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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
Brewed by:
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 +3%

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 +7.6%

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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

meanmutt, Today at 03:40 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

wrecknut, Today at 03:28 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Knoxrb12, Today at 12:42 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Zonian1, Yesterday at 10:38 PM
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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%

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, Yesterday at 09:52 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

atlbravsrno1, Sunday at 04:04 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MikeAllen, Sunday at 03:06 AM
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

Resuin, Sunday at 01:20 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ConorGolden, Sunday at 12:55 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

dvmin98, Sunday at 12:23 AM
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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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4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

superacct2004, Saturday at 10:08 PM
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3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

RDW, Saturday at 08:50 PM
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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours a clear light gold with a very short-lived fizzy white head. A little bit a head lasts on the surface, aided by a steady carbonation stream. The aroma is light but distinct: grassy, biscuits, earthy, with the hops dominating. The aroma is in lock-step but a bit more malt-forward, with the hops coming in towards the finish. The body is lighter, but not watery and there's a slight bit of carbonation, but barely noticeable. A really good lager.

delta490, Saturday at 05:51 PM
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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%

DemoniChris, Saturday at 04:20 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

atpca, Saturday at 04:17 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

AnitaBrewski, Saturday at 02:58 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

CED, Friday at 09:05 PM
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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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