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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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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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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Artjsantos, Oct 05, 2012
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hansavijaticar, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Serving type - Bottle

A - Pours a slightly deeper than pilsner gold hue, with a white single-finger head that persists briefly, then fades to minimal lacing.

S - Smells like a maltier pilsner - Light, toasted caramel malts, slightly floral/grassy hop notes, and a slightly lemon character.

T - Taste is a bit unusual compared other Marzens I've had. This one is more like a German or Czech Pilsner, but a bit maltier. Good degree of balance between light, toasty, caramel malts, and a slightly citric, floral hop character. Pretty refreshing!

M - Light/Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Crisp, refreshing.

D - Between a lighter body, and a not too heavy flavor or alcohol profile, this one isn't taking me too long to drink. I could have several of these, no problem.

Overall - Not quite what I think of when I think of Marzen, but a pretty good, sessionable lager nonetheless.

Flightoficarus, Sep 16, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Beric, Jun 01, 2013
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hmmmbeer10, Apr 13, 2014
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justinm4bama, Aug 19, 2014
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brbrocc, Sep 21, 2013
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aflies, Sep 08, 2013
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BeerShman, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

SonOfKyuss, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

lostinfla, Sep 13, 2012
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deapokid, Oct 30, 2013
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whatsgoody, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance: Clear and pale...golden/yellow. Not much head to speak of, or even a cap. Color is unusual for an Oktoberfest.

Aroma: Again, unusual for the style. I can detect hops more so than anything else, reminding me more of a pilsner than a marzen. Some traces of malts.

Taste: Mostly hops, and very little malts, even though I can get a hint of it. As many other reviewers have pointed out, this is very much like a pilsner, rather than a marzen/oktoberfest. Then again, Erdinger makes one that is more like a hefeweizen, so deviation is fine I guess?

Mouthfeel: Light, and crisp. Goes down well, the hops basically finishing it off. Going down seems to have a lot more carbonation, again, something uncharacteristic of this style.

Drinkability: Crisp, light and refreshing with an unoffensive taste, albeit odd. I do like some deviation from the style in beers, but this one seems to be jumping ship completely. Still, I could have a few of these with ease.

kshankar, Oct 05, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

I picked up a six pack of this last night. I had the beer out a 12 oz green bottle. There is a freshness date label on the back, it reads L134D 1050. I have no idea what that translates to.

This beer appears a light golden color. Lighter then most of the other Oktoberfests I have been trying recently. Decent head, but disappears fairly quickly. Noticable lacings.

Sweet malt flavor with a grassy finish. Nice beer that reminds me of a German Pilsner. Not sure if I would get this again with all of the other options out there for this style, but this was enjoyable.

Hibernator, Sep 11, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

What I like about this Oktoberfest is that for a relatively high ABV %, it's a very easy to drink beer. It pours an unimpressive, bubbly straw color with a slight foamy head. The smell is grainy, slightly fruity, a subtle aroma of malt with a good amount of carbonation, but it's not overwhelming. The taste is grainy/malty -- a slight kick to it, but again, just a very easy to drink beer. All in all, a very good session beer for the late summer/early fall months.

oldirtycaffrey, Sep 12, 2013
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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.