Oktoberfest Weissbier
Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger Weissbräu
Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #79
Ranked #24,734
3.67 | pDev: 11.72%
Nov 24, 2023
Jul 17, 2003
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Reviewed by Jmsandberg17 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a ridiculously large, dense head of off-white foam that fades down to a thick layer while leaving substantial lacing. Smells of bready malts and noble hops. Hearty bready malt flavor with a distinctive wheat beer flavor and a bit of yeast funkiness but not much of the fruitier flavors you'd find in a hefeweizen. Mild bitterness and some floral-spicy noble hops flavor. Slight sweetness, medium body, an earthy-funky wheat beer aftertaste, and a pretty bubbly carbonation mouthfeel.

This was a really unique beer. I actually thought this was a Märzen when I pulled it off the shelf, since I don't usually like Festbiers. This ended up being a really interesting cross between a hefeweizen and a festbier that was pretty tasty. Might consider buying again.
Nov 24, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Nov 11, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by GedH from England

Nov 10, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured a 500ml bottle into a nonic. A two finger white head on a hazy light apricot. Good head retention. Good lacing.
Mild malt smells.
Fruit up front. Light, clean. Grainy finish. No hop evident.
Light body and moderate carbonation.
An unusual but very nice Festbier. Not my favourite style but I could definitely session this beer.
Nov 09, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
330 ml bottle poured into a Willi Becher.
Best by: 4/24

Subdued clean spicy aroma escapes as it pours gold and mostly clear with a slight haze. The stark white head is large and rocky and leaves clumps of lace as it slowly recedes. Taste is good though non-traditional, some bubblegum yeast with light hints of banana, light wheat and grainy malt along with spicy hops. Spent bubblegum aftertaste. Medium-weight frothy body has light crisp edges.
Decent enough beer, refreshing and easy to drink but not generally what I want in a Festbier
Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a freshness dated 11.2 oz. bottle: slightly hazy golden hue with a tremendous, fluffy white head that seemed to last forever.

It is almost devoid of any aromas save a slight hint of fruit.

Of course, this is not an Oktoberfestbier in the traditional sense but a very flavorful, higher-alcohol wheat beer It has all the marks of a good hefeweizen including a zesty mouthfeel, faint cloves, but this one also has a little more body than usual for the style; perhaps, that is why it is an Oktoberfest. In any event, it is excellent for a warm, early November day in Florida.
Nov 04, 2023
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Review from notes. LCBO purchase for $3.75 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear rich yellowy brew with some reddish highlights. Nice two finger head that sticks around for a while. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell - Fair amount of bready, some grain sweetness backing it up. A hint of fall leaves / vegetative aroma.

Taste - Clean and again quite bready with middling bitterness and some sweet bready sweetness at the close. Traces of caramel as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, easy to drink. Modest carbonation.

Overall - A rather solid Festbier, not Germany's best, but certainly comparable with most. Pretty on brand for Erdinger.
Nov 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy gold with one finger of white head that leaves a ring of splotchy lace as it recedes.

Smells of brown crusty bread, crispy grain, apples sliced up for a pie, spicy yeast and grassy green hops.

Tastes of more bready caramel malt, grainy biscuits, green caramel apples, spiced honey and more verdant hop goodness.

Feels soft and fluffy. Medium bodied with frothy carbonation. Finishes mildly chewy.

Verdict: Highly recommended. Good flavor, goes down pleasantly and makes you resent the cooling weather a little less.
Nov 03, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Satsuma from Florida

Oct 31, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by mrovelli from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2023
Rated: 4 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Oct 27, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by SFNC from North Carolina

Oct 22, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Oct 21, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by dspeer33 from Florida

Oct 14, 2023
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Erdinger Weissbrau 'Oktoberfest Weissbier' @ 5.7% , served from a 500 ml bottle
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a hazy gold in the glass with a large size white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pokal
S-German malt , bread , grains
T-easy drinking wheat beer , yet filling
MF-lots of carbonation , big medium body
Ov-best enjoyed with a warm salty pretzel (perhaps)
prost LampertLand
Oct 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Osprey2900 from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I LOVE octoberfest beers, every year I look forward to "going shopping" and grabbing a few new brews to try. This trip I grabbed a real German brew, Erdinger Octoberfest in a 16oz (500ml) can. Chilled to 48 degrees and poured into a glass. The beer has a very crisp taste to it, I almost want to say a little hoppy for my liking. As a guy who likes darker fuller beers this one falls a bit short for me. It's not bad, just middle of the road. Hazy golden with an average white head. It's good and enjoyable just lacks the "Wow, that's good" factor.
Sep 30, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear, light golden color. Massive white head that lingers. SRM of 7. (4.00)

Aroma: Strong aromas of smooth bread, grains, some earthy honey in Munich mall. (4.00)

Flavor: Strong flavors of pale Munich malts, grains, bread. Some yeast to dry it off the finish. Hints of honey but finishes dry. (4.00)

Feel: Medium bodied, strong carbonation, yeasty, dry and crisp. (3.75)

Compared to Weihenstephaner Festbier 9/2023: Pours similar, larger head. Milder aromas. More pale malt, grains, yeast. Less earthy, grassy, honey and Munich malt flavors. Lighte,r cleaner, dryer.

Overall: First try at Erdinger. It has nice flavors of pale Munich malts, grains, light bread. Leans yeasty twoard a light hefe, but very crisp and dry, but pleasasnt. (Rating: 3.98)
Sep 27, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Beecham from California

Sep 26, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by Rainintheface from Florida

Sep 21, 2023
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