Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.38/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a darker straw color with fantastic clarity. The carbonation isn't as evident as I might have thought it would be, but it's there. The head is a rocky-looking, three finger white color that becomes one fingers high after a short period of time. As it recedes, a nice amount of spiderweb lacing is left on the glass.
S: Very zesty noble hops in this one. It actually isn't that malty in the aroma apart from a very faint caramel sweetness. Far more of a pilsner than a marzen.
T: The initial flavors are quite sweet - almost overly so, but not quite. This gradually transitions into a crisp, pleasantly biting hoppy finish. The sweetness is only slightly caramel based, but does enough to mesh with its faintly buttery midtaste. This really isn't much of a marzen, but it's a DAMN good sticke pilsner.
M: Crisp and well carbonated, but not extremely dry. This causes some sweetness to linger on the aftertaste - which makes it seem thicker than it really is. Perhaps it's not as easy to drink as other oktoberfests, but the way the flavor profile reverts from sweet to bitter and back again, it does a good job of keeping the palate guessing.
O:I really shouldn't complain about how it isn't very marzen-y, because I'd have NO trouble drinking a pitcher of this in a biergarten. Actually, my only complaint is that I'm not sure I'd pay $12/6 pack for it again, given its nature.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 19:32:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.99/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
11.2 oz brown bottle - coded 1243 that I think translates to bottled on June 11, 2013
Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier filled my pint glass with a very light cloudy golden hue, not your typical dark/copper color of the style. Atop was a white 1-finger head with good retention. The nose was clean, floral and grassy. The taste is a little bready with a light somewhat spicy hop bitterness. The finish is clean and refreshing making for good drinkability. Mouth feel is pleasant , clean and crisp with moderate carbonation.
Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier is a solid marzen, however to me it does not measure up to their Hefeweissbier or Korbinian.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 23:01:06 | More by bushbeer75
Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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