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


on tap

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2101) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Hazy orange colored pour. Big off-white head that slowly falls and leaves some lacing behind. Big aroma of malty bananas. Taste is the same. Dry finish of malt and bananas. Not bad, a bit different than the regular hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2005) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Expectation: love the style, but the low ratings on RateBeer suggest it’ll be alright
Motivation: as much as I aspire to drink only the finest beers available, sometime value has to be taken into account and it certainly is the case here
Hardware: Half litre bottle (best by Aug 2014) into generic Weizen glass
Nose: wheat and a little funky.
sip: banana flavors and caramel/spice
Taste: light to medium sweetness
Misc: slight fizz
Conclusion: about what I expected - not a stellar example of the style, but definitely poundable if need be.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Dark hefe in the true german RHGB fashion. A little carbonated and stale but i had an old bottle. Still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padchenko (74) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2014
500ml bottle, 5.6%. A very tasty wheatbeer. Pours amber with good-sized white foamy head, detect hints of vanilla. A good beer and feels like it’s stronger than the alcohol content suggests

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3295) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I do not remember where this was got: Pours slightly hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is banana and clove... blah blah. Taste is slightly sweet. Very minimal hoppiness. Some minor mineral water feel in the beer. Hey, even though this is a winter beer, it still tasted fine now (says it is best before August, so whatever). Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2772) - 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 (3767) - 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 (247) - 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 (61) - 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 (1628) - 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).

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