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Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Weizen Bock
Erding, Germany

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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lovers of strong beer need not worry that ERDINGER Weissbier Pikantus 'dark bock beer' is going to be too sweet, as is the case with so many bock beers. Despite the higher alcohol content, the Erding brew masters have succeeded in retaining the special Pikantus taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 3, 2006
Dark brown with some ruby light, pours huge creamy, rocky head. Aroma, wheat, yeast and malt all blended in one junction. Clean hoppy aroma on top . Full malts, cherry fruit, yeast and spice. Bubblegum, fruity roundness. Complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
An excellent beer. Aroma is fruity with quite a bit of wheat, yes. Taste is full of fruity sweet malty goodness, with a littlke alcohol giving its say, giving a slight warming. Great beer from these fellows.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9302) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2006
Bottle: Reddish amber coloured, big, fluffy brownish head, quickly diminishing; sweet-malty, caramelly nose with distinctive fruity/vinous notes and a tinge of cinnamon (?) or liquorice; bitter-sweet flavour, fizzy mouthfeel, well hidden alcohol, deceptively light bodied; quite dry fruity and malty finish. Very good, but lacks a bit complexity.....................

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Rich malty nose, molasses, caramel too, deepest brown, pours a large toffee head. Flavour begins with huge malt, almonds, brazil nuts, bitter hops. Extremely well balanced, full bodied, dry, bitter as heck. Superb example! Thank You Radek!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle, at home (030729). Dark red, unfiltered, with a fantastic head. Aroma heavy malty (fruity, spicy) and moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium body, oily, soft carbonated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (4218) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 Best before end 12/2005 bottle consumed on 12/15/05. Spectacular amount of dense, creamy chalk colored head is perfectly retained throughout the entire drinking experience, while the low filtration, lots of sediment in the bottle create an opaque, dark black olive and mahogany brown body with hints of muted auburn on the edges. Lacing all down the glass as well. Aroma is a smooth, yet intoxicatingly strong mix of creamy wheat, light cherry esters, hints of velvety milk chocolate, traces of bananas (very light) and bubblegum. It is all well-homogenized (as the flavor proves to be) and at first can be mistaken for not very complex. But as the beer warms and breathes, the aroma is able to be picked apart, quite easily, with just a wonderful balance of yeasty fruit esters, chocolate, wheat and ligth toffee/honey. The flavor is immediately full of soft fruits. Chocolate covered cherries dipped in wheatmeal, with sweet, but subtle vanilla and touches of mild roast (only trace hints of bitterness from it). Bubble gum arrives, quite subtle, on the end, mixed with a light spiciness (very slight clove) and finally a chocolate-caramel ending. If the beer is noticeably less complex, overall, than Aventinus, it, perhaps, makes up for it in mouthfeel and restraint of carbonation. Tight, tight bubbles deliver a stunningly silky/velvety texture, while the wheat and chocolate-like sweetness provide substance. No alcohol noted whatsoever. Never heard much about this beer (wow are there some low ratings) and tried it on a whim. What can I say, my bottle was exquisitely well-done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2005
Darkbrown colour with large offwhite head. Malty aroma with some underlying sweetness. Very toasted flavour, almost ’pikant’ indeed. Overwhelms a bit, but enough room for some pleasing sweetness. Bit strange brew but enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
newtrip (54) - USA - DEC 5, 2005
Highly carbonated, poured with large off-white head that was fully diminishing. Didn’t last very long. Color is choclatey brown, almost cola like. Nose is chocolate malt. Taste is roasted caramel and molasses with a hint of slight bitterness, slight warming effect. Not a very complex WeizenBock, but the finish lasts for a while and is quite plesant.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Habanero (3263) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 Large beige head. Ugly misty grey/brown colour (like old dishwater). Lovely aroma of yeast, fruit and caramel. Caramel in the flavour too, bread and notes of bananas and nuts. Warm and balanced finish. Can’t give it higher ratings of the grounds of of the strange colour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2006 Dark burgundy-brown with a fizzy and airy head that reduced to a thin but persistant level. Aroma of caramelised over-ripe bananas and some vegemite. Somewhat dry flavour, with not a whole lot going on. Good palate, with a healthy carbonation level, and a nice full aftertaste. The alcohol is very well contained, and complements the other characteristics of the beer.


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