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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

495 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bierman2000 on 07-17-2003

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Photo of barczar
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a huge 2 inch white, frothy head that dissipates slowly, lacing thick lacing.

Aroma is dominated by wheat, orange rind, and lemon, with grainy notes and a touch of coriander.

Flavor follows suit, with undertones of orange and lemon adding character to slightly weak wheat backbone. There's a dry, bready, lightly peppered finish. Banana becomes evident as it warms.

Body is moderate to light, with fairly high carbonation. There's a bit of grainy astringency present, as well as alcohol warmth.

Overall, definitely a weisen instead of a marzen. Good beer, but lacking a bit of flavor in the body. Reminds me of a weak franziskaner.

Photo of jlindros
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not sure how this can be an Oktoberfest AND Hefe, but I guess I'll find out.

Pours a big fluffy 2+ finger head that fades fairly quickly, unfortunately no lacing, hazy bright carrot orange color.

Nose is interesting, somewhat hefe with wheat, light banana, hints of clove and spices, some citrus, but fairly light in all the above... but at the same time a light malty pilsner aspect, with light straw, and some lager undertones. So I guess almost like a blend of the two beers.

Taste comes in light and airy but plenty of flavor, and tons of carbonation. Big wheat aspect at first, hefe flavored, juicy, citrus, little banana wheat, very light clove spices, clementine, etc. A very light toasty malt and straw but barely any, and again just a hint of a lager like base but more wheat like. Light and drinkable, much more summer than October beer. Finish is a bit sticky but dry, light orange citrus, juice, wheat, and toasty flavors lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, lots of carbonation.

Overall interesting, decent but not great. Almost like a blend of Hefe and pilsner, with light hints of both, but never really gets where it wants to go I think. Drinkable and tasty though.

Photo of MonkeyStain
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Drazilnc
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy golden/straw, 2 finger fluffy white head,
solid lacing

S: fresh wheat, yeast, mild lemon peel + pear

T: same as nose, very drinkable brew

M: med body, solid carbonation, mild tongue prick

O: Very solid German Oktoberfest offering.
Fall + Winter are my fav time of the beer calender.
I could drink this all day long. Quite flavorful for
being so light.

GOOD, WORTH TRYING!

Photo of ssjkyle
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bsp77
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with thick, foamy white head and great lacing.

Smell: Clove, banana, wheat notes and more spicy hops than typical in the nose of a Hefe. Becomes muted after the initial pour.

Taste: Has the expected wheat base malt, but the also seem to be some more toasted and cherry notes as well, so maybe they did try to incorporate some light Marzen flavors. Light banana as well. Finish has both clove and noble hops.

Feel: A little fuller and creamier than a typical Hefe, probably due to the slightly elevated abv. Moderately high carbonation. Dry finish, but not quite as dry as the best of em.

Overall: Basically a bigger Hefe with hints of a Marzen. I like it. Still need to try the standard Erdinger, even though based on its lower scores and mass sales, it seems to the Budweiser of Hefeweizens.

Photo of NStLincoln
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not your typical Marzen style Oktoberfest. Erdinger comes at you with a wheat beer and it's pretty good.

Cloudy body with a white head that is gone after a minute or so.

Smells of whole wheat bread, clove and slightly of banana.

This is going to sound weird, but there's a root beer thing going on in the mid palate. It's easy drinking, slighty spicy and summery. Probably not my pick for an Oktoberfest beer, but if we get another really hot August day this will work.

Photo of ajs4bd
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of IMS
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle. Pint glass.

A: Pale, clear yellow with a finger of very white head.

S: Fresh cut grass, lemon, light hoppiness.

T: Semi-sweet wheat character, some citrus, and a little dry bread at the end.

M: Medium-light body with a little creaminess.

O: It's light and less flavorful than others.

Photo of no8
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of nlriehl87
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Ben4318
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of tigrstylz
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DrNo
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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