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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 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 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. (358 characters)

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. (718 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 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 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. (518 characters)

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. (662 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 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. (593 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 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! (659 characters)

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. (465 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 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)

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)

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