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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,183 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mzwolinski on 10-27-2002

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Photo of morimech
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale golden color with one finger of head that quickly settles to a thin cap. A little lacing is left down the glass. Looks like a pilsner.

It smells like a pilsner as well. Mostly noble hops but I do start picking up some signs of a marzen by the slightly sweet bready malt.

Really hoppy flavor. The noble hops add plenty of spice and pepper. Surprised by how dry the malt profile turned out to be.

Light body and nicely carbonated. Well matched for the flavor and body.

If they called this a pilsner, it would be a pretty good one.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of thebigredone
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hoping to find a few new favorites on my quest to continue trying new Oktoberfests.

Initial impression of the Weihenstephaner is not great. Pours a very pale golden color into the glass, looks like a pilsner or even a kolsch.

Smell is more in line with an Oktoberfest, bready and biscuit. Tempting.

Taste is very surprising. Bready malts with a snap of clean noble hops. Kind of like a cross between a pilsner and an Oktoberfest. Not necessarily true to style, but I really like it.

Mouthfeel is great, smooth and creamy.

On the whole, a great beer. I would drink this year round.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
84 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.