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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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79
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1,121 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 88 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Brushkanna, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Bieniek30, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Artjsantos, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of MPSTARR
4/5  rDev +16.3%

MPSTARR, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of carln26
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was really excited to try this beer. I’ve been to the beer hall. I’ve danced on the table. I’ve sang with the band. I quaffed dunkel from a stone stein. That said, I’m deeply disappointed with this beer. The color was golden, not amber, or copper but golden. It does put a nice head on it, but no lace to speak of. The nose is hops, not malt. The taste is crisp with some malt sweetness coming in the middle of the experience, but this tastes more of a pilsner than an Oktoberfest. It has a light mouth feel, and is generally drinkable, but it is NOT an Oktoberfest. What gives? I love their lager and Maibock. I was pleasantly surprised by their Hefeweizen, but this is way off.

carln26, Sep 07, 2004
Photo of Murchmac
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Little white head, yellow color. Like a a yellow cloud.

Smells very bready, malty goodness. Like the pilsbury doughgirl in heat...

tastes of sugary malty goodness, like sugar smacks with hops and alcohol.

Smack, smack, sugar smacks, give me a smack and i'll smack you back.

Good beer ya.

Murchmac, Sep 15, 2008
Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +16.3%

sgregory, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of jackndan
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hofbrau Oktoberfest: Well this is as close as it’ll come to reminding me of my trip to Weis’n in Munich. Not a deeply colored Marzen, but rather a Crystal clear golden beer with a very nice and creamy head, and mouthfeel. Exceptional smoothness and drinkability. Fairly nice malts, nicely balanced with almost citrus-y hops. Nice and easy to drink, but I come to find out a fairly dangerous amount of alcohol in such a tasty, light and satisfying beer. Very nice.

jackndan, Sep 26, 2003
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

ruckus232, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -12.8%

cardinals22, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of seanyfo
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into my Paulaner Seidel

A- Pale blonde, like a helles, a lot paler than say Paulaner Oktobefest for example. 3 finger creamy head in aggressive poured, disappates to a crown over 2 mins, living beading.

S- Munich malts, sweet biscuityness, fresh breads, all quite subdued flavours.

T- lots of bready malts and sweetness, slight hoppy crispness in the finish.

M- High carbonation, crisp, fresh but a bit watery

D- Run of the mill oktoberfest, i feel Paulaner is better, this may be a bit thin, nonetheless, its fresh and crisp flavours give it good drinkability

seanyfo, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear yellow with a thick rocky head. The smell is strong of hops. The taste is initially bitter from the hops, but the sweetness from the malt is quickly tasted – resulting in a nicely balanced beer. The mouthfeel is on the thin side and has a slight carbonation bite. I was quite pleased with this brew and find it light and very drinkable.

barefootbrewer, Jul 31, 2007
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

1Sundown2C, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

zenithberwyn, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of delta490
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Not my favorite German Oktoberfest, but a good beer all the same. Hofbrau's version comes in clear and gold, with a thinner white head. The head lingers on aided by moderate carbonation. THe aroma is very mild, but just hints of malt sweetness and grass. The taste is a little more robust, with more depth to the sweetness, a little bit of biscuit, and a nice hit from the hops. The body is a little thinner and with some carbonation.

delta490, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of ElGuapo
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

alright, but by no means fantastic oktoberfest. i would have to say that this is one of my least favorite oktobers yet. it is still a good beer to drink. it goes down very well. a bit malty and sweet, it will be fine to throw back, but there are much better oktobers out there

ElGuapo, Aug 30, 2002
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

tpauer, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

brbrocc, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of billybob
4.4/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a bright clear golden color with a one or two finger white head depending on your pour. good head retention and a light wispy lace to the finish. smells of fresh cut grass with a slight herbal earthy note that turns slightly metallic after it's exposed to the air for a while. slightly sweet, slightly salty malt taste with slight hops noted and lingering mild after taste. mouthfeel was more to medium and carbonation strong. nice beer though the color threw me off because most i have had were amber to brown in color.

billybob, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of lccrunchy
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

lccrunchy, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of BucBasil
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a light, crystal clear golden color with a one finger head that dissipates in about a minute.

Smell: Noble hops with a bready malt. Average.

Taste: Clean, inoffensive hop flavor balanced by a very light bread flavor, finishing light with a hint of grain.

Mouthfeel: Better than average. Nothing offensive, just a simple, clean and pretty smooth feeling from this brew.

Drinkability: This is meant for mass consumption at an Oktoberfest, and I think it would be perfect for a party. In fact I'm going to check into getting a keg of this for my next get-together...

BucBasil, Oct 11, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

RobinLee, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of WakeandBake
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A clear light golden color body with a thick short lasting white head , medium carbonation . Aroma of grassy hops, light bread dough and light skunk notes. Flavor is slightly sweeter than the aroma suggests , cereal grains , floral hops , corn lager , with a hint of honey and hey. Short dry finish,medium body with a crisp mouthfeel . Very drinkable but nothing special .

WakeandBake, Sep 04, 2009
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
79 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.