Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Weizen Bock
Erding, Germany


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RATINGS: 845   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2010

Source:500 mL bottle from Liquor Barn.
Glass:Pilsener Urquell glass.
Appearance:To describe this beer as muddy looking doesn’t do mud very much justice. This is the ruddiest looking brown color I’ve ever seen...I LIKE IT.
Aroma:Dark fruits, cloves and some earthy hops dominate the nose.
Flavor:Flavor is a little mellow. Some dark fruits, caramel and chocolate are all present, but in muted amounts.
Palate:Medium bodied with solid carbonation.
Overall:Very good beer, but it doesn’t quite hang with Aventinus and the likes in depth of flavor, and overall amount of flavor. Still, very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndreLazarra (2) - - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Very strong malty aroma with hints of coffee. The appearence is also very classy, with a brown hazy colour. The taste is medium bitter. The palate is creamy, staying a while in your mouth before it goes away, very nice. Overall it is mainly a winter Bock, that stands out in terms of flavour and palate. Very secure choice, at all times.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3070) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet in Norway, on order. An unrated revisit to a beer I hada cold winter day in Berlin years ago. Obviously, I wasnt freezing today and did not need the warmth of a strong beer- so I was a little disappointed, but that is the social factor... Dark brown color, ok foam. Fruity aromas, some banana, malt and light spices. Medium body & complexity. On the sweet side, some bitterness- but too sweet for my pallet. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SzopPiwosz (143) - - SEP 10, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Gruszka z delikatnym goździkiem. Piana: Gęsta i obfita, średniopęcherzykowa. Jasnobeżowa, opada w średnim tempie. Po pewnym czasie pojawiają się powiększające się pęcherze, przypominające dziury w serze. Kolor: Ciemnomiedziany, mętne. Zapach: Owocowy. Banany, gruszki, truskawki, śliwki. Nuty miodowe. Bardzo delikatny goździk. Smak: Spora podbudowa, słodkawe. Owocowe, kojarzy się z brzoskwiniami, żółtymi, dużymi śliwkami. Sporo skórki chleba i delikatna nuta karmelowa. Delikatna przyprawowość. Tekstura: Gęste, z wyczuwalnym osadem. Nieco lepkie, rozgrzewające w przełyku. Nasycenie: Średnie. Goryczka: Niska, alkoholowa. Pijalność: Nieco powyżej średniej. Przyjemne, deserowe piwo. Kojarzy się ze słodkim plackiem owocowym. Podbudowa jest słodkawo - chlebowa, niczym drożdżowe ciasto, a zapach i smak dominują żółte owoce z sadu. Goryczka jest nikła, rolę "przełamywaczy" słodyczy pełnią raczej rozgrzewający alkohol i subtelna przyprawowość. Z wszystkich bawarskich pszeniczniaków, to właśnie pszeniczne koźlaki jak do tej pory wywarły na mnie najlepsze wrażenie, również za sprawą Pikantusa. Niemniej jest to piwo łagodne i deserowe, dość słodkie - w związku z tym może nie przypaść w smak każdemu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Stavanger Řllags Erdingertreff pĺ Cardinal: denne ble servert ferdig oppskjenket i flotte stetteglass som aperitif, og det viste seg ĺ vćre en god idé, den er en stemningsskapende řl. Tett, insisterende beige skum. Uklar mřrkebrun farge. Aroma av banan og nybakt brřd pluss karamellsřdme. Noen gode munnfuller av denne og man blir vennlig innstilt mot omgivelsene, inkludert Erdingers salgsrepresentant. Rund og fin med litt sjokolade og syre (třrket aprikos?). Behagelig og lett for sin voltstyrke. Kort ettersmak. Flott balansert men ikke akkurat kompleks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Blackcurrent and malt aroma. Black with a shade of ruby colour and excellent head. Nice light malt flavour with smooth finish, Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
Typical Weizenbock with beige, thick, compact foam and mahogany brown colour with reddish hue, equally misty. Dark malts in the nose, caramel, faint chocolate, wheat, banana, cloves, sweet paprika, ginger. Soft sweetish taste, caramel, light wheat sourishness, weak roasted, bit coffee-like bitterness in the end with warming alcohol; strong, even a bit harsh carbonation. Combines the full, caramelly sweetness and warming alcohol of a Doppelbock with the wheat sourish freshness of a Weissbier, as expected in this style.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
erling1000 (36) - - AUG 3, 2014
A coffee brown, well carbonated, dark weizenbock. Yest sediment. Too Old taste, not much aroma. Don't like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mpazmvd (9) - URUGUAY - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
A beer with not much aroma. First impression was of too much alcohol. But after a few sips alcohol disappear from mouth. Pleasant taste, but not to drink much, one bottle it's enough to make you feel full. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (724) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 28, 2014
Couleur brune trouble, col beige. Nez Leger malté grillé. Gout malté, blé, reglisse, prune, note levures, notes douces fruits sec, houblon. Cremeuse en bouche. Fin de fruits noirs et petite amertume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2605) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 9/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, banana, caramel, toast, brown sugar, molasses, brown bread, wheat, clove, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, banana, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, wheat, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, banana, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, wheat, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice weizenbock. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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