Vighals (3562) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gylden brun klar med høyt hvitt skum. Lukter fløtekaramell, hvete og kandis. Middels fylde. Søtlig karamell, noe nøtter og gjær. Lite kullsyre. Kort.
surething_ii (119) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Smokies pub, Pezinok.
My favorite Erdinger. This was actually first beer that made me leave pilsners and now after 7+ years I still like it. It’s just tiny bit different than regular weissbier. But still I appreciate it.
fajry (1882) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2017
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vycap RJ. Tmavo zlata farba, biela pena. Vona jemne psenicna, skoro ziadne tony bananov. Chut sladova, psenicna, jemne banany, kyselkavo-sladka. Nie dobre.
tricksta_p (4035) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Biernavigatie. Aroma is wheat, citrussy fruits, yeast, spicy notes, clove, bread. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium. Bit above average Hefeweizen, not as much banana as citrussy fruits, more bitter than the usual Hefe. Good one.
klm1 (1302) - Bled, SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours deep golden (srm 10), haze, with unstable foamy off-white head!? Aroma: almost no banana like esters, almost no clove like phenols, some soapy undertones!?. Flavor is practically the same: weak banana like esters, some clove-like phenols, some spicy notes, typical for rye?, balanced with bread like components. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation is medium to high.
nephirem (392) - CROATIA - DEC 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 0.5l. Pours hazy golden body with slight reddish hue. Huge and creamy white head. Lovely visible carbonation. Excellent head retention and nice lacing. Pleasantly sweet nose - herbal, wheat, yeast, a bit caramel.
Thin to medium body, softly carbonated. Watery texture, but smooth on the tongue. Mildly sweet taste, nicely balanced. Aroma of yeast, wheat, herbs, spices, caramel. Slightly sugary. Usual banana notes, but not so distinct. Lacks the fullness, feels a bit bland. Finish is dry and sweet.
Overall, quite pleasant. A bit different then your usual hefe. Nice one.
nihtila (3234) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber. Nose is wheat, sweet malts, ripe banana, spices. Tastes wheat, crisp, malts, light spices. Quite basic.
Wendigo (312) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. Malty and yeasty aroma. Hazy golden color, white head. Malty taste, light sour, medium bitter. Light body, watery texture, average carbonation and bitter-sour finish. Ok.
GreenCat (73) - SLOVENIA - DEC 23, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 bottle. Pours hazy orange with white medium lasting thick head. Aroma of banana, little clove, vanilla, coriander, peppery. Flavor is bready and slightly sour. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and slightly sour. Body is quite light almost watery, average carbonation and low bitterness. Once it warms up it gets soapy.
Bulk_Carrier (4536) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a weizen glass, the appearance was a muddled burnt dark orange color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated pretty quick. But there’s no lacing.
The aroma had some of the normal qualities of a hefeweizen (some clove, banana esters, sweet wheat) and then some red delicious apples.
The flavor brought the hefeweizen qualities inward sweetly and letting the clove slide further to the background. Some sharp phenols hit slyly. But normal hefeweizen aftertaste touching the finish crisply.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good, some prickliness.
Overall, "if it fits, it ships," thanks Erdinger for sending across the pond. I could drink this again.