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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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633 Ratings
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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:
#35,191
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
633
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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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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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 633 ratings
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