Erdinger Hefeweizen

Another good day at the gym, but man, am I sore. Nic made jambalaya for dinner tonight and we’ve been watching tv. I’ve taken a look at my list of beers that are ready for review and I’m trying to go through the beers that have been there the longest, so I popped open the Erdinger hefe.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: Hefeweizen

Trivia: According to the website, “The beginnings of Erdinger Weissbräu date back to 1886, the year in which construction of a brewery in Erding was officially recorded for the first time. As the first wheat beer brewery, Erdinger went on to expand beyond Bavaria’s boundaries.” A brewery dedicated to wheat beers, interesting.

Random: They have a non-alcoholic beer that they market as a “sport and fitness drink.” No joke.

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a hefe. This brew poured a cloudy golden-yellow color with a two finger white head. The head dissipates quickly and doesn’t leave any lacing. The carbonation is visible and moderate. On the nose, I get some citrus and mild spice. I expected a bit more spice to be honest. There’s also a bit of banana on the nose. On the taste, there is a lot of banana, more so than most other hefeweizens. The banana hides most of the citrus and the spice. It’s not necessarily bad, but it makes the brew very one-dimensional. There is also a decent amount of carbonation on it, which makes it pretty refreshing. The finish on this is again, banana and goes away pretty quick. There is also almost no spice going on in the brew. This is a very simplistic hefe. It’s not bad, it’s just boring. This isn’t a brew that I would rush to have again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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