Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier
BA SCORE
3.64/5
623 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by bierman2000 on 07-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,447
Reviews:
305
Ratings:
623
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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18
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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewelvaert
4.81/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DOCRW
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yoda22
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

.33L bottle listing 5.7% ABV; served in a lager glass.

Pours hazy amber with a towering, frothy white head that has excellent retention.
Flavor: some typical German weissbier character (banana[ spice; wheat) with more balance and subtlety than usual.
Feel: near light bodied with soft medium-high carbonation.

Overall: excellent hefeweizen (NOT a marzen despite the "Oktoberfest" label).

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

What to make of this O-fest wheat? Getting out of context is what American crafters revel in, so it is interesting to see a traditional Bavarian institution mixing styles. I get enough wheatiness and enough ale yeast aromas and cloudiness to know this is a weiss. But in the tradition, the O-fest is a lager and orange and clear... none of which Erdinger's rendition is.

While outside the O-fest tradition, this beer is hardly wrong. Instead, view it as an enjoyable reminder that O-fest, too, can experiment beyond tradition. A good reminder, I will have this Erdinger next year.

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Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My wife and I had a big night out recently in Chicago and decided to hit up the Bohemian House restaurant. This is one of the beers that they had on tap that night and my wife decided to order this one. Luckily, she let me review it. This beer features a white, frothy head that is slightly creamy and dissipates slowly to a thin lacing that is retained. The beer itself is a light, orangish amber color and light carbonation is easily visible. Surprisingly, this Marzen is cloudy. 3.5/5 The aroma is a bit odd for an Oktoberfest with notes of peaches, wheat, oranges, tangerine, and white grapes (think Welch's) coming out. There is a very light caramel and a light breadiness but overall the aroma is very fruity. 3.25/5 The flavor profile starts out with a light caramel along with a lemony citrus note, which is quite interesting. A tiny bit of fresh white bread comes out but then a sugary sweet tangerine, almost clementine, note comes out fairly strongly. There is very little in the way of a hop profile that comes through but there is a pervasive wheat note to the entire flavor profile. 3.25/5 A light body defines this beer with a light drying, albeit no lingering dryness, helping to keep this one from becoming sticky sweet. There is a light carbonation tickle that disappears quickly before the beer truly wets and coats every inch of the tongue. 3.5/5 This is quite an interesting Oktoberfest and not the typical Marzen that I am used to drinking. It has a much lighter body than I am used to and the fruity notes just don't seem to fit right to me. However, this is a very easy drinking beer and is quite enjoyable. 3.25/5

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Swan Market in Rochester, NY.

Is this a Oktoberfest, or a Weissbier? My admittedly brief research leads me to believe that this is a stronger version of their Weissbier, made for Oktoberfest.

This pours a hazy golden yellow/orange, with a small foamy head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like wheat, clove, a bit of caramel, and toffee.

This does taste like a stronger weissbier, rather than an actual Oktoberfest beer. There's lots of wheat, clove, and maybe a bit of sugar-coated banana, with some toffee, caramel, and breadiness.

This is medium bodied, very crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

This paired incredibly well with a sausage platter at Swan's Market- it certainly helped my enjoyment of the beer.

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Photo of BYingling
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EHopkinsi
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing about this beer is "not good". It's a decent drinking beer, but nothing seems to stand out about it either. As an earlier reviewer said, it is easily forgotten once finished.

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Photo of jhavs
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 623 ratings
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