Erdinger Pikantus

Erdinger Pikantus

Style: Weizenbock

Color: dark ruddy brown, effervescent dissipating tan head

Nose: yeast
, dried fruit (prune)
Body: medium

Palate: rich malt, dried fruit (raisin), slight burnt caramel, dash of chocolate

Finish: clean for strength

from a bottle purchased in Munich

Impression: This is a beer I’d like to see more often in Munich supermarkets but sadly I don’t. So, when I do, I always buy a few bottles. This one was closer to its expiration than you might think since we are about a half-hour from Erding. At any rate, it wasn’t expired and this kind of beer should hold up well on the shelf since its bottle-conditioned and has a fairly high alcohol content at 7.3%. Still, the head faded quickly despite it remaining fairly bubbly body-wise. Though rich in flavor, I found it easy to drink and while I think it would go better with cheese or chocolate, I enjoyed it with my Weißwürst. It’s the best beer Erdinger does and will continue to seek it out but will try to drink it earlier in its shelf life.

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