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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

450 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
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 DogFood11
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

DogFood11, Oct 08, 2006
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -17.1%

TheMrFarnham, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -17.1%

bonbini26, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of DUG2487
3/5  rDev -17.1%

DUG2487, Tuesday at 12:08 AM
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -17.1%

crobinso, Oct 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

ROGUE16, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of gonemicrophishing
3/5  rDev -17.1%

gonemicrophishing, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of DCH
3/5  rDev -17.1%

DCH, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -17.1%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of matty
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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!!

matty, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -17.1%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of kellyst
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

kellyst, Aug 30, 2007
Photo of joeack
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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

joeack, Oct 16, 2006
Photo of csurowiec
3/5  rDev -17.1%

csurowiec, Oct 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

TX-Badger, May 28, 2014
Photo of maxpower
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

maxpower, Nov 10, 2005
Photo of thequeen711
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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!

thequeen711, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of RoyalT
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

RoyalT, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of Jonte
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow/red, cloudy and with a big white head.

A light smell of sweetness, yeast, light bread, banana.

Tastes of malt sweetness, bananas, yeast, alcohol. A bit too flat.

The body is light to medium and the carbonation is lively.

An ordinary weissbier. There are better weissbier´s out there.

Jonte, Sep 14, 2007
Photo of jarmby1711
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange gold and cloudy with a regular small bubble feeding a one finger head of fine white froth .
The smell was more biscuity malts with traces of citrus peeland lesser traces of wheat.
Flavour was stunted orangey bubblegum with an understated wheat profile.
The mouthfeel was oily and was dully bitter .
Disappointing beer. Doesnt quite seem to know what it really wants to be , and subsequently does nothing very well

jarmby1711, Nov 18, 2007
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Erdinger- Oktoberfest Weissbier

Appearance- Light hazy orange with a huge billowy head.
Smell- Light clove/ banana with a touch of malt.
Taste- Clove, banana, wheat, caramel malt.
Mouthfeel- Over carbonated. Each sip produces excessive gas (burping). Flavorful more towards the backend.

Overall- A mildly interesting yet mediocre beer here. A fest/ hefe blend. The flavor is just too subdued. Drinkable but I want more flavor.

NJpadreFan, Aug 23, 2007
Photo of Mitchster
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wonder if this is different than the normal Erdinger Weizen. I wasn't impressed with the weizens from this brewery, so I thought "Hrmmm...3 times is a charm". This one pours out to a cloudy light amber, forming a slowly rising and peaking off white soapy head of large bubbles...the kind of head that grows out of the glass. Retention is very good and lacing is good. Carbonation is semi-brisk, contributing to the ever-growing head and spiral streamers. The aroma is certainly not very "weizen", just kinda "beer" with some green apples thrown in. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean. The taste is of light green apples, some distant non-descript pale wheat malt cracker sweetness, and a touch of yeast. Hops are minimal. No phenols or esters typical for the style. Mild bitterness, clean lightly dry finish. No perceptable off-flavors, but also no perceptable "on" flavors either.

Not that this is a bad beer, but for the style, it's dull and boring...not even remotely close to style. Pass on this one. 3 strokes, you're out Erdinger.

Mitchster, Nov 17, 2005
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3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

P:  Hazy orange copper body with a whipped crown if creamy full finger off white head.  Bubbly lacing. 

S:  Creamy toasted caramel and toffee malt with pears, orange oil, clove, white grapes, honey and salt water taffy. Spicy citrus hops with a hint of mint. 

T/M:  Toasted cereal grains, honey nut Cheerios, banana, wheat bread, spiced rum, and orange oil. Body is creamy but flavor seems to be mostly pronounced cereal grains and spice. Not much going on. Spiced rum comes out once warmed and the aftertaste is odd and hard to pinpoint. 

O:  Not a huge fan of this one. Pretty simple but the simplicity doesn't work well. Muddled and  confused flavors that don't play well together. Has a cheap taste to it. I won't be trying this again anytime soon. 

Hopswagger, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%

A non-Marzen Oktoberfest. I was unaware hat this was a Hefe when I first poured it. Hazy yellow hue witha thick, white head. Smelled like a Hefe but it also had some traditional Oktoberfest aromas, too. The overall aroma was much too soft, however. Very mellow was the flavor as well. Not very spicy or phenolic, more plain and simple. Not much like a Marzen here, it didn't bind the style together as well as the nose did. It was light and easy. Peppy carbonation. I was not a fan of this beer. Shame on me for expecting something different. -Bottle offering-

VelvetExtract, Aug 30, 2014
Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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