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Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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88
very good

1,512 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 744
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 84
Gots: 113 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

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Ratings: 1,512 | Reviews: 744
Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super smooth. Solid beer give it a 89/100

Photo of goodonyamate
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great outta the bottle. Even better on draught. Cheers!

Photo of JDoHo
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Octoberfests I've had.

Photo of MorganMessersmith
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Fest bier in the world. Hands down.

Photo of mchegash
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.75/5
A fairly nice light orange-brown. Fairly clear. About 1 finger of head when initially poured, then dissipates down to minimal hea presence (but still some). Can see a small amount of carbonation rising at average speed.

Smell - 3.4/5
An slightly hoppy malt character. A little bit of alcohol smell

Taste - 4.2/5
A very nice balance between sweet malts and fresh crisp lager taste. The malts are slightly fruity, slightly earthy, and moderately sweet. The lager taste is at first perhaps a little strange, but I think it's just that I'm not used to oktoberfest beers being this lager-y (even though this is more what an actual authentic oktoberfest is supposed to taste like). Once I get used to it, the taste is quite nice. I really love the balance between the sweet malts and lager taste.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Medium to full-bodied, very crisp, even level of moderate carbonation throughout the sip. Truly a delight to the mouth.

Overall - 4/5
I love all things authentic, so knowing this is a quite authentic Oktoberfest beer earns some automatic points for me. I have come to really love the taste, and the mouthfeel is great as well. It would be nice it the aroma was a little stronger, but overall this is a great beer, and definitely one of the best oktoberfest beers I have tried.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Woo. It's been awhile. Lots of life changes, sorry to let you guys down.

Appearance : Pillowy, fluffy two fingered head atop a beautiful amber tint of a body, which is mostly transparent.

Aroma : some light wet earth, crisp chlorine, caramel and roasted malts. A slight metallic smell also accompanies it, to the point of me tasting a penny in my mouth when I smell it.

Flavor : a high hop presence with a quick nip of Maltiness. I taste nut, caramel, and alkaline. Some roasted caramel, a bit of clean copper, and ends with a high malt presence.

Mouthfeel : like any other beer really. Just clean and creamy.

Overall : ill pass on it next time. It's not bad but whatever, it's okay.

Photo of magpieken
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. 04/15. Pours a bright, golden amber colour with a frothy, off white head which reduced to a collar and left a trace of lacing. Pleasantly malty aroma with a hint of grassy hops. Mildly sweet with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Smooth, medium bodied and quite easy to drink. Decent enough but didn't leave me craving more.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thick cap; light lacing;

S: toast; earthy hops;

T: graham crackers; sweet malt at mid-palate; a touch of bitterness at the end, but it's almost unnoticeable;

M: medium bodied; creamy carbonation;

O: right on for the style;

Photo of Herque
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

My favorite Marzen

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was the best Octoberfest/Marzen I've had so far, by far.

Malty, caramelly, fruity, floral, smooth, and immensely drinkable. I wonder if I'll ever find one that I like more?

Photo of Taybeh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Classic! From a bottle into an imperial pint glass
A: Bright copper orange, crystal clear, decent head.
S: Toasty grain and faintly floral and herbal notes due to hops.
T: Follows nose but a little more sweetness due to some caramel maltiness. Balanced, smooth, crisp at the end with a little hop bite.
M: Super drinkable. Medium body. Delicious.

Photo of Pukstopper
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Pours a nice deep copper color in a 22oz glass head didn't last to long and not much lacing.
One of the better Octoberfest beers I have had.

Photo of JTuomi
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

50 cl bottle (bb 05/15) into a lager glass. Clear deep amber body, big white foamy head, good retention, little lacing. Sweet smell of toasted caramel malt. Taste begins with sweet caramel malt, followed by a toasted taste, ending dry with a slight floral hop bitterness to balance out the taste. The aftertaste has toasted malt and floral hop. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Overall a very smooth and drinkable beer with nice flavor, I could easily have a couple more of these.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, best by 5/15 on label

pours a bright clear copper color, with fluffy bone-white head. decent head retention. aroma is grainy, a bit nutty. same with taste, decent balance, just a bit sweet. bready, no real hop flavor. thin to medium body, higher carbonation.

