Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 1,134
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 19
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold, light straw colour, head retention is poor, no lacing.

S: White bread, hints of biscuit flavours, slight citrus.

T: bread, sweet, malty, The bitterness then comes with with a bit of a floral taste to it.

M: Med-full body beer, carbonation is on target and the bitterness does try to stay but does compete with the overly sweet flavours

O: A good beer. I think it could be much better if it was not as sweet.

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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Preface: Okay, here we go again with the prefacing. I think, perhaps, I should give an epilogue. It reveals less at the get go.

Appearance: Much lighter than I would have expected of an Oktoberfest beer -- not necessarily a bad thing. I would say it was an extremely pale amber or a nice golden yellow.

Smell: A nice yeast scent, not dissimilar to the original HB brew.

Taste: This is where I was unpleasantly surprised. The original HB brew is so wonderful that I had high expectations for the Oktoberfest variety. Unfortunately, the difference between the two brews was minimal at best. At worst, I would call the difference barely perceptible.

Mouthfeel: Can't complain, but it suffers from the same thing the taste suffers from.

Drinkability: Very yummy for an Oktoberfest. Can't complain.

Epilogue: What happened here? I was expecting to give a rave review. Hofbrau's Original is so tasty, but the Oktoberfest wagers little. I mean I have heard the expression, "Play it safe", but come on. At some point you have to risk something. Try again, Hofbrau.

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Photo of JMD71
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden with little head. Looks effervescent...

Smell: Malty, earthy with hints of fresh mown hay

Taste: Yeasty & crisp with solid malty base. Slight hop bite in the finish...

Mouthfeel: Smooth, clean feeling. Light to medium bodied.

Drinkability: Easy drinking. Can see these going down fairly quickly.

Comments: This was an average Oktoberfestbier. I've had many better, but I think a lot of the problem with this one was its freshness. I questioned its freshness, but there was no date on the bottle to tell. I think this would be a much different beer had it been sampled in Munich fresh. By the time it made it to my LBS, it tasted sort of tired....

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a golden straw yellow crystal clear body with a thin soapy head. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles that rise to the surface.

S- This beer has a slight sweet but mostly dry honey malt smell with a faint Munich malt smell and a noble hops and sulfur finish that makes me think of a good Kolsch beer. As it warms the hops bitterness and sulfur dominate over the grain smells.

T- The bitey noble hop taste has a fresh Munich malt taste following it. There is a slight sweet sulfur note with a tangy bitterness of hops in the finish. It is a little bit of club soda in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a fizz finish that boost the hop bitterness a bit.

D- This beer has a fresh malt flavor but it is overpowered by the noble hop bitterness that doesn't have much depth. I like the malt flavors and if the hops were a little lighter or had some depth to them this would be a good session beer.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 1,134 ratings.