Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu
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4.98/5 rDev +38%
This is the best beer I have ever drink. The taste after-flavour is awesome, it smells like a real beer. This is the real thing, the flavour is the best part.. at first swig I automatially realized, this is the best taste and mouhfeel I've ever had. Drink it when not eating. Had just a bad experience, I bought some on a promotion beacause of expiration date, and altought it was still on a valid date the taste was completely different, so make sure it is bottled recently before buying.
07-08-2014 19:06:27 | More by pirilauamarelo
4.53/5 rDev +25.5%
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.
09-19-2012 19:51:09 | More by wattoclone
4.45/5 rDev +23.3%
I had this first when my buddy, who is in the military brought me a split case, 12 Oktoberfest and 12 Dunkel from his trip to Germany. I had not heard of this brewery so, needless to say I was excited. When I was in Germany I had several different kinds, but mostly draft and loved every one. So, after taking my first pour and seeing it the glass... nice German head and good color. I had to taste. It left nothing behind... the taste was very good.
Overall, I like the Oktoberfest better than the Dunkel, however they are different enough to not be competition for my palate.
I have not had an import version of this beer, but I would have to assume it should be just as good.
If you have a chance to taste this beer; get two.
02-18-2009 21:26:54 | More by Heritage02Rider
4.43/5 rDev +22.7%
I tried this on tap at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Wow, this beer is really fantastic. A medium brown color with an off-white head. Aroma was citrusy, sweet, and a touch of roasty. Just as the name implies, it combines a true German style hefeweizen with Oktoberfest beer and was the highlight of the beers at the festival I was at. On one hand, you have the estery flavors from the hefeweizen, and on the other hand you have some of the malty and roasted flavors from the Oktoberfest beer. Combine those together and you have a winner. Somewhat light and thin mouthfeel made it perfect for the 80 degree day outside. I could have drank a lot more of this one.
09-18-2006 18:51:15 | More by Generik420
4.43/5 rDev +22.7%
Poured into a dimpled mug.
Look: Hazy golden honey wheat color. A white foamy head dissipates slowly leaving a light film, not much lacing present.
Aroma: Wheat, sweet caramel, honey.
Taste: Sweet wheat grains, faint caramel sweetness, and honey.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.
Overall, I love this beer. It's refreshing and has a great combination of normal oktoberfest caramel sweetness with a nice honey-wheat touch. Very smooth and drinkable.
09-16-2012 18:15:06 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.4/5 rDev +21.9%
Pours a cloudy dark burnt orange/light chestnut brown color with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy off-white head that has excellent retention, hardly fading at all throughout the whole glass, leaving splotches of soapy lacing in it's path.
This is a very unique beer which blends two excellent German styles and it's complexity is showcased excellently in every area.
The aroma displays qualities of both styles that this hybrid is made from. Caramel malt notes along with brown sugar and cinnamon spice are balanced by a prominent citrus fruit and spice clove presence.
The flavor is very similar to the aroma in that there is a nice caramel malt sweetness up front along with some brown sugar and cinnamon spice countered by a very spicy clove presence and lots of yeast/bread notes along with citrus peel and ripe banana.
This beer is a perfect combination of the two styles and is extremely well balanced, making it very drinkable. I wish this style was produced more often, but only if done this well. Highly recommended.
09-21-2009 02:10:54 | More by corby112
4.38/5 rDev +21.3%
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.
06-06-2007 09:05:17 | More by badbeer
4.38/5 rDev +21.3%
First, as a few mentioned it's not a marzen so any comparisons to a typical Oktoberfest marzen is simply a waste of time. Oktoberfest is not a style. This is a hefe-weizen that Erdinger apparently feels is an alternative to drinking marzen and that's what it should be reviewed as.
Nearly the darker color of Schneider-Weisse which I had just before this. I very much enjoy that beer. This beer is creamier, has a little more fruitiness to it. A hint of peach white tea. I like it a lot. It's a bit pricey though at nearly $11 a six pack and that would hold me back from purchasing it in the future. It's not a high alcohol beer at 5.7% so that doesn't justify the cost. Guess it's just a limited production beer and maybe that's the reason.
So in a nutshell, try it, if you're into weisse beers it's definitely worth it and you'll likely find it enjoyable.
09-06-2009 01:11:14 | More by scooter
4.38/5 rDev +21.3%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass
Appearance- Beer pours a hazy gold with a big head of froth. I don't know what kind of beer these other reviewers have been getting, mine had a 3 finger head with a very slow dissapation.
Smell- Malt and wheat combined into one great smelling marzen. A nice balanced hop character. This smells great. Malt character comes out more as the beer warms.
