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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 1,154
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 20
Gots: 107 | 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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Ratings: 1,154 | Reviews: 513
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3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass, golden slightly orange with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear

S: light malt and mineral water, biscuit, cereal grain

T: light flavors of grain and noble hops, sweet, cereal grains, malt

M: light and a little sticky

O: OK Marzen, malty with good flavor

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of SheepNutz
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. It pours a light gold color with half a finger of head. The smell is light and grassy, with saaz hops present. The taste is almost pils-like, fairly grassy and malty. The mouthfeel is pretty watery though. The drinkability isn't bad. A little off from the style.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Vdubb86
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a .5L Hofbräu mug
On-tap at Schnitzel Platz in Glendale Heights, IL for Oktoberfest

This beer was served a light orange color with a nice finger of white foam adorning the surface. The aromas were a nice balance of hops and malts but in all honesty it was weak on both of them and didn't really remind of any other flavors at all. The taste had that distinct Oktoberfest maltiness, but as is more traditional it had more of the bite of the hops to go along with it. It's a fairly decent representation of the style as they are serving it in Munich, but I have to think that it's so much fresher having it there. It was a rather solid brew and I could have drank a few and sang along with the Om-pa band all night.

Photo of Minkybut
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this strange beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was very pale and did not look at all like a Octoberfestt beer. It poured a fine white bubbly head that decayed rather quicky. lacing was non-existant. The beer smelled skunky and sweet. Taste was not bad though. It was light and reffreshing but not very Octoberfestish at all. I would buy again but not in the fall !! This is like a summer beer.

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured 2 bottles into a 1 liter Hofbräu maß.

Appearance: Golden, with a large but relatively thin white head. Lot's of large bubbles and lace.

Smell: Smells kind of grassy with some citric hops, but not exactly what I wanted to smell with this style.

Taste: Starts off with a slight malt sweetness, finishing with a citrus hop character.

Mouthfeel: Relatively thin, and also pretty flat- but the flatness might be my own fault.

Drinkability: Not a bad beer, but far from my favorite in this style. I would drink it again, but it's not my first choice.

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2.71/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear, brassy golden color. The ivory head is very tall, dense, and foamy. Retention is impressive, with some above average lacing.

S: Faintly skunky, with grainy Euro lager malt up front. Hops are herbal, spicy, and vegetal.

T: Pale malt up front. Sweetness is low. Musty, herbal noble hop flavor is definitely present. Unfortunately, there's a bit of skunkiness a la Heineken and other Euro lagers. A bit of lingering alcohol...odd and somewhat unwelcome for such a pale lager.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is soft. Somewhat astringent into the finish.

D: This is a lackluster Oktoberfest. Pale, grainy, skunky...too bad. Lacks character and drinkability. Not really worth seeking out, unless you're a huge fan of the style. So many better examples out there.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.16/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a nonic. I really only used the nonic to get a good look at the beer. If I have any more of these, I will be using my stein or at least a beer mug.

A = Crystal clear, bright golden yellow, with about a 3/4 inch head of white foam and small bubbles, good retention, light lacing, steady carbonation bubbling with small bubbles, light lacing.

S & T = Crisp earthy smells of noble hops, fresh grains, with a bready taste that is nonetheless balanced with a steady bitterness from the hops, finish is semi-dry as the hops are not too prevalent, but there in enough force to assert themselves.

M = Medium-light body, strong carbonation feel, tongue continue to feel like it had poprocks on it for a few minutes after each drink.

D = This is a very drinkable beer. I could easily see putting a few of these away at a beerhall.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of IronCitySteve
3.11/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright yellow color with a nice white foam head that quickly dissipates. There is some minimal spotted lacing.

S: Not much happening here, some vague hints of malt with a slight bitterness of hops.

T: A little better than the smell. There was a nice mild malt character that blends nicely with the hops, but nothing stands out.

M: Very clean crisp and dry.

D: This Oktoberfest is quite easy to drink. Not very complex. Not something I would seek out but would not pass it up.

Added this to my beer bread recipe and the beer bread was quite nice.

Photo of PatandDavid
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at two locations in the last couple of weeks, so this is a mix of the two reviews. Golden clear color, aroma is like smelling a candy factory, with some floral hop notes. Nice frothy white head. Taste is a bit bready to start, there's some sweetness, and a grassy note from the hops. Not hard to drink, but not one I needed to keep drinking either. pat

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle. Looked more like 10 oz in my glass!

For an Oktoberfest beer, pours a surprising straw yellow with a decent white head. Smell is of biscuits and fresh-cut grass. Taste is immediately malty and sweet, with that green-bottle skunkedness which soon morphs into an edgy bitter finish. A burning sensation lasts for a while after the sip, quite odd. Feel is perhaps a bit too spiky, and that suffers the drinkability as well. Always glad to try a new beer, but this is a weird Märzen..

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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a) Strongly bubbled, whipped white head, clear pale gold/yellow. Very appealing.
s) Initial whiff of barnyard, supported by grain husk, vegetal hop, green capsicum.
f) Strawlike maltiness, rich & enjoyable. Light caramel notes, restrained bitterness. Quite a festival of malt.
m) Medium weight, good length.
d) Could put a couple away, quite moreish

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
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