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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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1,132 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 19
Gots: 88 | 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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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Half litre bottle, used an HB Festbier glass.

A: Golden, clear, medium head, good retention, lively looking.

S: Hay, malt, more orange as it warms.

T: Malty sweetness, well balanced out by some fruity notes. Hints of sour tangerine, some apple, slightly wheaty finish.

M: Smooth, soft carbonation, slightly thick body.

O: Not cloying or sickly, better this year than in previous years.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of tkelley
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2 bottles poured into a big mug.

A - dark straw color. Little to no head.

N - sweet and malty. A little hoppy for a marzen.

T - follows the nose. Malty. More hoppy than your common ofest.

M - not bad. Tangy and slightly fizzy.

O - better than I remember. Good enough. Prost!

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of KYGunner
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's hard to write a review for this beer as it resembles the Hoffbrau Original too much. Do I write one that compares it to other Oktoberfest' s or do I rate it according to its own merit? All I'll do is so simply say that I liked the Original a lot and could session it to death. This Oktoberfest may not compare to some others but I could session this one all September long.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If I was to shut my eyes and smell this beer I would say it was a pils, because that's what it smells like.
If I was to open my eyes up again and look at this beer in a glass I would think it's a pils.
The look and smell suggests a pilsner. The body is light in color like a golden yellow pils. The head was tall and white. The carbs were strong.
The aroma was malty and spicy.
Now if I were to close my eyes and take a long deep sip i would say, yeah, oktoberfest.
Though it's lighter in color and sports a more pils like aroma the taste is quite malty.
There is some toasted malts in there maybe even Vienna malts which start the taste off sweet it finishes sharp and dry with some lingering bitterness at the end. Overall it's clean and swims easily over the palate.
Overall a good easy drinking beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of brurevu
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The oktoberfest poured a lighter golden color than most German versions. The aroma is all caramel malt with a hint of earthy grassiness. The taste follows with a strong malt profile that has caramel and honey with a slight hoppiness in the middle that keeps it from being overly sweet. This was my first Oktoberfest of the season and I was thoroughly enjoying it.

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
79 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.