Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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Erdinger Weissbräu

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Reviews: 316 | Ratings: 658
Photo of PorterPro125
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

L- Pours a light golden hue topped by a thick, pillowy white head. Great retention and thick lacing.

S- Caramel malt and spicy hops, along with a slight banana phenol scent.

T- Caramel malt, banana, and spicy hops carry over from the smell. There is a slight and mild honey note on the finish.

F- Medium body with steady, moderate carbonation.

O- To be completely honest, reading the label of this beer led me to assume that this beer was an Oktoberfest style when in fact, it is a Hefeweizen. Anyhow, the beer is quite tasty and enjoyable regardless of the style. Quite easy drinking and one could even say "Oktoberfest Ready".

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Photo of soulcarve
4.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Octoberfest I've tried, and tried many. American attempts are weak at best. This is a clean, not over-the-top spicy Octoberfest that is enjoyable to bring in the fall. I can't understand how someone can even come close to getting notes of banana out of this, but taste buds differ I guess. Pricey, but worth every penny. Bottle or mug, both good. I like it cold.

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Photo of Nass
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I agree that this beer is both weak in aroma & flavor. If you want a good Oktoberfest Weissbier to drink then try the Paulaner version & pass on this one. Erdinger is one of the worst German breweries that I have sampled some beers from. Cheers! C

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Photo of G-Style
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tasty Oktoberfest beer. I personally love the art on the bottle. I think it has an excellent honey wheat aroma and flavor. Does not go well with food. I feel the flavor drowns out any food flavor. Great for a straight drinking. If your a fan of Oktoberfest beers, and tired of the same ones you've been drinking, I'd recommend this one as a good change up.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy golden yellow, large foamy white head that doesn't dissipate. Lots of bubbles.

Smell: Sweet malt, sharp and slightly acidic citrus, straw, honey.

Taste: Honey, malt, straw, a bit of a metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, high carbonation.

Overall: An excellent hefeweizen.

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Hazy golden with huge white puffy, carbonated head. No lacing.
S - Apple cinnamon and light banana.
T - Sweet and light on the palate.
F - Medium mouthfeel, mild carbonation and fairly crisp. Semi-dry finish.
O - Pretty good beer.

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Photo of Spike
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, traditional bottle-fermentation.
L: Light haze, golden colour, several streams of bubbles and three fingers of long-lasting, soapy head.
S: A little banana but not much and disappears quickly.
T: Some banana and cloves but subdued. Very sweet.
F: Smooth, rounded, some stickiness, light carbonation, dry finish.
O: A wheat beer with some of the characteristics of an oktoberfest beer. Not a great example of either style, however. Looks good and mouthfeel is very pleasant but smells and tastes extremely light for he style. Easy-drinking, nothing special.

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Photo of colts9016
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

About 44 degrees. A fairly stiff poor gave a one finger foamy creamy head with good retention. The color of the beer is a pale yellow. The beer is slightly hazy with some yeast floaties. The beer does present with a good amount of carbonation.

Nose: Wheat, banana, cloves, yeast, biscuit, light toasted malt, perfume, and floral.

Taste: Wheat, lightly toasted malt, biscuity banana, spicy floral, earthy, some perfume, and yeasty.

Mouthfeel is light body, high carbonation, slightly astringent, with a medium finish.

I was expecting an octoberfest beer not a heffe. The beer is atypical heffe, nothing special about that makes it stand out.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2018. Purchased recently from Morrisons. A belated brew for Oktoberfest.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber colour with fine suspended sediment and plentiful carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam with excellent retention; this slowly reduces to a persistent surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of mildly fruity yeast esters with hints of faint banana, a twinge of spice, grainy malt, subtle wheat and earthiness in the background. Underwhelming.

T: Tastes of fruity yeast esters with notes of mild banana, vague spice, grainy malt, faint wheat, subtle earthiness and a touch of solvent in the background. Quite dry, with little bitterness to speak of.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and good body. Satisfyingly chewy. Aftertaste of mildly fruity yeast, earthiness and subtle grainy malt.

O: OK but a bit characterless for a weissbier. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are underpowered and flaccid. The rich estery notes typical of weissbiers are decidedly muted. Nice body; smooth and creamy. Goes down readily enough but doesn't make an impression. No need to hunt it down.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the really out of date bottle, it pours a very lightly hazy amber with a robust head, that lasts as expected. Sweetish bread in the nose. The mouth gets the same. Pleasant.

Second bottle and third were much better than the first one. Yum!

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Photo of Hanglow
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks fabulous. Light gold, lighter than most hefeweizen, lovely big creamy head, cloudy.

Aroma is very disappointing, little there. tiny bit of freshly cleaned car, slightly sweet. Not bad, just nothing really.

Taste has a bit more going on but again not much there. taste of coin, tiny bit o fwheaty malt. No hop.

