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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 1,120
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
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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 +16.3%

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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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

lillitnn92, Monday at 09:43 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Trashcat, Sunday at 01:50 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

In pint glass from mini-keg

Appearance: pours a thick frothy white head that slowly falls with mild lacing. Color is clear light golden with mild streaming carbonation.
Aroma: lightly toasted barley malt, grass & floral hops
Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a pleasant mostly dry finish.
Flavor: bready malt, a bit of vanilla, some mild grass & floral hops.
Overall: not outstanding but nicely dine and enjoyable.

Foyle, Saturday at 07:35 PM
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3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

BigMarty1980, Nov 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

JeffSK, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

JMS1512, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

A crisp, clean, excellent example of the German Octoberfest style. A lot of these reviews miss the fact that German Octoberfest beers are different from American versions. This beer is excellent to world class, not merely OK.

dabarton, Nov 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Poured from the Euro-green bottle into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour produces a big sticky off-white head that persists. The beer is a crystal clear, pale, slightly amber golden color, with light carbonation.

Wonderful aroma of light toasted malt- I'm thinking mainly Vienna malt. Grainy, bready and hint-of-honey aroma-flavors are the main highlights. A creamy mouthfeel complements just a hint of lingering hops bitterness with a light floral quality. Underlying everything is that unique mineral quality that never seems to be present in American beers.

This is just an awesome lager beer and a brand that literally defines the style. A must have/try.

archyquaffer, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
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