Review: Erdinger Weißbier | Craft Beer & Brewing
Erdinger Weißbier
83 out of 100

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 5.3

83/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 4

Erdinger Weißbier

What the brewers say

“Gentle spicy wheat and yeast aromas blend with mildly bitter hops. The invigorating carbon dioxide ensures its typical liveliness. ”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “The aroma is pretty faint, but there is a touch of candy fruitiness and light hops. Some honey, burned sugar, and a sweet malty undertone. Medium fruit esters of banana, pineapple, coconut, and kiwi. An indistinct spicy phenol as well, but it isn’t clove.”

Flavor: “A cornucopia of fruits: kiwi, watermelon, cherry, pineapple, and lychee nut. Bready malt is more Pilsner than wheat, with toasted bread verging on coconut, caramel, and burned sugar. While the impression is sweet, the beer isn’t all that sweet. Crisp hops bitterness, with a bit of grass. Some spiciness emerges in the middle of the sip and fades quickly to a finish with light bread and herbal hops flavors.”

Overall: “This was a fruit bomb with the tropical and stone fruits and perfume. It’s hard to think of this as any kind of regular wheat. With a bit more date, raisin, heavy body, and alcohol warming, you might have a nice old ale.”

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