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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier - Erdinger Weissbräu

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287 Reviews

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Reviews: 287
Hads: 546
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 17
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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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 pinotboy007
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden w/a bit of copperish-like hue and a rich, fluffy, cratered cap that's simply beautiful. No lace.

S - Very much like a Weisen with wheat, clove, lemon and malt.

T - Oktoberfest but with a Weizen accent. Nice sort of nutty malt but with a touch of cinnamon and fruit that finishes dry. Delicious!

M - Rich w/nice supporting carbonation that's super silky.

D - Food friendly given the low ABV and splendidly balanced carbonation. Hugely drinkable!

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, golden straw, with a towering frothy head that faded a little faster and left less lacing than I had expected.

S: Fresh, grainy aroma, with strong citrus and fruity notes. Not as much banana or clove aromas as the typical German Weissbier.

T: It starts out with wheat and sweet malt, quickly yielding to tart fruit before yielding to bitter hops. Really, it transitions quickly as it washes over the tongue, with no flavor staying long until the bitter, slightly soapy finish. Although it started out tasting like a traditional wheat beer, it finished more like a pilsner.

M: Crisp, well-carbonated, and very refreshing, with a hint of dry in the finish.

O: A mix of Hefeweizen and Pilsner, but not as good as the top examples of either.

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Photo of steinlifter
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

this poured a hazy copper, sudsy head, that quickly diminished, left thin collar all the way down.
smell was of sweet malt, hint of banana and spice.
taste was light and subtle mild malt, ghost like banana, and spicey notes all mingle together, not a whole lot of flavor, very mild.
mouthfeel was of tiny bubbles exploding all over my tongue, thin, watery, slight creaminess on the aftertaste.
drinkability is fantastic, I would say, you could really put down a few of these, but not quite as flavorful, as I had anticipated, certainly worth a try, especially if you like weizens.

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Photo of AChamberlain
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle with a freshness date of 02-2007.

A: Apple cider colored brown. 2" fluffy head that stuck around for a bit.

S: Fruits and wheat abound.

T: Malty flavor. A wheaty oktoberfest, obviously. Alcohol aftertaste.

MF: Medium bodied. Dry and fizzy.

D: Not the most drinkable oktoberfest, but def. a good choice for 1 or 2.

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Photo of IPAcraig
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my snifter whilst eating a pretzel and watching Sopranos.

A good looking beer. Golden orange with a nice creamy white head.

Smell is lacking but still ok. Malty and slightly nutty; but not strong.

A nice malty taste. The wheat gives this beer a nice texture. A typical oktoberfest with a nice twist, but it doesnt blow me away.

Creamy, grainy texture yet remains light.

Very drinkable, and a damn fine marzen

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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 gpcollen1
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appeared with a majestic head, poured from a bottle into my Erdinger Weisbier glass- only slightly cloudy with a golden brown hue.

The aroma hinted of Weisbier but also of Marzen maltiness. Nothing outstanding but seemingly quite balanced.

Taste is quite incredible. I just love the flavor – what a combination – I have never had this before.

Mouthfeel yields quite a bit of carbonation but not too much, allowing you to taste both sides of this brew.

I could drink these all day long. Very happy I put another in the fridge.

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Photo of aval89
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my faithful weizen glass. poured a light light copper color with minimal head. looked very refreshing. initial smell was raisins? followed by a sweet citric smell. taste was sweet grain at first. took another dive. hints or coriander? a little pear in there as well. very refreshing. leaves a somewhat dry finish that leaves you wanting more. this is highly drinkable in my opinion. i could definitely throw a few of these back with no problem.

overall a nice solid brew not too much, not too little..

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light gold with beautiful fluffy white head with excellent distribution and retention. Smells of steely noble hops, more of a pilsner smell, not picking up any banana/clove/bubblegum. Taste is of raisin bran, a bit of grassy hop bitterness, and just a touch of banana, maybe a hint of spice as well. Good creamy mouthfeel. Certainly a beer worth drinking, but if you're looking for the classic taste and aromas of a hefeweizen, look elsewhere.

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Photo of psinderson
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pilsner glass

Appearance: Cloudy copper-amber color. Foamy white head that sticks around...moderate lacing.

