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

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1,463 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,463
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 76
Gots: 92 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001)
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Photo of slym
3/5  rDev -24.1%

A much lighter and MUCH sweeter version of the Marzen style than I am used to. A little watery on the mouthfeel for the style as well. Overall, a decent beer, but so far my least-favourite Oktoberfest yet.

slym, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – A decent head that laced the glass and sat atop a pretty, light-brown body.

Smell – The traditional toasty malt aroma abounds.

Taste – This one is smooth and creamy. The toasted malt has the texture of peanut butter, but is thirst-quenching. There may even be a hint of hops in there for balance, but mostly the creamy malt carries the day. The buttery character and smooth toasted malt flavor is a real standout.

Mouthfeel – Faint carbonation, medium-bodied, and smooth as silk. Excellent!

Drinkability – This is an exceptionally smooth bier. I could knock down a case of these if I had my heart set on it.

Comments – There is no fruit or sugar to the flavor, which is the same as the Oktoberfest beers that I pounded out in Munich. The comparison among the locals always boiled down to which one was the smoothest. Simplicity ruled the day with this style.

Now, drinking this from the bottle doesn’t touch some of the stuff that I had over there on tap, but for a bottled Oktoberfest available here in the US, this is topnotch.

Update – I decided to re-review this with a 2004 vintage. This one really is dead-on for the style. The brewery in Munich did an excellent job of getting an authentic Oktoberfest beer here to the US. Gott sei dank!

Update – I am re-reviewing again with a 2005 vintage. This seems to get better every year. The Appearance was much improved. The beer itself is a wonderful, clear, bright orange and the head was medium with good retention and left cool-looking pits. Awesome!

RoyalT, Sep 26, 2003
Photo of Todd
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pint Euro-style brown bottle. Freshness on the front label.

Appearance: Clear and bright amber beer with a rather large foam head with decent retention. Carbonation bubbles are quite large.

Smell: Metallic, mineral, soft floral hops and toasted malts in the background.

Taste: Light-bodied, soft and smooth on the palate. Mildly malty with notes of caramel and loads of toasted malt flavour. Hops are also mild, with little bitterness and a flowery character that blends very complementary with the malt flavours to create a distinct tea-like flavour. Things go a bit bready as the beer warms. Then more metallic and mineral flavours fill in the gaps and fall into the finish, along with some malt and hop residuals.

Notes: This is Hacker-Pschorr's year round Oktoberfest offerning, not to be confused with their seasonal Oktoberfest-Märzen. It's a perfect Oktoberfest, brewed with enjoyment and a session of drinking in mind -- not strong and very drinkable.

Todd, May 19, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

lillitnn92, Friday at 03:15 PM
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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%

brad624, Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

HollyHops, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tykechandler, Nov 13, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

PGVG, Nov 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

atlbravsrno1, Nov 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

BeerSnobRobinson, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ArtZan, Nov 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jwat, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

WSDUDE, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

zachpaschal, Nov 06, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

Brewsed, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Taybeh
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Taybeh, Nov 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Sludgeman, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Pukstopper
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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.

Pukstopper, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of ChipMurray
4/5  rDev +1.3%

ChipMurray, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

JTuomi, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

MarkDeming, Oct 30, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +14.4%

Algar11, Oct 29, 2014
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Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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