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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
77
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882 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

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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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

11.2 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, soft-hued, light yellow body with a small, short-lived, white head. No lacing.

Smell: Quick sniff of skunkiness, though it fades out quickly. A tad grainy pils malts with an edge of anticipated sweetness. Faintly bready. Minor hop character.

Taste: Some cereal sweetness greets the tongue with light hint of honey atop the underlying pilsner maltiness. Slightly leafy, herbal-toned hops with little albeit ample bitterness. Faintly fruity. Drying finish with a gentle hint of alcohol on the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not horrible, no, but, a lackluster example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 04:41:47 | More by ChainGangGuy
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +18%

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

11-24-2013 17:40:09 | More by GeoffreyM
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-21-2013 18:08:07 | More by Michigan_Beer420
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Pennsylvania

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South Carolina

2/5  rDev -41%

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Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +18%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +18%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

11-06-2013 06:58:59 | More by zenithberwyn
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +18%

11-06-2013 06:50:43 | More by DirkNachbar
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. The titular celebration is well over for another year, but the beer lives on.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, aggressively foamy, and frothy eggshell white head, which leaves some decent random webbed lace around the glass as it evenly ebbs away.

It smells of grainy, slightly bready pale malt, stale lemon juice, a hint of further drupe fruit, and rather perfume-heavy earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more gritty, grainy, cereal malt, a mixed bag of apple, pear, and lemon fruitiness, a more prominent leafy, grassy hoppiness, and a subtle metallic booziness.

The carbonation is soft, but tightly so, the body medium-light in weight, and maybe a tad watery in its perfunctory smoothness, all of which bears strange witness to a mild creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the hovering pilsner malts still doing their thing, bolstered by some lingering fruit salad, while the hops seem content in their day at the alcohol spa, Baden-Baden-style, the place so nice, they named it twice!

Another one of those German standards, where differentiation seems like a hard row to hew - it's difficult to not just proclaim 'yup, tastes very much like a real Bavarian Marzen', and leave it at that. But no, we have to go and talk about the headier than normal orchard fruit notes, the barely contained booze (which is technically a fair bit higher than average, no?), and the general zeitgeist of an offering that slowly, but surely grew on me by the end of the (import, hence the time lag) bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 20:50:57 | More by biboergosum
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at the Pittsburgh location. The menu described this as the beer imported from Munich and the same beer served during Octoberfest, so I assume this is the correct listing. Offered up in a large dimbled mug, it appears a polished clear copper clor with a sudsy white froth. Some spotty lace is left clinging on the glass.

The aroma is fresh and malty sweet with a backing of buttered bread. Despite swirling and taking plenty of whiffs, I dont get a whole lot more character beyond that. Pretty simple and straight forward without fault.

The taste is buttery sweet with diacetyl imparting plenty of buttery notes that blend into a taste of fresh bready grain. A faint noble hop character provides enough bitterness to contrast. There is a persistent sweetness lasting into the aftertaste.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. In true octoberfest fashion, this is pretty crushable and something you could drink effortlessly if you dont focus too much on what is going on with it. Nice to say I had it, but I doubt I would opt to try this again if presented with other options.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2013 19:48:59 | More by stakem
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-28-2013 12:21:32 | More by Burkbom23
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
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