decidedly fizzy. Fresh taste, much pungent with wine cellar aroma. Not memorable but altogether a good weiss.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2592) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2005
Tasted from the bottle (I’m not a fan of twist tops!). Poured a typical hazy straw-gold, with a dense white head, that flattened out with minimal lacing. An aroma of candy sugar was quite pronounced, with nothing else. Biting carbonation reminded me of awful draught Maize lagers. Sweet throughout, very straightforward, and quite bland. Lacks all the credible wheat beer esters and phenols. Obviously made to win a new generation of young impressionables. The brewers at Erdinger Weissbrau should know better.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2004
Bottled. Pale yellow to orange colour. Big frothy head, which diminishes rather quickly. Slightly fruity aroma, something like apricot. Fruity taste, but otherwise rather flat. Sweetish. Ending in a slightly watery finish. Overall, it tastes a bit like a very watered-down fruit punch.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
Hazy golden color, weak wheaty aroma, light sweet taste, light body, light dry finish.


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