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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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77
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1,095 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,095
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 82 | 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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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Rukasu, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

sgregory, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Wiffler27
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Wiffler27, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of mta11c
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

mta11c, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of dacrza1
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: September 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Saranac willbecker...OCCASION: PSU/UMass--a Mass-acre to be?... APPEARANCE: hazy golden yellow body akin to a pilsener; steady upward bubbles; quite light for a fest; pale white head laces in tongues... AROMA: highly hopped in Saaz, apparently; besides the ping, some floral hops and grassy notes; not the fest expected... PALATE: active, vibrant and commanding--the aftertaste lingers with sweetness.....TASTE: sweet as a corn and biscuit combo can be; malty to the taste buds, but not as round as it is metallic to the nostrils; some wheat grass ...OVERALL: as Oktoberfests go, a surprise--much lighter and less malty than expected in its finish; perhaps drinking too many American fests has misled my expectations; still, balanced and worthwhile....

dacrza1, Oct 12, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

smithj4, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jgiordano88, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of hopmashian
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

hopmashian, Oct 11, 2014
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!

pkalix, Oct 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +22.1%

AdamO, Oct 11, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev +0.3%

KrisDLSmith, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Jeff_Benson, Oct 10, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -11.6%

Gbgbrouge, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of RozzieBoy
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

RozzieBoy, Oct 10, 2014
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.

Mongrel, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

tmcarter23, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Donkster46, Oct 09, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +5.8%

Gingerfart, Oct 09, 2014
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.

microbrewlover, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of ssmack
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.

ssmack, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Asics, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Mphis, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Dreamingtree1855, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

JothHu, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of ZachT
4.16/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ZachT, Oct 07, 2014
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
77 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.