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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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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3.8/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.68/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

kotzbauerm, Yesterday at 11:13 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

I gave this a 3.75 the other day and I now see it shows as a 5.
Maybe it was the extra alcohol - which wasnt very noticable - it was very drinkable, but too much carbonation (in spite of a very agressive pouring with a huge head). I do like the hoppiness though. Will try review properly next time.

Tomais, Yesterday at 10:27 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +34.9%

medstudent, Monday at 08:41 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.96/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.92/5  rDev +44.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +32.6%

Ladder89, Saturday at 03:13 AM
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3.16/5  rDev -7.3%

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of grassy, maybe a touch skunky. Taste is very light, some malts, some light grassiness, more pilsner like than oktoberfest in flavor profile. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while a drinkable and decent beer, there are way to many better examples of this style to recommend this one.

tone77, Saturday at 02:15 AM
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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%

cavmacb2s, Saturday at 12:40 AM
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%

Jmc986, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

10/16/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This obviously travels very well. Smooth & perfectly balanced. Not sure about a Maß bier but this sure would serve well as a full session companion.

seedyone, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

CorgiDad, Sep 08, 2014
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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.