Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München
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4.63/5 rDev +36.6%
This is a wonderfull Oktoberfest, with a nice raisiny- spicey alcoholic quality and zesty complexity along with a creamy feel.
Bright gold and somewhat bubbly, it has a very large faintly off-white head that shrinks very slowly to a thin, lasting top. It produces sme decent lace in foamy rings.
The aroma is wonderful, full-bodied bread crust quality with raisiny sweet alcohol, grass, herbs, hints of lemon and butter.
The taste is similar, zesty, sweetly and spicly alcoholic raisin and grape with a creamy butter quality, a lot of bread and some hay and grass, hints of grain, grass, herbs, lemon zest and pear. It's zesty, with great balance and a finish that's tingly, zesty, lightly bitter with warm alcoholic bite.
10-01-2008 18:23:28 | More by Offa
4.55/5 rDev +34.2%
Drank from the bottle...
A: Has a nice golden haze to it, appears much like other german oktoberfests from the region..
S: A sulfery nose of light hops and pilsner...crisp and refreshing
T: Exceptional...this is where this beer really shines....starts with a light hop bite and german pilsner flavor, and finishes with an unexpected sweet malt flavor, maybe the best oktoberfest I've had!
M: Standard body
D: I rate the drinkability very high on this beer because of all the great flavor, and the average alcohol content. Score yourself a case before I buy all of them up!
09-25-2008 18:43:43 | More by CoalCellar
4.53/5 rDev +33.6%
$1.79 for a 11.2oz green bottle @ BevCo. Pours out to a sparkingly clear golden, forming a voluminous creamy white head no thanks to it's brisk carbonation. Retention and lacing are superior. Great looking beer. The nose is that of Heiniken...fresh hay and skunk. The mouthfeel is pleasantly fizzy, crisp, clean and with a medium-light body. The taste is that of a Munich Helles Lager more than an Oktoberfest, as it is light in color, with a more pronounced hop bitterness and bite, and no toasty munich malt flavor. The hop bitterness is well-balanced and spritely. My GF thought it tasted like a strong Heiniken as well.
While I wouldn't quite call this an Oktoberfest, it is a delicious beer, and I would buy it again.
09-06-2011 23:21:51 | More by Mitchster
4.45/5 rDev +31.3%
This is a lovely example of a true classic in German beer. I bought a case of this stuff--advised, as a 6 pack in green glass--will defintely spoil if on the shelf in the light....(this may be the problem with other reviews...)--, after trying it at the local Oktoberfest on tap. It pours a very light color...looks like a pilsner actually, but that's where the resemblance ends. Nice frothy head--that stays there--typically German. Smells with a pleasent grainy distinctly barley, grassy air. Nice smooth taste, with a wonderful malty taste, balanced perfectly by the noble hops. Goes down smoothly, with a clean crisp, typically German again, hop aftertaste. A great session beer--but with a lot more flavor than typical pilsners. Having lived in Germany, I know good German beer. This is my favorite Oktoberfest by far...try it, if you want to taste what the Germans like in beer.
Just be careful to get it OUT OF THE CASE as the green glass bottles will allow it to be light struck and ruin the aroma and flavor quickly, if the bottles are exposed to light.
10-11-2006 20:58:03 | More by AnalogReigns
4.43/5 rDev +30.7%
Color is a very very light straw yellow with about 1 cm of white head that dissipates quickly but it looks pretty good to me. Smell is of hops and a bit of skunk but it's a very minor smell.
Tastes like a lager and goes down very smooth, just as smooth as Bud Light but with flavor that doesn't fizz in your mouth. It's just an outstanding beer to drink easily. It has flavor but it's more of a subdued one and the best comparison I can make would be to a light lager but that isn't fair to this beer since it goes down even smoother than those do and doesn't feel heavy at all. All in all, I wish I had bought more of this beer to store because I'm going to have to wait until next year to buy some more!
12-16-2007 14:29:23 | More by xare
4.43/5 rDev +30.7%
I was fortunate enough to get this beer on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville, VA. It came to me with a slight creamy head with dissipated. The color was light golden. The smell was hops and malt with some fruit hints. Taste revealed a good solid malt base with some sweetness and fruity notes. A pleasant bitterness arises in the center of the tongue in the aftertaste. This beer left a good coating on the tongue. Definitely one I'd drink again if I have the chance.
11-15-2004 02:55:20 | More by tomthumbsblues
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
77 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.