1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Not Rated.
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierWeihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

867 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 867
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 26
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mzwolinski on 10-27-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 867 | Reviews: 491 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by doktorhops:
Photo of doktorhops
doktorhops

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The time of the year where you drag out your lederhosen, 1 liter masskrug and slap your knee in time to bad Bavarian folk music is indeed upon us: Oktoberfest! And in the spirit of said fest I will be drinking litres of the finest German brews beginning with my old favourite: Weihenstephaner. Coincidentally the oldest established brewer still in production (seit 1040 AD), Weihenstephaner Weissbier's have the combination of banana/clove characters that make wheat beer a fascinating taste diversion from other varieties.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a 500ml stein.

A: Pours a clear golden body, typical of a Marzen, with a 1cm cappuccino white head.

S: Front of the nose is bread-like yeast, wheat grains and sweet malt base. There is little to no hop presence (also a Marzen characteristic). Expecting a heavy-bodied, yeast and grain based flavour with a long dry finish. One last thing noted - this Marzen smells very clean and fresh, almost like it was racked a month ago (when in actual fact it was March, which is where the name of the style is derived).

T: Sweet upfront... quite sweet actually. With a full bread and grain body thanks to the yeast and wheat, finishing with a touch of bitterness and that expected long dry taste. There's something very cake-like about this brew; the sugar flavour, the heavy use of yeast and the reasonably thick body for what looks like a Lager is what makes the Marzen style interesting - put a glass of this and a glass of Lager next to it and most people would be hard-pressed to tell the difference until they take that first sip.

M: Mid to heavy body and light but dense carbonation gives this brew a heady feel to it. Then you take a measured gulp and find that it's also quite slick too.

D: Quite a good beer, not Weihenstephaner's best (still think their Hefe is the best), but it definitely works better than other Marzen's I've tried, and I definitely want another (but dammit I only bought one!). Wait until Oktoberfest has long gone and you can usually get left over Marzen's real cheap at the local bottle shop's (trying to sell off the out of date stock), case in point: I now have 5 Paulaner masskrugs (starting to run out of room for the bloody things!).

Food match: Again "Deutsches bier geht mit Deutsche küche", but aside from the norm I can see this brew complementing dainty desserts, such as; praline pear Danish, Dutch Moorkoppen, petit four, and pain au chocolat would all go well (although it could appear odd having a masskrug of Marzen along with a tiny dessert).

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 09:28:20 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
Photo of dandelin
dandelin

Korea (South)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-15-2014 08:08:18 | More by dandelin
Photo of MDDMD
MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-11-2014 20:28:47 | More by MDDMD
Photo of gr0g
gr0g

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-29-2014 17:14:30 | More by gr0g
Photo of slym
slym

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-28-2014 02:43:06 | More by slym
Photo of tykechandler
tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-19-2014 04:03:17 | More by tykechandler
Photo of russpowell
russpowell

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-18-2014 19:16:43 | More by russpowell
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-17-2014 11:10:35 | More by tectactoe
Photo of m0unds
m0unds

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-15-2014 02:19:29 | More by m0unds
Photo of Jakerusch
Jakerusch


5/5  rDev +35.9%

06-14-2014 19:12:13 | More by Jakerusch
Photo of TX-Badger
TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-07-2014 17:33:15 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of Davepoolesque
Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-06-2014 16:37:26 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-25-2014 01:44:09 | More by Latarnik
Photo of countrybat
countrybat

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-20-2014 02:58:40 | More by countrybat
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
davidwhatshisnam

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-13-2014 23:05:39 | More by davidwhatshisnam
Photo of WiserBud
WiserBud

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-08-2014 02:24:56 | More by WiserBud
Photo of lucasj82
lucasj82

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-16-2014 20:51:45 | More by lucasj82
Photo of victory4me
victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-09-2014 11:45:44 | More by victory4me
Photo of jlmathis
jlmathis

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-04-2014 06:15:42 | More by jlmathis
Photo of GOBLIN
GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-02-2014 15:35:38 | More by GOBLIN
Photo of RoyFokker
RoyFokker

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-31-2014 01:57:50 | More by RoyFokker
Photo of kgrichards
kgrichards

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

03-30-2014 21:31:21 | More by kgrichards
Photo of ZOSO2192
ZOSO2192

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-30-2014 18:57:21 | More by ZOSO2192
Photo of BH712
BH712

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-20-2014 15:33:24 | More by BH712
Photo of Fettpopps
Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-16-2014 15:10:54 | More by Fettpopps
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
83 out of 100 based on 867 ratings.