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Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG

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86
very good

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Reviews: 40
Hads: 89
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 5.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Austria

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 11-08-2009

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Photo of drpimento
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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. (598 characters)

Photo of tsauce2
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (458 characters)

Photo of adjunctjonez
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (274 characters)

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (886 characters)

Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,920 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. (972 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (846 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,607 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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. (562 characters)

Photo of tylerprince
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (617 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (544 characters)

Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (486 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a brownish color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Almost no lacing to speak of.

S: A good aroma of malt, hops, and fruit.

T: Tasted of malt - a lot of malt (this is a German beer after all) - as well as some fruit (apples), a little bit of hops and some caramel. A well rounded, surprisingly vibrant flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer doesn't break any new ground, but it is very well made and extremely drinkable. (572 characters)

Photo of cavedave
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light amber topped by a giant white big bubbled head that calms down to a lasting cap.

Smell is light caramel and bread, floral hop, some estery orchard fruit notes, and just a hint of clove. Nice.

Taste is exactly like the aroma, with the yeast less tart and prominent, the fruit bolder, kind of an apple flavor, and a nice balance to it.

Light in the mouth, med. carb., very refreshing, excellent finish.

Really enjoying this beer. Though it doesn't taste like other Kellerbiers I have tried, if you dig the style you will dig this too. (558 characters)

Photo of gory4d
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mission Dolores in Brooklyn.

Pours a ruddy orange with no head beyond a thin cap of bubbles; slightly hazy. The smell is grain, something like lavender, clean well water. It tastes woody, with notes of sweet grain, some faint dandelion sourness, and has a thickly bitter finish. It's a tad thick and fairly viscous, but that's offset by a fine and sharp carbonation. A well made beer, if perhaps a little heavier than need be. (437 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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 (765 characters)

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (521 characters)

Photo of n2185
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (722 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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? (613 characters)

Photo of billab914
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into my Southern Tier glass. Darker amber in color with a thin white head barely covering the top. Nice retention and decent lacing.

Aroma has crisp fruits mixing with some sweeter caramel. It's got some grainy, bready notes to it as well. Pretty clean, crisp and smooth aroma overall.

The taste follows through with a mix of light, crisp fruits and sweeter caramel and toffee notes. It's crisp in the finish and the light fruit flavors linger. Nicely balanced and very flavorful beer of the style.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little above average. Overall, it was a very solid beer of the style. Very clean, crisp and flavorful. (681 characters)

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (277 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (746 characters)

Photo of berley31
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (620 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. Really don't get much on the nose... just some sweet malt and a hint of burnt toast. That's pretty much it. The nose is more of the same, with a hint of pepper and light dry citrus. The light hoppy bitterness is sufficient to keep the malty sweetness in check. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, malty and burnt toast finish.

While nothing spectacular I suppose, this was still a pretty tasty beer. (509 characters)

Photo of Jayli
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Track 84 in Warwick RI on 11/7/09

A: This beer pours a clear golden copper color with a two finger of white head that leaves minimal spotty lacing.

S: Nose is of caramel malt, a healthy dose of grain and pale malts.

T: Taste is of sweet, sweet malts up front blending in to pale malts and grain, finish has a touch of spice and a bit of a hop presence.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, with a crisp and clean feel and finish.

D: This is a nice beer, my first of the style. Was highly reminiscent of a pilsner but a heartier malt backbone. (555 characters)

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Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.