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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Reviews: 283
Hads: 531
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 17
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bierman2000 on 07-17-2003

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Photo of UnderPressure
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden straw colored beer. Fizzy head with big bubbles. Highly carbonated. I had to be easy on my pour, and swirl the last bit to stir up the yeast.

Nice sweet yeasty aroma. Some banana and pilsner malt.

A nice sweet, yeasty flavor. Malts and hops are somewhat balanced.

Smooth, silky consistency with champagne-like carbonation. Wet, average length finish.

I really like the hefeweissen style. This is no exception. Nothing outrageous, but a really good beer.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This is a bright but heavy orange in color with a good head that wasn't out of control like most HWs.

Smell - True to its appearance this beer has a noticeable orange citrus character with some light banana and decent yeast.

Taste - Everything is here from the nose. The yeast is toned down just a bit and the banana is more prominent, but it's mixed well with the natural orange flavor.

Mouthfeel - This is short of medium-bodied but bigger than light with some decent carbonation.

Drinkability - This was nothing exceptional but wasn't a complete flop, either. It had a few of the HW components but didn't manage to bring it all together. It was also kind of flat, not compared to most other styles but failed to deliver on that light, fluffy feel in between the cheeks that you come to expect from a top quality example of the style.

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Iam not st sure what a Oktoberfest weizen is but this beer sheds a bit of light on the subject,poured into a weizen glass a slight hazed medium golden with a large blooming white head that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled very slowly.Light aromas I picked up some sweet clove and yeast with a hint of iron,a little fuller than the standard weizen in the mouthfeel dept wich I like I think it would go very well with some German roast chicken or pork it really has a nice body to it.Somewhat dry and toasty on the palate with a lingering juicy fruitiness slightly clovey and quite toasty.I like it and it something I will serve when I have my wifes relatives from Germany over next month with some German fare.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very impressive.

Pours a dirty apricot into a Ball Jar (it’s all I have to drink out of in GB at the moment). Tons of off white head. Diminishes to a healthy skim.

Great aroma blends marzen malts with banana yeast, clove, and bready notes.

Taste is very clean and crisp. A perfectly blended hi-bred of two great styles. Plenty of banana and clove, tons of fresh baked bread, hints of lemon, lots marzen malt flavors and a little bit of cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, completely clean and refreshing.

Drinkability is through the roof.

Great beer.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz brown bottle with a "best before" freshness date on the back label of "04-2006".

A- Very frothy, excellent head retention ... cloudy straw orange brew from the yeast being poured into the glass.

S- Pear and nectarine come to mind, touch of coarse grain and nutty yeast as well.

T- Touch of spiciness from the fermented wheat, mild malt sweetness. Minimal hop character. Hint of fruitiness with a muted estery alcohol. Finishes with a little sweetness on the palate.

M- Crispness of a wheat beer but the body of an Oktoberfest-bier.

D- Drinkable, mild enough to start off with but certainly not a closer. Not as flamboyant as I thought it would have been.

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of badbeer
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden color with a pillowy white head, typical looking for a hefe. Smell is grainy, sweet, and I even get a little bit of lemon. Taste immediately gives you a sweet caramel flavor, some clove, and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is full, with higher than medium carbonation. Very drinkable beer for me, I liked this a little more than expected, I wish I picked up more.

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Photo of JayEvans813
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Mora2000
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some grapes, apples and flowers. The flavor is a mix of wheat, grassy hops, lemons, pepper, bananas and maybe some toffee. Relatively complex, but it doesn't melt together as well as I hoped. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of LyonsHead
2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a hazy (wheat) orange with a monster head that was gone fast. Looks like a cloudy oktoberfest

S: There is a smell of munich malt with soft bread undertones. There is a subtle citrusy, ale character. Fruity esters does not at all seem appropriate for an oktoberfest style beer.

T: This is weird. I know its not a true oktoberfest because its a wheat beer. but this is just crawling with fruity esters. There is a strong citrus character and the malty flavors are suppressed to small background notes.

M: To thin for the style, watery almost

D: I didn't like this very much. Perhaps Its because my heart was set on an Octoberfest and this really tastes nothing like the style.

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Photo of vinivini
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bsp77
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with thick, foamy white head and great lacing.

Smell: Clove, banana, wheat notes and more spicy hops than typical in the nose of a Hefe. Becomes muted after the initial pour.

Taste: Has the expected wheat base malt, but the also seem to be some more toasted and cherry notes as well, so maybe they did try to incorporate some light Marzen flavors. Light banana as well. Finish has both clove and noble hops.

Feel: A little fuller and creamier than a typical Hefe, probably due to the slightly elevated abv. Moderately high carbonation. Dry finish, but not quite as dry as the best of em.

Overall: Basically a bigger Hefe with hints of a Marzen. I like it. Still need to try the standard Erdinger, even though based on its lower scores and mass sales, it seems to the Budweiser of Hefeweizens.

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Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of wattoclone
4.52/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite "oktoberfest" import. To be fair, the oktoberfest style is not one of my favorites but hefeweizen is one I drink regularly. The Erdinger Oktoberfest is unusual in that it is actually a hefeweizen so it is no surprise that I seek it out and consume it annually. Since it is bottle conditioned and has fruitiness I assume it is brewed with ale yeast as is traditional for wheat beers. Although I like it better than their regular hefeweizen it would not be my first pick if I was craving a wheat beer. The main reason I buy it is to celebrate the oktoberfest season with a beer I enjoy. It does have the characteristics one looks for in a hefe: sweet malt, spicy caramel, candied fruit and roasted banana in the finish. As one one expect for a Bavarian beer, it is extremely well balanced and goes down very easy. On draft it is even better.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle with a sausage plate.
A: Hazy straw gold under a 2” finely bubbled off-white foam cap that grips the side of the glass producing sheets of lace.
S: Spicy nose with traces of banana and clove.
T: Doughy yeasty wheat palate lightly seasoned with banana and hints of clove.
F: Big luscious velvety smooth body with above average very finely bubbled carbonation.
O: Cleaner with fewer phenols and esters than many Weizens which might appeal to those not overly fond of banana and clove.

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Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of mte1972
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Date on bottle says 02-2013.

Appearance: Pours a fairly cloudy pale golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge six finger white head with pretty good retention. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing on the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet wheat aroma with lots of fruity esters. Wheat grains, yeast, and pale malts with big hints of bananas, apples, pear, and a little citrus orange. One of the most lively banana aromas I've smelled. Good hints of cloves and a little white pepper spice. Also some hints of sweet caramel and honey along with some spicy earthy hops. Solid aroma.

Taste: As wheat and fruit dominate as the smells previews. Sweet wheat grains, pale malts, and yeast up front. Clove spices and a little pepper. Big taste of banana and apples. Also some notes of pear and citrus orange and lemon. Bready cereal grains and malts with some notes of biscuit, caramel, and crackers. Earthy hop presence is pretty light. A pretty nice dried fruit taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and somewhat prickly. Has a nice drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good Hefeweizen. Nice lively taste of banana and apple along with the wheat.

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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