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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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Reviews: 284
Hads: 535
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 17
Gots: 38 | 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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Photo of flyingpig
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber, bordering on orange with a thin lacing for a head and a fairly still look to the beer.

Wheat with some hops on top of that and a little dough in the mix. There is some light citrus with a touch of lemon and a little spice too. This is coupled with some apples and coriander and the beer comes across as a hefeweizen but with a twist.

Wheat and spice with some coriander and banana. Again there is some apple that the nose hinted at, along with a bit of orange and some citrus.

Medium bodied and with a slightly spicy tang to the beer. There is a little grain, although not a lot. The carbonation was strong and the finish a crisp one.

A very nice beer and a pleasant surprise when I tried it, there is a good mix of wheat, spice and a couple different fruit tastes to keep you interested and it all goes down pretty well.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Straw yellow. Cloud and hazy. Poofy cloud like head that cuts in half after a minute or two.

S - yeasty, toned down fruity smell. Nothing overpowering to my nose on this.

T - Very smooth that stands out more like a hefe than an oktoberfest, but maybe that is because I'm used to a more malty Oktoberfest. Nice crisp finish.

O - Solid brew here. Easily drinkable and very smooth.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.73/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a large fading white head.
Nose shows some doughy wheat, lemon and soft vegetal notes. Pretty plain.
Sweet flavours, with some doughy wheat, corn and cooked vegetal sweetness.
Carbonation is too high.
A bit disappointing, pretty boring.

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Photo of cougznthebear
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Murkey orange with a creamy white head that dissipates pretty quickly
S - Bready yeast, a hint of banana and other fruits i can't quite put my nose on.
T - sweet wheatyness that is light(in a good way), honey and some banana hints(i was expecting more!) and def some grain
M - Med Body with a nice almost creamyness as it goes down. Lots of carbonation but in this case it really suits the beer.
O - You can tell this was made to drink by the liter. And they have done well here.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange body dancing under two fingers of blinding white soapy head with permanent retention. Gorgeous streaky lacing.

S - Wheat, salty pils malt, some faint yeast.

T - Fresh green hay, banana, spice, green apple and coriander.

M - Chewy full body, moderate carbonation.

O - Freshly drunk in October, clean and highly sessionable.

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Photo of UnderPressure
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden straw colored beer. Fizzy head with big bubbles. Highly carbonated. I had to be easy on my pour, and swirl the last bit to stir up the yeast.

Nice sweet yeasty aroma. Some banana and pilsner malt.

A nice sweet, yeasty flavor. Malts and hops are somewhat balanced.

Smooth, silky consistency with champagne-like carbonation. Wet, average length finish.

I really like the hefeweissen style. This is no exception. Nothing outrageous, but a really good beer.

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Photo of CMUbrew
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Founders imperial pint glass

A: Straw yellow-light orange in color, with a definite cloudiness. An insane of carbonation racing to the surface supports the thick, rocky, creamy white head that actually built up for about two minutes following the pour. Faded to about two centimeters for the rest of the beer. Minimal stickage to the glass.

S: Light wheatiness, with a slight whiff of lemon peel.

T: Light on the wheat flavor, not much in the way of spiciness. Hint of citric with some earthy flavors on the finish.

M: A little bit watery surprisingly. Carbonation doesn't feel as active as I thought it would.

O: Maybe I'm being too hard on this beer, but I just don't think it lived up to what a German Hefeweizen should be. That being said, I do think I could drink a lot of these in a row and enjoy doing so.

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Photo of TheBigLebrewski
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to pint. Appearance is wonderful - as blonde as October hay. Large and light-bubbled head that fades quicker than average and remains only lacing the rim. Very little glassware lacing.

Smell is very mild. Faint citrus and clove notes. A touch of freshly baked bread too.

Taste is delightful. Coming from someone who doesn't favor wheat beers, I very much enjoyed this beer. Bought it for the sake of a sister visiting that had previously lived in Germany - by the way, she refers to this beer as German PBR. Nonetheless, it brought her back in some emotionally significant way.

Mouthfeel was pretty mild and pretty neutral; a touch of appreciable puckering reminiscent of the mellow citrus notes in the flavor.

Overall, a great, if not especially easy-drinking, Weissbrau to raise in celebration of Oktoberfest!

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Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Date on bottle says 02-2013.

Appearance: Pours a fairly cloudy pale golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge six finger white head with pretty good retention. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing on the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet wheat aroma with lots of fruity esters. Wheat grains, yeast, and pale malts with big hints of bananas, apples, pear, and a little citrus orange. One of the most lively banana aromas I've smelled. Good hints of cloves and a little white pepper spice. Also some hints of sweet caramel and honey along with some spicy earthy hops. Solid aroma.

Taste: As wheat and fruit dominate as the smells previews. Sweet wheat grains, pale malts, and yeast up front. Clove spices and a little pepper. Big taste of banana and apples. Also some notes of pear and citrus orange and lemon. Bready cereal grains and malts with some notes of biscuit, caramel, and crackers. Earthy hop presence is pretty light. A pretty nice dried fruit taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and somewhat prickly. Has a nice drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good Hefeweizen. Nice lively taste of banana and apple along with the wheat.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy medium yellow with a big foam head. This brew is so carbonate it sounds (you literally can hear crackling foam) like rice krispies. Great head retention. Lots of rising bubbles.

