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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

393 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 393
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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megahurts4

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier

Appearance: Cloudy apricot with a large head.

Smell: Fruity and spices.

Taste: Fruits, slight pumpkin spice, hops, and malts.

Mouthfeel: medium-light and smooth.

Overall:
This is a most excellent beer! It is very smooth and flavorful. It has a very good balance. I feel like I could drink many.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 05:16:36 | More by megahurts4
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 15:08:28 | More by bucklemyshoe
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-28-2013 23:51:42 | More by Sspeer1
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phisig137

Virginia

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

Pours a deep gold, almost amber color, with a one finger head. Poor retention, and no lace.

S- Nice clove ester from the yeast, but also a touch of diacetyl. Upon swirling, that head disappears like it's a soda.

F- Very faint toasted grain, a touch of sweetness, and relatively heavy banana finish. Thin and unexciting.

M- Surprisingly agressive carbonation scrubs the tongue. Thin body

D- decent

Pretty disappointing overall. A wheat based oktoberfest sounded like it could be interesting. It wasn't. It's a relatively poor hefe, and an even worse oktoberfest. Not one of Erdinger's better offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 01:12:59 | More by phisig137
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dherling

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured out of the bottle an orange bronze color with a thick rich white head. The nose was earthy, sweet, and metallic. The metallic aspect was there in my first tasting, along with some clove, grapefruit, and bananas. It tasted sweet, with malt undertones supporting spice, banana, and soap. There was some caramel in an otherwise clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2006 04:54:50 | More by dherling
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-11-2013 03:04:51 | More by KimenTshom
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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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emwild12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-31-2013 06:18:27 | More by emwild12
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange gold and cloudy with a regular small bubble feeding a one finger head of fine white froth .
The smell was more biscuity malts with traces of citrus peeland lesser traces of wheat.
Flavour was stunted orangey bubblegum with an understated wheat profile.
The mouthfeel was oily and was dully bitter .
Disappointing beer. Doesnt quite seem to know what it really wants to be , and subsequently does nothing very well

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 00:13:12 | More by jarmby1711
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-30-2013 23:03:23 | More by tbeer40
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fascinating concept: an Oktoberfest WEIZEN. Sort of a cross-pollination of two distinctly German styles. Since Erdinger makes only Weizenbier, this may be interesting. Here goes . . .

Proper pour for a H-W yields huge thick light tan meringue-like head over an orange-amber hazy body. Head lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass, with the characteristic H-W "cap" in the middle. Lots and lots of lacing by which I could count the number of drinks I took. Certainly a pretty beer. Again, this is obviously a cross-over style: Oktoberfests are not cloudy.

Smell is very much a hybrid: floral, crisp hops, along with the typical H-W fruity notes of citrus and banana. Clove is there, but not dominant. Nice cracker malt base, and those crispy hops are there a lot.

Taste is spicey and crisp. Quite refreshing. The H-W citrus is there, the H-W spice is there, but there is an added floral hop crispness that is more characteristic of an O-fest.

Mouthfeel is really good. I like the roundness and the full-mouth richness of the Weizen-part; AND, I like the crispy feeling of the O-fest-part.

Very easy to drink. I only bought one of these in a mixed sixer, and now I want more.

It's neither a true H-W nor a genuine O-fest. It is, rather, exactly what the label indicates: an Oktoberfest-Weizen. I have to admit: I like it a lot.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2007 18:40:44 | More by ColoradoBobs
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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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rootbeerman

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours bright cloudy yellow, with a frothy two finger white head. Head does leave some chunks of lacing. Looks great.
S: very light overall aroma, light yeast, not much of the normal Weiss aroma. I smell this as lacking overall.
T: rather weak on flavor, mostly light wheat and yeast.
M: light, slightly prickly carbonation.
O: needs to be more, yes I understand it is this way to allow for large quantity to be drank.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 10:01:35 | More by rootbeerman
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Macca

Australia

3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy pale gold. A good two to three fingers of head.

Aromas of bananas and spices. Only hints of these though. Noth the over the top style that I like. Similar profile on the palate.

Quite a high level of carbonation.

An OK weissbier but not great.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 09:09:35 | More by Macca
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thekanna

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a stein. Clear gold with an incredbile white head.

S: Strong biscuity yeasts, a hint of sweetness and possibly apricots.

T/M: Slightly metallic sweet malts with some phenols and medicinal hops. Light and a little on the under-carbonated side.

D: Good to relax to, but nothing too outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 01:32:02 | More by thekanna
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-26-2013 21:31:25 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-26-2013 22:41:45 | More by heytomcat
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-06-2013 21:38:13 | More by Beermazter310
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magpieken

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-08-2013 15:39:38 | More by magpieken
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arguemaniac

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This Weizen isn’t quite as phenolic as many others with only a subdued clove/bubblegum weisse character. Instead, the clean, drinkable malt base features sweet grain and a nice touch of lemon. Sweet, slightly corny finish.

Not bad, the reduced phenols actually made this more drinkable, in my opinion.

Recommended…

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2007 15:26:25 | More by arguemaniac
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-17-2013 00:22:06 | More by TheMrFarnham
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HopBrain

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-04-2012 17:40:52 | More by HopBrain
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BBM

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear amber color with almost no head or lacing around the glass. Aroma was bread-like and sweet, but not very strong.

Some hefe weizen spices come through to add a little dimension to this Oktoberfest, making it somewhat unique. The spices aren't overpowering though. It's sweet, with a healthy amount of caramel malt flavor. There's almost no bitterness. This is a fairly good Oktoberfest, and I like the idea of adding weizen spices to this kind of brew, but I don't think the idea was fully realized here.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 15:13:43 | More by BBM
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badbeer

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden color with a pillowy white head, typical looking for a hefe. Smell is grainy, sweet, and I even get a little bit of lemon. Taste immediately gives you a sweet caramel flavor, some clove, and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is full, with higher than medium carbonation. Very drinkable beer for me, I liked this a little more than expected, I wish I picked up more.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 09:05:17 | More by badbeer
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Beefytits4

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-07-2012 15:26:23 | More by Beefytits4
Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
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