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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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78
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1,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

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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Photo of justintcoons
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

On tap poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden with a tiny white head. Excellent clarity and moderate carbonation.

Nose
Not much here at all. Faint whiffs of bread and cereal grains.

Taste
Hints of bread, cereal grains and Munich malts. A sprinkling of brown sugar. There is a strong off-flavor of green apple or something.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp, clean and well carbonated.

Overall
Weak.

justintcoons, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of erogers
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

erogers, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of ranger7
3/5  rDev -12.5%

ranger7, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of M27
3.5/5  rDev +2%

M27, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Teleweizen2
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - pours a crystal clear pale golden color. Thick 3 fingers worth of pearly white foam dissipates slowly to a ring around the rim leaving behind spotty lacing.

S - skunky and herbal European hops dominate the nose. Probably in part to this being packaged in a green glass. Beyond the pungent dead skunk there are notes of pleasant leafy greens and crispy bread crust.

T - grainy and doughy flavors mingle on the tip of the tongue. Skunk in the middle. Leafy green hop notes on the backend.

M - crisp texture. Medium bodied. High carbonation.

O - an average mass produced lager. Didnt cost me anything so thats a plus. But the skunk flavor/aroma is just way to pervasive to be a pleasurable beverage.

Teleweizen2, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of zbloom
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

zbloom, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of BlackTuesday
3.5/5  rDev +2%

BlackTuesday, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of lefty
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

lefty, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +16.6%

st9647v3, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of sherrmann71
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

sherrmann71, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Pecan
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of runlikeakenyan
3/5  rDev -12.5%

runlikeakenyan, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev +2%

cliff1066, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of jsladky
3/5  rDev -12.5%

jsladky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of dkw0063
3.5/5  rDev +2%

dkw0063, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of RandyKemka
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

RandyKemka, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled 5/25/2012. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Good spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of apple, pear, caramel, biscuit, toasted grain, light nuttiness, pepper, grass, floral, herbal, and light skunkiness. Ok aromas with good strength and decent balance. Taste of apple, pear, caramel, toasted grain, bread, grass, floral, pepper, herbal, earthy spiciness, and light skunkiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toasted grain, bread, pepper, herbal, floral, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a bit. Ok flavor balance and complexity; with a good balance of malt and peppery spiciness from the hops; a fair amount of cloying astringency is present on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is decent. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a mediocre Oktoberfest. Skunked flavors and aromas; with flavor astringency on the finish make this much less enjoyable. Quite easy to drink, though.

superspak, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -12.5%

enelson, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev +2%

whatsgoody, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of MaximalC
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a perfectly lucid straw color with a moderate amount of white froth. Carbonation bubbles are readily visible as they make their continuous migration toward the surface. The aroma has an appreciable skunkiness that masks earthy hops and trace amounts of malt sweetness. The exceedingly thin and light appearance would lead one to believe the flavor would match, but that is not the case at all. The flavor is surprisingly robust, with some caramel, brown sugar, and a distinctive nuttiness that I would never have suspected. Just enough hops are present to balance the malt sweetness, and the carbonation is spot-on, lending a creamy mouthfeel that complements the flavor profile well. I think I'm detecting trace amounts of apple peel near the back end as well. The sticky malt residue lingers on the lips, denoting a body belied by the thin visage. As far as criticisms are concerned, the hops overstay their welcome a bit in the finish, and the sweetness comes off a tad artificial, but there's no denying this is highly sessionable brew with more robustness than I'd expect to find in an oktoberfest. One of the more intriguing festbiers I've tried.

MaximalC, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of JakeDebus
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

JakeDebus, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -41.7%

cfalovo97, Nov 13, 2012
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.