Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: German Hefeweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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With a slightly darker color and slightly higher alcohol content than the classic ERDINGER Weissbier 'with fine yeast', the 'winter brew' offers a really pleasant change at the coldest time of the year, a time when we like to treat ourselves to something special. Available between November and February.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Despite the snow on the label, I didn’t realize this was a winter seasonal and I bought an old bottle in May. Thankfully, it is still pretty good--good enough that I will hopefully remember to buy another bottle and rerate next November. It is cloudy orange in color w/ a small head. Erdinger definitely gets a real nice yeast character on this w/ plenty of fresh banana. This is just a touch on the sweet side but any heaviness is cut by vigorous carbonation. The only real sign of its age is a nutty bit of oxidized malt and even that works fairly well in the context of the strong banana flavors. This is a real nice beer, shame I bought it the wrong time of year and even more of a shame that I could. We need a better system for ensuring imported beer is fresh. Just sayin’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3872) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Aroma is spices, earth and light bubblegum/bananas. The flavor is citrus, wheat, mild sweetness and a sour/tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (275) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 14, 2014
500 ml, bottle. Aromaty słabe, lekko goździkowe. Piana wielka ale szybko opada tylko lekko oblepiając szkło. W smaku lekko kwaśne. Odczucie w ustach lekko oleiste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (72) - PORTUGAL - APR 30, 2014
Color is golden to amber, nice initial white head, but lasts only a small lace. Aroma is orange and apple, taste of wheat and yeast. Body is medium, not so thick for a winter beer, carbonation is average and the aftertaste is long sweet and a little bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1729) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, best by August 2014, poured into a weizen glass. Pours deep golden (darker than their regular hefe) with small/medium white head. Aroma is malty, medium body, well carbonated, and good small bubble lacing. Taste is malty banana, spice, some breadyness, and hints of bubblegum. Champagne like characteristics, richer malt, and not so distinct on the banana (more just malty).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kita (1071) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Hazy golden amber color with large rocky white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, bread, caramel and banana. Taste starts with moderate sweet grainy and caramel maltiness, follows refreshing yeasty and fruity with spicy mouthfeel and moderate bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Good in general, but still a bit too bland...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7377) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes orange-goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig, bananig. Geschmack hefig, bananig fruchtig, minimal würzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle, long lasting medium bubbly head, hazy orange colour, yeasty spicey aroma with some fruitiness, flavour of bubblegum and wheat with a medium and quite noticable bitterness, medium body. Nice amd drinkable though a bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lambister (208) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Large bottle at Fontti, Turku. Hazy blond color with large creamy head. Sweet malt and pine twig aroma. Light body brings malty, quite sweet flavors similar to nose. Dry balanced finish with hop notes. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (2132) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Yellow hazy. A bit of metallic tones, wheats, but all quite weakly. Body nice medium full soft. Not much bitters, but doesn’t demand it either. But surprisingly bland. As a weiss this is bland. Not watery, just void of flavours.

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