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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

394 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | 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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MarkJBurch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-06-2013 22:53:26 | More by MarkJBurch
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 10/31/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a stange glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, some hops and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and some fruit. Then a hearty malt character breadiness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet ad slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer but there are better choices within the style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2013 21:57:17 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-30-2013 18:38:59 | More by Boone757
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bsm80x

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-30-2013 13:28:36 | More by bsm80x
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, golden color with two fingers of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass, as well formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Malt, yeast, some hops and some spice of clove, banana and a little bit of bubblegum.

Taste: Nice balance between hops and malt, with some nice wheat beer backbone, which surprises me as I don’t usually like wheat beers. Some tasty notes of black pepper, citrus, clover and banana.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some really good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With and ABV of 5.7%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is much better than I thought it would be. I don’t really like wheat beers, but this Erdinger Oktoberfest Weizen is very tasty. I’d certainly get it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 23:33:00 | More by Jeffreysan
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 05:40:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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Hex

Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I will keep this review short and sweet... there isn't much I have to say about this beer that is necessary to everyone getting the picture.

A- on the pour, the color of the beer is almost identical to that of Oberon... If this beer was a fine fragrance like YSL or Viktor & Rolf, Oberon would be the imitation fragrance purchased at Walmart (mind you that Im comparing the likeness of appearance and not smells) So, a richer version of Oberon is what this appears to be. 2 finger head upon a good pour, retention is moderately impressive.

S- Very sweet... almost reminds me of an artificially flavored grape cough syrup. (In a good way) but not the way I want my Oktoberfest to smell. There is a bit of oatmeal in there as well.

T- also sweet. Sweetly disappointing for the label on the beer. The flavor reminds me much of the Brooklyn Oktoberfest beer for those of you who've had it. Bread, Concorde Grapes, and a tiny hint of pre-prohibition hoppiness.

M- just a bit heavy. slightly chewy, with good enough carbonation to pleasantly repel the beer from unattractively staying on the palate long enough to overstay its welcome.

O- overall this is a beer to be had. There are some characteristics here to be understood as something other than an Oktoberfest, but many may disagree and believe its sweet malty nature to be the essence of this style of beer. Ignorance is bliss.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 06:52:26 | More by Hex
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Doug_Skipper

Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-21-2013 15:44:19 | More by Doug_Skipper
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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 05:17:04 | More by superspak
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 10-14-2013
Freshness: Best by 05-2014
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen glass
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

This is intriguing as it's labeled as an Oktoberfest but also a hefe-weizen.

Appearance: Beer is a cloudy honey color, capped with a tall and rocky white head. The head has excellent retention and very good lacing.

Smell: I get some typical hefe aromas of banana fruitiness, a light malty sweetness, and some citrus notes.

Taste: Light fruity in taste, with some citrus elements of lemon and orange. The malts make this a somewhat sweet brew, with little in the way of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is light from the wheat, with high carbonation levels. The finish is malt-forward but not overly sweet

Overall: I'm not sure what makes this an Oktoberfest weizen beer, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 00:54:14 | More by sommersb
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-13-2013 22:23:26 | More by mpalestino
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paleoplant

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-11-2013 23:27:44 | More by paleoplant
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-11-2013 03:04:51 | More by KimenTshom
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Punisher

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-07-2013 00:27:08 | More by Punisher
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BCraig

Nebraska

4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a squat weizen glass.
A- Thick dense off-white head that only slowly dissipates to a quarter-inch lacing. Golden hay color tinged with orange.
S- upfront apple and citrus aromas, some grapefruit, but barely perceptible. After awhile an earthy aroma can be sensed and the distinct character of the German yeast.
T-well balanced beer. golden malt taste with enough hops to clear palette. It's got pep to it. Less cloying than other Oktobers. A little raisin and mild citrus.
M-A little bite of carbonation upfront, but good tongue coating - balanced.
O- Very enjoyable and drinkable beer. I little lighter than I was expecting from one of my favorite styles, especially as compared to Ayinger. I didn't notice the bubblegum and clove flavors that of typically German Weissbier, but I was not disappointed. A good find and enjoyable fall beer. Break it out for the cold weekend brunches of early fall.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 23:29:57 | More by BCraig
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Orangy with white head, light laces
S - citrusy, light malt
T - lightly sweet, no bitterness but dry finish, lighter than other marzens
M - crisp, refreshing, light to medium body
O - enjoyable weissbrau, but stretching the marzen label

Poured in a 16 oz pint glass at The Pourhouse, Westmont, NJ

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2013 19:48:29 | More by EBeckett3
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JGlitz87

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-03-2013 23:54:06 | More by JGlitz87
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Beirbelly1989

California

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I think the B- average is about right. Nothing in this beer that makes me cringe, but not a lot to put it above other beers of the same type. It is definitely easier to drink than a lot of wheat beers that can be too syrupy and leave your mouth feeling coated in glue, so credit for that. Otherwise, not a must have but good to try.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 02:11:22 | More by Beirbelly1989
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Poupae

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-03-2013 00:50:47 | More by Poupae
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-01-2013 20:52:39 | More by cam477
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Kgrubb1224

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-30-2013 01:30:35 | More by Kgrubb1224
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snowsurfer422

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-30-2013 01:01:06 | More by snowsurfer422
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-29-2013 14:32:19 | More by ygtbsm94
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-28-2013 23:51:42 | More by Sspeer1
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sevenshubby

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-28-2013 05:53:06 | More by sevenshubby
Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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