15A Weizen/Weissbier

Erdinger- Hefe-Weizen

Brewery: Erdinger
Beer: Hefe-Weizen
Style: Weizen/Weissbier
BJCP Style: 15A

Aroma: A light wheat like character. No hops. Moderate amount of clove aroma. Slight hint of pears. No diacetyl.

Score: 11/12

Appearance: Deep yellow in color (deeper and darker than say an american lager). White head with large white bubbles. Some haze. Head quickly falls. No lacing.

Score: 1/3

Flavor: Malt sweetness. Pilsner like malt profile. A little bready. Low spicy and earthy hop flavor. Low bitterness. Balance leans towards the malt. Bitterness is more apparent in the finish. Semi-dry to dry finish. Clove like yeast character is dominant, but does not over power the malts. No diacetyl.

Score: 17/20

Mouthfeel: High carbonation. Medium body. Carbonation makes the beer feel very prickly on the tongue. No astigiency.

Score: 4/5

Overall Impression: A very well balanced beer. The pilsner/wheat malt character plays well with the clove like yeast character. Banana flavored esters are very low and almost missing. Very good representation of style. Increase fermentation temperatures ever so slightly to induce more esters (like one ore two degrees F). Head also quickly falls. Try adjusting wheat percentages for the higher protein.

Score: 8/10

Total Score: 41/50

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