Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: German Hefeweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 2395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The Premium Weissbier at the top of its class. Not only in the context of the Erdinger assortment Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast applies undisputed as the classical authors, as the white beer absolutely. It is brewed with fine yeast after a delivered prescription and naturally strictly after the Bavarian purity requirement. Today still without the traditional bottle fermentation one does not do here: Three to four weeks it lasts, until the Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast matured. For the production only finest raw materials are used. Experience of many years and constant quality controls guarantee beyond that the unmistakable taste. A Weissbier for all, those the unforgettable good taste love.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
As far as introductions to beer styles go, the first time I became officially aware of the existence of wheat beer was during a field trip to Antwerp, specifically visiting an Argentinian steakhouse in the city. Being first year geography students who had been on a coach driving from Bangor in North Wales to Antwerp all day, we were hungry, shy, self conscious and, perhaps unsurprisingly ready for beer. Hoegaarden is personally responsible for a drunken 3am phone call to my dear mum from one of my friends, demanding that I personally come too reception and open the front door. Woops, wrong number... Fast forward two weeks from this incident, and after a week of drinking the white nectar by the firkin, I discover that exists several variants of wheat beer, including a large supply of German examples of hefenweizen in the nearby tesco’s. Erdinger holds pride of place as the first example of German wheat beer I ever tried, and frankly have never looked back since. Pouring a beautiful off cream approaching a slightly golden hue, Erdinger produces a mighty head which shakes hands with the nostrils on first sip, and absolutely sticks around fr the party. Banana bread, slight hint of cloves, and a subtle but wonderful waft of sweet weetabix, Erdinger is not particularly forthcoming in its nasal charms (not exactly surprising given the fifteen foot of mousse floating on top), however the taste buds start atinglin’ once the volatiles finally punch through. In the tasting, again the suggestion of cloves banana bread comes through, backed by a ever so slightly citric acidity and a rich, malty sweetness similar to Horlicks. It is a flavour profile I can only describe as the equivalent to a beer version of a cup of Ovaltine, giving a rich satisfying feeling of well being, while at the same time extremely thirst quenching. Essentially a smile in a pint glass. On the palette, Erdinger has just the right balance between creamy richness and fizzy refreshment to give that fabulous thirst quenching characteristic wheat beers pull off with such ease and grace. One word to the wise however, the slice of orange is not particularly recommended in weizens...the Belgian examples might have adjuncts that work well with the citrus, but the Teutonic example works best alone. Happy sipping!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mishnok (270) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2017
A decent enough Weiss beer from Erdinger. Hazy gold with a banana ester aroma. Quite malty in taste and refreshing enough Ina hot summer's day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattH (851) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Can. Aroma is sour unripe banana. Flavor is slightly too phenolic and includes clove and banana. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
futre7 (231) - Taipei, TAIWAN - MAY 27, 2017
The can amazingly was better than the bottled version. 500ml can from Wellcome supermarket in Taipei ( Songren road ). Pours a beautiful pale gold. Thick white head. Nose was lemon and wheat and bubblegum. It was much smoother in a can.........I am thinking I actually got an authentic can from the source. It was very smooth and very drinkable. Taste was a mild, smooth sweet banana, wheat and light sweet fruit. If you see the mat finish can go for it. Indeed if I see these again I will buy a few.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fernockibeer (81) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Butelka do 01.2018. Wygląd - złote, lekko zamglone, z ładną biała pianą. Aromat - banany, lekkie nuty kwaskowate, może trochę przypraw. Smak - tutaj już goździki wyczuwalne, dalej banany, ale już w mniejszym stopniu, jakby kolendra, w tle przyprawy. Nasycenie średnie, goryczka niska.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oiolosse (131) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2017
Levadura, cereales y maltas de cereales. Oro brumoso, masiva, cremosa, cabeza blanca. Luz dulce. Más maltas dulces de grano y pan, caramelo, melaza, carbonatación media, cuerpo medio. Correcta.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GoddamnNoise (123) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2017
50 cl. bottle @ Home. Aroma: not very intense aromas of grains, cereals, wheat, straw, spices. Very subtle hints of banana, grapes, wine, fruits, bubble gum. Appearance: light golden to yellow-straw color. Medium hazyness. Perfectly white foam made of assorted sized bubbles, mainly medium-to-big sized. Very high head thickness. Creamy foam. Very high retention. Low Brussels’ lacing. Taste: low-to-medium sweetness, very low bitterness, no sourness. Very subtle flavors of grains, cereals, wheat, some spicy, citrusy and banana nuances. The balance is toward the malt sweetness, but it lacks a lot of flavor. Palate: light body, very watery texture, low-to-medium carbonation, quite long slightly sweet finish of grains, cereals, wheat, with some fruity and spicy overtones. Not very pleasant mouthfeel. Overall: good appearance. Not very intense aromas. I can’t find the style’s hallmark aromas of ripe banana. Too watery texture. Not very intense flavors neither. Quite drinkable but very far from a good Hefeweizen. Not too much flavor nor complexity, pretty boring.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thomasreganjnr (3) - liverpool, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
One of my favourite weissbiers on the market. My go to weiss beer with a great taste. Everything about it is top class

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaver23ph (292) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2017 Bottle.Hazy gold, thick,not too stable white head,some lacing.Aroma malty,some bananas,iron,bready. Taste thick,oily,not sweet. Aftertaste malty, bananas,some cloves,bubblegum. Could be better, the Hefeweizen aromas are not too pronounced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radassace (267) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy orange with the usual big white fluffy head. Very grainy and cereal in the nose with bubblegum and a hint of banana and corriander. Some sharp carbonation and then a smooth chewy mouth feel. Taste is similar to the nose, but it’s a little bit blander than some of the better ones I’v tried. Some bitterness on the finish with this one. Overall it’s still hugely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JuancaMadi (15) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2017
50cl bottle. fruity aroma with a very good head, refreshing and light taste. with a cloudy appearance and a good equilibrium. Good beer.

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