Smell: Some floral notes, but I'm not detecting the characteristic notes of the listed style - Banana/Clove. A strong, somewhat misplaced malty aroma. Some alcohol fumes as it warms.

Taste: Mild sourness and much sweeter than I would expect from a Hefe. This is truly a blend: some Hefe sourness and some Oktoberfest maltiness, although I think the malt stands out.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, tingly little bubbles. A decent feel.

Drinkability: This goes down OK, but not necessarily for a Hefe. A more traditional Hefe is a breeze to drink, this one gives me pause due to the strong maltiness and lack of other expected traits such as the citrusy background and fruity overtones. This one drinks more like a heavy Oktoberfest to me.

I am torn as to whether I should rate this beer based upon the stated style or overall. This beer does not seem to meet much of the Hefe Weizen and I'm not sure I particularly enjoy the combo that I think this beer is trying to be. This is certainly not a bad beer to me, just not enough of either style to be a standout.

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Photo of AlexLMS
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear, no floating yeast with a medium gold colour. The head is white, huge and foamy/frothy with excellent retention and good amount of lacing.
Aroma: malts, herbal hops, grains and little bit of wheat.
Taste: sweet malts, not much hops, grains and a little citrus presence.
Mouthfeel: slightly dry, high carbonation, low alcoholic strength and very little body.
Finish: very weak and slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall: the body is very thin and watery and the beer has not much personality. It does not even seem to be a Weissbier (no banana presence whatsoever). This Erdinger is made to be drink in large quantities, so it is perfect for an event like Oktoberfest but not to be appreciated in a more controlled environment.

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

Pours a cider orange with a mid size tan head.

There are furit and malt notes in the nose that are faint but very inviting.

The taste lightly malty with a touch of apple and banana. I wish this had a little more substance to it.

This is a nice beer in the mouth. The carbonation sucessfully bites you back as you drink. There is also a slightly hoppy finish that leaves me wanting more.

While the aroma and flavor lack the substance I would like, this is a nice beer that is very easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a golden with a light haze color. This is one of the only Octoberfest beers that is pleasant and refreshing that does not give you the skunky aftertaste that the "green bottle" Octoberfest beers are known for. Has just a hint of banana and citrus with a light to medium body. A very good weissen beer and certainly much better than most unfiltred wheat beers.

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Photo of JanM
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The mere concept of an oktoberweiss made me discard this beer from my shopping list for a long time. Then I bought one for my wife but ended up drinking it myself. It was an unexpected positive experience. It poured in a hazy honey yellow and with two fingers of thick foam. It smelled sweet and of yeast, pears and apples. The taste was sweet and bubbly with spices and fruits, especially oranges. Some bread, bubblegum and yeast in there too. It was actually rather strict for a weissbier, a weissbier yet very oktoberfet-ish. Extra plus for the label.

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Photo of Finite
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation - Tall Brown 510ml bottle, colourfull illustration on a male and female german couple with handfulls of beer.

Apperance - Dark Gold to deep orange, perfect colour. Nice solid foam head, great retention holding a solid 1/8 inch layer of foam. Some nice lacing down the glass also.

Smell - Vienna malt and munich malts produce a plesent however very faint malt profile. Some floral and grassy hop smell also detectable.

Taste - Malty sweetness up front. Vienna/ Munich malt flavours eventualy dim to present some hop bitterness at the end. Low levels of grassy Noble hop flavours are present as the malt sweetness fades and leaves a dry mouthfeel. All flavours are pretty weak and hop flavours are crips yet a little dull. Pretty basic and flat malt profile also.

Mouthfeel - Medium to Light body, medium and creamy texture. Mix is smooth and easy to drink. Leaves a moderatley dry palate.

Drinkability - Easy to drink. Soft. Fully fermented and goes down very easy, smooth beer which ticks most boxes but definatley isnt going to win any awards for flavour. Pretty damn basic malt profile nothing too complex here.

