Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Reviews: 274
Hads: 499
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 16
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: bierman2000 on 07-17-2003

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Photo of jsh420
1.46/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

best by date on the back of the bottle 03-2011

pours semi cloudy gold with a big 3 finger fizzy white head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells like water with hints of grain

taste is just as bad as the nose - hints of grain and banana and thats giving this brew too much credit

mouthfeel - way too much carbonation - this fizzy beer stings the roof of my mouth

drinkability is awful and how couldnt it be with no flavor and harsh mouthfeel

i hate to say it but bud light wheat is much better beer (508 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
2.06/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Fogged orange body. Ivory white head. Carbonation looks to be pretty active. Smells o.k., but not much like a hefe-weizen. More of a grainy sweet maltiness. Just a touch of ghostly spiciness. As it turns out, carbonation is too active. Way too spritzy. And gaseous. After cutting through all the seltzer like carbonation, I find this tastes more like an ofest than a hefeweizen. I find it hard to believe that a hefe-weizen yeast strain was used for this since all the characteristics of such a strain are absent. The maltiness is sweet more than malty. I'm not too fond of this beer. Looking at my other reviews of Erdinger, it seems I'm not too fond of the brewery in general. (678 characters)

Photo of KI9A
2.36/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Hazy orange, not much head, no lace to speak of.

S: What smell? Funny, sourness.

T: Sweet, pear, some kind of cider, maybe apple? Very wierd, not in a good way.

M: Highly carbonated.

D: Drain pour. Could not make it thru the whole bottle. Was not an old bottle, had 2010 date on it. (291 characters)

Photo of Daniell
2.4/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: head quickly dissipates, nice dark apricot colour.

S: not pungent at all. Bitter meaty smell. Few dark fruits and a vaguely weird smell.

T: vaguely fruity- apricot. Some malt and bitterness in there.

M: totally insufficiently carbonated, which is why head dissipates so quickly.

D: not only is it underflavoured but it's not carbonated enough.

Perhaps I am being overly harsh on this beer. It's not unpleasant but I wouldn't drink it again. It's just boring and ADDITIONALLY it doesn't help me out on this extremely hot night. I expect more from imports. (562 characters)

Photo of rangerred
2.41/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance was a hazy dark orange with a thick one finger white head.

Aroma was very fruity with hints of banana, clove, and apple. Also some bready yeasty notes. Just a very tiny bit of caramel malt.

Flavor was all apples. Really reminded me of a funky apple cider. There was a tiny bit of banana and clove but it was all overshadowed by apple. I could catch some caramel towards the finish but it was very faint.

Overall, this is not at all what I was expecting. I could understand a little bit of fruit with this being a hefe, but this was way overdone. Not really anything to let me know this was an Oktoberfest. Not something I will seek out again. (693 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
2.46/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thick pillowy head on an effervescent golden orange body...soft malt scent with slight grain hints--nothing distinctive...watery soft palate....slightly metallic tinge with soft nondescript flavor....a bit of hay taste too...this doesn't quite bring the sweetness of an Octoberfest or the refresment of a weizen....surprisingly average... (338 characters)

Photo of Minkybut
2.64/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 40 degrees. The beer was cloudy and pee colored. The beer poured a monster white puffy head that was really nice. The beer had a odd metallic smell to it. The taste was okay I guess for a Weissbier, but still not my favorite. Almost had that sour taste I hate. I will not buy again. (320 characters)

Photo of LyonsHead
2.65/5  rDev -26%
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. (687 characters)

Photo of rootbeerman
2.65/5  rDev -26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours bright cloudy yellow, with a frothy two finger white head. Head does leave some chunks of lacing. Looks great.
S: very light overall aroma, light yeast, not much of the normal Weiss aroma. I smell this as lacking overall.
T: rather weak on flavor, mostly light wheat and yeast.
M: light, slightly prickly carbonation.
O: needs to be more, yes I understand it is this way to allow for large quantity to be drank. (423 characters)

Photo of Crosling
2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright orange oak. Sticky, vanilla, maple and toffee aromas, with hints of banana, which are barely achieved by the swirling of the glass. Flavor is very thin and bland, initially bubbly, then creamy. Not all that flavorful, but it possesses light hints of toffee, along with a light floral hop kick on the finish. (314 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a large fading white head.
Nose shows some doughy wheat, lemon and soft vegetal notes. Pretty plain.
Sweet flavours, with some doughy wheat, corn and cooked vegetal sweetness.
Carbonation is too high.
A bit disappointing, pretty boring. (257 characters)

Photo of Toddv29424
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty sweet Oktoberfest brew which would be perfect to enjoy in 1 liter stein in Munich. Unfortunatly it's a little weak to drink on its own, or as part of a review session. The wheat is very apparent like other Erdingers, and the sweetness is really enjoyable. But there is something that just seems to be lacking from this brew, and I cant exactally put my finger on it. (383 characters)

Photo of humuloner22
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Its a Hefeweizen and I will never give this style a good review because they are all terrible to me. The taste is akin to the smell of rotten cabbage to me. So, that be said, if you like hefeweizen beer, then you might like this one. I did not realize this was one until after I started drinking it and decided to read the label a little more closely. That is about all I can say. (380 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light hazy golden color with a light head that falls to a complete coat over top. Nose is not giving me a lot of hefe character. Slight lemon with a touch of wheat and a hint of clove. Flavor is pretty bland. Wheat is the predominant flavor. No real hefe character here. It really is very bland overall. Feel is moderate, not creamy, with a moderate to moderate-high carbonation. I'm really less than impressed with it. There is nothing in the flavor and the nose that draws me in. I'd pass on this one in the future. (525 characters)

