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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 17
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +17%

Just a general comment and observation on some of the reviews of the German Oktoberfest on here. To say Spaten-Franziskaner, Paulaner, Warsteiner, Hofbrau, etc "are not good representations of the style" is an erroneous and quite snobbish, ignorant American view. Although all large breweries, those companies ARE Oktoberfest and are all that's served in the Munich beer tents. Far, far before American micro-breweries, craft brewers, and snobbish beer geeks, these styles epitomized what not only an Oktoberfest brew is, but their main line epitomized what German beer is. Before Papa Joe's IPA shack was sold all over the place, going to a German restaurant and having a Spaten on draft was beyond a treat. Now that we're all so spoiled, and 5000 beers in a store still isn't enough, we've cast off some of these larger European breweries to the curb and put them in the same class as a Miller. These companies ARE "the style". Some backyard hipsters operating in a 1000 sqft facility craft brewing are not "the experts" and leading what an Oktoberfest is. In fact no American brewery is. There's a huge difference between the German style and the American version. I look for authentic beers, and when it comes to Oktoberfest, the ONLY beers to drink are from Munich. The American versions are drain-pour. Sometimes it's just about the drinkability and being able to pound liter after liter and have fun. Not jack up the ABV to heightened levels, sell it for a premium, and make every bottle some ride on the wild side. Tis the Gemütlichkeit - ein prosit!

sobuf, Aug 22, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -3.5%

AlpacaAlpaca, Today at 05:13 AM
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4/5  rDev +17%

Dba1125, Today at 12:27 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

weissguy, Yesterday at 09:01 PM
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4/5  rDev +17%

Bottle from a six pack from Market Basket. Green bottles, huge display in the store so I dug down to an unopened case and selected one form there.
Pale golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head that persists for a bit. aromas of spicy floral hops, rich bready crackery pilsner with just a hint of melanoid. The flavor is rich and malty with a hint of sweetness. Light spicy hop provides balance and a touch of pruney cooked sugars adds some complexity. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I'd drink these all day long given half the chance. Clean well made with some subtle flavors, I like.

johnnnniee, Yesterday at 07:45 PM
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4/5  rDev +17%

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World on 09/20/14. Served at fridge temp in a dimpled mug.

appearance: Old Gold with a one finger white head. Not much lacing.

smell: fragrant spicy hops dominate:

taste: clean, biscuity malt with an assertive spicy hoppiness. Finishes clean. This is a Helles brewed to Bock strength.

mouthfeel: solid, good.

overall: a solid, well made strong beer.

fx20736, Yesterday at 06:20 PM
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4/5  rDev +17%

Yavenc, Yesterday at 03:46 PM
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3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

glinnebur, Saturday at 04:15 AM
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3.84/5  rDev +12.3%

JakeBarnett, Saturday at 01:40 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Therealfootball, Friday at 11:41 PM
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4/5  rDev +17%

Brams17, Friday at 08:04 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Hofbrau Oktoberfestbier brewed by Hofbrauhaus Munchen with an ABV of 6.30% Keep in mind this brew comes out of a green bottle. This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell is skunky with some grains. I''m not big on the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it is skunky with some grains. This brew goes down smooth but you have to get over the skunkyness of this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 2.5 out of 5.
If I can find this brew in a can or brown bottle I think it would be a lot better. The skunky smell and taste is the killer of this brew.

nicholas2121, Friday at 05:12 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

kotzbauerm, Wednesday at 12:13 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

I gave this a 3.75 the other day and I now see it shows as a 5.
Maybe it was the extra alcohol - which wasnt very noticable - it was very drinkable, but too much carbonation (in spite of a very agressive pouring with a huge head). I do like the hoppiness though. Will try review properly next time.

Tomais, Tuesday at 11:27 PM
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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
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