Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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82
good
602 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
602
Reviews:
297
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of James954
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden with a light haze like sunset, 2 fingers of yellow tinged creamy head. Very little carbonation.


S: light sweet pears and apple


T: Like a 1/2 hefe weizen with no sour notes on the finish. Malt, fruit on the finish.

O: Expiration date is 9 months from time of drinking. It's like turkey bacon...it's a mix of 2 different things but still tastes okay.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From bottle, Pours a hazy gold. Big head, lacing and retention. Aroma of grainy biscuit with rich notes of pear and hints of lemon. Taste pear, peach a little banana and spice.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BBD 05/15. Pours a hazy gold. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of grainy biscuit with rich notes of pear and hints of lemon.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. A bit below normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish.

The flavor profile is good, but is a bit bland. Balance is superb, but complexity is a bit lacking. It begins with blended fruit where pear is the most noticeable. The middle has no hop presence and almost no biscuit, but a grainy aspect is present. The finish is a slow fade of the fruit flavor.

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Photo of drone
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of KimberlyTyson
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A : Pours a hazy golden apricot hue with 80% opacity. The head is blob-like...growing and filling the glass until it nearly spills over. The yeast action in this beer is very apparent. Four fingers, then gradually recedes with broken webs of lacing on the sides.

S : I took a whiff out of the bottle and it wasn't that great, but now that I'm sitting down and nosing what's in the glass, I'm getting a ton of freshly sliced or canned pear, apple, and a faint hint of brisk wheat. My stomach is gurgling because my brain is telling me it's food. The pear note here is the strongest and undeniable.

T : Some fruitiness out front, not really pinpointed to anything in particular...the cornucopia of apple, pear, and peach sort of come together as one, fighting or dancing together. Behind that is some stale wheat and a metallic yeast, with what seems like roasted malt as an afterthought. There's a copper penny flavor to it on the finish that is sort of off-putting, but it doesn't last long and doesn't inhibit the quaff of the beer. Somewhere between 3.75 and 4 here.

F : Medium bodied, but light in drinkability. A tender creaminess supports the drink and a zap of carbonation comes in to bring it a heartbeat. It ends a bit dry and slightly pasty.

O : I'll tell you what - I've had much worse Oktoberfest beers. However, at best this is simply a Hefeweizen with a slight roast malt character added. Do not mistake this beer for a genuine Autumn treat. It is simply a spruced up Hefeweizen to be sold during the Fall season. It's not a bad beer, just very misrepresented.

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Photo of Adaminski818
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light gold with beautiful fluffy white head with excellent distribution and retention. Smells of steely noble hops, more of a pilsner smell, not picking up any banana/clove/bubblegum. Taste is of raisin bran, a bit of grassy hop bitterness, and just a touch of banana, maybe a hint of spice as well. Good creamy mouthfeel. Certainly a beer worth drinking, but if you're looking for the classic taste and aromas of a hefeweizen, look elsewhere.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy medium-light with a thin but persistent white head. It leaves a small amount of tight sticky lacing. The aroma is dominated by a funky yeast aroma. The taste is pretty bland, with just hints of yeast and fruit. The body is lighter and a little fizzy.

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Photo of MPSTARR
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thrifty101091
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bobbq
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, pale, light orange with a one finger white head. Lots of carbonation. Sweet malt smell. Taste of a very sweet malt. Fruitiness is abundant. Light breadiness. A little hop comes through. A good beer, but not as good as other octofests.

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Photo of tlema1
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: golden, with a little bit of haziness
S: I almost get a Belgian yeast taste
T: not typical of the style, I almost get a British taste, not the usual maltiness of an Oktoberfest beer
F: not much mouthfeel
O: eh...wouldn't revisit

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
3.6 out of 5 based on 602 ratings.
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