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

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen

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1,172 Ratings

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Ratings: 1172
Reviews: 709
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%

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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 Jonada

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle. Best before May 2014. Served in a standard pint.

Appearance: Pours a copper orange color with 2 fingers of an off white head. Body is clear with some light carbonation visible.

Smell: Sweet bready malt, slightly spicy, walnuts, slightly grainy.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Nice malt sweetness upfront balanced in the finish by a light dose of earthy hops. In the middle of the mouth are flavors of dark bread, slight roast and a distinct nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp and smooth. Virtually no alcohol presence. Drinkability very high.

Overall: Solid Oktoberfest beer. Not the best of the bunch, but still worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 04:25:52 | More by Jonada
Photo of Beer-A-Lot


4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer makes you wish every fest was Oktoberfest. Sweet yet full-bodied. Amber colored yet wheat like. Light yet satisfying. Goes great with food (like brats at my next tailgate next Saturday) or by itself. And it's fun to try in different glasses--from steins to a weizen glass--to compare. Life is good. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:45:26 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Photo of emerge077


3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BBD: 05/14
Served in a Hacker-Pschorr Bräurosl-Weisse fest glass.

Transparent copper amber color, slow trails of rising carb visible. Long lasting head of frothy foam, lacing all around the glass. A brief swirl rekindles the head immediately, and it remains for the duration of the glass.

Wet grains and toast in the aroma.

Clean and smooth, lightly toasted bready grains, maybe sunflower seeds, and a very mild hint of bitterness in the aftertaste that is barely there. Easily drinkable. Simple and classic, a traditional example to judge others against I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 19:51:45 | More by emerge077
Photo of mmmbirra


4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.5 liter bottle into dimpled mug.
Deep deep amber bordering on brown. Perfectly white head holds strong all the way down the glass.
Toasted bread and minerals and toasted cashews and chestnuts and brown sugar with a little whiff of some grassy herbal hops. Winderfully aromatic.
The taste isn't quite as top notch as the aroma, but it isn't all that far off. Again with the toasty flavor but it's not as sweet and as full bodied and flavoured as the nose might suggest. Still nice and rich. After a good dose of these deeply toasted malts the hop bitterness clips it off. Then, of course, with a beer as good as this one, you need to go back for another gulp. Pretty dry for the style.
Easily the best amber oktoberfest, and for me the best oktoberfest period. Paulaner's amber version I suppose has some similarities but it's much much sweeter and not quite as layered.
Fantasic drink. Autumn in a glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 18:13:21 | More by mmmbirra
Photo of Bertman


4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I wait all year for this beer and the 5 other Oktoberfest beers arrive in my local store. I only acknowledge the 6 beers from Munich as true Oktoberfest beers the others are someone’s interpretation of a fest beer. This one is great, every aspect is pleasing, as a matter of fact the only way it could be better would be having served in the Hacker & Pschorr tent in Munich.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 17:58:28 | More by Bertman
Photo of josephbrewha


4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This Beer was absent from the Pacific Northwest for a year. Finally found it at my favorite store (Malt & Vine). Previously available in bomber sized bottles, now in a 6-pack of 11.2 oz bottles. I'm not complaining. This is the perfect beer, in my humble opinion. Certainly the best of the Oktoberfests I have tried and probably the best beer, apologies to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 02:49:20 | More by josephbrewha
Photo of BierStein711


4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at a local Oktoberfest! One liter stein

Three finger beige head, with a light brown body! Moderate carbonation

Smell: Biscuits, raisins, malt, and cinnamon

Taste: Malt, biscuits, bread, and a spicy hop finish at the end

Mouthfeel: Thick

Overall, this is a brilliant beer! This could be my favorite Oktoberfest bier!

Ein Prosit!

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2013 01:49:35 | More by BierStein711
Photo of gr0g

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep amber but not quite copper in color. Good head formation and retention. Aroma is both biscuity-malty and fragrantly hoppy. Butterscotch malt presence with floral notes from noble hops.

While malt-forward as is the norm for the style, there's a moderate bitterness (as far as Marzens go) that lends a crisp, refreshing flavor. Bready, cracker-like grain flavor. Slick, smooth texture with just enough carbonation. Clean, simple, versatile, and just plain tasty.

