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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 900
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 27
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by Murrhey:
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3.28/5  rDev -10.9%

Poured from a 1pt .9oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a large weizen glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger white head with two-minute long retention. Nice fluffy white lacing. Golden-amber color with high clarity. Fine looking beer.

S- Noble hops, kind of grassy surprisingly. European yeast character. Crisp and lighter aroma without too much bitterness from hops.

T- Slightly nutty and warm flavor with a distinct crispness, like a pilsner. Mix between Marzen and Pils. Interesting.

M- Lighter body with healthy carbonation. Semi-wet finish.

O- Middling beer and certainly not even close to the best Weihestephan has to offer... but not bad.

10-25-2013 06:32:19 | More by Murrhey
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%

Iam reviewing this beer for what it is because it is not a marzen/oktoberfest style of beer if I reviewed to that style well it wouldnt work.Poured into a .5 liter stein a clear medium golden with a tight formed creamy-like white head that left a broken ring of lace behind.Pretty clean aromas a bit of toastiness and iron a decent spicey hop smack that lingers.To me this is a full flavord and bodied pilsner toasty malt with a bit of residual honey sweetness almost to the doughy point but not quite a leafy,herbal hop profile in the finish.This is a pretty good beer why such a renowned brewery would label it a Fest well I have no idea it is what it is and its decent.

08-20-2007 23:44:44 | More by oberon
Photo of RoyalT


4/5  rDev +8.7%

Appearance – This is a bright yellow, slightly dimmed with hints of orange, and a moderate head, all typical of the style.

Smell – The malts here are lightly toasted and carry a firm hop compliment.

Taste – The flavors are big, especially the stiff hop balance. The malts are absolutely gorgeous though. They are just ever so lightly toasted with that beautiful grain aftertaste one can only find in a quality German lager.

Mouthfeel – This is not quite medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a rich, creamy finish.

Drinkability – This doesn’t knock your socks off like the weizen offerings from Weihenstephaner but it is a solid Festbier.

11-28-2007 03:24:19 | More by RoyalT
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-21-2013 18:01:51 | More by braugon
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-17-2014 11:10:35 | More by tectactoe
Photo of AdamToomey


4.47/5  rDev +21.5%

I have been looking forward to trying this beer for a while and boy did it not disappoint.

A - This beer was poured into an imperial pint glass. This beer is absolutely gorgeous. It is a nice golden/hay like color with about two fingers length of head that slowly dissipates into a thin layer which maintains throughout. This beer looks absolute refreshing.

S - The smell is pure malts. There is very little spice presence which seems to be popular in the American versions I have tried.

T - This beer is incredibly refreshing. The malts really shine. However, what is most appealing is the subtle apple and pear notes that come through in the finish. This is absolutely addicting to drink. I wish I had bought more than two.

M - Light, refreshing, crisp. Just perfect for the style.

O - I really really really enjoy this beer. I have been trying to get my hand on as many of this style as I can this year and this one has been by far my favorite. This beer is incredibly addicting. I would suggest picking up a couple of six packs and enjoying throughout gameday for a perfect combination of the season.

09-27-2011 03:31:42 | More by AdamToomey
Photo of nickadams2

New York

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

A_Golden amber color with a thick fluffy white head.Thick, sticky lacing.Lots of carbonation.

S_Malt,bread,fruit and floral notes.Little bit of spice.

T_Sweet malt,honey. Kind of fruity. Floral notes.Pale ,bisquity malt. Very clean.Touch of hops.

M_Thin, crisp and highly carbonated. Very clean, easy drinking Okto.

D_Super drinkable. Great low ABV session.

10-03-2010 00:59:16 | More by nickadams2
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-13-2014 00:58:37 | More by BeerDreadz
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Not a bad example of an "Oktoberfest" style beer. I like a more amber color than what this brew gives you, but it doesn't fall short on flavor. Full flavors but with an excellent drinkability that is commonly found amongst the Marzen style beers. Overall a good choice when the weather starts to cool down.

09-24-2009 03:03:04 | More by BJDuty
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-23-2013 13:22:04 | More by SunDevilBeer
Photo of generallee

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 0.9oz bottle into a big mug. The abv is listed on the label at 5.8% and there is no freshness date. This is the first Oktoberfest I have seen this year so I'm sure it's very fresh.

