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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 281   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biobier99 (23) - Neumarkt, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2001
I think the best and only Weißbier in a bottle, but unexpected flavour

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Billvoss69 (8) - Pinhais, BRAZIL - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Refrescante, sabor leve e persistente com levíssimo amargor típico da cerveja de trigo

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2002
A good German White beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2003
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeracoon (438) - - SEP 28, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3305) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 12, 2012
licorice, rotten eggs, citrus, bread, vanilla, banana, golden, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, sticky, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
Great brew. Best erdinger ive had. Bottle opener on the bottom of the bottle...genius.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - 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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