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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 62 | 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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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
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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
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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

DrkLgr, Tuesday at 05:09 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ConradKenney, Monday at 11:12 PM
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3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

Johnny_Duck, Monday at 01:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Daktyls, Sunday at 09:18 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +22.9%

Miket13, Sunday at 09:03 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Kinger86, Sunday at 08:05 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Mt13, Sunday at 01:06 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%

AdamO, Saturday at 06:55 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Satchboogie, Saturday at 06:17 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Jho3325, Saturday at 05:33 PM
Photo of Jacobob10
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold color with a frothy white head. Low retention with some lacing. Toasted malt aroma. Very light bodied for an Oktoberfest and soft on the palate but with all the other characteristics I love about the style including a dry finish. A very enjoyable, unique take on the style that almost seems like a cross between a Helles and an Oktoberfest. I would definitely buy this again.

Jacobob10, Saturday at 04:36 AM
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3.56/5  rDev -4%

heytomcat, Saturday at 01:38 AM
Photo of tillmac62
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear light amber (golden) pour. Very nice head, lacing and retention. Light, slightly sweet nose, with notes of pear over biscuit. Almost light medium body with a touch of smoothness. Above average carbonation that provides a nice effervescence throughout. The flavor profile is laid back, but has a very nice balance and a bit of complexity. It begins with pear and a touch of lemon, then flows into a rather toasty biscuit light sweetness. The middle effervesces into a slight bitterness over a receding biscuit. The finish approaches crisp and has a noble hop flavor note over a slightly dry character. A solid Oktoberfest, but not world class such as Great Lakes, Hacker-Pschorr or Ayinger.

tillmac62, Friday at 08:13 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

HooRy9er, Oct 24, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

Algar11, Oct 23, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale, clear, straw-like yellow. Large, fluffy, white head develops then drops slowly leaving a scattering of lacing behind.
Smell is a mix of malt, a faint sweetness with a metallic note, weak hops, a farmhouse note, yeast, straw. Good balance but hard to pull the various pieces out.
Taste is more lager-like than I would like. Hops, some malt, grass, not much else.
Lightish body and effervescence. I would call this more of a thirst quencher beer than a "sit back and relax with it" brew. Too bad, I really like the brewery and all the other beers I've of theirs I've had but this one is weak.

PorterLambic, Oct 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

JohnnyK, Oct 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

o0fontaine0o, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

reaganrvltn, Oct 20, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -15.9%

heliocopter, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

PittBeerGirl, Oct 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

thegerm87, Oct 20, 2014
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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
82 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.