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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
78
okay

914 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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MNJR

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

I got a 5 liter mini-keg for $10.99 so I'm not complaining too much. Good beer, not exceptional but solid. Pretty thin appearance for a fest beer - gold like a lager. Smells of caramel mostly and a bit toasty, cookie dough, malty, spicy. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, slight hops, alcohol is hardly noteceable, even though 6.3 is relatively strong. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy with a spiky finish. This is treating me right. I don't get any off flavors. Not the best Oktoberfest ever made, but in the class of very good beer.

01-28-2012 01:42:23 | More by MNJR
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours golden yellow with a modest white head that dissipates quickly. Lighter in color than I had expected for an Oktoberfest style brew.

Aroma is Clean hops and pale malt. Grassy, with a hint of lemon.

Taste is initially light and crisp with a surprising hop bitterness. lemon grass, then a touch of bready malt in the minerally finish.

Mouthfeel is Light to medium bodied.

This is not what I have come to expect from an Oktoberfest. I can not find any of the toasted, nutty, malty quality as in most Oktoberfest brews. Instead I'm thinking of an uber pilsner. Flavor is crisp and light, making this one drinkable and worth a try even if it falls short of the style.

11-25-2008 18:05:00 | More by Blakaeris
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JMD71

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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....

03-31-2006 21:22:09 | More by JMD71
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

10-30-2013 04:47:55 | More by FadetoBock
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

10-09-2012 18:19:48 | More by innominat
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-23-2012 19:27:30 | More by Milkysunshine
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

(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.

10-10-2006 20:01:30 | More by rhoadsrage
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prdstmnky

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-27-2013 22:55:55 | More by prdstmnky
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tclipse

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-12-2014 21:43:55 | More by tclipse
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-10-2012 02:29:48 | More by cliff1066
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-29-2013 17:03:31 | More by mikefuski17
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redleg64

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-03-2012 03:27:30 | More by redleg64
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-10-2014 00:25:09 | More by Goldndomer
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-29-2013 23:51:05 | More by GreesyFizeek
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onestoploser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-08-2012 00:54:43 | More by onestoploser
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-29-2013 21:56:21 | More by bigbeers84
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-21-2014 02:39:47 | More by BeenTired
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Clear and golden with a slight amber tint, this is pale for a marzen. Head retention is weak, but it looks solid otherwise. The nose is mild and malty, reminiscent of amber honey, apricots and fresh bread. There's the slightest hint of sulfur beneath. Pleasantly malty and clean on the tongue, honey and lightly toasted bread with a touch of stonefruit sweetness. Light bodied, dry and crisp finish with a mild grassy hop bitterness. Good, but not particularly special for the style.

09-30-2010 22:02:37 | More by largadeer
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-10-2011 22:21:10 | More by Chugs13
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-02-2014 21:41:02 | More by bismarksays
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

10-06-2012 23:41:50 | More by TheBishopco
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

10-10-2013 00:05:14 | More by StoutHunter
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Murchmac

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Little white head, yellow color. Like a a yellow cloud.

Smells very bready, malty goodness. Like the pilsbury doughgirl in heat...

tastes of sugary malty goodness, like sugar smacks with hops and alcohol.

Smack, smack, sugar smacks, give me a smack and i'll smack you back.

Good beer ya.

09-15-2008 05:19:35 | More by Murchmac
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patre_tim

China

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-19-2014 21:14:55 | More by patre_tim
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Packman4IL

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-24-2012 04:09:00 | More by Packman4IL
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
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