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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 17
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.95/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium golden color with a huge thick white head. The head has fantastic retention, eventually fading to give a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – While it looked fantastic, it was not the best smelling. A strong skunky aroma was mixed with some malt, lemon and slightly sweet smell.

Taste – The taste begins of some caramel sweetness with a strong malty backbone. These flavors last the entire of the taste and mix with some lighter citrus flavors as well as a light hop bitterness that comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness/creaminess with a slightly higher than average carbonation level. The carbonation is actually quite good for the style and makes for one very refreshing feel.

Overall – Nothing too special here. They should ditch the green bottle to get rid of some of the skunky nose. While rather easy drinking, there are definitely better ones out there.

Darkmagus82, Sep 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

rudy0908, Sep 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

onestoploser, Sep 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

djbulbasaur, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17%

brealbg, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into Weizen

Two finger fast reducing off-white head, dark gold in color, just a little cloudy and pale than what I was expecting.

Smells: Wet grain, slight skunk, and malt

Taste: Grassy, malt, bread, and boozy finish

Mouthfeel: A little watery, but not too watery.

I am liking these oktoberfest beers. I cannot wait to try more.
My fiancee and I loved it!

BierStein711, Sep 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

redleg64, Sep 03, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is golden colored with a pale white head at about one finger's height. The head is creamy and leaves some nice lacings after it dissolves.

S: It smells of white bread, toasted malts, some spicy hops and some grassy tones.

T: The taste has typical German hops in it. The toasted malt is dominant at the end. I also noticed the alcohol.

O: Somewhat oily in texture. Medium body with medium to strong carbonation.

O: A nice Oktoberfest beer.

eriktoyra, Sep 02, 2012
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beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pretty pale in color. Bright gold beer with a sliver of white head that quickly dissipated. Pretty much looks like a light lager.

Pilsner malts with a light toast. Not as amped-up in the malt department as it should be. Slight earthy skunk. Grassy hops aren't particularly overwhelmed, which is a nice change of pace.

Musty grains, simple dose of bitterness, tart apple skin, grassy hops, and light metallic note. Perhaps, slightly skunked. Tasty in a 'dry and brisk and very slightly fruity and very slightly toasty' kind of way. Still, it's not fully-realized.

Thin, but not watery. Spicy effect of carbonation, especially around the gums. A so-so mouthfeel, overall.

I still like it for what it is; a paler and hoppier Oktoberfest without that generous toast character to the grain. Not a top-notch German example, however. Still passable, and very drinkable.

thecheapies, Aug 27, 2012
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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.