Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier
BA SCORE
44.9%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 612 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:
#33,922
Reviews:
300
Ratings:
612
Liked:
275
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
11.81%
Alströms:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 5/2014. Pours hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, pear, apple, clove, pepper, light banana, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with solid complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, apple, wheat, toast, bread, honey, light banana, light clove, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, wheat, toast, honey, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and solid complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good hefeweizen. Solid complexity, balance, and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

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Photo of sommersb
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 10-14-2013
Freshness: Best by 05-2014
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen glass
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

This is intriguing as it's labeled as an Oktoberfest but also a hefe-weizen.

Appearance: Beer is a cloudy honey color, capped with a tall and rocky white head. The head has excellent retention and very good lacing.

Smell: I get some typical hefe aromas of banana fruitiness, a light malty sweetness, and some citrus notes.

Taste: Light fruity in taste, with some citrus elements of lemon and orange. The malts make this a somewhat sweet brew, with little in the way of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is light from the wheat, with high carbonation levels. The finish is malt-forward but not overly sweet

Overall: I'm not sure what makes this an Oktoberfest weizen beer, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BCraig
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a squat weizen glass.
A- Thick dense off-white head that only slowly dissipates to a quarter-inch lacing. Golden hay color tinged with orange.
S- upfront apple and citrus aromas, some grapefruit, but barely perceptible. After awhile an earthy aroma can be sensed and the distinct character of the German yeast.
T-well balanced beer. golden malt taste with enough hops to clear palette. It's got pep to it. Less cloying than other Oktobers. A little raisin and mild citrus.
M-A little bite of carbonation upfront, but good tongue coating - balanced.
O- Very enjoyable and drinkable beer. I little lighter than I was expecting from one of my favorite styles, especially as compared to Ayinger. I didn't notice the bubblegum and clove flavors that of typically German Weissbier, but I was not disappointed. A good find and enjoyable fall beer. Break it out for the cold weekend brunches of early fall.

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Photo of EBeckett3
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Orangy with white head, light laces
S - citrusy, light malt
T - lightly sweet, no bitterness but dry finish, lighter than other marzens
M - crisp, refreshing, light to medium body
O - enjoyable weissbrau, but stretching the marzen label

Poured in a 16 oz pint glass at The Pourhouse, Westmont, NJ

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beirbelly1989
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I think the B- average is about right. Nothing in this beer that makes me cringe, but not a lot to put it above other beers of the same type. It is definitely easier to drink than a lot of wheat beers that can be too syrupy and leave your mouth feeling coated in glue, so credit for that. Otherwise, not a must have but good to try.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 44.9% out of 100 with 612 ratings
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