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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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78
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1,077 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 78 | 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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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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!

sobuf, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Poured perfectly clear and golden. Aroma was malty and earthy. The body was a bit lighter than the typical American renditions but the beer was perfectly balanced and the familiar with the malty sweetness and noble hops coming through nicely.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.