GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Translucent golden yellow coloring. Bountiful 4" head. Wheaty, yeasty, hints of banana in aroma. Similar in flavor with stronger emergence of lime/lemon. Quality hefe.
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft/Bottle. Your everyday weissbier. If you are new to hefe-weizen, this is a good place to start. There are many some offerings better and many worse than Erdinger.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe blonde voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes légers de blé. Saveurs de blé, de bananes et de carton.
GarrettB (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 The whole grain family has been given a poor reputation. The palpable splendor of meats, fruits, vegetables and of course sweets is simply too much for all the rices, oats, barleys and other grains out there that require time and temperance to be molded into something edible. It’s true, grains need to be processed, but when they’re done right they make the very fabric of our culinary culture. They’re old, tried and true, and for that reason they’re none too fashionable, but I think it’s that reliability that makes them the premier of the comestible world. Sure, there is stuff like quinoa which by the only merit of having been untried makes it cool (even though it’s like chewing on dried pine needles and toe nail clippings) but we’re not talkin’ yuppy feed. We’re talking about staples and the stuff that built civilization. From that blessed and humble germ we made beer. It was a monument to the grasses that sustained us (and no, not the recreational kind) and it was good. It made men happy. And from that drink we refined it to be an even cleaner, more chiseled testament to grain: the Hefe-Weizen. Wheat incarnate in a drink, it epitomized the savory and the sweet. But only if treated properly. And sadly, the Erdinger attempt strays too far from that arcane ritual which produces exquisite Hefe-Weizen beer. At its best I expect something replete with a well mannered wheatiness, plentiful banana esters and a good touch of vanilla. In the Erdinger there is a dominant fuzzy palate that eclipses most of the flavors, which include a collection familiar to any household garbage can. Stale apples, iron, cardboard, sawdust, a marzen-esque taste and weak nutmeg all work together towards a soft and flimsy palate. It sounds like it should be wretched and offensive but en totale it’s a simple issue of failing to impress. This golden drink bears some relation to its primordial plant form, but I’d expect it to ascend to a higher level of being after so much working and reworking of its inner carbohydrates, sugars and proteins. So much work should produce at least some benefit, but I’d rather roll the grain and chaff around my hand and ponder on its meaning symbolism than give this botched beer another try.
bochi23 (116) - Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Immediately on pour it did not have that hazy look to it... I could see through my glass, not a good sign. Little aroma came through. first taste, i was thinking, where is the flavor. This was not the refreshing hefe that I appreciate. Not a huge fan!
joanabarbosa (47) - Goiânia, BRAZIL - DEC 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. W try it in Belgian Dash, Goiânia, Brasil. German Weiss with lesser personality that its similars for sale in the Brazilian stores. Haze yellow color with white head. Aroma is less fruity than another weissen biers, with yeast notes. Mild flavor of banana and yeast. Slightly sweet finish.
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - DEC 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well... everybody knows it. I used to like it. I drank it along with other weizen and it was almost tasteless.
But if you only get this around you... ok, at least it........
chmurarz (580) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - DEC 5, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml, aroma clementine weak, white head seems weak but stays, body cloudy of gray/orange/very light bronze, taste hardly wheat, grapefruit, watery and some alcoholic which is strange for a hefe weiss, sweet. I wil never buy it again
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely hazy tangerine, big layer of soft white head. Soft rounded spice. Cloves, warm banana bread. Just a touch of butter on that banana bread. To my nose, the phenolic character in a weiss can get overbearing really easily, but this is the model of restraint. Sparkely, slighty tart flavor, fresh yeasty bread. The gentle tartness keeps things refreshing and bright, even lacking a perceptible hop contribution. Refreshing enough for summer, enough character that it doesn’t feel out of place in the middle of winter either.
Ron (3391) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One bottle from BOTW. Had this one to celabrate the Cowboys win over the Giants(06). Large white head on this disapated fast. Not much of an aroma. Flavor was wheat,yeast and banana. I then added a squirt of lemon and became even more enjoyable and refreshing.