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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
78
okay

918 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 918
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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sobuf

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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!

08-22-2014 20:18:04 | More by sobuf
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1Sundown2C

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-31-2014 00:37:10 | More by 1Sundown2C
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nodder

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

2.52/5  rDev -25.9%

08-29-2014 20:22:01 | More by Carpentiere
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +25%

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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Caddant

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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Germany

3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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ONUMello

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange with a thin head
S: Malt, a bit of caramel and a bit of spice
P: Matches the aromas. Fairly light-bodied with slightly sweet malt, spice and caramel
M: Light-bodied, a bit sweet but pleasant
O: No flaws and pleasant flavors overall, fits the style well just not that complex

08-24-2014 17:09:10 | More by ONUMello
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Rhubarb40

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17.6%

Another great marzen

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3.92/5  rDev +15.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev +9.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +47.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Kentucky

2.76/5  rDev -18.8%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.