Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Weizen Bock
Erding, Germany


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RATINGS: 997   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6075) - 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 (4152) - 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 (699) - 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!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a dirty ruby tinge and thin wisp of a soapy head. Malty aromas are quite bland and gnerally one-dimensional with a slightly metallic quality. Just a touch of cinnimon and raisin toast accompany a lightly spiced prune, but not strong enough to be pleasant. Slightly thick, bubbly texture with a roasted flavor. Some of the wheat comes through on the palate, but could really use a stronger presence to enhance the fruitiness. Just a touch of banana noted. Subtle smack of chocolate covered banana. Not quite aggressive enough to be given overly impressive ratings from me, but also inoffensive and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16772) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle. Man.. This is a great beer. It has many of the qualities and spicyness of a "Belgian brune". And at the same time it is still a weissbeer. Nice big lasting head. Great taste. Best weissbeer i ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hokiebeerguy (21) - USA - MAR 15, 2006
Very nice beer. Pours a dark brown with a typically big wheat beer head. The usually fruity wheat beer flavors (apple, banana, etc) are not really present, and this beer tastes more like a Doppelbock then a Weizenbock. Very malty, with a smooth finish, and a bit of a thick feel on the tongue. A very good beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
Very cloudy brown beer with medium sized tan brown head. This flavor has a complex sweet taste with a slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1926) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Deep murky brown with a slight tan head, this brew has a thick malty nose redolent with apple butter and bread aromas. Active carbonation typical of a wheat beer is present, and an oily slickness coats the tongue. A slight tartness on the end reigns in the maltiness and leaves your tongue aching for more. May I have some more please!

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