Photo of tempest
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 01/2008

Wow, I don't know if this beer could be much more plain. The aroma smells more of dust than barley or wheat and the flavor only has a sweet, light caramel. Sure its drinkable and washes down food, but it really doesn't do much. Tastes like something BMC would make, light in flavor and inoffensive with no head or lacing. (342 characters)

Photo of dherling
2.84/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured out of the bottle an orange bronze color with a thick rich white head. The nose was earthy, sweet, and metallic. The metallic aspect was there in my first tasting, along with some clove, grapefruit, and bananas. It tasted sweet, with malt undertones supporting spice, banana, and soap. There was some caramel in an otherwise clean finish. (345 characters)

Photo of psinderson
2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pilsner glass

Appearance: Cloudy copper-amber color. Foamy white head that sticks around...moderate lacing.

Smell: Some floral notes, but I'm not detecting the characteristic notes of the listed style - Banana/Clove. A strong, somewhat misplaced malty aroma. Some alcohol fumes as it warms.

Taste: Mild sourness and much sweeter than I would expect from a Hefe. This is truly a blend: some Hefe sourness and some Oktoberfest maltiness, although I think the malt stands out.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, tingly little bubbles. A decent feel.

Drinkability: This goes down OK, but not necessarily for a Hefe. A more traditional Hefe is a breeze to drink, this one gives me pause due to the strong maltiness and lack of other expected traits such as the citrusy background and fruity overtones. This one drinks more like a heavy Oktoberfest to me.

I am torn as to whether I should rate this beer based upon the stated style or overall. This beer does not seem to meet much of the Hefe Weizen and I'm not sure I particularly enjoy the combo that I think this beer is trying to be. This is certainly not a bad beer to me, just not enough of either style to be a standout. (1,212 characters)

Photo of AlexLMS
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear, no floating yeast with a medium gold colour. The head is white, huge and foamy/frothy with excellent retention and good amount of lacing.
Aroma: malts, herbal hops, grains and little bit of wheat.
Taste: sweet malts, not much hops, grains and a little citrus presence.
Mouthfeel: slightly dry, high carbonation, low alcoholic strength and very little body.
Finish: very weak and slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall: the body is very thin and watery and the beer has not much personality. It does not even seem to be a Weissbier (no banana presence whatsoever). This Erdinger is made to be drink in large quantities, so it is perfect for an event like Oktoberfest but not to be appreciated in a more controlled environment. (742 characters)

Photo of MisterTiat
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: orange/coppery golden, nice cloudyness, head billows up but recedes quickly into almost nothing

S: bready, bananaish wheat yeast

T: first thing is spice, like clove/allspice, then sweet bready notes from the wheat. Meh. A little solventy as well.

M: Too watery, thin, carbonation reminds me more of soda than beer

D: Refreshing thanks to the lightness

This is not something I would want to celebrate Oktoberfest with however... (435 characters)

Photo of DogFood11
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a pils glass it forms a loose and tall head that has good staying power. Murky orange body with large bubbles in small volume.

Spritzy mouthfeel and light fruitiness are the most obvious characteristics. Kind of clovey but far short of cloying. There is an earthy quality to this, it seems to come from the wheat. Dry wheat and some bananna in the backdrop. This leans more towards a Hefe (as its listed) than an oktoberfest. It has that fruity combo and not much of the toasted malts. Pop rockish mouth.

Notes: I picked this up very fresh as the best by date isn't until February of next year and it was in a closed box so this is as close as I'll get to having it completely fresh. (701 characters)

Photo of joeack
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brown/oranger color with a nice head of white foam. Didn't detect any of the usual banana/clove overtones that one would find in a stricly hefe-weisse. Taste was ok but nothing of interest that can be noted. A decent beer to knock back watching a football game (269 characters)

Photo of kellyst
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Light copper orange, very hazy. Nice big white head that lasts.

S: Malty, some banana and clove, no hop aroma.

T: Extremely light bodied. Light malt flavor, with just a hint of toasty Munich malt. Dry tasting. No hop profile. Some residual banana and clove.

D: Medium

I really like Oktoberfests, and usually like Erdinger, but this has to be the worst one of both I've ever had. The body is way too light. The malt is not complex at all. I'm nt impressed. (464 characters)

Photo of matty
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored beer with a huge head that rapidly fades.Aroma is faint citrus.Taste sweet with with a citrusy backround.Overall a very average beer.Way too many choices out there to seek this again.I tried it once and it's about time to move on!! (253 characters)

Photo of maxpower
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle pours a cloudy golden orange color with a nice off white head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Fruity nutty aromas, nutty, caramel and spicy flavors. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel, finishes on the sweet side, maybe a bit too sweet. (257 characters)

Photo of thequeen711
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seasonal wheat beer from Erdinger poured cloudy into the pint glass, and left a light lacing. The mouthfeel was light and refreshing, just a malty goodness. Nothing spectacular, just smooth and refreshing. A reasonably good Octoberfest brew with a low 5.6% ABV, worth a test taste! (286 characters)

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