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

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RATINGS: 2046   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2005
(Bottled) Opaque, paleish-orange color with a huge, foamy head. Very bubblegum-fruity-estery aroma with yeast and lots of lemon and orange. Orange-fruity flavor with surprisingly little banana in it. Feels like a mixture of German Hefeweizen and Belgian Witbier, with a sip of Abbey Triple. Light to medium-bodied, very refreshing palate with a bit foamy but smooth carbonation. Definitely lighter and easier to drink than most Hefeweizens. A very nice thirst-quencher, but definitely not complex. I can see why this has its fans.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Love the deep, murky look of a good hefe. Lots of sweet malt and allspice flavor. Very creamy and smooth with light hints of banana and citrus. Pretty tasty.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - SEP 26, 2005
This was the first beer I tried on my first trip to Germany and after hundreds of beer taste tests, this is still #1 on my list. You haven’t truly tasted an Erdinger until you’ve had it with a slice of orange in it. (exactly the way it’s served in it’s native country)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2391) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2005
Bottle. Orange-amber in colour with a thin white dissipating head, some lace. The aroma was of bananas, yeast, oranges, slightly sweet, standard stuff. The flavour was of light citrus (orange zest), some bananas, pepper and spices. Creamy mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a mild lingering bitterness. Not to bad.

3.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
[bottle from LCBO] Cloudy brownish orange with a fuzzy, white cover that clings to the glass. Surprisingly hoppy aroma with lemony malt and some wheaty sourness. Not the expected phenolics or esters characteristic of this style. Pleasant citrusy malt flavour with a little cloviness coming out at the end as the flavour recedes to a clean finish. Light to medium body with high carbonation. This is really a nice session beer, but not really a weissbier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours cloudy straw yellow with a fizzy frothy off-white head with lots of fast rising tiny bubbles. Wheat and bananas to start with yeast (dough) and malt (cookie) aromas with lemon zest notes. Mildly bitter creamy malt wheat flavor with lemon notes and faint bananas. Medium to light bodied creamy yet fizzy palate with a somewhat dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - SEP 17, 2005
This beer has all the attributes that a good German hefe-weizen should have -- banana, clove and yeasty-bready aroma, banana, clove, yeasty-bready and slight citrus flavor, pale cloudy yellowish amber hue, nice foamy long-lasting head, et cetera. What this beer has that sets it apart from its style contemporaries is a wonderfully sweet element in its flavor and aftertaste, as if there were residual candy sugar. The purist in me wants to knock off points for being out of character for the style, but I just can’t. The intriguing sweetness makes this perhaps the most enjoyable hefe-weizen to come out of Bavaria. So maybe I’m overrating this beer, but I make no apologies for that. I just love this stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
(500 ml bottle: $2.19 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) This German Hefeweizen smells pretty close to the oft-crappy American Wheat beers, kind of grassy, a little sweet, and when considering the style, quite lacking in the expected banana, clove and bubblegum aromas. The flavor is also lacking the characteristics I’m looking for in a quality German Hefeweizen. It’s kind of wheaty/grainy, lightly bitter and citrusy tart, and somewhat sweet, and so it tastes like a really flavorful American Wheat with only a touch of banana and yeast flavors. Medium bodied, but not especially lively on the palate. Pale golden color and fully cloudy in appearance. Bubbly, white head does a great volcano imitation on the initial pour, but with all subsequent pours, it barely musters more than a sheen. Eventually, there isn’t even a small ring, but the carbonation bubbles keep a-rising. This isn’t a bad Hefeweizen, but there are certainly better out there.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottle. Golden orange color, hazy, with big white head. Not a lot in the nose: faint citrus, yeast, light wheat grain, banana sweetness, copper. Flavor is pretty light, mostly grain malt with some banana-like sweetness toward the end. On the verge of a light American pils, but saved by a somewhat hefty body, though this may be due only to high carbonation. Very drinkable, but not as interesting as I’d hoped.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
on tap at the local bowling center.. it pours an off orange color w/ a thick white head that laces well. Aroma was bubble gum, light fruits and some spices with hints of wheat. The palate was pretty solid good mouth feel and decent coating. The flavor had hints of bannanna and lots of wheat a light malt and a bit of something just off. Overall I guess I could drink it again.


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