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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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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
Reviews:
289
Ratings:
573
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
17.22%
 
 
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Photo of Naes
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 04 2006, must be fresh.
This brew pours out a copper color with a huge bubbly white head.
Its aroma is malty sweet and a bit fruity.
The flavor starts out a bit fruity / yeasty then moves into a malty sweetness and toastiness as expected in a fest beer.
Light bodied and highly carbonated.

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Photo of filabrazilia
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cider orange with a mid size tan head.

There are furit and malt notes in the nose that are faint but very inviting.

The taste lightly malty with a touch of apple and banana. I wish this had a little more substance to it.

This is a nice beer in the mouth. The carbonation sucessfully bites you back as you drink. There is also a slightly hoppy finish that leaves me wanting more.

While the aroma and flavor lack the substance I would like, this is a nice beer that is very easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of Zorro
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a full Oktoberfest mug at Alisal cellars in Solvang California.

This beer is a cloudy peach color, but no where as cloudy as a traditional Hefe.

Smell is fruity and very bready. The expected banana and cloves are missing but this does smell good.

Taste is mostly bread with fruity flavors from the yeast. This has a nice malt after taste. Mild flavor of banana shows up about half way through the glass.

Mouthfeel is quite thick and delivers well on the beer is "Liquid Bread" concept.

Super drinkable Oktoberfest beer here. Tasty and mild, this would not cover up the taste of any food. An excellent beer for a rustic lunch or dinner of beer, fresh baked bread and cheese. One mug of this was a meal all by itself.

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Photo of BierManVA
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am pleasantly surprised with this bier. It adhears well to the standards of a Weissbier but has adopted the characteristics of a nice Fest bier as well.

Crisp and zesty with a nice malt balance. A little low on any banana/clove aroma. Nicely drinkable however.

A good bier to bridge the gap between the Wheat heavy summer and the Malt heavy winter seasons.

Worth a try.

John

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle, best before 4/2006 - served chilled in a tulip. Pours a chestnut/orange with a 2 inch head of medium-sized bubbles that reduces to a thin blanket. The beer is opaque after the yeast and the head leaves no lace. Smells of dark fruits, toastiness, sugary sweetness, banana, and perhaps bubblegum, but overall the aroma is a bit weak. Caramel, toasty malts, and dark fuits are the first to show up on the palate - most of the rest is hiding behind the massive carbonation. The flavors that are hiding are bananas, some cloves, and band-aids. It has a medium body that is too tingly even after 20 minutes. I didn't think I served it as cold as I did, but it's overpowering the flavors. Overall, I'll give it points for originality - I really like the toastiness - and I bet I'd give it a higher score if it were at a higher temperature.

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Photo of Hibernator
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Erdinger Oktoberfest
11.2 oz brown bottle
Freshness date labeled on the back label for 04-2006
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a cloudy and hazy light orange. Sudsy and bubbly white head on top.

Aroma of cloves, lemons, wheat and malt.

Liquid apple sauce flavors right up front. Fruity and malty all together with a wheat/clove bounce on the tongue. Prickly and lightly carbonated on the palate.

Interesting brew, I like the fact that it's something new for me try and rings in at a respectable 5.7% ABV.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A Hefe-toberfest.:^)
Pours a nice straw gold that was very clear until I poured in the last ounce. Then it clouded up.

The smell was a faintly sweet aroma which I liked.

The taste was an interesting cross between the sweetness of the malt and the clove flavour that Hefe's bring to the table and I thought the balance was well done. This is a very drinkable beer to me and I'm kind of sad that I only bought the one bottle.(in a mixed 6-pack)

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Photo of rajendra82
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber cloudy color, and a readily formed durable two finger plus head gave this beer an attractive appearance that fell appropriately halfway between a Hefeweizen and a Oktoberfestbier. Aroma was malty, earthy, and spicy, somewhat resembling a Belgian Pale Ale. The taste was light, and refreshing, with light banana, toasted wheat bread, salt water taffy, and peppermint flavors. Despite the somewhat complex flavor profile for the style, the beer was easy to drink, with an airy light mouthfeel. This did not feel even close to being 5.7% ABV listed on the label. I could have downed two or three in a sitting quite easily, and then would have been sucker punched by this sneaky little beer. Straddling two great styles, and retaining the best qualities of each one.

