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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 29
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: mzwolinski on 10-27-2002)
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JDavis1089, Feb 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

Sampling right now on 9/13/14. Comes in a single 550ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for $3.75. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 'Weihenstephaner' .5L handled glass stein.

Pours a straw-yellow in color that is much lighter in color than other Oktoberfest brews I have had with a good 4-finger foamy white head that had lots of lacing when sipped! Very surprised at both actually. Lots going on with the aroma and is of grains, yeast with a hint of citrus. Even more so going on with the taste that has a hint of honey, herbal and bread (yeast). Very tasty and goes down very easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all! Medium bodied as well as medium carbonation. Fantastic brew and the BEST Oktoberfest style beer to date!

BeerWithMike, Sunday at 12:15 AM
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NewGlarusFan, Sep 03, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +31.4%

A: A really attractive beer with the characteristically German big-headed-blond look... lacing remains all the way through. This is probably the lightest color Oktoberfest/Märzen I've ever seen--looks like a Helles actually, of the new crop out of Germany, but still with tons of flavor, much more than the color would indicate. Beer snobs in America will no doubt dis this beer, as it doesn't fit the "Oktoberfest" craft-beer profile we've come to expect in the USA. Many craft-beer aficionados I've met in the homebrew community, automatically sneer at anything lighter in color than a Sam Adams lager, and that's a shame.

S: Has a nice aroma with both hops and malt present. The malt doesn't come out until the head subsides (5 minutes after the pour!) and is a typical-for-German-beer fresh-bread aroma, but all seems incredibly well ballanced.

T: Toasty-ness in a light, subtle way--and there's a lot going on in the back of the throat, hops I suppose, giving it a clean not-quite-crisp finish--really lovely actually. As I mentioned above, American craft-beer palates usually associating darker beefier beers with quality, will surely miss the subtle but rich flavor in this beer. TOTALLY BALLANCED! It looks like a pils, but doesn't taste like one!

M: Has a medium to light mouthfeel, making for drinking it quickly--to keep the fresh bread taste coming....

D: Definitely a session beer, in that Festbier is extremely drinkable. One or two (or three?) are simply not enough. So drinkable this would be an excellent beer to have at a party of mass-marketed-beer drinkers. This beer could turn any beer drinker into someone appreciative of über high quality....

AnalogReigns, Oct 28, 2007
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kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Das ist bier. I've had some other bieren from these relative newcomers (geologically speaking). You cannot question the authenticity - they are the originals! I think the under-rating by so many others is an insensitivity to the style. I have had some pretty hard-to-take beers that call themselves malt liquors, marzens or octoberfest beers.

Many others are foul compared to this smooth drinking brew. It's just right and it makes me want to speak German (I do speak German). Do yourself a favor, get some of this and give it the respect you give your elders.

schoolboy, Jan 31, 2009
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SeanInDC, Aug 29, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +27.4%

Pours out a lightly chill hazed gold with a bone white head. Aroma is all bready malt. Such a clean nose. Flavor is fresh baguette with honey with a finish of floral, grassy hops. A little sweet, but drying in the finish. Mouthfeel is right on: smooth and moderate to full. Awesome Ofest.

goochpunch, Aug 30, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +26.8%

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Hazy deep yellow color. White head has poor retention, but leaves tons of lacing.

4.0 S: Grainy, biscuity malts. Floral hops. A hint of spice. Very good aroma, but could be stronger.

5.0 T: I really like this. It has the standard Oktoberfest flavor, but without any of the pungency that is present in the majority of brews. Lots of spice. Grainy malts. Very good balance of hops and malts. Hops are earthy and herbal.

4.5 M: Medium body, perfect carbonation, and really smooth.

5.0 D: This is probably the best oktoberfest I've had. Can't get much more drinkable that that.

DavoleBomb, Nov 10, 2008
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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
83 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.