Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Weizen Bock
Erding, Germany


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RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Pours garnet/deep ruby with a large off-white head. Aromas of clove and roasted grains are evident as well a dark fruits. Alcohol aromas are evedint as beer warms. No hop aromas are eveident. Flavors upfront are of dried fruits and bready malt. Roasted Grains are evident in the taste. The beer finishes with a noticable malt sweetness and melanoidins. Very tastey. A nice beer to sit by the fire and enjoy a book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottled 11/2004. Pours deep brown with a small to medium tan fizzy/frothy head. Sweet yeast (barn) and wheat malt (straw) aroma, light caramel notes with faint hops. Lightly acidic wheat malt doughy yeast flavor that is lightly sour with an easy hop character that is well balanced with the malt. Warm and full medium-dark palate, creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Bottle. Big, semi-stable, light brown head. Aroma is peppery and malty. Very easy to drink in spite of its ABV. Slightly peppery and malty, creamy flavour. 7 3 7 3 15

Bottle, 7.3%. Yeasty aroma, slightly sweet and spicy. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Big unstable fizzy light brown head. The flavour gives a citric impression to begin with, then comes a maltier note, but not as sweet as many other Weizenbocks. Even though I like strong, sweet beers, I also enjoy this one’s balance. It reminds me of Chimay. 7 3 7 3 16

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dyetube (1243) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 This beer pour a very dark brown, had a minimal head,and a very caramel smell. there was a heaviness to the beer much like the belgian strong ales (though not as much sweetness) and had a very strong alcohol flavor which I tend to dislike. but all in all this was a very good wiezen bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2005
very alcoholic-tasting weizzenbock. all kinds of dark fruit and yeast in the nose. taste: full flavoured, but a bit too much alcohol(sweetness) in it. finishes with lots of banana, sourrish and just a bit bitter, very nice. looks great too!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Cloudy, deep dark and opaque. Extremely full-bodied and potent with some sweetness underneath. Notes of oak, port, dates - you name it, all good stuff. Bears some resemblance to strong, Belgian ales - even the abbey styles. An excellent beer. 081000

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Some kind of brown, tranquil and deep with a murky glow, almost black really. Medium sized compact foam of dark ivory sits comfortably snug on the top. Slips down slowly to keep a steady thick skimming of creamy tanned foam. Lacing is fast dripping and unsticking. Mild dark aroma of cocoa dusted figs and pale raisin. Has a light molasses and wheat tang to it. Taste is mild and darkly set within a small venue of wheat fixed tang and sweetness. Starts bold and quick with that part mixed with understated tender molasses then tappers off into light flavors of fig fruits, dark cherry, a bit of raisin, and some dryish husk and bread tones keeping at the center. Light tannin touches emerge around the edges with a very light chalky dryness parched with some of the fruits and their skins as it finishes. Fades off well. Everything about it is pretty nice with a good balance, subtleness, and texture but lacks some length and complexity. Feel is good with a soild medium body and texture of wheat malt. The sweetness is quite subdued and delicately balanced with a soft yielding dryness. Easy to drink and swift to the palate. A tad underwhelming for the style, but plenty good and satisfying enough to recommend a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2005
Big head upon pouring which soon dissapeared.For its strength it was quite a delicate dryish taste. It left no lacing whatsover. Quite pleasant although I am not a great fan of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2005
(Bottled) Very dark brown color with a small, lemonadey head. Slightly sour, burned-malty and alcoholic aroma. Roasted-malty, caramely and slightly alcoholic flavor. Medium-bodied, slightly watery palate with quit high and a bit hard carbonation. A decently roasted-malty, but quite alcoholic and slightly watery weizenbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1431) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Rerate 11/6/09: Another old flame that hasn’t stood the test of time. Seems much thinner, sweeter and simpler these days. Downgraded from a 3.9 to 3.3. Original rating: I’m a sucker for sweet, strong ales, and this is right up my street. Sampled at room temperature. Poured a teak colour, with a 1.5cm-thick mat of foam. Good head retention. Fantastic aroma, thick and treacley, with grapes, bubblegum, Christmas spices and a splash of shiraz. At room temperature, this has a full, creamy mouthfeel. Arguably a tad over-carbonated. Lots of sweet Scotch ale-type dark malt up-front, some winter spice, raisins and a late burn from the 7.3% alcohol. Loved this. (500ml bottle, best before 11/05)

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