Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Weizen Bock
Erding, Germany


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RATINGS: 982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2006
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of bread, apples, raisins, dates, and bananas. Thick mouthfeel with taste of fruit and malt, wine-like finish. Reminds me of a good chardonnay. On special at the Lighthouse in Wilmington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Dark, cloudy brown color with a creamy tan head. Sweet bready malt aromas with fruity overtones. Flavors of dark roasted malts, vanilla and dark fruit-very wine-like. Creamy, chewy character that finishes with tart, yeasty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Bottle 60F Weizen. Dry malty notes, hint of strawberries, slightly sour points and subtle hops. Very dark opque brown, color with short lasting light tan head, and almost no lacing. Light notes, much lighter than expected, mild malts, sour touches of roasted grains are prevelent, finishes slightly sweet. The finish is similar to carmel popcorn. But not as sweet as other bocks, I believe the wheat plays a part in this, A very full mouth feel, but only moderate carbonation. Not very much punch or overly pronounced flavors, not too subtle but not strong enough either alcohol is slightly noticble. Taste of oats as well. Good beer, but not great. I could drink more if I had another bottle or two but not something that stands out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2006
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with hints of red, but mostly brown. Clear. Throws a thick meringue white head with the consistency of whipped egg whites. Great exterior. Somewhat restricted aroma. Dry grainy wheat aroma. A few bock aromas. Flavour is much more impressive. Roasted caramel flavours on a chewy wheat body. Rich texture. Hop bitterness in the finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22491) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of caramel, also some hints of yeast. Sweet malty slightly spicy flavor. Also some fruitiness. Long sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Cloudy copper brown, with a nice foamy head. Bready, spicy aroma. Full, foamy body. Surprisingly fruity at first, then a rich, dark bread flavor. Very spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2006
Best by date of 08-2006, Sampled April 2006
Pours with a frothy, three and a half finger thick head that is a light brown color and has perhaps a hint of purple to it. The beer is a well carbonated and is a hazy, purple tinged, deep amber color. The aroma is lightly sweet and fruity with notes of banana and plums. There is also a touch of clove-like spiciness and a nice, dry grain note. I really like the mix of malt and fruit that composes the aromatic notes, it works quite well and just leaves the impression of rich concentrated fruit.

The beer is pretty well carbonated, it foams up a bit as it hits the mouth and leaves a prickly sensation from beginning to end. The beer has a nice fullness to it and is about what I expected from a Weizen-Bock; palate coating, yet not cloying or sticky. The taste is quite fruity, the typical banana and clove notes of the hefe combine with the malt and other fermentation character to add a rich fruitiness to this beer that reminds me of figs, raisins and sweet, slightly concentrated plums, and even a touch of tart tamarind. The straight malt flavors found in this beer evoke thoughts of caramel, lightly tart, yet grainy wheat, and a dry chewy grain-type note that lingers on a bit in the finish.

This beer is quite tasty, in fact it is reminding me that I really like Weizen Bocks. Too bad there are not more of these around because I really like how the rich malt character pairs with the traditional Hefe-Weizen yeast. This is definitely a style that I need to brew as well; I sense a recipe coming on for next winter. The rich flavors pair quite well with the chewy texture, and sweet malt notes; this is my type of liquid bread.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Very dark, lots of malt. Somewhat bready, with a sweet toffee taste. Head disappears rather quickly. All around great, unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Pours dark burgundy with a thin, fully receding tan head. Aroma of toffee, plums, caramelized raspberries, and cola. Little trace of a weizen yeast on the nose. Taste is bready, malty, and sweet with notes of caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with spritzy carbonation, worse head retention than the typical weizenbier. A pretty good beer, but more bock than weizen, and I was hoping for more banana and clove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Pours deep dark brown with faint red highlights with a thick creamy light tan long lasting head. Somewhat faint aroma of molasses, malt and dark fruit. Flavor is a well balanced blend of molasses, dark fruit, and malt with medium creaminess and a nice light bitter finish; which helps to offset the mild sweetness. Only a bit of alcohol burn detectable in the back of the throat. Great beer!!

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