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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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The Premium Weissbier at the top of its class. Not only in the context of the Erdinger assortment Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast applies undisputed as the classical authors, as the white beer absolutely. It is brewed with fine yeast after a delivered prescription and naturally strictly after the Bavarian purity requirement. Today still without the traditional bottle fermentation one does not do here: Three to four weeks it lasts, until the Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast matured. For the production only finest raw materials are used. Experience of many years and constant quality controls guarantee beyond that the unmistakable taste. A Weissbier for all, those the unforgettable good taste love.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Best before end 12/2005 bottle consumed on 12/16/2005. Pours a hazy copper-goldenrod color. Slightly muted in tone, not as shimmering and light-tinted as the style demands, I believe. The head is initially large and fluffy (white), well-retained, but lacking any lacing. Carbonation is seemingly low, and only sparse bubbles rise lazily to the surface. Aroma: Very dry wheat. Creamy, lightly biscuity, with white sourdough and just a faint pinch of lemon juice. Bananas are noticeable, but are weak and drowned out in the strong yeast dryness and even stronger wheat dryness. Just bland and doughy. No lively bubblegum, clove or citrus zest and no trace of any honey-like malts. A touch salty and rather stale smelling. Very weak in strength as well. Flavor seems to confirm that this bottle is either A) much passed its prime (though it is still within in the best before date) or B) not a well-made weisse. I’d hope to think the former. The low carbonation seems to be a good indicator that perhaps this has been heated too much at some point and sat out for too long a period of time. Doughy, lightly grainy malts are briefly sweet, but passing completely to a strong wheat creaminess in texture brought on by a huge dry wheat flavor. Bit more of saltiness/seltzer water. Sponge bread, hint of bananas and lemons. No clove, hops or bubble gum and the mouthfeel is sluggish, the texture loose. No alcohol apparency. Would like to try a fresher bottle for sure. 4/4/5/2/8
Draught weizen glass at Beacon Street Pub. on 6/22/07
Much improved, so I’m going to change the rating to reflect this experience. Must have been too old a bottle previously. This still showed a golden-hay colored body with a moderate amount of head, light lacing.
Wheaty with soft honey, lemon and light bubble gum. Not your typical blast of bubble gum or clove and not all that doughy or yeasty (in terms of actual yeast blandness, not ester production). Probably filtered and then redosed with yeast? I dont know. The flavor was fairly estery, but without any real acidity/doughiness, and mostly a chewy, hay-like flavor from the wheat and barley. Interesting, refreshing and a nice, light, drinkable rendition. Clean, with a fair amount of wateriness, but nothing out-of-style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quinten (1049) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2006 Lots of carbonation, thick head, medium soure,.some banana and bisquit, quit nice re rate wrong tempature.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzerfaust (563) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - DEC 2, 2005
UPDATED: APR 24, 2006 Shows a hazy beautiful yellow color with a big white and fizzy head, long lasting. When it finally diminishes it leaves a medium lacing. Light aroma, a little citric with some cereal notes. Slightly sweet and soft flavor with hints of lemon. Short astringent finish. Little aftertaste. The carbonation is high and refreshing. No alcohol noticeable. Enjoyable, yet nothing impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005
Large white foamy head. Golden colour. Smalle aroma of yeast and a little malt. Lots of carbonation. Flavour of wheat, lemon and some bananas.A<little watery. Fairly aftertaste. Good in a hot summers day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
I really enjoy Erdinger, don’t have the chance to drink it all too often, nice golden appearance, enjoyable aroma and taste

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
Pours a hazy yellow with a decent white head. In the beginning quite bitter, but gets sweeter as it is aerated in the glass. Aromas of wheat and yeast. Medium bodied. Sour/bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
12oz bottle pours golden with a fair white head that stays pretty well. Aroma is well pretty much nothing. A little bread... Flavor is light citrus. A touch of bananna and clove and a bit of lemon. Palate is light an airy. Not my favorite style and this was subpar even for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPimp (1) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2005 does not count
Ultra smooth, I first had this Hefe in San Francisco at a great asian resturant, The Slanted Door, It was on tap. I looked for it when i returned to Ohio. It was just as good from the bottle. Creamy, foggy, low acidic, pale golden with a medium head. This beer has a great finish absolutely no after taste. Drink it cold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11254) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 Despite it being an easy-to-get beer, it’s not undeserved of its success. A very strong flavour og wheat, that makes it a soft drink that always refreshes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blackduck18 (10) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
This is the beer that made me fall in love with quality brewing. The taste is nothing too special but the smoothness that this beer is second to none. It has a nearly creamy taste. When poured right and at the right temperature this beer is fantastic.


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