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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 1,140
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 19
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
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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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

yep. these ARE the original brews we drank years ago while America was languishing in Zima and Bartles n Jaymes....... I have had poor opinion of these recently but they truly are the originals. I miss being able to guzzle a hugely tasteful, hearty brew like this. gulping this down, I had a flashback to my Spaten days at Old World in Huntington Beach. anyone remember Club-Weisse? this aint it, but dang it provided a great flashback! prosit!

Photo of AdamO
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jeff_Benson
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Mongrel
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Crisp and perfectly balanced, with plenty of honey and flower nectar notes. A little green and spicy on the finish - nice use of noble hops. Much more floral than you would expect an Octoberfest beer to be. This one is my favorite of the style, just a little above Weihenstephan's.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Gingerfart
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a clear straw color with a small white head, some of which remains on top and as a collar until the end. Good carbonation.

The smell is straw and wet hay; grassy spicy hops and earthy.

The taste follows the nose with straw and lemongrass. There is a light caramel malt background and light peppery hops on the back end. The aftertaste is crisp and clean with a little grassy grittiness in the background.

Overall this is a good, crisp tasting lager however it tastes more like a Pilsner than an Oktoberfest brew. That being said I would drink it again.

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3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden yellow looking like thousands of other beers.
Two inch white head that became hilly. OK carbonation. Very good lacking and retention.

Fresh, mild German hops aroma.

Tastes of mild grassy hops over a light carmely malt.

On the light side of a medium feel. Nice and crisp.

Overall just OK.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of mpyle
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Definitely on the paler side of the festbier family. Golden bright and exceptionally clear. Pours a good sized head with reasonable retention.

Complex nose with a fair amount of hops. Smells like a maltier pilsner.

Malty but balanced from the start, nice level of bitterness in the finish that isn't overpowering but encourages another sip. Slight lingering bitterness, but otherwise very clean.

Medium body and med-high carbonation. No astringency or warming. Clean on tongue as it is in the flavor.

Not what comes to mind with an Oktoberfest kind of beer, but a super drinkable stronger lager. Green bottle makes it seem a little bush league, though.

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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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