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Erdinger Urweisse

Rating: 3.9

Apparently brewed using a 120 year old recipe, this beer was launched on the 1st of January 2008 in Bavaria & has been a regular in the Erdinger line-up every since. This one will be my fifth Erdinger beer & none of them have disappointed so far, even their low alcohol offering was drinkable so I’m expecting a lot from this one; especially considering hefeweizen is my probably favourite style of beer. I managed to pick this one up at The Cave bottle shop in Glasgow’s West End along with a couple of other German beers, of which the shop seemed to have a fairly good selection. It’s not a beer I would expect to see in many other shops around the UK & given how much I had enjoyed some of the breweries other beers I thought I would grab this one as well.

Appearance (4/5): Pours a very nice cloudy orange colour with a large, three fingers sized head that is white & foamy in texture. Retention is good as it slowly reduces to about a fingers width.
Aroma (9/10):
A nice, strong hefeweizen smell to this beer that is very appealing on the nose. There is a good mix of wheat, a little banana, clove & a faint hint of grainy alcohol but nothing off-putting. There is some citrus & vanilla in the background that round off this rather complex smelling beer quite nicely.
Taste (8/10): The taste has stronger citrus notes to it & a nice amount of wheat, banana & a nice bit of spice as well. Not quite as pleasant as the smell in my opinion but still a great beer to drink.
Palate (3/5): Medium bodied with high carbonation without seeming overly gassy. The drink is smooth & low on bitter with a good overall feel to it.

Overall (16/20): A great hefeweizen here & one of the nicest beers I have tried in a while. Very drinkable with a wonderful taste & an even better aroma. Not the most exciting example of the style but a solid & very enjoyable beer that I would recommend to anyone. Pick up a bottle if you get the chance.

Brewed In: Erding, Germany
Brewery: Erdinger Weissbräu
First Brewed: 2008
Type: Hefeweizen
Abv: 5.2%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: The Cave Bottle Shop (Glasgow)
Price: £2.99

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