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Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Weizen Bock
Erding, Germany

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common

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RATINGS: 899   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4372) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2003
Dark thick and chimney black beer, with a sweet wheat beer aroma, and a nice mild dunkel flavour. A very good dunkel, it is so much better when it is served in the right glass.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2003
Pretty disappointing really. Not much aroma, just a touch of alcohol and toasty malt, but lacking any of the characteristic clove/banana/phenolic smells. Appearance was very good, very flocculent yeast (very clear in glass), with massive head. Flavour also uninspiring. Thin, bubbly, alcoholic and slightly sweet. It was quite drinkable, but very boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1722) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Rounded dark look, and a pleasant drinking experience. Not many flavors, or different angles of approach. Fine, if unspectacular.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Hazy brown with a dense, light tan, lasting head. Very malty w/ a raisin and chocolate malt aroma. It doesn't have the spicy clove or banana esters I expected. Heavily malty and more bock like than weizen like. Very malty sweet from first sip to finish and aftertaste, but not cloying; very well balanced and no hop flavor whatsoever. Some of the peppery spiciness is in the flavor that is absent in the aroma. Slightly fruity; it also seems to dry as it warms instead of finishing very sweet. Higher carbonation and light medium m/f adds to enjoyment along with a pleasant warming alcohol. Not my favorite weizenbock, but a very nice beer anyway. Nice quaffer for a fall campfire!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2003
Bottled: Light reddish/brown coloured. Has a lasting beige head. Aroma is light spiced, malty and sweet. Flovour is a little bland. Malts and sweetness is dominant in flavour. Maybe a little too much alcahol for my taste in the aftertaste. Decent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Brown to very dark, with a nice foamstand and lacing(it is a wheat beer afterall), and one of the clearest aromas I've ever come across in a beer where I know it probably isn't really there- cinnamon(and, sure, allspice)! Nice christmas like spice flavor, though subdued, with some milk chocolate and plumb skin. Not a big lasting aftertaste, but still, I love weizenbocks and this is one of the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Bottle. A dark muddy brown color with a brown head. The aroma is complex with ginger, banana, and spices that mix well with the malt (dunkel) base. The flavor stays bright and spritzy and never approaches the thickness one would expect from the appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Deep brown, tawny colour. Alcohol, toffee, pruney nose. Big beige head. Alcohol is evident in the taste, light palate-feel...Tasty, chocolate, raison, yet missing something...SOrt of lacking complexity. Its hard when everyone compares this to aventinus all day long, as Pikantus is definately drinkable and terribly refreshing for what it is.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OldGerman (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003 does not count
A masterpiece! I must concur with tallmatt67. This beer has not been rated highly enough to date! The Erdinger line is as close as I have found to the beer on tap in Germany.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Dark murky brown color with a full thick creamy head. Weak dusty malt aroma with a touch of noble hops. Flavor is malty, but also somewhat weak and confused. Some chocolate and butterscotch, yet still tastes bland. Warming alcoholic finish. I expected more from an authentic German weizenbock.


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