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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 34
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of CBlack85
3.97/5  rDev +7%

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
Photo of jimmygord
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

jimmygord, Today at 01:34 AM
Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

trevorpost, Yesterday at 07:28 PM
Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

A: Golden filtered with very little fine bubbled, slow rising carbonation.

S: Skunk, malt, a slight hard burnt sugar or creme brûlée scent, apples.

T: Malty, clean linen, apples, light astringent bitterness, typical for this style. Light sweetness.

M: Medium, light sappy, light clingy feel to it, little carbonation.

O: I’m sure its one of the standards for the style, but not as highly rated as others in the style. I’m enjoying it, and will more so with some Oktoberfest fare in a couple minutes. Bought and drank in Thailand, Sept 29th, 2014.

patre_tim, Yesterday at 03:18 PM
Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mrebeka, Yesterday at 02:30 AM
Photo of snowmageddon
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: straw-golden yellow pour with a lively two-finger head.

S: i get bread, grass, banana, spicy hops.

T: lemon, grains, and bready malts with a spicy hop finish with grassy notes.

M: medium carbonation with a medium-light body.

O: this is lighter than i expected, but a nice change of pace from my usual selections. Not my favorite, but an easy sipper and, hey, it's fall. Prost.

snowmageddon, Yesterday at 01:34 AM
Photo of chrisrose30
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Poured from a 330 mL bottle.

Appearance is a deep, golden haze with a thin head of foam with good retention.

The taste is mildly sweet, a tad fruity and bready with just the lightest touch of hops. This is one of the better Marzen-style beers that I've had--it isn't too cloying, and the flavors are well-balanced. I could certainly drink this all day.

chrisrose30, Yesterday at 01:30 AM
Photo of Kruja5
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

Kruja5, Tuesday at 11:31 PM
Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a stein glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big two finger white head with decent retention.

Smell: A crisp, bready, and juicy malt forward aroma with hints of grains and spicy hops. Pale malt with hints of grains, wheat, straw, biscuit, cracker, caramel, and lager yeast. Fruit hints of apple, lemon, and pear. Some honey sweetness. Hints of grassy and spicy European hops. Very forward with the grains. A pretty good smell.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a crisp and nicely bready malt driven taste with notes of grains, fruit, and spicy hops. Upfront pale malt and wheat with notes of grains, straw, biscuit, cracker, caramel, and lager yeast. Sweet and crisp presence of fruit with notes of green apple, lemon zest, and pear. Some honey like notes add some sweetness. Backing presence of spicy and grassy Euro hops. A pretty good German taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and nicely smooth.

Overall: A pretty good German lager. Different than the typical Marzen with more of a spicy hop presence like a Pilsener.

MattyG85, Tuesday at 06:40 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Brewstradamus, Tuesday at 06:02 AM
Photo of Stillyman11
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stillyman11, Tuesday at 02:14 AM
Photo of Vogt52
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Vogt52, Monday at 05:04 PM
Photo of ryanjtravis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ryanjtravis, Monday at 04:54 PM
Photo of braican
4/5  rDev +7.8%

braican, Monday at 03:08 PM
Photo of KTCamm
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at a Chester NJ Octoberfest. A lighter bodied Marzen from the get go. Pale yellow color, some amber, white foam. Nose and malty are all malt. Lightly sweet, small hap back. Smooth easy drinker, solid.

KTCamm, Monday at 11:24 AM
Photo of edzo22
4.08/5  rDev +10%

edzo22, Monday at 10:57 AM
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

BarryMFBurton, Monday at 03:18 AM
Photo of kw_pip
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Not baaaad

kw_pip, Monday at 03:16 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ronricorossi, Monday at 02:55 AM
Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +7.8%

A: poured into a giant mug to a fairly deep and clear yellow with carbonation rising and topped by a finger and a half of dense and rocky white head
S: smells of toasty maltyness, some cooked veggies, and spicy hops
T: taste is malty with a little toast, slight sweetness, and spicy hops. swallow is more toasted malt, spicy hop and slight caramel sweetness
M: this beer is somewhat light on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: Color isn't as dark as some but it doesn't seem to be outside the color scope if you do a google image search for marzen. clean flavors with some complexity going on and no faults

SHODriver, Monday at 12:46 AM
Photo of MidwestBA
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

MidwestBA, Sunday at 11:43 PM
Photo of thelargeone
2.92/5  rDev -21.3%

thelargeone, Sunday at 10:42 PM
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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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