KimJohansen (10497) - 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 (3004) - 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 (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - 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. MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle (500ml). Poured a slightly cloudy off-yellow with golden highlights and a big frothy head which shrunk down to an average size. Aroma was mainly of honey with light vanilla and wheat notes plus some faint banana in the back. Flavor was grainy with honey, very light notes of banana and wheat. Light bodied with a watery texture, fizzy carbonation and a short finish. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2008
16.9 oz bottle-A mild hazy yellowish body with a decent head that dissipated quickly into a small covering. Aroma of citrus and fruit. Taste of a light bodied hefe with some banana and cloves coming out but otherwise not very impressive, No hefe characteristics stood out. I was expecting more.
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 8, 2008
Não impressiona em comparação com outras cervejas do estilo. Falta aroma e gosto de fermento e banana, típicos das Weiss de estirpe. O resultado é uma cerveja fraca, um tanto aguada e sem muito caráter. jimel001 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
A very good hef but somewhat boring. I loved the smoothness of it but was a little disappointed with it’s lack of malty taste and fruitiness. Nevertheless for reasons I probably can’t explain, I really do enjoy this beer and seem to always have at least one in my fridge. webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Nothing special here, in fact, nothing out of the bottle screamed a typical Heffe, no clove, no banana, and just a hint of wheat... no hops, no reall malt. Not watery, which is okay, but at least I would have expected SOME flavor. Rather boring beer. Poured golden yellow, thin 2-3cm while head. Nothing much on the nose except, um, corn sweetness. (Bottle Pour 1/2/2008) Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Wasn’t over impressed with this guy. Pretty standard stuff here. Aroma lacked a bit. TrefwoordPunk (1302) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big but fading white head and a fruity, yeasty aroma. The taste is a bit sweeter than your average German hefeweizen. Also yeast and citrus, but the sweetness makes this a not so good hefeweizen