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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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1,147 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,147
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 19
Gots: 101 | FT: 0
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Germany

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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3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's hard to write a review for this beer as it resembles the Hoffbrau Original too much. Do I write one that compares it to other Oktoberfest' s or do I rate it according to its own merit? All I'll do is so simply say that I liked the Original a lot and could session it to death. This Oktoberfest may not compare to some others but I could session this one all September long.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If I was to shut my eyes and smell this beer I would say it was a pils, because that's what it smells like.
If I was to open my eyes up again and look at this beer in a glass I would think it's a pils.
The look and smell suggests a pilsner. The body is light in color like a golden yellow pils. The head was tall and white. The carbs were strong.
The aroma was malty and spicy.
Now if I were to close my eyes and take a long deep sip i would say, yeah, oktoberfest.
Though it's lighter in color and sports a more pils like aroma the taste is quite malty.
There is some toasted malts in there maybe even Vienna malts which start the taste off sweet it finishes sharp and dry with some lingering bitterness at the end. Overall it's clean and swims easily over the palate.
Overall a good easy drinking beer.

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3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The oktoberfest poured a lighter golden color than most German versions. The aroma is all caramel malt with a hint of earthy grassiness. The taste follows with a strong malt profile that has caramel and honey with a slight hoppiness in the middle that keeps it from being overly sweet. This was my first Oktoberfest of the season and I was thoroughly enjoying it.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

What I like about this Oktoberfest is that for a relatively high ABV %, it's a very easy to drink beer. It pours an unimpressive, bubbly straw color with a slight foamy head. The smell is grainy, slightly fruity, a subtle aroma of malt with a good amount of carbonation, but it's not overwhelming. The taste is grainy/malty -- a slight kick to it, but again, just a very easy to drink beer. All in all, a very good session beer for the late summer/early fall months.

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3.11/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours out a clear golden body with a white head that leaves some lacing and sticks around fairly well.

Smells of pilsner malt, earth, grass, and herb.

Grainy bready sweet malt taste. Slight bitterness with the hop flavor being a little muted.

Crisp and refreshing lower bodied beer.

Seems like it has taken on a touch of skunk. It's a decent enough beer but I won't be revisiting it with better options in the style like Paulaner and Weihenstephaner.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 1,147 ratings.