Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
A - Honey amber, medium head. nice ring of lacing that holds up through the whole beer.
S - Sweet crisp nose with a ton of sweet honey. Malty and light, some light molasses and hints of sugary covered dates. Sugar cookies and faint grain.
T - Chewy malt, mildly bitter grains. Light and crisp, a very nice balance between sweet/bitter.
M - Light bodied, perfectly carbonated, mildly viscosity. A bit chewy and semi dry. Very drinkable.
O - Great balance and smooth flavors, an enjoyable German style celebratory beer.
10-27-2012 18:03:16 | More by BeerForMuscle
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3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
Now this an odd beer,it is a zwickel/keller beer for sure but it also has some fest beer qualities to it,making for an interesting hybrid in my mind.Poured into a half liter stein a hazed copper color with a nice fluffy white crown atop that left broken rings of lace as it settled.Toasty with caramel and anise spice in the nose,not much presence but the malt qualities are distinct and nice.Quite dry and toasty at first on the palate with some of that central European iron-like quality,then some honey and caramel malt creeps in the finish.I like this beer but I cant define it,a hazed marzen/fest beer maybe?
10-06-2010 20:32:20 | More by oberon
4.23/5 rDev +9%
Poured from a half liter bottle into a nonic tumbler- pours an hazy copper color with less than a finger of creamy white head, modest retention and no lacing.
Smells like a keller or marzen to me- caramel, rich roasted malts, a little grassy noble hops, some yeast. Appealing.
Taste is also quite nice- sort of blooms outwards as it progresses across the palate. Starts of low key with a little grain at the tip of the tongue, then the caramel sweeps over the mid-palate with the roasted malts, catches a little kick of noble hops towards the end and finishes with the caramel coming through nicely.
Mouthfeel is pretty nice- medium bodied, somewhat delayed moderate carbonation (at first it feels smooth and then becomes a little prickly). This is a nice one- I would certainly get it again and I imagine that it would go very nicely with some pumpkin pastry/cake of some variety.
10-11-2012 18:57:12 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.18/5 rDev +7.7%
Served: Hard pour into the glass Lowenbrau stein at about 50F. Listening to Side One of TV on the Radio's Nine Types of Light.
A - Fantastic rocky head on a cloudy bright amber body.
S - Good blend of biscuit-like graininess and dark fruit from the caramel malts are really expressive in the aroma, but there is a clean hay sweetness from the base malts as well. I feel like I'm getting slight lemon zest and grassy notes from the hops, but the focus is really on the malt. Not a huge aroma, but inviting, clean, and very true to style.
T - The caramel malt continues to express itself with a combination of biscuit-like malt and dark fruits, with maybe more focus on the dark fruits than in the nose. Starting at the midpalate, the hops really contribute some nice phenolic spice flavors in addition to the lemon zest and grass flavors. It might be the power of suggestion due to the cloudy body and the classification of this beer as a keller/zwickel beer, but I am getting those nice unfiltered lager flavors of spice and nutritional yeast that I loved from my trip to Eastern Europe last summer. Finish is somewhat balanced, with mineral crispness not quite taming the caramel malt sweetness. Not the cleanest finish, but it does feature an enticing collection of herbs and sweet caramel malt.
M - Very crisp body for an Oktoberfest, or for any beer with an ABV of 6.3%.
D - Wonderful collection of flavors in this beer, and the fact that it is unfiltered is a nice touch. I've been a big fan of this brewery for a while, and this it a great addition to their lineup. It's a little cost prohibitive to be your sole beer for an Oktoberfest session of drinking, but it's a great place to start. The only thing I would personally change would be a slightly crisper finish. Still, it's hard to blend complexity and drinkability, and I feel this beer has done it better than an other Oktoberfest I've had this year.
09-29-2011 20:04:38 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.68/5 rDev -5.2%
Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, caramel,sweet. Taste is a good balance of bready malts and hop bitterness, some caramel. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.
03-02-2012 15:13:57 | More by tone77
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a medium lasting beige head, Aroma is of toasted malt, barley, yeasty and bready notes with some dark fruity esters. Taste is toasted caramel malt, barley with some yeasty fruity notes. Palate is medium body with good carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted caramel, barley, yeasty and bready with some dark fruity flavors and lightly hopped. This brew has a nice well balanced malty character. Overall a very good easy drinking tasty and enjoyable brew.
02-25-2012 19:06:54 | More by Samp01
4.33/5 rDev +11.6%
Had this on tap in a half liter marzen glass. Served with a inch of off white head that fades but laces. Overall taste is malty, caramel sweet breadiness with smooth earthy hops. Reminds me a of a marzen and definitely worth checking out if you like old style german lagers.
