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

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1,211 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 709
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 62
Gots: 23 | 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 lackenhauser


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

Very nice,crystal clear coppery color.Little or no head but a decent carbonation level. Nice aroma-somewhat toasted malt. Slightly grainy. Malty flavor up front. Vey slight hop bitterness. Nice malty mouthfeel as well. An extremely drinkable beer-would reccomend this to any macro drinker as a good "training wheel beer". Vey well balanced overall indeed.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2004 22:06:21 | More by lackenhauser
Photo of filabrazilia


3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copperish-amber with a nice beige head that leaves spots of lace on the glass.

There is a gentle malt aroma that is slightly sweet but not overwhelming. The malt is joined by a touch of doughy yeast. Very nice.

The taste is more mild than I thought it would be. There is, however, a fairly assertive aftertaste is sweet and hoppy. Not bad.

This beer is pretty thin, like a lager, but is thick and bitter in the finish. The malts assert themselves in the final swallow leaving a trace of sweetness in the mouth.

This is a good beer that is easy to drink, but a little too strong in the finish. But not a bad beer to drink anytime of the year.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2004 01:53:39 | More by filabrazilia
Photo of Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber colored beer with a good head. Nice, pleasant aroma of malts. A touch of alcohol hits the nose too. Very malty taste yet slightly hoppy. This beer is especially smooth and feels silky and enjoyable in your mouth. Drinkability is very high.

I had one of these while jamming with a friend of my Dad's, and this beer was perfect for the occasion. A great German Oktoberfest brew that holds true to the style. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 22:11:02 | More by Jacobob10
Photo of Zorro


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

Pours an ultra-clear bronze colored brew.

Smell is sweet malt and a toasted grain smell like toasted whole-wheat toast.

Taste is very malty with a full grain flavor too. Bittering hops provide a balance to the brew and the malt fades from the flavor as you drink it.

Mouthfeel is good.

A very drinkable brew, I could easily see me drinking a large mug of this at Oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2004 02:38:46 | More by Zorro
Photo of crawfow


4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rusty/Amber color.
Wow, the smell...awesome hints of Vienna and Munich malt...what a combination!
Taste was sexy! What a beer. One of the better Oktoberfests that I have tasted.
Body was appropriate for style, nothing to write home about but is finished well on the palate.
Overall a classic Oktoberfrest. If you find it...buy it over Paulaner!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2004 22:58:49 | More by crawfow
Photo of JackTheRipper


3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: I may have gotten a bad bottle, this one had zero head on it. Very nice amber color.

S: Initial smell is a bit malty sweet smell. Just a hint of hops lurking somewhere in the background. The smell on this one is very subdued when it was just out of the cooler, but got much better as the beer got a bit warmer.

T: Mostly a nicely done dark maltiness. Again, after it warmed up a bit, the more subtle hop flavors started showing themselves and balanced this one out nicely. A pretty good beer for the style.

M: Smooth, medium bodied and just a bit on the dry side. CO2 and ETOH are in good levels.

D&N: Not the best Marzen out there, but a beer I'd definitely recommend someone try.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2004 16:48:45 | More by JackTheRipper
Photo of Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hacker-Pschorr's year-round Oktoberfest offering is indeed a pretty good example of the style. This brew is rather simple in its approach and won't cause massive amounts of upheaval in the beer community, but it is a solid offering nonetheless.

The Original Oktoberfest pours a nice orange/rust amber color with a decent off-white foam head that lasts for about a minute and a half. The aroma wasn't too pervasive and was surprisingly mellow, but nice scents of caramel-malt and citric hoppiness were detectable. This O-Fest feels crisp and is moderately carbonated. In terms of flavor, this brew aims for balance and achieves it nicely. The malt flavors, which include some caramel-like notes and a distinct nuttiness blend well with the slightly bitter citric hoppiness in this brew. This beer is moderately dry in the finish. Some dryness is in the aftertaste along with some continuing nuttiness and citric notes before ending with no alcohoic warmth.

The beer is simple flavor-wise, but what is here is quite enjoyable and is very easy to drink. It may not be too memorable by some, but I will remember this as being a good, easy to drink amber lager whether it be early Fall or late-Spring.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2004 23:15:48 | More by Beastdog75
Photo of rdrummer

New Jersey

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

The Oktoberfest is on tap year round at a local eatery. Sometimes it can get really aged and lose a lot of flavor, not to mention carbonation, but when they have tapped a new keg, it's really good. It pours a cloudy amber with a large head. The smell is maltiness with a hops background. The taste is smoky malt with a kicker of hoppiness. Just a slight bitterness at the end. It has a clean, moderately thick feel in the mouth. When fresh it is hard to stop at one.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2004 23:05:53 | More by rdrummer
Photo of BierManVA


4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will dispense with most of the asthetics around this bier. Suffice it to say that it is decently carbonated, nicely colored, smooth and delicious.

