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

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Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810

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Reviews: 40
Hads: 92
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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 kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper and amber with a half finger head and some lacing.

S: Chardonnay and woody aroma.

T: Mostly pale malts, wine like, mostly chardonnay finish with apricot and german spicy hop notes.

M: Moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: I liked this one. I hadnt seen if available before but I will be going back for another one soon to try it again.

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Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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?

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Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of off white foam on top of an amber-brown body with light haze. The head settles at a moderate pace but leaves little lace on the glass.

S - A lightly fruity aroma with some toffee and red apple notes.

T - Lots of bread and toffee up front with red apple yeast notes. Some caramel and more apple in the middle as well as a bit of spice in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Oddly, this seems more like an English winter warmer than a German beer. Even so, it is quite pleasant, if not overly complex, and it is certainly drinkable enough.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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Photo of tone77
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Brad007
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber color with a one-finger head into my glass. Good presentation thus far.

The aroma is full of clove and banana with just a hint of wheat. Much like a hefeweizen but not quite.

Taste is chock full of clove that hits the mouth kind of hard. It's the dominant flavor but it seems rather "off" of sorts.

Mouthfeel is full of clove bordering on sourness. Doesn't seem to be right.

Not bad but it's obviously not a great example. Passable at best.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was in a wooden cask that was tapped at the Bier Garden's Oktoberfest celebration. A dark auburn brown body with a two-finger tan head that died quickly and left little lace patches. Has a bitter hop smell as well as some oakiness, natch, and a touch of spicy citric notes. The beer is smooth and creamy thanks to sitting in that cask but still has a sharp twinge from carbonation. The malt base is sturdy and gives off breadiness and a touch of sweet caramel - the hops are dominant and there is a citric, spicy taste that is crisp that dominates the beer. Was enjoyable and worth a try.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of JayQue
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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!

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Photo of CuriousMonk
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into dimpled mug. An interesting beer. Deep amber pour with a thick white head. A little bit hazy. Good looking beer. The nose is a little bit herbal and woody with a bit of light hoppy spiciness. There is a decent bit of bready/crusty maltiness on the back of a nice fresh continental malt flavour. There is a massive, distracting metallic flavour on the back that is brutal. It completely ruins the impression I had. It would have been pretty nice without it, but with it there it's tough to take.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light brown with shades of burnt orange. About 12-13 on the SRM scale. Slightly hazy with fluffy long-lasting off white head.

Malty forward with hints of caramel. Mainly oxidation with malt presence and hints of apple juice and sourness. Little hop aroma and perhaps DMS.

Maltiness with hints of caramel. Lots of oxidation with some astringency. Perhaps some DMS. Little hop aroma.

Medium to medium full mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Slight dryness in aftertaste.

A beer that would benefit with a lot less age. I can see when fresh it would be a good beer. With over a year on it, it's well past it's prime.

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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.

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Photo of crossovert
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

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.

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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.

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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.

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