Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier
BA SCORE
3.64/5
623 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:
#34,390
Reviews:
305
Ratings:
623
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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18
Gots:
72
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Ratings: 623 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of Andrewharemza
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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 TrojanRB
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle

Pale gold color with a finger of thick white head.

Great smell, some citrus, fruit, and spice, but less banana than you would expect. That's not a bad thing though. Smells lively without being too sweet.

Light wheat taste, along with citrus. Maybe a bit of tart apple. Has some light spice to it. Very smooth, no funky aftertaste, although the citrus does longer on the tip of your tongue.

Great beer, very easy drinking. Perhaps a bit lighter than most Oktoberfest beers. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Carmel rusted and hazy orange color with a light head of white foam that was well lived. Medium level of carbonation, no lace.

S: Wheat and citrus, with a hearty malt note. A touch of yeast. Minor banana esters. Very fresh presentation.

T: Very light. Whisps of malt and wheat rush by the tastebuds, with afterthoughs of bread and banana. A slight alcohol note.

M: Bubbly and easy drinking. Carbonation keeps things fun for the palate.

D: Fair. Just didn't have a lot of flavor for a Hefe or an Oktoberfest, regardless of what style it is.

Notes: Would be much better with more flavor. Otherwise, a good brew.

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Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting Oktoberfest/Weizen. Which one is it. I guess I will have to drink it to find out. Poured into my pint glass this beer produces an amazing amount of head. Possibly an over agressive pour by me. The head is light tan in color. After settling I can now see the beer itself is cloudy orange with golden hilights. The head leaves a bit of creamy lace around the rim. The aroma is sweet and fruity. Apples oranges and slight banana are right up front. Some spice along with a strong malt backbone. The flavor is a nice balance of malt and sweet fruit. Hints of pepper and wheat crackers are finished off with a tart fruity bite. A very creamy mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Although not really a marzen a very solid beer overall. Worth picking up again.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy bright golden body with a thick white head. Leaves some lacing and retains well enough.

A little surprising with a sweet citric fruit note sitting atop the usual hefe characteristics.

Wheat and lots of that tangerine like character. Don't really know what is Oktoberfest like about what is going on here, but it is enjoyable.

Lots of bubble scrubbing action going on. Crisp and medium bodied.

I'd drink this over their regular hefe.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.46/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thick pillowy head on an effervescent golden orange body...soft malt scent with slight grain hints--nothing distinctive...watery soft palate....slightly metallic tinge with soft nondescript flavor....a bit of hay taste too...this doesn't quite bring the sweetness of an Octoberfest or the refresment of a weizen....surprisingly average...

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Proteus93
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy blonde/straw... not as much of a murky unfiltered look as some can be, but it certainly still is, by all means. A nice, rolling white head topping everything off.

S: Soft citrus notes, moreso than I'd usually expect from a German hefe, with some pear-skin aromas and a light whiff of clove.

T + M + D: Lighter flavours - citrus, and a decent wheat note. Not an incredible lot going on, but very inoffensive and easy to drink. It made for a reasonable session choice. A fairly crisp body, nice carbonation, with a smooth and wet finish. Not bad.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Well this was a surprise. Got this one not paying much attention, and didn't see the wheat coming in. Nonetheless, a really nice, tasty beer. Nice amber beer with an incredibly fruity nose - lots of wheat, citrus, and maybe even grapes or sweet dried fruit in there. Flavor is likewise, mixed with a definite Oktoberfest straightforward maltiness. Feel is fine, appropriate for the style. Really enjoyed this one, would definitely grab it again - highly drinkable.

The Reef/16 oz/$6

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Photo of rypkr
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

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

Photo of MisledTitan
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very impressive.

Pours a dirty apricot into a Ball Jar (it’s all I have to drink out of in GB at the moment). Tons of off white head. Diminishes to a healthy skim.

Great aroma blends marzen malts with banana yeast, clove, and bready notes.

Taste is very clean and crisp. A perfectly blended hi-bred of two great styles. Plenty of banana and clove, tons of fresh baked bread, hints of lemon, lots marzen malt flavors and a little bit of cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, completely clean and refreshing.

Drinkability is through the roof.

Great beer.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is quite nice with with a tight cotton candy head that gets all over the glass. nose of apple, citrus, yeast and a mild roasty quality. a bit dark for a hef even. palate is surprisingly bitter citrus... crisp and clean though. then apple and citrus... and a sweet wheat malt quality that is a bit alcoholic and cider like. yeast is nice and toasty too. after a while its quite one dimensional though. leaves an intersting putrid grape quality in your mouth for a while... its a bit on the bright side and a bit on the earthy side. um... sort of like october!!! ha. i like this one.

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Photo of jhavs
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dansmcd
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange body dancing under two fingers of blinding white soapy head with permanent retention. Gorgeous streaky lacing.

S - Wheat, salty pils malt, some faint yeast.

T - Fresh green hay, banana, spice, green apple and coriander.

M - Chewy full body, moderate carbonation.

O - Freshly drunk in October, clean and highly sessionable.

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

Photo of Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tpauer
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TooGood
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier from Erdinger Weissbräu
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 623 ratings
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