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


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RATINGS: 2350   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinking_77 (100) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JAN 16, 2017
So lets try this “true classic of Bavarian wheat beer culture”, as stated on their own website! They say that it really should be drank from a Weizen glass for proper usage, but hell I can only go on what I have…….a normal glass stein, but its good enough for me. Also, I must say I do love the logo of the company. Really colourful with the wheat symbol surrounded by striking red and blue colours spelling out the name of Erdinger Weissbier. On pour there is a good bit of carbonation, noisy bubbles resulting in a pretty big decent sized frothy head. Vibrant and alive! A very pale golden colour. Turns a bit hazy looking after a while. Head reduces in size but retains a little bit Got a lot in the bottle, a lot of bang for the buck! Faint smell, of yeast, not much to smell, uninspiring On taste, got a really refreshing nice big mouthful, creamy and smooth. A nice start Big nice mouthfuls, but no real distinct tastes, creamy, but not bad Smooth and crisp enough to saviour, and nice for a weissbier. Nice, I liked it Wouldn’t say there is a whole lot of taste. Can’t really feel the alcohol Tastes of light malt. Light malt, some fruits and of course the wheat Liked it a lot, nice, very easy to drink, not much taste, but filling, and quite smooth. Overall this isn’t a bad beer, but perhaps a bit boring for the style and not enough strong standout flavours to satisfy the Weissbier fans………

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MAGICuenca91 (26) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2017
Buena cerveza de trigo con un sabor diferente a las habituales. Aquí no destaca tanto el sabor a trigo de otras cervezas como pueden ser la Franziskaner o Paulaner. Aquí se nota un sabor a malta de cebada en mayor medida. Posee un aroma y sabor muy suaves y un gusto en el paladar interesante. Es una buena cerveza de trigo, pero ni mucho menos de las mejores.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onesimus (23) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
I think I should have chilled the beer a little before opening. Golden and almost clear beer. Three finger head that fairly rapidly disappears and no lacing. On the nose is wheat and yeast. Subtle banana notes Lively and quite smooth in the mouth with a good carbonation those yeast flavours and sweet hay grassy notes, some floral notes. Whilst I did enjoy this beer it wasn't as I expected, no banana or cloves or spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (6545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2017
On tap pours out a hazy straw color topped with a fluffy white head. Nose is fruit wheat some sweetness. Taste is more of the fruit east and wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turtles (2285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2016
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, medium size white head, good lacing. Mild fruity aroma, citrus, floral and grassy. Smooth mouthfeel, medium-bodied, medium carbonated. Citrus fruity taste, mild peppery, cloves, bread, grapes, some banana notes. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
motorhate (5) - - DEC 22, 2016 does not count
Not your normal weissbier in taste. There’s no trace of banana, bubblegum or clove in this one. However, its a great beer in its own right. more of a bitter taste compared to some of the top weissbiers out there. Deceptively strong though, I usually end up mangled after a few of these, especially when its on draught. Wetherspoons pubs in the UK usually have this on draught or in a bottle and its my drink of choice if I’m ever in one of their pubs along with Tucher’s weissbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilverenmaan (66) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2016
Very nice aroma and taste: it’s supposed to be banana & citrus, I don’t make the association but it’s both very refreshing and soft at the same time. Aftertaste slightly astringent but very nice. Lively carbonation. First time I tried a Weissbier but won’t be the last.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlada94 (27) - Nis, SERBIA - DEC 13, 2016
classic german wheat beer, nice colour ,creamy foam, nice floral and fruit aromas, wheat taste , and nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bomberman69 (3) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2016 does not count
typical weiss beer. The taste and aromas are as they should be in weiss beer. Fruity and smooth leaves a great aftertaste.

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