11-29-2012 15:09:56 | More by adjunctjonez
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Pours a slightly hazy copper-orange with two fingers of off-white head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.
S: Lots of sweet Munich malt aromas up front with some light caramel and toffee aromas. Slightly sweet orange citrus notes follow with a sweet, bready finish.
T: Similar to the aroma, Munich malt flavors are present up front with a light caramel sweetness. Lightly piny hop notes follow with just a slight bitterness. The finish is very clean with some sweet bread flavors.
M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is somewhat light and crisp with a nice, clean finish.
O: A pretty good beer. I've not had many representations of the style, but this is clean, tasty, and enjoyable.
11-02-2011 00:24:42 | More by n2185
3.6/5 rDev -7.2%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A good but hazy amber body hinting to dark brown to just under the head. Head color is an off tan with some foamy like retention. Head is fairly small though.
Off the pour was a smell of ripping barley grain. Closer nosing senses less of that, and more grain malt muted sense. Light brown bread and yeast and a typical sense of dough.
Taste is light due to a noticeable wet feel. Following the nose of brown bread but with a watery texture. Palate senses weakened malt and prickly carbonation. Finish brings some bread yeast sense.
Overall not that great but certainly not horrible. Other Kellers were more interesting to me, but I could have this again no problem.
10-06-2011 22:28:58 | More by smakawhat
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly cloudy medium coppery amber with an active half finger off-white head that dissipates slowle to a thin film which has good retention, no lacing. Pleasant aroma of caramel malt, light stone fruit, and aromatic herbs. Flavor of toasted and bready malts, mild dark fruit, somewhat sweet. Finishes with mild malt, apples and light hops. A quite nice flavor progression and great flavor combination. Medium bodied. First European example of this style; glad to have tried it and looking forward to drinking this again.
08-31-2012 04:47:20 | More by LiquidAmber
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
Not your average Octoberfest but very drinkable regardless. The smell is almost of an auld ale nature, with hints of smokiness. Yet the taste is very different: easy to drink, smooth, balanced, malty. You know you've had a pretty good sized beer when you're done. Worth trying.
10-04-2012 21:10:42 | More by Beer-A-Lot
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
A: The beer is clear light amber in color and poured with a two finger high beige head that has good retention properties. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: The overall taste is rather malty and has flavors of caramel in the flavors--somewhat similar to that of a märzen--along with some notes of bready malts and yeast and hints of spices. There's a light amount of malty sweetness and hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink but I couldn't see having more than one of these in one night.
11-28-2010 20:46:16 | More by metter98
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
On-tap 11/7/09 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI, served in a stange glass.
A: The beer is a light coppery brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of light caramelized malts, citrus, lager yeast and a touch of hops.
T: The taste is estery up front with flavors of caramel and some spice. Then some lager yeast and light malt breadiness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary.
M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is nice milder beer with a good amount of flavor and substance to make it worth drinking for a while.
11-08-2009 20:31:20 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.58/5 rDev -7.7%
It pours a hazy amber with a foamy off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.
The smell is hoppy with some herbal notes. The malt is slightly fruity and there is a hint of metal.
The flavor is nice. It has a nice hop bite, fresher than I expected. The malt is bready. There is again a hint of metal but it somehow works. The unfiltered yeast flavor permeates as well.
Not a bad dunkles Kellerbier.
11-03-2011 01:20:37 | More by crossovert
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
A: On-tap at Novare Res Bier Cafe in Portland, ME. Poured with an average-to-large sized, white head, that diminished to 1/2-finger or so. Body is clear and dark yellow.
S: Aroma is malty and sweet, with some slight fruitiness to it.
T: Flavor is similar to an Oktoberfest, but there's something else in there, almost a smokiness. The sweetness that is prominent is not overpowering at all, very nicely balanced.
M: Light-to-medium bodied, creamy, with average carbonation.
D: My first beer of this style, that I'm aware of. I really enjoyed it... definitely easy to drink and something I could have two to three of.
11-24-2009 21:21:35 | More by berley31
3.1/5 rDev -20.1%
My first beer of this style. Brand new item at Grape and Gourmet. Other than the appearance, I wasn't impressed. Pours a beautiful clear orange color with a big, delicate bubbly white head. Retention is good, no lacing.
Smell is mild, malty, maybe a bit of cloves. Taste has maltiness, cloves but is kind of like a hefeweizen that has been on the shelf too long.
Mouthfeel is rich enough for a hefe-like beer but there is none of the carbonation and palate tickling flavors of a good fresh hefe. There is also a slightly metallic aftertaste.
Drinkability is just average, I could probably slam a few on a hot day, but would they be worth it?? Probably not!
10-01-2010 21:55:52 | More by JayQue
Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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