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


on tap

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
500ml bottle from Cork & Cask. Pours hazy amber with a thick white head. Aromas of spice, cream, banana. Taste is light spice, banana bread, toffee. Sweet spicy linger on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
From bottle on board Fridtjofen 28.11.15. Slightly unclear orange. Off-white head. Moderate aroma and taste, with some malt. Moderate bitterness. Medium long aftertaste. Good drinkability, but perhaps a bit boring. Not much of the characteristics of weissbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomas_W1 (531) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: helles Braun - leicht rötlich, kräftige Trübung mit wenig Schaum; angenehm süße und würzige Nase, etwas Honig, Fruchtnoten, rote Beeren; im Körper angenehme Süße, kräftiger Malzzucker, Karamell und leichte Würze im Abgang

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
peponi (1519) - Hannover, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2015
Aroma: banana and vanilla. Appearance: hazy golden color and white head. Taste: cloves, spruce, banana, quite dry and empty. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: Rather strange stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a hast dark golden orange color with golden straw edges and a frothy, three finger white foam head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Possibly over carbonated with great retention, taking a long time to settle and leaving chunks of soapy lacing behind. Earthy, zesty spice aroma with hints of pepper, clove and cardamom followed by bready yeast, bubble gum and citrus. The peppery spice really stands out as it warms but is nicely countered by the yeast, banana and citrus zest notes. Lots of peppery lemon and orange peel in there. I’m not really sure what makes this a winter wheat beer. Maybe the heavy spice profile but it’s not very different from a traditional take on the style. On the fuller end of medium body with soft carbonation and a strong peppery spice presence that lingers over the yeast, light fruit and citrus zest into a sweet, slightly dry finish. Refreshing zesty spice character with hints of clove, coriander, ginger and white pepper, and while it dominates the palate, it’s isn’t too strong or overpowering, letting the other notes come through. There’s a prominent bready yeast flavor mid-palate with hints of bread, banana and bubblegum. Crisp, zesty citrus sweetness toward the finish with lemon spritz and orange rind. Complex yet well balanced and very easy to drink. A really refreshing classic wheat beer with a great zesty spice presence that’s countered by just the right amount of yeast and citrus sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (915) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 9, 2015
pours a hazy orange with a big white head and a nice lacing. weak yeasty and spicy aroma, not much banana, which is nice for a change. equally weak sweetish flavour; nutmeg, bread. slight alcohol warmth, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rozsoma (858) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2015
Igazi téli különlegesség, snowboardozás után egy hüttében nincs is felüdítőbb mint egy Schneeweise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle:   Dirty orangish straw, frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Nose is wheaty, with faint spices of clove.   Not as pronounced as other German Hefeweizens.   Similar on the tongue.   Not much banana or bubble gum flavors.   Just a smidgen of clove.   Moderate to fully body and mouthfeel.   Wheaty finish, a touch musty, with a bit of clove.   Decent beer, but not as flavoful as others.   Really likes the spiciness of most German examples.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
Erdinger bid for a Christmas beer is this Schneeweisse, which is a typical hefeweizen being only a little more spicy than usual. Perhaps due to the use of some extra wheat malt? I do not know, because I have no great knowledge of brewing, but Christmas beer offers usually at little extra of something. Personal I think it’s pretty good, just because banana sweetness is not as pervasive as in other hefeweizen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Percy0103 (653) - MEXICO - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A golden beer with a big frothy head and a lot of gas. Aroma is of canned corn, wheat and maybe even soap. Taste is bitter, but very mild. Almost no character. Very watery with some carbonation and almost no astringency.

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