This is the 2nd of a series since we’re in an interesting season for craft beer. Starting last week I will be reviewing a series of oktoberfest/harvest/bocks followed by 3 weeks of pumpkin beers. If you’ve drank with me before you know what I think of the pumpkin style. Some were good while others still sucked the soul from my palate. Game ON!
Erdinger Oktoberfest Weizen
brewery: Erdinger – http://www.erdinger.de/
serving size: 12oz
glass used: pint
Erdinger is brewed all-naturally, using traditional bottle-fermentation, never pasteurized.
What I think
I haven ever had an Oktoberfest Hefe before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve had both styles before but this was the first where they were mixed and it was quite the trip. First off it had a hazy body which is typical of many hefeweizens that I’ve tried but the amberish tint made me curious as to how these styles would blend. The head was very fluffy and hung around for a while so expect to get a white tipped nose when you tip it back. The aroma on it was a bit mixed. First I picked up a strong wheat followed by a touch of orange. The taste was somewhere between light and medium mouthfeel and once the malt settled in I could tell this was a winner. The finish was smooth but didn’t finish as crisp as I was expecting. Overall worth a try and ranks better than most oktoberfest beers I’ve had this season.
Spoon’s rating: B