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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 15
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: bierman2000 on 07-17-2003

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3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
82 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.