In a nutshell: Full bodied German Weissbier for the Oktoberfest seson from Bavaria's Erdinger Weissbrau.
The lowdown: A hazy and tasty seasonal which is a cross between Erdinger's wheat beer and a classic Oktoberfest. The Erding Herbsfest runs each year in late August and early September and gives Erdinger the excuse to produce a special seasonal beer. Its a slightly stronger wheatbeer with a great body and full flavour.
Style - German Specialities ABV 5.7% - Moderate Strength
Erdinger Weissbrau trace their history back to 1886 when a brewery was first established in the Bavarian town of Erding. Now often considered to be the world's largest wheat beer brewery this status can be credited to Franz Brombach who bought the brewery in 1949. The brewery is still family hands with Franz's son Werner currently in control.
Much of the success of Erdinger Weissbrau is down to a focused approach on a core line of classically mid-strength Bavarian wheat beers. Annual specials include a Festbier brewed for autumn and their winter Schneeweisse brewed between November and February.