Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier
BA SCORE
44.8%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 611 ratings
Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erdinger Weissbräu
Germany
erdinger.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bierman2000 on 07-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,911
Reviews:
300
Ratings:
611
Liked:
274
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
11.81%
Alströms:
3.58
 
 
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Photo of scooter
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle

First, as a few mentioned it's not a marzen so any comparisons to a typical Oktoberfest marzen is simply a waste of time. Oktoberfest is not a style. This is a hefe-weizen that Erdinger apparently feels is an alternative to drinking marzen and that's what it should be reviewed as.

Nearly the darker color of Schneider-Weisse which I had just before this. I very much enjoy that beer. This beer is creamier, has a little more fruitiness to it. A hint of peach white tea. I like it a lot. It's a bit pricey though at nearly $11 a six pack and that would hold me back from purchasing it in the future. It's not a high alcohol beer at 5.7% so that doesn't justify the cost. Guess it's just a limited production beer and maybe that's the reason.

So in a nutshell, try it, if you're into weisse beers it's definitely worth it and you'll likely find it enjoyable.

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Photo of blakesell
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass

Appearance- Beer pours a hazy gold with a big head of froth. I don't know what kind of beer these other reviewers have been getting, mine had a 3 finger head with a very slow dissapation.

Smell- Malt and wheat combined into one great smelling marzen. A nice balanced hop character. This smells great. Malt character comes out more as the beer warms.

Taste- Oh this is nice. Sweet caramelly malts with a nice light wheaty feel that keeps this beer light and refreshing, a touch of vanilla. Any gripe would be that the pils malt and saaz hop is contributing a little too much sweetness for some, but it's just enough for me.

Mouthfeel- Medium light bodied and refreshing with an excellent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability- Quite quaffable with a reasonable amount of alcohol. This is one I could drink on all day with no arguments.

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Photo of brentk56
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a medium amber cloudy color (a couple of shades darker than a typical hefe) with the expected frothy head that leaves squiggles of lacing

Smell: A combination of hefe smells (bananas, cloves and yeast) and märzen smells (caramel malt)

Taste: Starts with a malty flavor that is quickly followed, after the swallow, by the hefe flavors of bananas and cloves; then, the malty flavor re-asserts itself only to be followed, again by the crisp lemony finish of the hefe

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation - a bit fuller bodied than a hefe

Drinkability: Very intriguing brew and a nice effort by Erdinger to experiment with something new; it is rare to see the German brewers break from a traditional mold and do something creative so kudos are well-deserved for this brew

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Photo of bump8628
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with an interesting German Oktoberfest cartoon and best before of 3-2011 clearly marked. It's nice to see a real German Hefeweizen that is dated with an easy to find and easy to read mark.

The beer pours into a Pilsner-type glass a glowing gold that initially clearly shows a whirl of carbonation before the yeast is added and clouds things up. An inch of creamy, white head adorns the top of the beer for the whole session.

Tangy, slightly sour wheat builds the base for a nice, mild blend of yeast derived notes of clove, cinnamon, vanilla, and a bit of plum and banana. A touch of lemony, grassy hop bitterness rounds it out and is softened by the creamy, wheaty mouthfeel.

I'm impressed with this beer this year. In years past I thought it was only a serviceable Hefeweizen, but I'm really digging it this time around. I may pick up another couple of bottles while I know it's still fresh.

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Photo of Phatz
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange copper color with a massive four finger head (with great retention) in my Weizen Glass, and the carbonation rising through the body it impressive.

Smell: It smells like caramelized Bavarian malts and spicy wheat at the same time. There are hints of caramel and fruits and also some subtle banana clove aromas.

Taste: Wow. Now that is interesting! It is a very unique beer. It is an Oktoberfest Weizen right from the start. I wouldn't have know there was such a thing but the flavor screams it from the top. Banana Nut bread and fruit cake meet in this festively spice wheat beer. There is really nothing like it. Cloves and nuts and nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spice and wheat bread and candied little berries. It is very tasty and certainly unique. The finish is lightly spicy. The sweet aftertaste lingers delightfully.

Mouthfeel: This beer is so remarkably smooth and light and easy it simply becomes one with my blood stream the moment it touches my lips.

Drinkability: Down right outstanding! It is flavorful but easy and sits light in your stomach like a wheat beer making it a very sessionable option.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of jcubz
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of syndelee
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of tard24
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lightly cloudy yellow golden color with white head. Wheat, light fruits, and some bready notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more wheat and fruit.

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Photo of Adaminski818
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heyabbott
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of mralphabet
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
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 thecarster1
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a weizen, four finger off white colored billowy head that had some great retention (actually really wonderful retention- i'm almost done and i've still got a quarter inch of head), hazy honey brown coloring that darkens as the glass goes up.

s- wheat, bit of pepper, lemon, tart green apple.

t- silky smooth, nice wheat that mixes with lemon and a bit of green apple and banana, slight bit of pepper again with an ever so slight hop finish, very delicious.

m- nice medium body, very smooth, goes down a bit too easily.

d- really great, i got this in an mixed oktoberfest variety case, and i'm glad it was included, very unexpected but delicious, i could drink several of these, it's maybe a tad bit heavier than a normal hefe but i'm loving it.

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a pale opaque yellow. It was moderately cloudy, and had a foamy white head that was about 3 finger widths.

The smell was very interesting. You are definitely hit with the typical wheat beer smell first, but there is definitely a hint of that toasted caramel scent that comes with the marzen style.

This beer has a very light slightly sweet taste in the beginning. The middle was not as interesting as the smell. You get a hint of that Oktoberfest taste, but not much. The finish is full of that banana taste that you find in many wheat beers.

The mouth feel is very good. It is a smooth light beer without the chalkiness that you find in some wheat beers.

Overall, if you really want an Oktoberfest, this isn't it. However, if you want a Wheat Beer during Oktoberfest, this is a good choice.

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Photo of Kingfireeater
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 44.8% out of 100 with 611 ratings
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