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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

471 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | 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 Wchen
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%

Wchen, Saturday at 06:52 AM
Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

hophugger, Thursday at 06:35 PM
Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Donkster46, Thursday at 06:00 AM
Photo of Stoppard0
2.36/5  rDev -34.8%

Stoppard0, Tuesday at 10:22 PM
Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev +10.5%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of dmberger
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

dmberger, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of TylerofLA
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

TylerofLA, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of jaswilson2
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%

jaswilson2, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw color. The head is three fingers high, and white in shade. Retention is frustratingly good, and it has a texture similar to whipped cream. A lot of lacing is left on the glass. (3.5)

Smell: The hefeweizen characteristics are somewhat muted here - I do get a little bit of banana/clove, but only a little bit. It compensates for this by having that grainy sweetness redolent of a wiesn. There's also a kiss of noble hops. Not super-interesting, but it smells like it will get the job done. (3)

Taste: It opens up with muted notes of banana, clove, and bubblegum. Afterwards, it turns into a wiesn, featuring a sugar cookie-esque sweetness on the finish. It's not a paragon of complexity, but this one does its job decently. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: It's easy to think of it as a bigger, heavier version of the standard weizen from Erdinger, and it is. The carbonation is middling, so while it's easy to drink, it's not infinitely chuggable. Eh, who cares? (3.25)

Overall: I think I get this one better than Erdinger's regular weizen. The drinkability is there, but it's also richer and sweeter. Unfortunately, I also get a bit of that insipidness, yet for some reason, it doesn't bother me as much here. I doubt I'd buy it again personally, however. It's a fine oktoberweizen regardless. (3.25)

3.21/5: If nothing else, it does a great job of tasting like a hefeweizen and a wiesn at the same time

ThisWangsChung, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of IanSpindler
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

IanSpindler, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of tpauer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

tpauer, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

nmann08, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of MaxOhle
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

MaxOhle, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Tha_Torres
4.76/5  rDev +31.5%

Tha_Torres, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of steverx8
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

steverx8, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Chris_S
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Chris_S, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of 8kcab
4/5  rDev +10.5%

8kcab, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Markiboy
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

A totally solid weissbier. Much better than regular Erdinger Weissbier and not far behind the likes of Hoegaarden and Weihenstephaner. I must admit, last night I had a bottle of this followed by a bottle of Weihenstephaner and, although the Erdinger Oktoberfest was really drinkable, the Weihenstephaner really was noticeably better. This said, I could sit and drink the Erdinger Oktoberfest all night and keep on enjoying it. It has a good colour, nice head, perfect carbonation and a smooth taste. What's not to like?

Markiboy, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of TheSSG
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Pours an expected large, foamy head that has great persistence. Familiar hefe and oktoberfest aromas. Hazy, straw color. Starts with a nice medium-low hop bitterness and hefe yeastiness. A distinct spiciness moves in after this, a bit more hoppiness. Finish is malt, mild clove/banana and hop spice.

This is really nice. That banana/clove pairs really well with the spicy hoppiness. It's sort of a hoppier hefe, but with that Oktoberfest spice.

TheSSG, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of TripelMark
4/5  rDev +10.5%

TripelMark, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of KonigObHops
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a pale opaque yellow. It was moderately cloudy, and had a foamy white head that was about 3 finger widths.

The smell was very interesting. You are definitely hit with the typical wheat beer smell first, but there is definitely a hint of that toasted caramel scent that comes with the marzen style.

This beer has a very light slightly sweet taste in the beginning. The middle was not as interesting as the smell. You get a hint of that Oktoberfest taste, but not much. The finish is full of that banana taste that you find in many wheat beers.

The mouth feel is very good. It is a smooth light beer without the chalkiness that you find in some wheat beers.

Overall, if you really want an Oktoberfest, this isn't it. However, if you want a Wheat Beer during Oktoberfest, this is a good choice.

KonigObHops, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of wiscokid920
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Basically has the flavor profile of a Hefe...sweet pear, yeasty esters, clove, banana...with a creamy Oktoberfest mouthfeel and body. A nice beer, and one that my girlfriend enjoys to boot!

wiscokid920, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Bottle from Londonderry Quick Stop.
Pours a hazy light golden color with a huge bubbly frothy white head that persists forever. Aromas of rich bready malt, banana and a bit of earthy funk. The flavor is bready and fruity with bits of banana and lemony spice. Medium body moderate to high level of carbonation. Decent brew, but I was fooled by the Oktoberfest moniker, I wasn't trying to grab a six pack of Hefeweizen.

johnnnniee, Oct 02, 2014
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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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