Taste- Oh this is nice. Sweet caramelly malts with a nice light wheaty feel that keeps this beer light and refreshing, a touch of vanilla. Any gripe would be that the pils malt and saaz hop is contributing a little too much sweetness for some, but it's just enough for me.
Mouthfeel- Medium light bodied and refreshing with an excellent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability- Quite quaffable with a reasonable amount of alcohol. This is one I could drink on all day with no arguments.
09-29-2007 23:37:37 | More by blakesell
4.33/5 rDev +19.9%
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange copper color with a massive four finger head (with great retention) in my Weizen Glass, and the carbonation rising through the body it impressive.
Smell: It smells like caramelized Bavarian malts and spicy wheat at the same time. There are hints of caramel and fruits and also some subtle banana clove aromas.
Taste: Wow. Now that is interesting! It is a very unique beer. It is an Oktoberfest Weizen right from the start. I wouldn't have know there was such a thing but the flavor screams it from the top. Banana Nut bread and fruit cake meet in this festively spice wheat beer. There is really nothing like it. Cloves and nuts and nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spice and wheat bread and candied little berries. It is very tasty and certainly unique. The finish is lightly spicy. The sweet aftertaste lingers delightfully.
Mouthfeel: This beer is so remarkably smooth and light and easy it simply becomes one with my blood stream the moment it touches my lips.
Drinkability: Down right outstanding! It is flavorful but easy and sits light in your stomach like a wheat beer making it a very sessionable option.
Hope this is helpful.
09-10-2006 04:50:09 | More by Phatz
4.33/5 rDev +19.9%
Appearance: Pours a medium amber cloudy color (a couple of shades darker than a typical hefe) with the expected frothy head that leaves squiggles of lacing
Smell: A combination of hefe smells (bananas, cloves and yeast) and märzen smells (caramel malt)
Taste: Starts with a malty flavor that is quickly followed, after the swallow, by the hefe flavors of bananas and cloves; then, the malty flavor re-asserts itself only to be followed, again by the crisp lemony finish of the hefe
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation - a bit fuller bodied than a hefe
Drinkability: Very intriguing brew and a nice effort by Erdinger to experiment with something new; it is rare to see the German brewers break from a traditional mold and do something creative so kudos are well-deserved for this brew
12-16-2005 22:45:07 | More by brentk56
4.33/5 rDev +19.9%
12oz bottle with an interesting German Oktoberfest cartoon and best before of 3-2011 clearly marked. It's nice to see a real German Hefeweizen that is dated with an easy to find and easy to read mark.
The beer pours into a Pilsner-type glass a glowing gold that initially clearly shows a whirl of carbonation before the yeast is added and clouds things up. An inch of creamy, white head adorns the top of the beer for the whole session.
Tangy, slightly sour wheat builds the base for a nice, mild blend of yeast derived notes of clove, cinnamon, vanilla, and a bit of plum and banana. A touch of lemony, grassy hop bitterness rounds it out and is softened by the creamy, wheaty mouthfeel.
I'm impressed with this beer this year. In years past I thought it was only a serviceable Hefeweizen, but I'm really digging it this time around. I may pick up another couple of bottles while I know it's still fresh.
09-20-2010 16:23:22 | More by bump8628
4.25/5 rDev +17.7%
12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
A: Poured a murky golden color with about a fingers worth of head that settles to a nice layer with great lacing.
S: Sweet malt, wheat and yeast upfront. Then there is a mix of spice with citrus mixed in.
T: Good mix of tart citrus flavors up front with a strong malt sweet backbone... Good mix of flavors here... perfect mix for a Hef.
M: Medium bodied, good carbonation... Great feeling beer.
D: Great Hef.. good mix of flavors, good ABV... Nothing but good things here... Only mark on this is the fact it has Oktoberfest in the name... Don't over look this one.
12-06-2011 04:52:51 | More by mralphabet
4.25/5 rDev +17.7%
a- bottle poured into a weizen, four finger off white colored billowy head that had some great retention (actually really wonderful retention- i'm almost done and i've still got a quarter inch of head), hazy honey brown coloring that darkens as the glass goes up.
s- wheat, bit of pepper, lemon, tart green apple.
t- silky smooth, nice wheat that mixes with lemon and a bit of green apple and banana, slight bit of pepper again with an ever so slight hop finish, very delicious.
m- nice medium body, very smooth, goes down a bit too easily.
d- really great, i got this in an mixed oktoberfest variety case, and i'm glad it was included, very unexpected but delicious, i could drink several of these, it's maybe a tad bit heavier than a normal hefe but i'm loving it.
10-11-2009 21:02:37 | More by thecarster1
Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
82 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.