Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Weizen Bock
Erding, Germany


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RATINGS: 988   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2005
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe pours burnt caramel, large offf-white foamy head, fantastic lacing, with strong carbonation.   Looks wonderful, and very lively.   Light fruity aroma, malty, sweet, a bit of caramel.   Not much wheaty/clove/banana tho.   Unfortunately the flavor on the tongue is rather subdued.   A bit more appleskin and fig/date tho.   Where is the weizen part?   Slightly wheaty/thick mouthfeel, with an somewhat big body.   Finishes slightly bready with the aformentioned fig/date.   Not bad, but not as wheat like or spicy as I prefer.   My vote still goes to Aventinus, but Pikantus is good otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2005
Pours murky brown with thin tan head. Nose is fruity and there is an olive note. To the flavor... initial caramel and chocolate quickly segues to vinious notes. Very sweet. Moderately high carbonation speeds alcohol to your palate. Finishes slightly creamy. Fruit is rich plum, grape, some banana. Overall yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2005
From bottle. Had trouble controlling the pour resulting in a massive rocky light tan head which lasted well (too well...had to wait a while to finish the pour). When the head finally settled down, colour was dense tan, not much light getting through. Brown sugar/molassis aroma dominated. This carried through to the taste with some coffee tones. Finish was a little metalic with the alcohol well hidden. Mouth feel was a little on the watery side. Not up to the Aventinus, but not bad either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Pours a solid brownish-black color and retains its head throughout the session. A smooth satin palate is immediately noticeable, followed by the sweet hint of roasted malt and chocolate, followed by a faint vanilla aftertaste. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle from Hogs Back. Dark, murky appearance with a large, fluffy almost white head. Aroma is richly malty with fruit, banana-like esters, spice and some background alcohol. The flavour is sweet and malty with apparent alcohol and some fruit. Notes of penny sweets, biscuit malt, beef, alcohol and a little bitterness. Slightly flat in the finish. Very smooth with reasonably low carbonation which results in very pleasant drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6636) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2005
(500 ml bottle). Enormous thick and lasting beige head, colour is very dark brown, cloudy. Aroma is immediately bread yeast, bread dough, fresh sweet buns. As the beer warms up, I also get rye bread, leather and caramel. Flavour is rye bread, caramel (too much), molasses, hints of roastiness and spices. Warming mouthfeel. There’s a very good beer hidden in here somewhere, but it remains unreleased. Sweetness is mostly to blame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (5030) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Really enjoyed the aroma on this one, it really said "quality beer" even though I’m not the world’s biggest bock fan. It just smelled alive and had the better aromas of fermentation. Cocoa, fruit, yeast in the sniffer. Good looking muddy brown-read with a huge, lasting sprayfoam insulation khaki head. Functional label. Initial presentation was a bit boozy, but my second swig got a lot better after my palate adjusted. Bitter cocoa, mashed banana, roasty bitter, some fruit. Fights off being metallic - but don’t drink the foam because it’s very metallic tasting. Peppery finishing spikes in a medium body, cocoa aftertaste. This will do quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
I think this beer is very underated because I was much more impressed then I thought I would be. Poured dark brown with a white and creamy head. The aroma was very nice with coffee, malt, dark fruits, pepper, banana and a bit of pinapple as well. The flavor added some wine to it as well. The mouthfeel had this warm wine sensation to it which was really pleasant especially for the Winter season. Quite an impressive session beer for the winter season. It is not the Schneider Aventinus, but it is still a very fine Weizenbock. None of it is overdone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Bottle. Aroma is initially quite sweet and chocolatey...this fades into a more vinous pineapple/banana aroma. Reminiscent of the Unibroue yeast aroma’s. A slight smokiness also comes through. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a big light tan head that has lots of small bubbles. Carbonated, sweet sugary flavors to start. Turns malty and slightly roasted. Thin, metallic finish with hints of roasted coffee coming through very very late. The finish of this beer leaves a poor impression. This is quite drinkable, but I wish it had a little more ooomph in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Pour is dark brown with a large big bubbled tan head...smell is smell is biscuit, caramel...taste is dark fruit, biscuit, alcohol...pretty tasty!!

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