alhobj (34) - - OCT 20, 2017 strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone klukas (329) - Rijeka, CROATIA - OCT 16, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into weizen glass.
Appearance: Hazy ocher colour, with rich head.
Aroma: Yeast, malt, wheat, dusty, gentle banana.
Palate: Medium body, gentle carbonation.
Taste: Malt, yeast, wheat, bread, hint of citrus (sourness); first taste is sweet, than slightly bitter; spicy aftertaste.
Overall impression: Quite tasty and enjoyable, drinkable, well-balanced. mike5326 (1780) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium frothy white head. Sweet wheat and banana aroma. Medium body with a sweet wheat flavor and a nice finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Dybo (5) - - OCT 10, 2017 does not count
Agréable en arôme au nez et assez forte
Bonne bière qui passe bien avec un arrière goût agréable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Kronhjort1996 (57) - Århus C, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
Mere maltet end forventet, halvgennemtrængede bygmalt, blandt andet også vandet, men man ville kunne smage, hvis hveden ikke var der.
pale, cloudy, med et kæmpe blødt hoved.
medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
medium body, creamy, lively, long finish,
jonowak (12) - - OCT 1, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 Une hefe simple et basique
C’est pas mal fait mais y a pas de transcendance. Pas à la hauteur d’une Paulaner ou encore moins d’une Weihenstephaner.
Pas assez d’arôme, trop sur l’alcool
Par contre c’est top budget.
Passez votre chemin il n’y a pas grand chose à voir. Gerritje (1) - - SEP 29, 2017 does not count
Lekker Duits biertje! Prima weissbier. Goed van smaak. Bij schoonvader kennis mee gemaakt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone equisetum (91) - Kielce, POLAND - SEP 26, 2017
Dla mnie jeden z lepszych niemieckich weizenów, barwa, piana i aromat standardowe jak u wszystkich. Co podoba mi się w Erdingerze to bardzo dobrze zbalansowanie poszczególnych elementów sprawiające, że piwo nie jest ani za słodkie, ani zbyt goździkowe ani za bardzo drożdżowe. Bardzo pijalne i nie jest wodniste. Klasyka gatunku. doguzuyar (10) - Istanbul, TURKEY - SEP 25, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2017 alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Piepenhenrich (1195) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2017
Not much left to say about one of the best selling Hefeweizen in Germany. Good quality, very classic Hefe, I'm in any time.