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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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1,140 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,140
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 20
Gots: 96 | 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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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

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of LarryMyers
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ChipMurray
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of sixerofelixir
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..

Photo of vancurly
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

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ajs4bd
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tpauer
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of RobinLee
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MarkJBurch
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 5L keg into a .5L Lowenbrau dimple mug.

a: clear golden color with a thick white head that sticks to the sides of the mug. i'm glad it isn't an amber octoberfest. i was looking for a German-style marzen (pale instead of amber) and i got it.

s: sweet, bready malt aromas. mild hop grassy notes. has that unique German smell that many good German brews have (like Weihenstephan) very good.

t: balanced and flavorful. full bodied malt flavor with notes of bread and very subtle caramel flavor. grassy hop flavor balances the beer nicely.

m: nice and smooth mouthfeel

i seem to disagree with almost everyone here on this one. this is a great marzen. maybe some users think the pale color makes this a poor example of the Oktoberfest style, but they couldn't be more wrong. go to Munich during the last week of September and tell me this isn't a genuine fest bier. you can't!

recommended.

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of lccrunchy
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Artjsantos
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of carln26
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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.

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 1,140 ratings.