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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

447 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | 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%
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.

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

superspak, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of DUG2487
3/5  rDev -17.1%

DUG2487, Yesterday at 12:08 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

kdivers, Monday at 12:54 AM
Photo of pkalix
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

awesome carbonation, head. beautiful looking pour! creamy, fluffy head. haziness....
smell is of a commercial adjunct crap.
taste is kind of like the above smell. more American-crap-tasting than original-German-goodness that I remember.... not a good omen, because I have a Hofbrau and another popular Oktoberfest beer in the frig still... probably be back on the American craft stuff in no time.... but it's a wheat brew and that may explain the beautiful lingering head, and the pseudo-richness I am not enjoying. it's thin, and overall just a regular beer that I would consider below average for an Oktoberfest event.

pkalix, Sunday at 07:38 PM
Photo of fx20736
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought as a single bottle from Wegman's Hylan Dr on 9/27/14. Poured into a dimpled mug, served at fridge temp.

appearance: cloudy honeycomb yellow with a soft, thick quilted white head.

aroma: soft wheat, light lemon, faint cloves.

taste: weak Hefe flavors

mouthfeel: good

overall: not sure why this has an Oktoberfest name. It's a weak Hefe.

fx20736, Sunday at 07:09 PM
Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. What makes an Oktoberfest wheat beer? Well, wheat, for starters, I guess.

This beer pours a very hazy, pale golden yellow hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few broad swaths of streaky lace around the glass as it steadily sinks away.

It smells of peppy, earthy yeast, banana chips, semi-sweet wheat malt, a lesser caramel sweetness, white pepper and tame clove spice, and a slight menthol astringency. The taste is bready, doughy wheat, grainy caramel, some laid-back banana and ripe apple fruitiness, ethereal clove and table pepper, and a hint of meek alcohol sniffing about.

The bubbles are a bit tight and edgy up front, but settle down after a wee spell, the body an adequate medium weight (for the given style here), and fairly smooth, the yeast the only usual suspect, and it's on its best behaviour. It finishes off-dry, the wheat and waning caramel sweetness ruling the roost.

I sort of get it now - for a wheat beer specific brewery to make an Oktoberfest (especially since they're just outside of Munich's city limits), they need only to slightly raise the alcohol (not unusual - see weizenbocks, et al.), and add a bit of caramel amber lager goodness. It all works out, without losing the inherent weissbier character - nice stuff.

biboergosum, Sunday at 05:25 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

heyabbott, Sunday at 12:30 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

SGriner, Sep 25, 2014
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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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