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Erdinger Weiss Bier, Erdinger

Added: Friday, March 1st 2013

Style Wheat Beer ABV 5.3%

Erdinger Weissbier 5.3%

Erdinger is the biggest producer of wheat beer in the world – but quantity does not overshadow quality and its Weissbier is considered to be one of the finest of the style. The brewery is based in the Bavarian town of Erding and is owned by the Bombach family. Werner Bombach, who has run the company for several decades and masterminded a move to a new greenfield site on the edge of the town, takes meticulous care of all aspects of production, including providing seeds for local farmers to grow wheat and barley to his precise specifications. Hops come from the neighbouring Hallertau region and are added three times during the copper boil, for aroma rather than bitterness.

The unfiltered “mit hefe” [with yeast] beer has a hazy gold colour and a big fluffy head of foam. Honey malt, banana and cloves are evident on the aroma with light hop resins. Creamy/honey malt, banana and spice, and gentle hops fill the mouth while the finish is dominated by rich and lightly toasted malt, fruit and spice with light hops. It’s finally dry.

The beer comes in a 50cl bottle and costs £1.99 in Morrison’s but is widely available in other stockists.

Erdinger Weiss Bier, Erdinger