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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2005
My first pour procured a HUGE & spongy initial head, while subsequent pours found the head fizz away like soda. Its’ body mimmicked cola with a sepia/caramel-color and streaming carbonation. Aromas started bland with caramel and grain alcohol, but opened up to find banana, leather, apricot preserves and maple syrup. I enjoyed this beer with a meal and found the flavor to be sweetly malted & slightly earthen with prominent alcohol... having an overcarbonated mouthfeel and a dry, astringent finish. Initially disappointing, warming brought out the character that I was hoping to find.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2005
Fantastically frothy, whipped, mountainous creamy-colored head. Deep maroon to caramel-brown hue is hazy and has sparkling carbonation. Very sharp and spicy aroma at first; cloves, pepper, and cinnamon. Behind that, a very woodsy theme of oak bark and green undergrowth. Notes of dark bread (pumpernickel?), walnuts, bananas and dates emerge as this beer warms. Very earth and much different than I was expecting. Starts sweeter than the aroma would indicate with some nice caramel and bread flavors and a touch of acidity but no sourness. Finishes sweet as well with a bit of spice and the light tartness of maraschino cherries. Tasty, but a bit simplistic. Medium-full body but the mouthfeel just misses "creamy" and hits "slick" instead. Carbonation is mitigated by the density of this beers and comes across as no more than average. Different, interesting, but not dynamic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Big off white fluffy head - which diminishes fast into a small layer. Dark murky brown color. Roasted malt and yeast nose - also some chocolate, nutmeg and bandaid. Quite delicious nose Slightly sweet taste with some banana and bread dough. Warming and smooth while the alcohol stays nicely behind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
Big disappointment for me. Tastes more like a schwarzbier than a weissebock. Coming from Erdinger this was a big let down, for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2005
Roasted malt nose, yeast, raisins. Dark brown color, low fizzy beige head. Full malt body with caramel and chocolate, some yeast, syrup and nuts too. Later toffee and then a hint of coffee bitterness. Chewy, fat body. Big beer and great balance. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2005
500ml bottle from Pitfield Beer shop. Black beer, thin beige head. Nice dark wheat beer with good malts, choc and liquorice. More liquorice in mouth with a mild oily feel. Molasses on end. Bit over carbonated. Choc nose is quite intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Erdinger has a weizenbock. Who knew. I quite enjoyed this. Huge brown head on top of a brown-nearly-ruby body. Big aroma, wheat, dough, banana, nut, clove, yeast, cola, nuts. Drinks a little milder than Aventinus, not quite so sweet, a little drier and spicier, with a mild, softly carbonated, lingering sweet finish. No trace of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2005
50 cl. Brown head, beige nose. Nice malty aroma. Sweet og special taste Eice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
500ml bottle, best before end date 06-2005. Dark mahogany beer with a big tan head that soon dissipates. Aroma of sweet dark fruits and dark malts. Flavor is less sweet than the aroma. Starts out mildly sweet, and dries out at the finish of each sip. Spicy and complex with a full range of dark fruits and malts, and just a hint of tartness. Alcohol is noticeable but well covered by the flavors, and not boozy or distracting. Thick, full body. This is no Aventinus, but nonetheless an excellent weizen bock. $3.29 at Broudys, Orange Park FL.

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