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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

429 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bierman2000 on 07-17-2003)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%

a wheat Oktoberfest? well, ive certainly never had one, stoked! effervescence on the pour is intense, very bubble, like hydrogen peroxide almost. rising and active white soda head against a hazy pale straw body. the nose on this isn't that different than other german hefe types, but has maybe a touch more density to the grain bill, and is just slightly less fruity as the banana notes go. the flavor is super light, far lighter than any other octoberfest styles ive had this year. I will say that its strange to have an ale, not a lager, filling this role. the long finish, yeasty and spiced, is seemingly more appropriate for fall, and I am surprised more brewers haven't gone in this direction. the wheat is a strange juxtaposition to the fall season though, light, pale, gentle, floral even, summer, out of place. great carbonation and lighter than almost any other beer under this label. a nice one from erdinger, not their best, but a clever new twist (for me at least) on a classic style.

StonedTrippin, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

330 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 5/2014. Pours hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, pear, apple, clove, pepper, light banana, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with solid complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, apple, wheat, toast, bread, honey, light banana, light clove, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, wheat, toast, honey, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and solid complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good hefeweizen. Solid complexity, balance, and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

AdamTebbs, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier has a very thick, frothy, overflowing white head, a cloudy (which gets much cloudier once the bottom contents are swished & poured in), yellow-gold appearance, fierce bubble streams, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of white wheat bread, some sweetness, and a touch of yeast. Taste is of white wheat bread, malt, some paper, a little bit of bitterness, and a syrupy sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Erdinger Oktoberfest finishes semi-wet, a tad alcohilic, and easy drinking.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 09, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Pours a cloudy medium golden yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and medium yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall pillowy foamy off-white head that reduces to a finger thick cloud like layer covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat and light aromas of pale malts. Moderate aromas of banana and just a hint of clove become apparent as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat malts and just a light amount of pale malt flavors as well. Moderate flavors of banana with a light flavor of clove and just a touch of earthy hops. Light amounts of bitterness is present in the finish but it does not linger for long.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is an interesting hybrid style beer - a wheat Oktoberfest... Not sure that I would go out of my way to find this one again but it was worth the try (I more enjoy the classic Oktoberfest examples). Easy to drink.

dbrauneis, Sep 08, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

cbcrunch, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

I picked up a bottle of Erdinger's Oktoberfest Weissbier last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I know this beer is released for Germany's Oktoberfest and it isn't a Marzen, but that makes sense, from what I know Erdinger only makes Wheat beers so it makes sense that they would want to make a beer for the celebration while giving people a option that isn't a Marzen. I'm interested to see how this one turns out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a 330ml bottle onto a Weizen glass.

A- The label looks good, it goes great with the name and I think it's pretty eye catching. It poured a cloudy golden yellow color that took on more of a darker golden hue when held to the light with about four fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty and patchy lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the wheat being the first to show up and it imparts a nice wheat like aroma with a slight bit of grainy malts coming through along with a nice bready aroma. Up next comes the yeast that seems to stick out the most and it imparts a nice fruity aroma with some banana, pear and fruit juice like aromas coming through with the banana sticking out the most by a little bit and there's just a light amount of spices showing up in the background. This beer had a good aroma, that seemed to be pretty true to style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the wheat still being the first to show up, but it's just a little lighter than it was in the aroma with the wheat aspects still sticking out the most. Up next comes the yeast which imparts the same fruity aspect that i got in the aroma, but this time there's a nice apple skin like flavors with neither aspect seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's no bitterness with a light wheat flavor and lots of fruity yeast flavors showing up in the aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, it was a little different than a traditional Hefe, but I liked it.

M- Smooth, fairly clean, a little crisp, on the very light side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and even though it was a little different for a hefe, I thought it was a nice and unique take on the style, people expect something a little different to go with the season for Oktoberfest and while this isn't a Marzen I still think it fits the bill as a nice beer to enjoy during Oktoberfest. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, fairly clean, a little crisp, not filling at all and the taste did a nice job of holding my attention, I could drink a few of these especially if I start to get worn out with the Marzens. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma and that it wasn't just like every other Hefe and I think that made it pretty memorable. What I like the least about this beer was that the wheat didn't come through just a little more in the taste. I would buy this beer again, it makes for a nice change of pace from all the Marzens and I would recommend giving it a try, especially if your a fan of wheat beers. All in all I was happy with this beer, it was just a good all around beer and if I ever make my way to the official Oktoberfest in Germany I would make sure to have a couple steins of this. In the past I haven't been too fond of this brewery, but this was a nice beer and it's now my favorite from this brewery and I think it's a notable beer Good job guys, this was a nice beer, keep up the hard work.

StoutHunter, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rab53, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

reaganrvltn, Aug 31, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

ZETH_P, Aug 31, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

tcroft09, Aug 31, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -14.4%

A non-Marzen Oktoberfest. I was unaware hat this was a Hefe when I first poured it. Hazy yellow hue witha thick, white head. Smelled like a Hefe but it also had some traditional Oktoberfest aromas, too. The overall aroma was much too soft, however. Very mellow was the flavor as well. Not very spicy or phenolic, more plain and simple. Not much like a Marzen here, it didn't bind the style together as well as the nose did. It was light and easy. Peppy carbonation. I was not a fan of this beer. Shame on me for expecting something different. -Bottle offering-

VelvetExtract, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

BeerShman, Aug 29, 2014
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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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