Mouthfeel is good, good carb, touch of acidity.

It's ok but there are many better hefeweizens out there

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Oktoberfest Weissbier. Hmm.
Typical looks for a weissbier. Nice frothy, pillowy head. good retention. Orangish blonde, hazy body.
Stone fruit, with some crisp wheat in the aroma.
It tastes a little sweet with no real fruit to identify, a touch of caramel, some crisp wheat with a bit of spiciness.
Very drinkable with good carbonation. On the lighter side for a wheat beer. Perhaps this is where they get off promoting it as an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of matcris
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A quite hazy lemon/golden, with a half finger of off white head that settles quickly. Very mild lacing down the glass. The aroma has almost a herbal/medicinal, or floral quality, and grainy/sunflower seeds. The flavor is biscuits, and sun seeds. The feel is full carbonation, very dry, and medium body. Overall, a 5 for the feel, for me. The most unusual O'fest brew I've tried this year; not necessarily a bad thing. I really enjoyed the dry, well carbonated, and body of this one.

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Photo of OlaB
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a big top off creamy white head. Has some nice lacings on the glass, and seems a slittle filtered. The aroma is off wheat,yeast,banana and spices, but a little weak. The taste is sweet with a mild bitterness and some malts in the back, notices some spices in the middle while it finishes off dry and have have a decent lenght in the aftertaste. the flavour is a little watery and bland . High carbonation with a medium body. The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp. Is tasty and drinkable enough, but not very interesting. Would choose something else for the oktoberfest.

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Photo of Brolo75
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a hazy golden orange with lots of carbonation, no retention, no lacing, head is bright white, doesn't look like an Oktoberfest beer.
Deep golden wheat aroma, spice, banana, yeast, light bubble gum, aromas are subtle.
Flavors of wheat, hay, banana, bubble gum, light spice in the middle, finish is dry with hay, spice and banana lingering in the aftertaste.
Medium bodied with a creamy, smooth, mouthfeel, carbonation adds a frothy feel.

I don't know why its label as an Oktoberfest when it does not fit the style according to color, aroma, and taste. It's still a good beer, I could drink a few of these on a hot summer southern CA day.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint

Pours a deep amber color with a one finger off-white head that has good retention. Smells of toasted bread crust, caramel, floral hops with some fruity notes. Taste is thin up front, with some toasted bready malt, along with light notes of caramel. The finish is floral and slightly sweet. Medium-light body with medium carbonation leads to anfosmy mouthfeel an crisp finish. Good drinkability but a bit watery at times

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Photo of jkblr
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle bb May 2018 poured into a .5L krug at fridge temp 5.7% ABV. The beer pours wheat beer hazy and golden yellow in color. The head is off white and persistent. The head eventually settles to a ring with minimal lacing. The aroma has some wheat sweetness and a little yeast character, maybe some bubble gum, no banana. Taste is a little sweet at first, trailing into some wheat malt taste. There's not a hint of toasted malt, at all. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and medium dry. There is no real bitterness only enough to keep the sweetness of the wheat in check. Overall, good, but not an Oktoberfest of any description. I'm not 100% sure I could pick this out blind against their regular Hefe, which has a subdued yeast character anyway. If you enjoy Hefeweizen and not Marzen, buy a 6 pack and fill your mug.

Note: rated to Hefeweizen style

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz draft poured into a pint glass has a light straw colored body(?) and floats an aggressive 1.5in whitish head. No lacing. Okay, it's old, but light straw? Not even gold.
Aromas include malt....and a slight banana and a lagering...
Flavor is malty and the carbonation ads a little bite.
Overall is it old, I know, but I expected some color and some more flavor.

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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 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 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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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 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 kalosjakar
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap!

Lighter than every Oktoberfest beer Ive ever had. Its a dark straw/yellow color.

Aroma is pretty clean, some grain, hay, slight bubblegum.

Taste is where the magic is, incredibly crushable as well. The slightest bit of malt/sweetness coming through. Low enough where you could drink several of these.

Feel is great as, slightly thick but is light at the same time (dont ask me).

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served cool from 500ml bottle into weizen glass.

L) Palish yellow colour, hazy, fluffy white head but not as effervescent as many weisse biers when poured.

S) Sweetish, a bit of light citrus. Certainly different from the normal banana / bubblegum odour.

T) Very different from a normal German weizen, doesn't have the strong banana / ester flavour, more of a clean lager flavour. Doesn't taste of much to be honest, a bit of sweetish malt, no hop bitterness, but I actually like it, very clean flavour, very drinkable.

F) Very clean flavour, refreshing and nicely fizzy. So drinkable.

O) I'm not a big Erdinger fan, but I like this one. Would love to sit in a bier garden on a warm day in Munich with one of these.

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