cheap (5253) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Erdinger Dunkel is one of my favorite brews so I can’t wait to try this one, Erdinger Hefe-weizen. I Was pleasantly surprised that it was no more costly than all the other brews in my beer store. The cost was just $2 for a brown 11.2 oz bottle. Gently pouring the beer into my mug, it first looks like any other ubiquitous clear pale yellow american beer. Then comes the aesthetic impression; near the bottom of the pour the yeast starts to make its appearance. Swirling, hypnotizing clouds and particles of yeast. Now the brew is cloudy like I expect from a good hefe. The aroma is that of uncooked bread dough and citrus, perhaps lemons. No head on this brew but there is a constant stream of rising carbonation from within the brew. The commencement on the tongue is pleasurable, it is well behaved and nonoffensive. Beautiful above average carbonation greets the back of your throat. The taste is much better than troegs dream weaver and penns weizen. Very little if any bitterness can be detected in this smooth tasting brew. Not much similarity to the american lager, tho very gentlemanlike in its flavors. After many drinks, I think I am beginning to detect just an ever so slight mild linger. Very good and very nice, everybody should have a chance to taste this at least once. Has the personality of an orval with a hefe flavor and personality.
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 Cloudy straw color with good but fizzy white head / Weak nose of banana and grain / Light body, watery with fizzy carbonation, and faint finish / Weak flavors of banana, lemon, and grain / Poor.
browner (41) - Delafield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine Hefeweizen Brew. Very nice hazy yellow color and off white half inch + / - head that doesn’t disappear . Classic yeasty-bready aroma, banana, clove, and slight citrus flavor. Great finish with tones of sweetness and yeast , a truly fine beer. I would consider the Hefeweizen for it’s drinkability with a little swager. Erdinger should make no apologies for tradition here.
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very low fruitiness, almost lager-like. Delightful taste, but way too tasteless. A weiss for the masses.
IrishEoin (19) - IRELAND - FEB 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The first hefe-weizen I ever tasted, and it wasn’t half bad. Lovely soft texture with a light smell. Nice, faint banana taste with wheat lingering after a smooth mouthful. Looks good, has a nice fluffy head.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Okay, I’ve had more than a couple of different hefeweizens lately and this tastes less like one than anything I’ve had. Yes, it’s a dark wheat beer....but it doesn’t smell like a Hefe, it doesn’t taste like a hefe. Sorry, very bland and very forgetable
beisen (90) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yelow-Gold pour with a thick fluffy head. It has a smooth wheat taste and very little bitterness. I liked it a lot, and I’ll probably come back to this one again.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice wheat beer, with a good amount of head. Has a nice flavor that ends with a good finish.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice hazy golden with a big creamy mostly lasting white head. Frash aroma of malt, yeast, bit fruitiness and citrus. Flavour is fresh and clean with good maltiness, wheat, some yeast, citrus, bit fruity with some bitterness in the finish. A good Hefeweizen though not like a Franzizkaner.
charlotte (5173) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour with white head and tast of yeast,coriander and bananas light sweet and light finish.