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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

408 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | 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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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-12-2014 03:03:48 | More by bmjivi221
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%

From the 11.2 oz bottle. Sampled on January 18, 2014.

It pours a cloudy and foggy pale yellow with a huge carbonated white head that fizzles down rather quickly. It looks like there is some yeast still floating around this one.

The aroma is of toasted biscuit malts, wheat, and lemongrass.

The body is light and refreshing making it easy to quaff.

The taste is echoes the aroma with a lot of toasted biscuit, wheat, and a clean lemon finish.

01-19-2014 01:18:33 | More by puboflyons
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syndelee

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-17-2014 23:57:31 | More by syndelee
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admiral

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-16-2014 08:22:28 | More by admiral
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DCH

New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-04-2014 17:45:43 | More by DCH
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tard24

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

12-31-2013 11:43:35 | More by tard24
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Furlinator

California

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours translucent golden yellow with a faint white head that settles to a thin film on top before disappearing completely. No lace to speak of.

Smell is mostly malt with faint citrus notes and a hint of clove.

Taste is of sweet malt with some notes of Autumn spices.

Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with high carbonation. A stream of tiny bubbles rises continuously throughout the drink down.

A decent Oktoberfest. This is lighter in body and less spice-forward than most of it's American counterparts.

12-27-2013 22:58:03 | More by Furlinator
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-14-2013 02:58:57 | More by kylehay2004
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

12-13-2013 06:53:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2013 18:01:38 | More by BillRoth
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dkeav

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

12-03-2013 03:05:20 | More by dkeav
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-26-2013 01:27:36 | More by Chugs13
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-16-2013 19:44:16 | More by jbertsch
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-16-2013 04:22:55 | More by jaydoc
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Faint to light aromas of caramel and toasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of bananas, the latter of which becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste shares some similarities with the smell, but is more balanced with stronger flavors of bananas from the yeast that stand up to the caramel and toasted malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be unique because it is a maltier version of a hefeweizen and makes for a good wheat beer to drink when it is a little chillier outside in the spring or fall.

11-15-2013 03:16:24 | More by metter98
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mte1972

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-07-2013 14:43:51 | More by mte1972
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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

Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

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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sommersb

Tennessee

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

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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