Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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4.53/5 rDev +16.8%
Very good beer! Poured this at a good temperature with a large, thick, foamy, cream-colored head that slowly settles and a little lace. Color is an almost clear, honey amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is a fresh, volatile mix of malt, hop, toffee, yeast, a little fruit. Flavor's like nose, on the dry side, with a little residual fruitiness; carbonic tang and yeast/hop bitter are all up front and work well together. Body is excellent - has a softness that is checked by great carbonation. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and is super drinkable. Could drink the hell outta this one.
06-27-2012 21:17:59 | More by drpimento
4.45/5 rDev +14.7%
P: 16.9 fl oz bottle into a tulip glass
A: SRM is deep amber. Head is cream color, 1 in. with normal pour, pillowy, dissipates to 1 cm and persists.
S: Rich maltiness, minimal hops.
T: Genuine Octoberfest flavor. Malt is very rounded and balanced, very light hoppiness. Crisp bite on the back end.
M: Medium body. Malt gives a smooth yet rich feel.
O: Classic octoberfest. The only thing that could make this beer better is to be drinking it in Germany.
10-22-2011 00:52:05 | More by tsauce2
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
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
4.2/5 rDev +8.2%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours out a very hazed brownish-amber color with a fizzle for a head that leaves behind no lacing at all. Lighter side of medium body and carbonation levels, powdery, chalky finish.
Smells... like a musty yeast bomb. Which, after a bit of internet research, turns out to be true to style. There is a dollop of deeply earthy hopping on top of that with a light side of herbal and bready tones, present in both the nose and in the flavor, which is reminiscent of a toasted bready marzen with crazy amplified yeastiness.
The relative richness of the flavor presents an intriguing contrast with the lightness of the body and the texture of the beer. It also dries out significantly in the finish relative to the sweetness levels of the midsip. This brew has certainly stoked my interest in sampling more Kellers in the future.
10-27-2012 16:41:17 | More by WastingFreetime
4.19/5 rDev +8%
500ml bottle poured into a .5L fest mug.
A: Pours a hazy tawny color with sediment particles in suspension. Big, bubbly, cream colored head has great staying power. Sticky and foamy clumps of lacing.
S: Sweet bready melanoidin aromas. Soft grass and hay smells. Slight floral quality too, like apple blossom maybe. Very yeasty and a little musty.
T: Sweet bready melanoidin flavors. Yeasty with a strong doughy character. Hay and dried grass. Hops lend a spicy and peppery nip. Mild, vague fruitiness for an instant. Sweet doughy and bready finish.
M: Medium bodied. Creamy and fluffy in the mouth with an airy but chewy texture I can only describe as doughy. Soft supporting carbonation. Perhaps reminiscent of a cask-type mouthfeel.
O: So this is Hofstetten's attempt at re-creating the beer brewed for the wedding of King Ludwig I; the first Oktoberfest beer. I'm really digging it. A raw, very yeasty, unfiltered fest-style beer. It's as quaffable as they come.
01-22-2014 19:41:12 | More by ryan1788a5
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
4.1/5 rDev +5.7%
Bottle included in an order from ultimatewineshop.com
No bottled-on date, but a "Chg. No" of 0107092 (?)
Poured into a standard US pint glass.
Pours a 3cm head of very dense, maize-white foam, very frothy, almost like the top was taken off a cappuccino. The head recedes over a minute or two to a 0.7cm dense cap of foam atop the body. Leaves some decent lacing along sides of glass. Body is a moderate brownish-orange color, when held up to the light, reveals more orange character than brown. Totally opaque from yeast sediment, but can still see fairly aggressive streams of carbonation along the sides of the glass. Wouldn't change a thing about how this looks.
Aroma is full of yeast, old apples, cider, various other old, dried fruits. As it warms, I also note some caramelized malt aspects and a gentle continental hop character.
Taste opens with slightly bready, slightly caramelized malt character. Mid-palate brings out moderate hop bitterness and a slight spiciness, alongside other flavors of honey, yeastiness, and continued bready and caramelized malt flavors. Fades out with slight astringency from hops and counterbalancing malt sweetness. Aftertaste of bready and caramelized malts.
Medium-bodied with a fairly aggressive carbonation profile that makes this foam up a bit too much in the mouth. What this results in is a smooth, but foamy mouthfeel. I would appreciate slightly less carbonation.
Overall, a solid kellerbier, right alongside this brewery's Kubelbier. Enjoyable malt and hop components along with some pleasant esters and residual yeast flavors. Would gladly have again.
12-22-2011 20:40:16 | More by falloutsnow
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
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,
A: Pours amber with a moderate white head, solid retention, fair lace.
S: Dominated by the minerality, with a hint of sweetness.
T: The best way I can describe this is as a keller-marzen. Classic sweet Munich malt flavours are matched with some great minerality, very tasty.
M: Dry at parts, but the residual sweetness is a tad much at times. Carbonation is nice and soft almost cask like which I liked.
D: I love kellerbiers because I know I'm always going to get an interesting brew, this is another one of them.
11-06-2010 04:08:38 | More by Halcyondays
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
Had the pleasure of trying this on tap at DBGB in NYC (Bowery and Houston). My dad liked it so much he had a liter.
A: Pours a beautiful hazy copper with copious off-white head. Good retention and beautiful rings of lingering lacing.
S: Primarily pilsener malts, which isn't my cup of tea. Lots of banana. Apricot and other fruits; hint of saffron. Sweet caramel malts.
T: A great balance of caramel and pilsener malts with a nice hoppy earthiness. Yeast is evident. Again, hints of apricot and saffron. Banana is, again, quite prevalent.
M: Low on the carbonation, which is nice. Dry and crisp. A bit sticky.
04-08-2012 03:13:43 | More by tylerprince
4.01/5 rDev +3.4%
This is a nice beer for a night cap. It has the nutrients, supposedly, needed for a good night's sleep and it tastes good.
Looks like a cloudy caramel liqueur with a medium sized white head. Foam dies down to a thin collar, minimal lacing. Swirling produces a bit of fizz but not much foam.
Fruity aroma. Orchards. Light toasted bread dough. Some light spice
Taste is sweet and more of an apple fruit. Malt is light but present to give it a nice body. It has a bit of zest to it, can't quite place it. Maybe some Noble hops here and there? Lack of body hints at low carbonation, but this has a nice fizz on it. Still, the lingering of film doesn't quite sit right with me.
Overall a good beer. Good for the night. I'd say a good apple pie would pair well here
05-01-2013 07:30:41 | More by Mebuzzard
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
Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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