Appearance: The body has a bright gold color with excellent clarity and some visible carbonation. On top it forms a tall bright white head of tightly packed foam. The head has good retention but makes very little lacing.

Smell: The aroma has equal parts bready and nutty malt with fresh floral hops.

Taste/Palate: Its medium body has balanced mix of bready malt with nutty and light honey like sweetness backed up buy floral/botanical, almost grassy hops. The finish is quick and refreshing. It just begs for another sip.

Notes: This is an outstanding, highly drinkable Fest bier. It's not very complex but what's there is very good!!!

08-09-2010 02:44:06 | More by generallee
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-13-2013 05:31:23 | More by dgfool
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-15-2012 19:56:39 | More by Twifiter
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Rhode Island

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%

Pours a lightly hazy, extremely pale, straw colored brew with a small, white head that sticks around a little while. Smells of german malts, yeast, pretty mild. Strange off smell too. Tastes of doughy, bready malts, yeast, distinct "german taste", very light hop spiciness. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. Pretty drinkable but pretty watery. Not the best example of an authentic German Marzen, or a Marzen period for that matter, but well worth a try.

09-07-2008 21:27:32 | More by Doomcifer
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-24-2013 17:40:47 | More by JakerLou
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

09-23-2012 03:33:08 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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3.68/5  rDev 0%

Unusual appearance for an Oktoberfest, a pale golden yellow body with a small and trim vanilla head. Some sparse patchy lacing is left on the glass. Aroma has a mixture of biscuity, lightly toasted pale malt and earthy and spicy hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a healthy, medium carbonation. Taste lacks the expected, Munich maltiness. Assertive, earthy, hops bitterness rules the taste. Some spicy and floral hops make their presence known, as well. Maltiness is grainy and toasty, lacking expected sweetness for the style. Still, pretty tasty stuff with excellent drinkability. More sessionable than most of its counterparts.

09-15-2006 01:55:05 | More by merlin48
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%

16.9 typical German brown bottle, pours surprisingly light, cloudy apricot, medium retention on the off white head that leaves splotchy lace behind on the glass. Soft malt and a hint of flowers in the nose. Light and refreshing. Tastes more like a light summer ale/wheat beer then a marzen/octoberfest beer. Light, easy drinking and pleasant enough. Notes of moderate fruit, lighter malts with soft drying hops late. Not what I expected in a German Ofest style beer, but this one is highly quaff able and quite enjoyable, whatever style it actually fits into. Gave it a shot as part of a chicken marinade to boot.

06-30-2008 22:14:28 | More by Billolick
Photo of tigg924


3.9/5  rDev +6%

Appearance: 1 inch head, light yellow in color, clear, moderate/high carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and grain

Taste: toasted malt, grain, caramel, bread, honey and faint hops at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet with a slightly bitter touch at the end, moderately moderate carbonation, light bodied

Drinkability: A super clean and drinkable marzen that I could down a six of easily. A classic with similar tastes to their other brews. A great fall beer.

10-22-2010 16:36:33 | More by tigg924
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-12-2013 17:41:17 | More by JayEvans813
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-29-2012 20:43:41 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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2.9/5  rDev -21.2%

Not much to this one. Celar gold pour, white head. Faint aroma of grass and malt. Light spice and yeast with the hops to make it even lighter tasting. I expected so much more from a seasonal, especailly and Oktoberfest. Still better than a Budweiser, though not by much.

12-05-2008 16:55:44 | More by magictrokini
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

09-12-2012 13:37:22 | More by wattoclone
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3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

12oz bottle poured into a flute.

Pours a light clear yellow pils color with almost no head and it fades. Nose is malty and sweet with a light hoppiness.

Taste is malty and crisp with some sharp bitterness. It like more of a biscuit maltiness though. Mouthfeel is a bit light bit cramy an easy drinking. Overall decent.

09-13-2010 00:24:34 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of Kraken


3.95/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Firm pour yields 1 finger head that diminishes very quickly leaving no lace. Pours a very light amber.

Nose- Smells of fresh apples

Taste- Zesty Carbonation, tastes of fresh apples and pears initially. Very light, no caramel malts to speak of. Extremely refreshing.

Mouthfeel- Lively, acidic carbonation.

Drinkability- This stuff is highly sessionable and very good. Hence the name I guess, Festbier.

09-09-2008 12:33:38 | More by Kraken
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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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