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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
77
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882 Ratings
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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | 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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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quaffed a few litres of this in "The Pit" in the Hofbrau tent at the O-Fest! Medium-copper in color, with a big, white, rocky head. The head lasts nicely, and produces good lace. Has a mild malt nose - definitely needs more "ooomph" here. Not quite medium in the body department, yet ok over the tongue. Has a malty start, a bit bready, yet it finishes on the bitter side. Somewhat better tasting as it warms slightly. Seems to taste even better as you are getting spanked by an Aussie lass...

overall: 3.7
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5

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Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2002 10:08:21 | More by Bierman9
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brakspear

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As other reviewers have noted this is at the extreme end on the lightness scale for Marzen/Oktoberfests: a golden body with a soft white head that lingers. The aroma has some skunkiness from the green bottle, but there is also some spiciness from the hops. The taste is mildly sweet, but the nice caramel notes are present for the style; the body has the appropriate carbonation and mouthfeel. This is a nice oktoberfest beer for longer drinking sessions into the night.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2002 18:50:31 | More by brakspear
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Bighuge

Minnesota

1.85/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It is unbelievable how light colored this oktoberfest is. I've had close to 20 ofests this year and nothing comes close to being this light. It's a pale, pale straw color. Reminds me of a braggot I had last winter. This beer smells light-struck because it is. It comes in a green bottle. Skunky smell. There is no resemblence of a ofest in taste either. There's some of that skunky taste. And after cutting through that, it tastes more like a light lager than an Ofest. The skunkiness isn't overwhelming, thus I gave the drinkability the highest rating of the 5 categories, a 2.5. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2002 20:05:03 | More by Bighuge
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color (a bit light for the style), with a nice off-white, frothy head, with good retention. On the nose there is a sweet malt aroma. On the palate there is a steady malt flavor with a ever so slight roastiness, slightly chewy mouthfeel. Easy drinking, but could be better for a O'fest...still a very drinkable O'fest.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2002 11:44:43 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

alright, but by no means fantastic oktoberfest. i would have to say that this is one of my least favorite oktobers yet. it is still a good beer to drink. it goes down very well. a bit malty and sweet, it will be fine to throw back, but there are much better oktobers out there

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2002 19:18:08 | More by ElGuapo
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent little beer, but for me it was a bit too sweet. Very sweet maltyiness, almost has a honeyed flavour, low bitterness, and lacks any bite to the flavour, quite good however, but yes, a little sweet, probably not the best example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2002 17:59:37 | More by rastaman
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light malt sweet aroma that is quite pleasant. Medium gold color that is a little light for style. Nice frothy head that has good retention. Lighter steady malt flavor with slight roast characteristics. Dryness from start to finish, and lasts but is pleasing. Somewhat full mouthfeel with it's sufficient carbonation. Would be easy to drink several in one sitting and probably enjoyable too.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2001 22:58:58 | More by garymuchow
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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
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