NOTE: Nothing on this bottle mentions including the yeast but I encourage you do. This beer is pretty darm plain and lager-like without the yeast which adds an out of style phenolic / dark fruit / alcoholic ester flavour which really enhances the taste and especialy the aroma. Give it a try. (this addition was not included in my rating, just a note)

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Photo of thequeen711
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seasonal wheat beer from Erdinger poured cloudy into the pint glass, and left a light lacing. The mouthfeel was light and refreshing, just a malty goodness. Nothing spectacular, just smooth and refreshing. A reasonably good Octoberfest brew with a low 5.6% ABV, worth a test taste!

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Photo of athensbeermaster
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hooray for erdinger! There oct fest almost seems like a demi-sec
champange. Very fine bubbles,great carbonation.slightly sweet.
The maltiness does not over shadow the hops. Some other brands seem so heavy. You could drink this beer in the dead heat of the summer!

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Photo of tatoodkelt
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a fan of Oktoberfest brews so I was interested to see how the style mixed.

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Hazy kind of dirty orange with a white inch thick head that faded pretty quick. Decent carbination.

S- Wheat and citrus

T- Same as the smell but I picked up some banana in there as well.

M- Light, watery and crisp.

D- Pretty easy to drink.

All in all I didnt really notice many Oktoberfest qualities but its still a decent brew.

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Photo of xylophonica
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into an Paulaner Oktoberfest mug.

A - Cloudy golden appearance with a big fluffy head.

S - Sweet wheat and malts. Slightly spicy with light berries and various other fruits coming through.

T - Initially sharp & tart with a touch of lemon zest. Citrus flavours continue with a bigger dose of orange in the main body of the taste. Also some bready hints..

M - Bitey & bitter-sweet.

D - Nice beer for a warm afternoon.

Drank quite a bit of the previous year's (2009) Oktoberfest beer and while this one is ok, it isn't as good as its predecessor.

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Photo of bluHatter
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Thick cloudy yellow with a tall thick sudsy head. Nice lacing. Looks very German.

S: lemon, wheat, very subtle hops

T: malt, lemon, with a slightly hoppy finish. Pretty tasty.

M: Just the right amount of carbonation. A bit tangy on the tongue. Easily drinkable - not as thick feeling as it looks.

O: A very successful Oktoberfest. Easy to drink and delicious. I love the way this beer looks in the glass.

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Photo of apintofknowledge
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Erdinger Weissbrau Oktoberfest Weizen is an unusual take on the Fest style. It’s a Weizen beer, meaning it’s a wheat beer rather than the traditional all-malt Märzen. The carbonation of this one is much more like that of a Hefeweizen, the more common German style of wheat beer, with a thick foamy white head. Both the aroma and taste are both sweet and spicy, and overall this one is much sweeter than any of the Fest beers I've tried. Definitely a different direction and interesting to taste… a hybrid of a Weiss beer and a Märzen that has some of the better qualities of both.

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Photo of bierman2000
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An amber colored wheat beer that is not as carbonated as the usual Weizen. Maltier than most wheats with the citrus being overpowered by the malts instead.. very drinnkable and thirst quenching with a smooth mouthfeel and finish.The taste is like a mix of Oktoberfest and Weizen with a cloudy appearance.

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Photo of numenor1
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy dull orangish brown with a respectably fluffy offwhite head that dissipates before too long. Smell is a very weak for a weizen, but nice nonetheless: banana bread/banana pudding. Very nice mouthfeel immediately on the palate, creamy and full with substantial (although much less than a typical weizen) carbonation. Initially i pick up the typical banana, yet not so much of the clove, but the bready malts in this case seem to overshadow the yeast somewhat. Caramel overtones fading through a slightly spicy finish. Low bitterness, with typical wheaty crispness/acidity.

Not bad, but not nearly as good as i was hoping. Definitely drinkable though.

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Photo of ibashmuck
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a lovely cloudy copper. Smelt of a typical wheat with an unappealing metallic tinge. Tasted of a typical but pretty good wheat, feeling thick on the way down. Nothing else really stood out, but ranks higher up on my hefeweizen list.

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Photo of Chinon01
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grapey taste estery light malt and some citrus acidity. A little bubble gum. Layeredness in mouthfeel. I really can't say that it has a nice finish but rather no finish. Nose is of citrus orange tea and scant malt. Drinkability is high but would be better with more acid in finish. Virtually opaque tan appearance with thin soapy spotty head.

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
81 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.