H-P's Oktoberfest is one of those rare beers that you can enjoy glass after glass of. One of my go-to 'fests and a top pick among the many Marzens that flood the shelves each fall.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 23:39:34 | More by gr0g
Photo of adevans

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- nice copper color, little lacing

S - Sweet. Bready.

T - Nice caramel nuttiness. Good roasty malt aftertaste. Light grassy hops leave you with a touch of spice.

M - Smooth. Really smooth.

O - When it comes to the style, this is highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 03:48:35 | More by adevans
Photo of ranger7


3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up from Central Market as part of a Pick 6.
From the bottle into a Rahr "Come and Drink It" pint glass.
(Review from notes)

A - A dark amber, some bubbles, nice off-white head.

S - Carmel, malt.

T - Smooth, no hops. Very good.

M - No carbonation, malty aftertaste. Good taste.

Summary - Delicious and somewhat malty. One of the best Oktoberfests I've had.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:16:33 | More by ranger7
Photo of mccarltone


4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is probably my favorite Oktoberfest beer out of Germany. Terrific clarity, light body, sweet and malty aroma and taste. A bit "bready" taste with a very smooth finish. This is the beer other Oktoberfests need to be compared to. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 16:50:24 | More by mccarltone
Photo of MattSweatshirt


3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out as one of the darker Oktoberfests I have seen. Clear and deep deep orange.

The nose presents a rich malty profile of slightly toasted bread, caramel, and a toffee like character. The hops seem to get a bit lost in the shuffle.

Drinks smooth. A bit on the lighter side on the body. Great carbonation. There is a touch of bitterness. Herbal hop flavor seems to pop more in the taste than on the nose. Big bready malt character with some sweetness.

One of the best out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 18:25:33 | More by MattSweatshirt
Photo of BeerFMAndy


4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured in a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.8% ABV, Best before 12/12.

A - A moderately harsh pour created a firm, light khaki-colored head with great retention above the brilliantly clear copper-amber colored beer. The two foam dropped down to a nice layer slowly while leaving rings of lace on the glass.

S - Toasty Vienna malts with a touch of Munich sweetness come together with a light touch of complimentary hops, which dry out the nose and gives it a bit of crispness. Most significant in it's aroma though, is the touch of sulfur that almost suggests skunkiness but is a classic trait.

T - A gently toasted Vienna malt base is clear while Munich malt imparts a mild sweetness along side a well-balanced hop feel that's barely tasted but felt in the dryness before a light metallic finish kicks in.

M - Medium-light bodied, Hacker-Pschorr's Oktoberfest is creamy and smooth all the way down but still well carbonated, finishing dry and lightly metallic with a residual, delicately lingering sweetness. The feel is the crowning point of this beer which captures the essence of the style; drinkability.

O - Towards the end of Hacker-Pschorr's simple and understated Oktoberfest, the metallic flavor and mouthfeel go away, really increasing it's enjoyment but, regardless, this beer is brewed for sheer drinkability; something it truly excels at.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 21:54:23 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of JednoPivoProsim


3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 11.2 FL.OZ. bottle into a pint glass. BEST BEFORE: 05/14.

Appearance: Pours a thin dark amber/brown body with a decent off-white head.

Smell: Best described as very nutty.

Taste: Again, very nutty, toasty malt flavor. Slight hop bitterness. Not sweet nor caramel-flavored like many Oktoberfest beers.

Mouthfeel: Appropriately crisp with a full mouthfeel despite the thin appearance.

Overall: Tastes like a well-crafted beer which I can appreciate. Not my favorite, however, drinks like a smoothed out nut brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 19:55:45 | More by JednoPivoProsim
Photo of justintcoons


3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Amber with 2 fingers of loose, white head. Excellent clarity, light carbonation and poor retention.

Sweet breads, Pils malt, bubblegum and grass.

Stale lightly-toasted bread, Pils malt and wet grains. Hints of grassy Noble hops, skunky yeast and wet cement.

Light bodied, crisp and clean.

Cleaner and skunkier than most Oktoberfests. It's aiiiiggghhtt.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 14:19:11 | More by justintcoons
Photo of Mavigo


4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a massive box of this from Costco. Seemed like a good investment. Served in a nonic.

