biobier99 (23) - Neumarkt, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think the best and only Weißbier in a bottle, but unexpected flavour
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is hefeweizen that doesn’t need a glass. Normally hefeweizen is poured into a glass and the yeast is rousted with a swirl of the bottle and then poured in. You can do that with Erdinger Champ, but you don’t have to. The bottle is designed so this beer is ready "to drink straight from the bottle". There is a dye cut into the bottom of the glass that fits the crown of another bottle. You stick one bottle into the dye of the bottom of another bottle, and roust the yeast by giving the bottles a few quick turns. This rousts the yeast, and you can drink your Erdinger Champ straight from the bottle. Nice, if you are in a pinch, and have no glassware, but I enjoy seeing the beauty of a hefeweizen, as well as drinking it.
Erdinger Champ when chosen to be poured into a weiss glass pours to a beautiful, hazy, bright golden color with a rocky and dense white head, and a very vibrant carbonation. The nose is crisp and fruity with aromas of malted wheat, pear, banana, and slight spicy clove aromas. The palate is firm with lots of really good tart wheat malt flavors, and some estery fruity notes. Erdinger Champ finishes with more wheaty and estery flavors with a delicious banana and clove taste that lingers.
This is an outstanding hefeweizen, and a classic example of the style. I tried a few straight from the bottle, but I really think the best way to enjoy hefeweizen is in a proper weiss glass. This is a tart, fruity, crisp and refreshing beer, that makes a perfect warm weather thirst quencher. Try this after a little yard work, or match it with a late morning brunch of weiss wurst sausages.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good German White beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A unique beer all around, right down to the bottle it came in.
Color is a pale light yellow with a fine white head that faded fast, no real lacing appeared as it was consumed. Smell is lightly spritzy of citrus lemon, fresh and sharp. Taste is fairly zesty of lemon, light and fresh. Feel is full at first with all the flavors packed right in the front then thins out quickly leaving some extremely light tartness in finish. This is a one light little fresh punch of fun. It's good but not great.
beeracoon (403) - - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
it’s very light and it doesn’t have the charm of the other Erdinger wheat beers. But average Erdinger quality is still way above the quality of other beers. And it’s a great idea, anyway, to finally have a wheat beer made available that can be drunk from the bottle.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A satisfying wheat. I never expect less form Erdinger. I gave some extra points in appearence and overall for the clever bottle design. Why this brilliant little idea has not been implemented around the world is a mystery to me.
Grzesiek79 (2910) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
licorice, rotten eggs, citrus, bread, vanilla, banana, golden, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, sticky, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
Fech (283) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great brew. Best erdinger ive had. Bottle opener on the bottom of the bottle...genius.
oh6gdx (19933) - 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.
ronaldtheriot (1066) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Erdinger Champ has a thin, off-white, fizzy head, a hazy, yellow-orange appearance, which hazes up even more when the bottom of the bottle is swished and poured in, lots of bubble streams and clinging bubbles, and pretty much no lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet and bready. The flavor is of sweetness, yeasty bread, a hint of banana, a hint of coriander, and some tap water. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Erdinger Champ finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and delicious. RJT