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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 33
Gots: 44 | 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 fx20736
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World on 9/20/14. Served at fridge temp in a dimpled mug.

brassy gold with a one finger white head. Decent lacing. and toLike most most German made Maerzens a spicy noble hoppiness is front and center but here it is broad and deep and harmoniously integrated into the aroma. The taste is restrained, balanced and delicious. The mouthfeel is good. Overall, this may be the best of the German Oktoberfest beers.

fx20736, Sunday at 09:57 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Amp, Sunday at 08:46 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Sunday at 07:21 PM
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

jduprey007, Sunday at 01:21 AM
Photo of Sspeer1
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Sspeer1, Saturday at 11:23 PM
Photo of MikeKnauf
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured from bottle to Pilsner glass

Pours clear, straw yellow, unspectacular looking beer but handsome enough

Smell is very mild grassy, maybe a slight slight sweet aroma.

Taste is very good. Mild malt and sweetness up front, carbonation hitting in the middle and a bit of bitterness at the finish. There is a bit of spicyness in there that is characteristic of a Weihenstephaner.

Overall it's not the best thing Weihenstephaner has brewed but it's very drinkable. To me it's more of a Munich Hell than Oktoberfest, but that's OK - it's a very good Hell, about on par with a Spaten Lager. It goes very good with food, particularly Bratwurst, which puts it up a notch in my book.

MikeKnauf, Saturday at 08:58 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Hydes, Saturday at 07:32 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

cjgiant, Friday at 10:33 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Brams17, Friday at 07:22 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

UlfAndreas, Friday at 05:49 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Iamjeff6, Friday at 03:46 PM
Photo of Tone
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours a clear, straw color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight citrus, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and euro yeast. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of citrus, hint of hop, and euro yeast. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, decent feel, decent body, and decent blend.

Tone, Friday at 03:16 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

FLBeerGuy, Friday at 03:47 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TargaFlorio, Friday at 02:37 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

LouieBreschi, Friday at 01:35 AM
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4.44/5  rDev +20%

Desimoaj, Wednesday at 11:11 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

cdwil, Wednesday at 08:10 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rdoggg, Wednesday at 03:16 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

meanmutt, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

wrecknut, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Knoxrb12, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

nate_nate_nate, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Zonian1, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Tele
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

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, Sep 14, 2014
Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
84 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.