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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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78
okay

1,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle from LCBO poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Brilliant golden color, nice white creamy head with about 1.5 fingers of head that lingers for awhile. Minimal lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Mild malts mostly some form of grainy element and definitely a sweetness as well. Hops virtually invisible.

Taste - Bready grains are most evident, as well as the sweetness which is a bit too strong, faint hop presence and mild bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Definitely a rich feel , lower carbonation. A bit syrupy and doesn't quite have the crisp clean finish that other styles present. Nonetheless the richness makes this an attractive sipping beer.

Overall - A tasty beer, but the sweetness while not artificial I find is a bit overdone.

DenisKolkin, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

sonorb7, Oct 24, 2013
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Maiacetus, Oct 03, 2012
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Donkster46, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Boone757, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

tsgooch79, May 10, 2014
Photo of Auspice
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a green glass into my SA Perfect Pint glass with a finger and a half head and a clear very light golden color. Much lighter than expected from an Oktoberfest/Marzen to be sure.

A strong lemony/grassy hop aroma pervades the nose reminding me more of a pilsner beer than an Oktoberfest. Am I going to be extremely disappointed here?

Strangely enough the first taste is very familiar; malty sweetness and biscuit flavors I've come to expect in an Oktoberfest but definitely getting a strong Euro Lager feel from it too with the lemony hops. The body is medium to slightly thin with slight carbonation.

Totally not what I'm used to in an Oktoberfest lager but pleasant nonetheless.

Auspice, Sep 29, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

andrenaline, Sep 14, 2013
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Bellonc, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

kjkinsey, Jul 20, 2013
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Renalan, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

tmcarter23, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

onlymurderers, May 24, 2014
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BlackTuesday, Dec 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a DFH glass.

Pours slightly orange with a half finger of foam that fades quickly. Aroma is a kind of minerally, with a hint of skunkiness.

First sip is better than expected. Some nice sweetness followed by a dry crisp finish. Lingering minerally aftertaste. Quite drinkable.

All in all, this isn't too bad. The aftertaste is a bit harsh, but it drinks very well. A nice thirst quencher.

FickleBeast, Sep 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

KingofTurtles, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

bsopko, Feb 16, 2013
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OldTime, Sep 12, 2013
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Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

TheNakedStiletto, Nov 06, 2012
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.