A: Pours a bubbly copper brown color with a short off white head that lasts a short time leaving almost no lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, dark fruits, yeast, grains

T: excellent taste, light sweetness to it, dark fruits, brown sugar, yeast, wheat, grains, bit of hops, bit of malts

M: medium body with good amounts of carbonation, very light and airy, very well balanced.

O: This was damn good, I'm glad i got a 24 pack of these, should last me about a week. Quite cheap too but I bought it wholesale. I recommend this beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 03:50:47 | More by Mavigo
Photo of barnzy78


3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle
A - creamy ivory head tops an amber colored beer; good head retention
S - toasted grain, caramel, spicy, yeast
T - malty, toasted grain, caramel, toffee, spicy, bready yeast
M - Lighter side of medium; perfect carbonation; clean finish
O - One of the better Oktoberfest beers available at this time of year

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 00:09:06 | More by barnzy78
Photo of JParlow


4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Once again got a chance to return to this seasonal favorite. It poured with a 2 inch head that remained for well over 10 minutes. The lace on the side of the glass lasted the entire glass! The appearance was a beautiful dark amber. Allow this spirit to get to 50° and you'll really enjoy the malty goodness at the end. By far one of my top 20 beers and it's even better on tap if you can find it!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 18:01:32 | More by JParlow
Photo of UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper colored. Clear. White fizzy head fades to a ring after a minute. Looks promising.

Aroma is nice, but not very strong. Roasted grain character. Slight hops.

A dry grainy flavor dominates. A slightly spicy, earthy hop flavor comes through. I was hoping for more sweetness.

Average mouthfeel for my taste. A little on the thin and highly carbonated side with a sweet and dry finish.

This is better than most of the German Oktoberfests I've tried. I prefer more body and sweetness, but I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 14:06:56 | More by UnderPressure
Photo of dertyd


3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle to a stien

A: pours a light rootbeer brown with a nice white foamy head that goes away quickly not much laceing lots of bubble.realy a beautyfull looking beer

S:sweet and sour malts,figs,grassy smell

T:well ballanced beer was hopeing for more of a malt presence that I get from a lot of other marzen beers and overly carbonated but is still a verry drinkable beer

M:crisp and refreshing

Overall: a good beer realy drinkable I can put theese back all night but I was just hopeing for a lil more going on

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 07:39:17 | More by dertyd
Photo of Retta123


3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

serving: on tap

appearance: light golden reddish brown, little to no head

mouthfeel: low carbonation, smooth

taste: honey... maybe some very very light pumpkin. No fall spices.

overall: very drinkable. could have a few of these since they are not overly sweet or strong.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 04:50:44 | More by Retta123
Photo of Cyberkedi


4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a dark golden amber with a fairly good fine-bubbled pale amber-tan head. Malty aroma has an overtone of cloves and a firm apple note, almost like a cider. Flavor has a malty core with firm notes of cloves and apple and hints of caramel and horehound. Texture is crisp, smooth and fairly fizzy, very refreshing. All around a good, if not remarkable, beer. Prost!

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2013 22:47:19 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of sbauer


4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a

A: Very clear, amber-brown. Light lacing and head.

S: Brown sugar, grainy bread,

T: Balanced bready malt, slightly nutty with noticeable gentle hop bitters. Very crisp and balanced. Slight sweetness, but not cloying at all.

M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

O: VERY drinkable oktoberfest marzen.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 17:25:17 | More by sbauer
Photo of M_C_Hampton


4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from 330mL bottle into a clear plastic cup, dark amber with 1.5" white head, clear
S: caramel malts, coriander, cereal grains
T: on the sweeter side with a big malt presence, finish dries and is very clean
M: medium bodied with good carbonation
O: a good Marzen representative of the style

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 03:21:12 | More by M_C_Hampton
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United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colour, fairly large thick head, clear. Aroma was Munich malts was also slightly grassy. Tasted Munich malt and cranberry, finish was long and wheaty, fairly sweet but balanced. Body was slightly thick, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Understated, not complex or as in your face as other Munich Oktoberfest beers but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 12:03:52 | More by jonb5
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