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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 31
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mzwolinski on 10-27-2002)
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 4/16/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale Oktoberfest style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 06, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured from bottle(s) into a mug

the beer pours a crystal clear golden straw color with a large frothy white head that recedes quickly and leaves moderate lacing

The flavor and aroma are very similar and comprised mainly of bready malt, and just the slightest hint of floral hops

overall the beer is very clean and quite good, a little lighter than most Marzen style beers I've had, but very good. A lot better than many of the overly sweet American versions that I've had.

CBlack85, Sep 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

jduprey007, Today at 01:21 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Sspeer1, Yesterday at 11:23 PM
Photo of MikeKnauf
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured from bottle to Pilsner glass

Pours clear, straw yellow, unspectacular looking beer but handsome enough

Smell is very mild grassy, maybe a slight slight sweet aroma.

Taste is very good. Mild malt and sweetness up front, carbonation hitting in the middle and a bit of bitterness at the finish. There is a bit of spicyness in there that is characteristic of a Weihenstephaner.

Overall it's not the best thing Weihenstephaner has brewed but it's very drinkable. To me it's more of a Munich Hell than Oktoberfest, but that's OK - it's a very good Hell, about on par with a Spaten Lager. It goes very good with food, particularly Bratwurst, which puts it up a notch in my book.

MikeKnauf, Yesterday at 08:58 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Hydes, Yesterday at 07:32 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

cjgiant, Friday at 10:33 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Brams17, Friday at 07:22 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

UlfAndreas, Friday at 05:49 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Iamjeff6, Friday at 03:46 PM
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3.94/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours a clear, straw color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight citrus, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and euro yeast. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of citrus, hint of hop, and euro yeast. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, decent feel, decent body, and decent blend.

Tone, Friday at 03:16 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

FLBeerGuy, Friday at 03:47 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TargaFlorio, Friday at 02:37 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

LouieBreschi, Friday at 01:35 AM
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4.44/5  rDev +20%

Desimoaj, Wednesday at 11:11 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

cdwil, Wednesday at 08:10 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rdoggg, Wednesday at 03:16 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

meanmutt, Tuesday at 04:40 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

wrecknut, Tuesday at 04:28 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Knoxrb12, Monday at 01:42 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

nate_nate_nate, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Zonian1, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Tele
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

Serving Type: Bottle

A: 4.25 Crystal clear yellow-gold. I was expecting this to be a bit darker, more of a reddish-brown. The two-inch, off-white head is very fluffy and lasts for a few minutes.

S: 4 Smells crisp and clean. A good amount of toasted bread, a bit of grassiness, and candied lemon.

T: 4 Again, clean flavors that highlight the grain. More bread, malt, and some roasted corn (almost like fresh tortillas). There is some mild spice bringing pepper and ginger. The finish is a bit sweet with the lemon and citrus from the nose with a pleasant bitterness that lingers for a moment.

M: 4.25 Light and refreshing with good carbonation and a slightly dry finish. I would have thought this would have been more full-bodied, however the mouthfeel is still very good.

O: 4 This is very good and refreshing beer. I was thinking it would be a bit darker with more body and roasted malt flavors (like a transition from typical summer beers to dark, winter beers). This reminds me more of a really good pilsner with more interesting flavors and aromas. Still a good beer, just different than I was expecting and hoping for.

Tele, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BlackNotesIII, Sep 14, 2014
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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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