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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

490 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | 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 TylerofLA
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Photo of IanSpindler
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of tpauer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MaxOhle
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Tha_Torres
4.76/5  rDev +31.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Chris_S
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of 8kcab
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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?

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.

Photo of TripelMark
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

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!

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.

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

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.

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.

Photo of heyabbott
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
82 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.