Photo of Deanc
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Its scary good, great taste and goes down like water…like I said, scary...

Photo of brureview
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured a dark copper color in a mug with a 2F head.

Apple-fruit aroma. Different than other Oktoberfests which I have tasted- usually there is a stronger malt presence in the aroma.

Very carbonated and tart.

The aroma carries to the taste which finishes with a tart bitter finish. The fruit deepens with warming.

Overall, a very good Ocktoberfest.

Photo of tillmac62
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BBD 05/15 (Original Oktoberfest version). Clear medium amber pour with just a touch of ruby. Exceptional head, lacing and retention. Light nose of biscuit with a touch of caramel and an almost imperceptible noble hop note. Almost medium bodied with a nice almost creamy texture. Above normal carbonation with a very good amount of effervescence on the finish. The exceptional flavor profile is superbly balanced, complex and very flavorful (intensity). It begins with an effervescent explosion of malt - mostly biscuit over a light caramel sweetness. In the middle, a light hop bitterness and noble hop flavor predominate. In the somewhat crisp finish as the bitterness fades, comes the final effervescent burst of lingering hop flavor. This one just edged Ayinger out as my favorite import.

Photo of dogin26
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

delicious malts. Very drinkable

Photo of RyanK252
4/5  rDev +1.5%

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours a redish golden amber with a white head.

S: Sweet malt, some floral hops with a hint of apple.

T: Fruity floral hops, lots of apple, caramel malt sweetness, and a little spice.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, but a little sweet.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Sampled this evening on 9/27/14. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle. From Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH in Munich, Germany. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "Texas Boot".

Pours a nice darker amber in color with a good 2-finger foamy off-white head that last while before settling down to a good 3mm head. Lots of sticky lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the 'Texas Boot'. The aroma is of roasted malts, some spice, with a slight metallic/mineral aroma as well. The taste has even a bit more going on with some bready yeast and some caramel malts in the mix as well. Crisp and clean and goes down pretty easy and you don't taste the metallic / mineral aroma. Medium bodied with good carbonation as there are some large bubbles rising up from the bottom and sides of the boot. Overall, a very good Oktoberfest brew.

Photo of thedoubler55
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

A: This beer poured a nice golden amber with a tent of red in it, but crystal clear and good transparency. This brew had a nice off white ring at the top that went away quickly, some minimal lacing as well.

S: Not crazy aroma but the fall is definitely in there, some roasted malts and spice come through right off the bat, a nice scent of cinnamon as well.

T: Upfront like the nose, with some biscuit very present on the tongue as you drink it, some spices are there as well and nice nutmeg notes.

M: Good amount of carbonation, medium bodied and a little sticky.

O: Pretty good brew, very well balanced, with nice notes of fall, and the spice comes through all over on this brew, thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Photo of wiscokid920
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

One of my favorite Oktoberfests. I am always a little turned off initially by the nose...I always pick up something metallic/mineral-ish. The body and taste always makes up for it. Crisp and creamy with lots of toasted malt, tea-like sweetness, and bready with enough hop bitterness to give it some depth.

Prost!

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Pretty good. Definite traditional octofest. A little thin on body but hard to beat how everything comes together. Very smooth. An alcohol bite in the end along with German twang. Gets better as I work down the das boot.

Photo of delta490
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%

Pours a beautiful amber with a short-lasting fizzy white head. No lacing at all. The aroma is mild, bready and lightly sweet. The taste is equally mild and similar in profile with a little earthy hops on the finish. The body is a little thinner, heading towards watery but not quite there. A decent amount of carbonation throughout. Not my favorite German Marzen.

Photo of SysopChris
5/5  rDev +26.9%

My first ever 5!!!

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Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.