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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Reviews: 582
Hads: 1,390
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 43
Gots: 148 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouth-feel and lots of flavor. Prost!
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Photo of cjgator3
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden yellow with a small white head that quickly turns into sporadic lace. Aroma is biscuity malt and a bit of spicey hops. Taste is bready malts followed by some more of the spicey hop notes that were present in the aroma. Mouthfeel is light bodied that is a bit prickly from the carbonation. Overall, this really is not your typical Marzen but a good brew nonetheless.

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Photo of merlin48
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unusual appearance for an Oktoberfest, a pale golden yellow body with a small and trim vanilla head. Some sparse patchy lacing is left on the glass. Aroma has a mixture of biscuity, lightly toasted pale malt and earthy and spicy hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a healthy, medium carbonation. Taste lacks the expected, Munich maltiness. Assertive, earthy, hops bitterness rules the taste. Some spicy and floral hops make their presence known, as well. Maltiness is grainy and toasty, lacking expected sweetness for the style. Still, pretty tasty stuff with excellent drinkability. More sessionable than most of its counterparts.

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Photo of ypsifly
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at Holiday Market in Canton and poured into a mug.

Pale yellow with a small head of white that fizzles to a veiled ring in under a minute.

Biscuity malts with some suggestion of floral hops. Slight graininess. Rather mild overall.

The taste carries more grains than the nose. Bitterness from the hops is also up a notch as it takes on a more grassy profile. Clean finish with just a bit of lingering hop.

Light in the mouth as it should be but I would like more crisp from the carbonation. A middle of the road octo.

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Photo of Bierguy5
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear straw golden color. A few bubbles stream from the bottom of my mug as I glance at it. Nice thick white foamy head holds together very well. Bready, pale lager aroma, along with some floral notes. Good amount of bready malt flavor, which is still pale, not like other Marzens. Seems almost more like a Helles. Earthy floral hops balance the malt very well. Light to medium body, with a good amount of carbonation, but not too much. This was way too easy to drink. I could picture this at Oktoberfest in a gian liter mug. Very nice, although not very much like other Marzens.

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ Papago Brewery

The beer pours a limpid golden amber color, the head is statuesque, and a brilliant white, creamy in texture and as it evaporates, the lace forms a tight and sealing sheet upon the glass. The aroma of sweet malt and a citrus like crispness dominate the nose, fresh, clean and inviting with a lightly sweet and malt laden start, the top is light to moderate in feel. Finish is pleasing in its hop spiciness, the acidity mellow, the aftertaste desert dry, and a fine drinking beer as is all of this breweries beer.

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Photo of budgood1
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cloudy, dark lemon yellow color...there are white flecks floating around everywhere in my glass. a head that has staying power and a bit of lace. aroma of nutty, toasty malts and a bit of almost fruity hops...very inviting. a sort of sourdough bread flavor, like a bakery in a bottle. a rich, creamy and VERY smooth mouthfeel. no hop bite...just a floral reminder to add to the tremendous balance. wow is this a good beer. it's not necessarily a true oktoberfest, since the bottle has a x-mas wreath adourning it's label. a brew to celebrate any season! search it out if you can. weihenstephaner is two for two in my book with the korbinian up next.

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Photo of mzwolinski
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly sour, nutty aroma. Very fruity in taste -- almost wine like. Honey like sweetness on the main palate, with a sourdough like flavor undergirding. Slightly dry finish with noticeable hop bitterness. Fairly full-bodied. Sour aftertaste.

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Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
83 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.