Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
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 +3.4%
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.
02-25-2012 19:06:54 | More by Samp01
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
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
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
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
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
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
4.45/5 rDev +15%
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
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
10-07-2011 01:10:40 | More by kylehay2004
3.6/5 rDev -7%
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
4.18/5 rDev +8%
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
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
09-24-2011 20:15:24 | More by John_M
2.78/5 rDev -28.2%
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.
01-27-2011 20:14:15 | More by CuriousMonk
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
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
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
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
3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
10-12-2010 10:20:44 | More by clayrock81
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
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
3.1/5 rDev -19.9%
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
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
09-26-2010 23:44:27 | More by Brad007
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
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
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
11-10-2009 19:18:27 | More by Jayli
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
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
Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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