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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 1,009
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 17
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of deebo
2.18/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A-served in a stein this one has much less color than most-definitely more golden than amber. The white head quickly is gone leaving hints of lace on the glass.
S-not a lot going on here-very light on the sweet malt, very pale
T-same as aroma
M-fairly clean finish, otherwise pretty average across the board
O-Really surprised that even on tap this one has some hints of skunk. One of my least favorite marzens

deebo, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Molnar
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Molnar, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of TheStashRide
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

TheStashRide, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a stein (snifter? hey - it's an Oktoberfest). Pour is crystal clear light amber (very light) with a nice thick head. The nose is slightly skunky (darn green glass) with a little bit of clean malt and spice on it.

After smelling this beer, I was all set for a huge disappointment, but it doesn't taste all that bad. The feel is quite firm and the flavor has nice, clean malt notes. Very easy to drink, but not very complex. There's a lemony note on the finish I don't quite care for.

Overall, an average representation of the style. The nose kind of spoils it for me. I expected more.

deadonhisfeet, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of JayKay412
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

JayKay412, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of BeerShman
3.5/5  rDev +2%

BeerShman, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Zbrown2307
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Zbrown2307, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of ruckus232
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

ruckus232, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
3/5  rDev -12.5%

BeerOps, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of KingBiscuit
1.75/5  rDev -49%

KingBiscuit, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Maxwell
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours very clean and clear with light carbonation bubbles racing everywhere. In truth, this beer looks like dehydrated piss or apple juice, the only difference being that it has a nice, sticky, eggshell white head that sits at a fingers width for quite some time. The lacing is also sticky with thin sheets and long lines of moving up my mugs walls.

The beer smells skunky and reminiscent of Heineken, which isn’t a very promising thing for a beer to smell like. Notes of light caramel mix with a large bouquet of hay and grass with light biscuit touches on the edges of the smell. The beer tastes light and highly drinkable. Heavy notes of creamy caramel mingle with notes of hay and earthy hops. The sip begins as light sweet caramel bordering on sweet apples, but then opens into heavy hay-like flavoring that reminds me of a traditional saison a hell of a lot more than an Oktoberfest. From there it slides into more spicy and earthy hop notes, and then lingers in the mouth as a mix of pilsner-like hops and hay. Mouthfeel is thin and highly drinkable, which is wonderful for the style. Carbonation is light, and the beer practically slides off the tongue lightly and leaves the mouth slightly dry with some saliva on the edges. Overall this is a mediocre almost-session ale, but it does not taste like a Oktoberfest by my measure. The heavy hay-funk notes make me think that this beer might have an infection or something, but I actually like them and found them refreshingly palatable. An enjoyable chugger, but nothing like what you would expect from the style.

Maxwell, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

MacStinson, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of jslice99
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

jslice99, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of jefftuck47
2/5  rDev -41.7%

jefftuck47, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of tastymug
3/5  rDev -12.5%

tastymug, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

definitely not my favorite of the german oktoberfests. it pours a very light and very clear pee yellow color with a half inch of rapidly fading white head. it smells like pale german malts and just a hint of that classic oktober sweetness. the flavor is pretty bland in this one, not the robust malty offereings i am used to this time of year. it almost tastes old in that way, and the aftertaste is a little off. the mouthfeel is fine enough, a little too light for the style i think though in terms of body. the carbonation is good though, and its easy to put down. even though this is authentic and all, i will not be coming back to it this year.

StonedTrippin, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev +2%

innominat, Oct 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Hopdaemon39, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

rab53, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

TheBishopco, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of DouglasChasse
3/5  rDev -12.5%

DouglasChasse, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

RedAleMan, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of rob99er
3/5  rDev -12.5%

rob99er, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Artjsantos
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Artjsantos, Oct 05, 2012
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.