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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier - Hofbräuhaus München

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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-30-2011 22:03:20 | More by cdwil
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Sampled from a mini-draft Keg. Not sure if that counts as a "draft" "Cask" or "Can" But anyway, here goes..

A: A slightly dirty yellow in color. Plenty thick white head on top.

S: There is a nice malty and bready smell right off the bat. Behind that there is a very sweet smell that I can’t quite put my finger on. Possibly a pancakes and syrup thing.

T: There is a toast flavor at first. There is a slight herbal note in the finish, as well as a hint of spice. The finish is more toasty malt.

M: Medium light in body, the carbonation is quite active.

O: Overall a decent beer, tasty but nothing remarkably striking about it.

12-26-2011 21:20:07 | More by Beejay
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New Mexico

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

The beer exits the 11.2 ounce green bottle a crystal clear golden color with a towering cap of white foam above. The aroma is mainly consists of bready notes with some husky grains mixed in. Lots of lightly toasted malt on the palate. The barley is clean and thorough. A touch of grassy hops at the end rounds it out. A fine beer, nothing outstanding, but nothing particularly to complain about either.

12-23-2011 21:24:51 | More by BeardedBoffin
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-11-2011 22:42:13 | More by xdefeatsy
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-10-2011 22:21:10 | More by Chugs13
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-08-2011 00:32:58 | More by JohneHoodlum
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

12-06-2011 06:25:38 | More by zipyth3pinhead
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New York

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%

Served to a tulip.

Appearance: Well serves a transparent gold with a thick 1/2" white head.

Smell: Smells of dry hops, nothing that will overwhelm you though. Comes and leaves as quick as you inhale it.

Taste: Hofbrau makes up for it in this portion. "HBO" comes off extremely creamy and super and I do mean super smooth. Taste is truly impossibly to hate regardless of the occasion. It has everything to offer stickiness, texture, and believe me satisfaction.

Mouth: Medium carbonation which mat come off heavy to some drinkers but easy to swallow. Definitely designed to be a every person's beer, with flavor intact and the appearance of sweet hops.

Overall: My second favorite "Marzen", sure there are alot out there, but HB has given me a true beer with absolutely no hassles. Drinks smooth they way it should be, not debatable, and incredible taste to comfort the soul. Take it with love and cheers to all!

12-04-2011 08:00:15 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%

Yellow straw with a big head reducing to thin one after a couple minutes.

Lager malts, bread, honey and mild hops aroma. Some hints off nuts and overall sweetness.

Sweet malts to kick things off with followed by a little grain, some grassy hops and a hint of alcohol right at the very end. The finish is sticky and has a touch of bitterness.

Crisp and light bodied with a touch of bitterness and alcohol at the end although it isn't anything particularly special.

This one was a fairly enjoyable beer although it didn't exactly blow me away. It struck me as being a lot like a strong lager but no in a bad way. I enjoyed the simplicity of this one, it was a nice beer & a good introduction to the style.

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12-02-2011 22:21:52 | More by flyingpig
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-02-2011 07:15:29 | More by jlb502
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New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-01-2011 03:35:18 | More by nh2032
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

11-30-2011 22:12:19 | More by brandoman63
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-29-2011 16:27:43 | More by Burt
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-29-2011 00:32:35 | More by jfstilling
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

11-21-2011 02:57:13 | More by dbrauneis
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New York

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%

The octoberfest stash is in need of attention along with my pumpkin ale as we move into the holiday ale season. With that a review of the last of this years batch. A pale golden fluid with a soft fluffy white head. Some lacing left after a gentle fade. Smell is toasted sweet and malty. Some light spiciness in the hops as well. Taste is caramel malt, mildly sweet with a good toasted breadiness. Clean hop bitterness in the finish has muted Sazz notes and light peppery zing. Alcohol is hidden at first but as it warms it gives notice. Feel is medium light crisp and refreshing. A decent thirst quencher. This goes down well and drinks like a session lager when cold but the abv is a little high so be careful. The thing is this is more like a malty pilsner than a marzen so a nice beer but not quite what I was expecting style wise..

11-20-2011 05:06:14 | More by scootny
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

11-19-2011 01:34:40 | More by Eastsideinside
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-16-2011 21:10:44 | More by codynevels
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-16-2011 04:29:12 | More by jrutigs
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-15-2011 21:11:32 | More by imperialking
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-15-2011 04:06:31 | More by seth72104
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

11-15-2011 02:40:24 | More by harrylee773
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-14-2011 19:30:09 | More by millelacsmark
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

11-14-2011 15:46:33 | More by Jspriest
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New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%

Bottle code: L 147 K 07:34

A: Gold, pure and crystal clear. One finger of head, it lasted just a minute. Zero lacing.

S: Bread malt, plain and simple. Very much as expected.

T: Very even, almost flat toasted malt/bread taste. The higher than most Marzen ABV can’t be detected, which is a big plus. Just the right little hop tang at the finish.

M: Very thin with no/low carbonation. Again, it is much as expected per style.

O: Very drinkable, but not really noteworthy either.

11-02-2011 13:28:34 | More by KenC
Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
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