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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,173
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 32
Gots: 71 | 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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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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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.

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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
84 out of 100 based on 1,173 ratings.