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Photo of Redrover
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz brown longneck with clear freshness dating. The dancing couple on the label looks like they have had more than few beers!

The beer is a cloudy bronze with a dense chiffon like head.

Nose of tasty malts and a bit of banana aroma.

The beer is has a bit of the clove/banana taste you would expect from a wheat, but there is a bit of toasted grain/malt that adds a nice balance. Beer is a bit sour. No off tastes at all. More spice late.

The mouth is fine with just enough carbonation to move things a long. Easy enough drinker, this would be a session beer for most folks.

I’m not sure if this is a bit of gimmick beer as I’ve never heard of this style before, but you know what, it is tasty and goes great with German food.

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Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz brown bottle with a "best before" freshness date on the back label of "04-2006".

A- Very frothy, excellent head retention ... cloudy straw orange brew from the yeast being poured into the glass.

S- Pear and nectarine come to mind, touch of coarse grain and nutty yeast as well.

T- Touch of spiciness from the fermented wheat, mild malt sweetness. Minimal hop character. Hint of fruitiness with a muted estery alcohol. Finishes with a little sweetness on the palate.

M- Crispness of a wheat beer but the body of an Oktoberfest-bier.

D- Drinkable, mild enough to start off with but certainly not a closer. Not as flamboyant as I thought it would have been.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast..

Poured a cloudy golden yellow colour... Head was white, big and foamy with quite small beading and lasted until near the end...

Aroma - Lemony, citrusy, spicy, earthy hints, peppery notes also...

Taste – Quite subtle flavours, creamy, lemony, slight banana and strawberry notes..

Feel - Quite sharp as there is quite a lot of carbonation...

Overall - A pretty good and very, very drinkable hefe weizen...

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Photo of steinlifter
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

this poured a hazy copper, sudsy head, that quickly diminished, left thin collar all the way down.
smell was of sweet malt, hint of banana and spice.
taste was light and subtle mild malt, ghost like banana, and spicey notes all mingle together, not a whole lot of flavor, very mild.
mouthfeel was of tiny bubbles exploding all over my tongue, thin, watery, slight creaminess on the aftertaste.
drinkability is fantastic, I would say, you could really put down a few of these, but not quite as flavorful, as I had anticipated, certainly worth a try, especially if you like weizens.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer gushed on me! Beer has storage instructions (between 46 – 53) but not serving instructions. Also has a best by date section, but the last year listed is 2003, and no notches are evident. Very odd.
Aroma: Applesauce! Fresh out of the fridge, single serving applesauce. As is warmed, a bit more of a cider aroma developed.
Appearance: Clear deep gold, edge of amber color with active carbonation that feeds a constantly dying head of larger bubbles. The battle was lost about a quarter of the way through and the head faded away, leaving no lace.
Flavor: Overall, fairly sweet. Starts with an Oktoberfest roasted maltiness, and ends with a bubble gum hefeweizen taste. A bit of alcohol is noted as it warms.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, a bit too much for me. Very dry finish, light body.
Overall Impression: Not what I would consider a high quality beer, but surprisingly enjoyable. An interesting mix of styles that works out. As a seasonal, respectable, but it is a bit too sweet for regular consumption or any kind of session. Worth a try!

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Photo of bierman2000
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An amber colored wheat beer that is not as carbonated as the usual Weizen. Maltier than most wheats with the citrus being overpowered by the malts instead.. very drinnkable and thirst quenching with a smooth mouthfeel and finish.The taste is like a mix of Oktoberfest and Weizen with a cloudy appearance.

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