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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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3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hofbrau Munchen Oktoberfest!

I have been looking for this style of beer as of late and stumbled across this recognizing the HB from the fest pics on the net.

Serving this from two 12 oz bottles into my 240z mug. it pours clear and golden as your first morning pee after a night of drinking! A nice white whispy ehad which leaves very little lace down the sides of the mug. Smells of Malt Hay and german hops! Reinheitsgebot it states on the bottle following the tradition from 1516. Taste is sweet malt hay hitting you with on style (lets be honest this beer is the style) Hops and a tiny bit of bitterness at the end that mellows into a sticky mouth feel!

Great beer wish I was in Germany But alas I have to settle for my imagination!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier has a medium, white head and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, full, and pungent barley malt and sweetness, and the flavor is of sweet, hearty, and bold malt, with a fairly moderate hop bite to balance out the malt liquor-like sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier finishes wet, refreshing, and easily drinkable. This beer so much reminds me of major label American malt liquors, but without the corn adjunct or the background cloying sweetness. Overall, I think it’s a very enjoyable one. RJT

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amazing to think this is the first real Ok fest beer from Germany to come into BC. A lighter version of the style but still over 6% , this is a easy drinking clean marzen that a pleasant bready finish. While not as malty as I like for the style this is typical of the OK fest beers being served these days in Munich, lighter in colour and taste. I will buy more of this but other German Pils at around $2 a tall can present a better value.

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3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 12oz bottle poured into a .5L Octoberfest stein. Golden in color with a medium white head. Crystal clear clarity. Appropriate for a domestic Octoberfest.

Aroma: Moderate Grainy Malts with moderate lager yeast sulfur on the back end.

Taste: Malty sweet upfront, some bread in the middle and finishes with a light noble hop bite at the end and some faint caramel. I wish I was getting more Munich and Vienna malt character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation finishes slightly sweet, moderate attenuation but not dry.

Overall: It was an average Octoberfest beer - but not quite the Marzen profile I was looking for. I felt it leaned more towards a full bodied & malty pils. I'll finish the six pack - CHEERS!

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