Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier

Beer: Oktoberfest Weissbrau
Brewery: Erdinger
Style: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.7%


Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Stein
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa



Sight: Opaque honey body with millions of tiny carbonation bubbles resting at the bottom of the glass. Frothy white head with huge cavernous bubbles.

Smell: There are heavy lemon and copper aromas in here. Once these subside, it smells like generic bready malts.

Flavor: It’s surprisingly sweet and tastes like pancakes. There is also a prevalent alcohol note, which is rather inappropriate as its ABV is not actually that high.

Feel: Medium body with a prickly carbonation.

Concluding Remark:  Overall, Erdinger’s Oktoberfest is pretty lackluster. While not unpleasant, it’s nothing to celebrate while wearing a dirndl. I should mention, though, that Erdinger’s fest beer is actually a Hefeweizen, not a Märzen. I have found that some breweries stick an Oktoberfest-themed label on their flagship products in order to spruce them up for the holiday season. In Erdinger’s case, the brewery added a little flair to their Weissbier, and from the taste of it, added a small dose of Munich malts. It has a little more flavor and color than the Weiss. However, don’t make the mistake I did and purchase this thinking you were going to further your understanding of Oktoberfestbiers.

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