I get some nice sweet wheat, some fruit (banana) in the nose.

Not sure how this differs from their other beer. Need to do a side-by-side. Nice sweet grain and yeastiness. Some sweet but mushy fruit, a little nuttiness, nice malt finish. Needs a slight bit of bitter to balance this. A touch soft.

Light and fizzy, almost too much.

Good decent brew here. I wish there was a bit more edge to this, but still very likable.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.52/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite "oktoberfest" import. To be fair, the oktoberfest style is not one of my favorites but hefeweizen is one I drink regularly. The Erdinger Oktoberfest is unusual in that it is actually a hefeweizen so it is no surprise that I seek it out and consume it annually. Since it is bottle conditioned and has fruitiness I assume it is brewed with ale yeast as is traditional for wheat beers. Although I like it better than their regular hefeweizen it would not be my first pick if I was craving a wheat beer. The main reason I buy it is to celebrate the oktoberfest season with a beer I enjoy. It does have the characteristics one looks for in a hefe: sweet malt, spicy caramel, candied fruit and roasted banana in the finish. As one one expect for a Bavarian beer, it is extremely well balanced and goes down very easy. On draft it is even better.

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Photo of rangerred
2.41/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance was a hazy dark orange with a thick one finger white head.

Aroma was very fruity with hints of banana, clove, and apple. Also some bready yeasty notes. Just a very tiny bit of caramel malt.

Flavor was all apples. Really reminded me of a funky apple cider. There was a tiny bit of banana and clove but it was all overshadowed by apple. I could catch some caramel towards the finish but it was very faint.

Overall, this is not at all what I was expecting. I could understand a little bit of fruit with this being a hefe, but this was way overdone. Not really anything to let me know this was an Oktoberfest. Not something I will seek out again.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a dimpled mug.

Look: Hazy golden honey wheat color. A white foamy head dissipates slowly leaving a light film, not much lacing present.

Aroma: Wheat, sweet caramel, honey.

Taste: Sweet wheat grains, faint caramel sweetness, and honey.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall, I love this beer. It's refreshing and has a great combination of normal oktoberfest caramel sweetness with a nice honey-wheat touch. Very smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

Look - hazy light golden color, with about three fingers' worth of frothy foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - wheat-like smell, slightly higher on the barley content, but with noble hops evident as well.

Taste - sweet, zesty, but also semi-dry. It has a typical wheat taste, but it's very subdued. Laid back type of taste overall. It has a sweet aftertaste, but doesn't linger long.

Mouthfeel - pretty well balanced overall, not too watery and not too creamy.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. Decently interesting, while staying true to the style.

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Photo of Hopswagger
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

P:  Hazy orange copper body with a whipped crown if creamy full finger off white head.  Bubbly lacing. 

S:  Creamy toasted caramel and toffee malt with pears, orange oil, clove, white grapes, honey and salt water taffy. Spicy citrus hops with a hint of mint. 

T/M:  Toasted cereal grains, honey nut Cheerios, banana, wheat bread, spiced rum, and orange oil. Body is creamy but flavor seems to be mostly pronounced cereal grains and spice. Not much going on. Spiced rum comes out once warmed and the aftertaste is odd and hard to pinpoint. 

O:  Not a huge fan of this one. Pretty simple but the simplicity doesn't work well. Muddled and  confused flavors that don't play well together. Has a cheap taste to it. I won't be trying this again anytime soon. 

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Photo of barczar
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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.


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Photo of bsp77
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of NStLincoln
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear light golden in color in the glass. Decent lacing and quite fizzy in the mouth. Lots of white foam. I don't taste any significant flavors of the usual Hefeweizen style, but it's a pleasant beery brew. Fairly malty, slightly fruity. Wouldn't be mistaken for an American wheat beer. Some perfume in the nose along with the malt aromas. Pleasantly sharp with a thin body but some substance from the malt.

Quite drinkable. More of a summer beer for chilling.

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Photo of mralphabet
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Poured a murky golden color with about a fingers worth of head that settles to a nice layer with great lacing.

S: Sweet malt, wheat and yeast upfront. Then there is a mix of spice with citrus mixed in.

T: Good mix of tart citrus flavors up front with a strong malt sweet backbone... Good mix of flavors here... perfect mix for a Hef.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation... Great feeling beer.

D: Great Hef.. good mix of flavors, good ABV... Nothing but good things here... Only mark on this is the fact it has Oktoberfest in the name... Don't over look this one.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a cloudy looking yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer is grainy and had some soft banana aromas to it. The taste of the beer gives off some wheat flavors along with some light autumn flavors too. The mouthfeel is very drinkable, it's a very easy going beer. Overall it's a nice beer for just about anytime of year. I would probably drink this one again sometime.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 'German-style' slim bottle into my pint glass.

Light cloudy amber with big thick head of white foam. Foams up large and settles down to about 1/4 inch. Light malty smell. Taste is very light - mostly a nutty malt. Firm carbonation, clean finish.

Like a malty pilsner. Good, not great.

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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