Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Hefeweizen/Wheat Beer
The Erdinger Brewery Werner Brombach GmbH (also known as Erdinger Weißbräu) is a brewery in Erding, northeast of Munich, Germany. Its best-known product is the Erdinger Weissbier (wheat beer).
The brewery was founded in 1886 by Johann Kienle, however, the brewery wasnt known as Erdinger Weißbräu until 1949 when its owner at the time, Franz Brombach, changed it. The current owner is Franz Brombach’s son, Werner Brombach who has been in charge since 1975, and under his guidance he helped establish Erdinger as the successful nationwide and international wheat beer product of today.
Amazingly in this day and age, the company does not license. From Erding, and Erding only, the beer is exported to over 95 countries worldwide making it one of the world’s largest wheat beer breweries, not bad for a small town family-owned enterprise.
People in the UK might know it from been available in all J D Wetherspoon pubs, those that were brave enough to try it aside from their usual lager or ale tipple.
in 1995 the official Erdinger Fan Club was founded. The club currently connects around 90,000 members in over 65 countries around the world under the motto “Party, Celebrate & Enjoy with Erdinger Weissbier”. Some well known ex footballers are big fans of the beer, Der Kasier himself Mr. Franz Beckenbauer , Mario Basler , and Lothar Matthäus amongst others…
Erdinger Weissbräu uses the traditional bottle fermentation in its wheat beer, which means that the beer matures (similar to champagne) in the bottle.
Currently, there are ten varieties available with its Weißbier its best seller, naturally.
Review: 50 cl Bottle of Erdinger Weissbier: ABV: 5.3%
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………