ilovesmid (15) - IRELAND - FEB 1, 2008
A lovely wheat beer. Fruity.. actually refreshing. Medium Carbonation, Large White head and orange body. On tap at the Porterhouse, Dublin and from bottle at Coolers Dublin. I think I’ve found another regular... sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2008 Rated 5.12.2006 , then 27.12.2007lithilorn (288) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle 500ml, brown, extract of wort: 12,4% of weight
Appearance: Pours cloudy - hazy, orangy-citrusy, a bit metallic, very bright as for a German Hefe body, carbonation is almoust medium. Head initial appearance is average but than collapses in a minute, head colour is white without any shades and body hue is very light or weak. You can see yeasts floating in the body texture.
Aroma: Clementine, lemon, pineapple, kiwi fruit, lime, strawberry, but withought any considerable influence of yeasts and wheat. Rather refreshing and more hoppy in generall than a common German Hefe.
Flavour: Front is a wattery strawberry compote, then comes practically nothing but sweet water. Sweet wattery with some accidity becouse of effervescance that feels quite natural. Aroma is much more interesting than flavour. Very weak wheaty taste and perfume fragrant hoppy nose giving way to a slight fruitiness of lilac elder, clementine, pineapple, strawberries and lime. Not typical, interesting though somehow a bit below the average being not close to its style.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is wattery to creamy, not that easy going beer, carbonation on palate is soft. Finish is flat.
Bottle, yellow body. white head. malty and wheat like apple and a little banana. a medium beer. nelsonibarruri (57) - URUGUAY - JAN 22, 2008
Botella. Comprada en supermercado. Cerveza aceptable. Muy buen cuerpo. Un poco cremosa en la lengua, apenas. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2008
draft @ papago. pours a hazy straw color with a quickly dissipating head. subdued aroma is fruity, yeasty, pale malt and some spice. the palate is lightly sweetened with notes of wheat, orange, lemon, yeast and vanilla. banana comes in the aftertaste. medium body and a smooth creamy texture. a great beer for drinkin’ in the heat in the summer.
380streamline (4) - Middleton, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008 does not count
Poured like a lager, with a slight haze. Weak palate, watery texture and not much to shout about here. Definitely not a good example of the hefe style 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Pours like a pilsner, golden with large bubbles and medium sudsy white head, odd. Smells like a pilsner too, grassy? I guess the lager yeast explains this... I checked the label 3 times to make sure I was rating the right beer. Tastes like someone poured pilsner into a glass that had a hefe in it before. Slight apple taste, a little sour, definitely not like you’re typical hefe. Sparkly full-bodied palate. Interesting. "The World’s #1 Hefe-Weizen" as the label says... I think not. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Pale yellow with large head. Aroma is yeasty with wheat and banana. Fruity flavor with primarily banana and wheat. islay (2764) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2008
11.2 oz. bottle labeled as “Erdinger Hefe-Weizen.” Clean, yeasty, floral, fruity aroma. Cherry, bubblegum, banana, vanilla, and strawberries and cream scents. The aroma is not as powerful as that in some hefeweizens, but it certainly is not weak. I did two separate pours. The first was a translucent, sparkling, pale gold with a large amount of long-lasting bubbling. The second was a hazy, cloudy, golden tan that succeeds in making the liquid largely opaque. It looked a bit like apricot nectar in the glass. Both pours produced a large amount of tight, uneven, near-white head. Both pours smelled and tasted roughly the same.
<P>The flavor is dominated by lemon sourness. It is not a gross sourness, but it is not particularly tasty either. This bottle may be going slightly down the spoiled path; I’m not sure. It is a couple months old, but then again it’s only a couple months old. I suspect that it’s not quite at its fresh best, but it hasn’t yet gone bad either. Light fruit sweetness in the flavor. Reminiscent of apple juice and white wine. Bread, bubblegum, and tangerine flavors. There’s not much in the way of aftertaste; perhaps some dryness. Light body. Fluffy and soft in the palate. Easy to drink but insubstantial.
<P>Erdinger Hefe-Weizen is inoffensive and acceptable but nothing to get excited about. As is the case for most beers in the style, the aroma and appearance surpass the flavor and the palate effects. Unfortunately, the aroma and appearance are merely good, not great, and the flavor and palate are subpar. Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2008
Hazy yellow colour, white head. Aroma is initially dusty, followed by some fruit aromas. Flavour is very plain, some fruits and spices. Drinkable, but a mediocre hefeweizen.