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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier | Erdinger Weissbräu

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3.64/5
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633 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:
#35,253
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
633
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 01-2008:

Pours semi-cloudy golden with a thick head that leaves little in the way of lacing.

The smell is of banana/clove - though not as much as could be (but in line with their regular HW). There is a bit more maltiness in the nose, which I suppose qualifies it as a HW O-fest.

The taste follows the aroma. Some banana/clove - tastes like their HW, which isn't bad, but rather weak considering it is Bavarian. It does have a bit of a caramelish maltiness. Decent, but mild. It's fine as an O-fest "light".

This is one for an unusually warm O-fest season. Easy-drinking, interesting, but not my choice for an O-fest nor a HW.

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Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of BeerOps
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drabmuh
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft served in pint glass. Cloudy yellowish orange, white diffue head, moderate carbonation. Almost no aroma, some maltiness wetness in the aroma. Pleasant clean flavor, finishes completely. High drinkability, no hop character. No lacing but head forms on the edge of the glass. This was quite an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tempest
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 01/2008

Wow, I don't know if this beer could be much more plain. The aroma smells more of dust than barley or wheat and the flavor only has a sweet, light caramel. Sure its drinkable and washes down food, but it really doesn't do much. Tastes like something BMC would make, light in flavor and inoffensive with no head or lacing.

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Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark cloudy straw hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured some sweet caramel and an estery yeast.

The taste was upfront grainy and lightly sweet, followed by a sharp estery yeast and some wheat spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the heavier side for the hefe style.

Overall an enjoyable and relatively robust hefe. Good seasonal beer.

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Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WesWes
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark gold color with a towering white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a dry, yet slightly fruity aroma that boasts of pale, light crystal, and wheat malts along with Bavarian yeast. It's earthy and dry with a bit of tartness. The taste is decent. It has a dry, malty flavor that boasts of crystal malts and weizen yeast. It goes down smooth, but finishes dry and earthy with a weizen aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent also. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good brew, but it's not one I'd buy again. I like the regular weizens and the dunkels, but the Octoberfest ones I could do without.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here's one to break the mold; a wheat oktoberfestbier. A festive label adorns the 330 ml bottle. On to the beer:

It's a major foamer on the pour. Given time, the stereotpical hefewiezen look is yielded; cloudy yellow-orange color with a big head on top. Head retention and lacing are fair. Some spicy hop aroma registers to the nose, as do light notes of lemon and banana. Overall, it smells a little different from the usual hefe.

It's spicy like an oktoberfest, yet it retains some hefeweizen characteristics. Spicy and sweet malted flavors register right off the bat. Looking at it deeper generates little waves of banana, cinnamon, and clove. Yum! The mouthfeel is light, a little chalky, and with gentle carbonation.

This beer refreshes and puts a smile on my face. It's a great alternative to all the other oktoberfestbiers out on the market.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 11.2 oz bottle. Sampled on January 18, 2014.

It pours a cloudy and foggy pale yellow with a huge carbonated white head that fizzles down rather quickly. It looks like there is some yeast still floating around this one.

The aroma is of toasted biscuit malts, wheat, and lemongrass.

The body is light and refreshing making it easy to quaff.

The taste is echoes the aroma with a lot of toasted biscuit, wheat, and a clean lemon finish.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some grapes, apples and flowers. The flavor is a mix of wheat, grassy hops, lemons, pepper, bananas and maybe some toffee. Relatively complex, but it doesn't melt together as well as I hoped. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass mug. A cloudy light brown with a garnett hue.

Aroma of wheat, lending a hay like character, and sweet candy malts.

A very well balanced brew, certainly leans more to a true Oktoberfest with the german malts prevelant in the flavor. Wheat lends a subtle light fruit backing and everything is tied together with the noble hop.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied.

Drinkability is quite good. This would make a fine session beer in the winter months.

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Photo of enelson
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_M
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Max's the other night

The beer pours an orange/gold color, with very good head retention and lacing. I don't get a lot on the nose, just some malt and a hint of spice. On the palate this is really a delicious take on the marzen recipe. It has the sweet maltiness of a good marzen, but also has some good funk/spiciness (banana and nutmeg) from the German wheat. The beer has a very nice mouthfeel, and is quite easy to drink. This beer finishes very smoothly on the palate and is not the least bit heavy.

This is a very flavorful, easy to drink wheat/marzen. A very nice beer indeed.

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Photo of Zorro
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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 pat61
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle with a sausage plate.
A: Hazy straw gold under a 2” finely bubbled off-white foam cap that grips the side of the glass producing sheets of lace.
S: Spicy nose with traces of banana and clove.
T: Doughy yeasty wheat palate lightly seasoned with banana and hints of clove.
F: Big luscious velvety smooth body with above average very finely bubbled carbonation.
O: Cleaner with fewer phenols and esters than many Weizens which might appeal to those not overly fond of banana and clove.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
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 Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy burnt orange, with a nice head, a solid look, light lace.

S: I got tradtional Munich malt upfront, Fest smell, copper, real light banana.

T: Definitely a clove and spice mix, some tasty malt flavour, just light intensity overall, not really much to go on.

M: Light, thinnish soft carbonation, watery, spritzy. This is a hefe, it should have some more body.

D: Good, but I wanted a little something extra, I assume I've made that clear. Too light as I have found the other Erdingers to be that I've had. Would be OK to wash down some good German food.

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

Taken at a local pubs Ocotberfest last night, sadly not in the correct glassware, £2.00 for a half pint in a standard unbadged UK half sleeve.

Cloudy, murky, you choose! It's lemon gold in colour with a good white crown on top, just like almost all wiessbiers.

Bananas and cloves with a vanilla overtone, in both the smell and taste: yummy.

I couldn't tell any difference to the regular Erdinger to be honest, the advertised 5.7% ABV certainly didn't feature greatly in the taste but I did knock a glass over in the next pub I visited, so maybe it was stronger than I thought.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single bottle at Ancona`s Wine & Liquors.

Appearance is a hazy orange color with a two finger head, that does not last very long. Smell is a mixture of yeast, bread, along with some spice kicking in. Taking a sip of this Oktoberfest offering, I taste wheat, various citrus notes, and more spice, specifically pepper. It tastes similar, but better than the average beer for this style IMO. The MF is medium bodied & overall works very well for the style. Drinkability is very much solid in this beer from Erdinger. This beer is one that you could enjoy a few of over the course of a session without any problem.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours semi-cloudy golden with a thick head that leaves little in the way of lacing.

S: Banana and clove. Sweet somewhat bready malt.

T: Tastes like it smells - in a good way. Caramel malt comes through.

M: Light to medium body; a little thin. Good balance with carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. Nothing that sets it apart.

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