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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 80 | 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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3/5  rDev -12.5%

YieldToNothing, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Funny, my bottle was green, not brown as in the picture. It was ok, it was a bit skunky and very pale in color.

Naugled, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

nmann08, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of champ103
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear yellow color. A small white cap of foam forms with light spotty lace.
S: Clean, sweet malt, and grain. Dry crackers. Nothing else really.
T: Again, sweet malt with cereal and grain. No depth of flavor, but nothing that is really bad.
M/D: A light body with medium carbonation. Not hard to drink, though I don't think I would make a session of this.

Average in every way. Nothing bad, but uninspired. Not the worst think in the world. Though I would seek this out again.

champ103, Sep 19, 2009
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

MonkeyBread, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

cardinals22, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

kdivers, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Kahlerbock, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Maxwell
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours very clean and clear with light carbonation bubbles racing everywhere. In truth, this beer looks like dehydrated piss or apple juice, the only difference being that it has a nice, sticky, eggshell white head that sits at a fingers width for quite some time. The lacing is also sticky with thin sheets and long lines of moving up my mugs walls.

The beer smells skunky and reminiscent of Heineken, which isn’t a very promising thing for a beer to smell like. Notes of light caramel mix with a large bouquet of hay and grass with light biscuit touches on the edges of the smell. The beer tastes light and highly drinkable. Heavy notes of creamy caramel mingle with notes of hay and earthy hops. The sip begins as light sweet caramel bordering on sweet apples, but then opens into heavy hay-like flavoring that reminds me of a traditional saison a hell of a lot more than an Oktoberfest. From there it slides into more spicy and earthy hop notes, and then lingers in the mouth as a mix of pilsner-like hops and hay. Mouthfeel is thin and highly drinkable, which is wonderful for the style. Carbonation is light, and the beer practically slides off the tongue lightly and leaves the mouth slightly dry with some saliva on the edges. Overall this is a mediocre almost-session ale, but it does not taste like a Oktoberfest by my measure. The heavy hay-funk notes make me think that this beer might have an infection or something, but I actually like them and found them refreshingly palatable. An enjoyable chugger, but nothing like what you would expect from the style.

Maxwell, Oct 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

ranger7, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Dewsby, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass the beer is clear golden yellow. Moderate amount of head that dissipates almost instantly. Tiny carbonation bubbles float to the top of my glass. No lacing on the rim at all. The aroma is sweet grain and a cracker like breadiness. That's all I can pick up even with deep whiffs. The flavor is much of the same. Sweet grain with a tart fininsh. Salty crackers and sour corn. Biting carbonation that beats the crap out of my tongue. Medium body. Not overly impressive. I had high hopes for this beer. Unfortunately it falls well below my expectations.

beerwolf77, Sep 01, 2009
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

pmel90, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

davidwhatshisnam, May 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

kwarn, Sep 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

jrutigs, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Bzash, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Chokobo, Sep 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

michaelfcasey, Oct 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

runlikeakenyan, Dec 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

VonZipper, Sep 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

jsladky, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

nzerbe, Sep 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

djbulbasaur, Sep 07, 2012
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
78 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.