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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
78
okay

912 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 31 | 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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Germany

3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-25-2014 16:41:16 | More by ygtbsm94
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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

08-24-2014 00:09:25 | More by Rhubarb40
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3.92/5  rDev +15.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev +9.4%

08-23-2014 03:07:48 | More by The_Grantula
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California

5/5  rDev +47.1%

08-23-2014 02:45:54 | More by ahalset
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Grodd87

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-23-2014 01:35:29 | More by Grodd87
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-22-2014 21:52:27 | More by AdmiralOzone
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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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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%

08-19-2014 04:26:43 | More by malfunxion
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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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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-17-2014 01:23:35 | More by Tivlavrie
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zacalabeer76

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Australia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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Zach136

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

A - Crystal clear pale, looks like a pilsner. Paper thin head not great lacing.

S/T - Faint pilsner malt, virtually no hop. Very little going on. Completely lacking in any malt complexity you'd expect from an Oktoberfest.

M - Medium bodied, creamy, still refreshing.

O - Almost feel that I got a mislabeled bottle, but reading other reviews it appears that this is just an extremely poor example of the style. Completely off in color, malt complexity. Nothing wrong if it were categorized as a pale lager, but this is just not an Oktoberfest.

08-12-2014 00:53:18 | More by Zach136
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +25%

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Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.