Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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82
good
602 Ratings
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81
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by bierman2000 on 07-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
602
Reviews:
297
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Photo of wieshefe17
2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dherling
2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

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Photo of psinderson
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
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 metalspice
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AlexLMS
2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
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 MisterTiat
2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: orange/coppery golden, nice cloudyness, head billows up but recedes quickly into almost nothing

S: bready, bananaish wheat yeast

T: first thing is spice, like clove/allspice, then sweet bready notes from the wheat. Meh. A little solventy as well.

M: Too watery, thin, carbonation reminds me more of soda than beer

D: Refreshing thanks to the lightness

This is not something I would want to celebrate Oktoberfest with however...

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Photo of DogFood11
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a pils glass it forms a loose and tall head that has good staying power. Murky orange body with large bubbles in small volume.

Spritzy mouthfeel and light fruitiness are the most obvious characteristics. Kind of clovey but far short of cloying. There is an earthy quality to this, it seems to come from the wheat. Dry wheat and some bananna in the backdrop. This leans more towards a Hefe (as its listed) than an oktoberfest. It has that fruity combo and not much of the toasted malts. Pop rockish mouth.

Notes: I picked this up very fresh as the best by date isn't until February of next year and it was in a closed box so this is as close as I'll get to having it completely fresh.

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Photo of joeack
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brown/oranger color with a nice head of white foam. Didn't detect any of the usual banana/clove overtones that one would find in a stricly hefe-weisse. Taste was ok but nothing of interest that can be noted. A decent beer to knock back watching a football game

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Photo of scottakelly
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Light copper orange, very hazy. Nice big white head that lasts.

S: Malty, some banana and clove, no hop aroma.

T: Extremely light bodied. Light malt flavor, with just a hint of toasty Munich malt. Dry tasting. No hop profile. Some residual banana and clove.

D: Medium

I really like Oktoberfests, and usually like Erdinger, but this has to be the worst one of both I've ever had. The body is way too light. The malt is not complex at all. I'm nt impressed.

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Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DUG2487
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of gonemicrophishing
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of DCH
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of matty
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored beer with a huge head that rapidly fades.Aroma is faint citrus.Taste sweet with with a citrusy backround.Overall a very average beer.Way too many choices out there to seek this again.I tried it once and it's about time to move on!!

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Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of csurowiec
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of maxpower
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle pours a cloudy golden orange color with a nice off white head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Fruity nutty aromas, nutty, caramel and spicy flavors. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel, finishes on the sweet side, maybe a bit too sweet.

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.6 out of 5 based on 602 ratings.
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