My opinion is that most bier's were originally more malty than hoppy. That is why I like this style, it's an original creation before extremes. Although brewed originally as a seasonal brew, this bier can be savored year round and goes down as good in the hot summer months as it does in the winter.

Strangely, in the summer, it is cool and refreshing and in the winter, warm and smooth!



Serving type: bottle

02-28-2004 22:44:05 | More by BierManVA
Photo of CRJMellor


3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber with reddish tints. Little head with no retention and minor lace. Aroma is caramel malt, some bread or yeast hints with minor hop bitterings. Flavor is smooth malt with minor bitter hint. Somehat one dimensional but very tasty. Very smooth in the mouth, just made to drink out a litr stein. I find that the caramel taste stays fairly true even as the beer warms up some.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2004 00:13:56 | More by CRJMellor
Photo of dmarch


4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After tasting this beer, I figure that this is what an oktoberfest should be. Amber-orange in appearence with a beautiful head. Sweet caramel with very subtle hops, but the sweetness dominates. After finishing a pint it only leaves you thirsty for more. This is definately an authentic oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2003 04:13:44 | More by dmarch
Photo of WesWes

New York

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours an amber color with a spotty lace head. The aroma is sweet from the mixture of pale and crystal malts. The taste is sweet, but not overpowering. This is a darker version of a lager beer. It is medium bodied and very drinkable. This isn't one of my favorite Octoberfests, but it's pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2003 02:31:13 | More by WesWes
Photo of Rumrunner


3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle.

A pretty mild and simple Oktoberfest beer.

Pours a clear amber color. A decent head and excellent lacing. Scents are bread, grain and floral hops. There is a dryness on the nose as well.

Flavors are breaded malts. Some syrup and mild floral hops. A tiny bite but not much else. A tangy finish leads to a dry flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp yet uninspired. A good medium body. An ending tangyness to the mouthfeel is not good but not a beer buster either. It drinks easy. A fine Oktoberfest. It is just not my favorite. It is definately worth trying one.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2003 08:23:21 | More by Rumrunner
Photo of BeerBuilder


3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 8/14/03

Pours to a clear copper color with a tan head. The aroma is sweet and malty, bready with hints of grain. The flaovr is malty and somewhat bready and toffee-like. It is also a tad bit astringent. It is a medium bodied beer that has a drying finish. Not a bad Oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2003 21:17:03 | More by BeerBuilder
Photo of SheepNutz


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

One pint bottle poured into a pint glass. It pours a light amber color with two fingers of head. There is nice lacing present. The smell is sweet and malty with caramel and toffee. The taste is also fairly sweet with a good hops finish. The mouthfeel and drinkability are both above average. A darn solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 01:42:44 | More by SheepNutz
Photo of farHillsBrewer


3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A light coppery amber with a short-lived white head, that left a thin lace coating. The nose is strong bready malt accompanied by the presence of noble hops. The taste was a little disappointing compared with the others in the field, a simple malt profile and hardly any finish at all. A bit strong at 5.8 which minimizes drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2003 22:00:49 | More by farHillsBrewer
Photo of mickeymac


4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle with a side-saddle fraulein (sp?) atop a big black horse on the label, it's a very eye-pleasing copper with a white head that's initially thick and leaves a layer on top of the beer. Toffee sweetness and a bit of nuttiness dominate the smell. At first, it almost seems too sweet but things end up balancing nicely after a few sips. This stuff is really easy to drink. Good thing it's brewed year-round.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2003 01:34:55 | More by mickeymac
Photo of beergeek279


4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 12 oz. bottle. The color is amber, with a good, bubbly white head. The smell is sweet malt. The taste is a nice caramel malt, fairly strong, with a very nice hop backing. Mouthfeel is smooth. Drinkability-wise, could have many of these!

A great Oktoberfest from a great Munchen brewery. Well-balanced and full of taste, this certainly stands up with the best of the season. Hopefully, I'll have this one again next year!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2003 02:38:41 | More by beergeek279
Photo of TAMU99


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

This is a keeper.

A: Medium brown with a thin white head that lingers 'till about halfway through the glass

S: Molasses and butter

T: No, it's butterscotch and molasses, mild simple malty profile. Slightly bitter hops, but they aren't unpleasant

M: lingers for a long while, but it's not obnoxious

D: Good. It's sweet, but worth a couple - especially with a plate of wurst.

A pretty good Oktoberfest.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2003 20:09:20 | More by TAMU99
Photo of Hobbz

Rhode Island

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

A descent, standard Oktoberfest brew.

Appearance: Pours a medium-amber with clean sheen and allowing ample light to glisten though. Overall good lacing as well.

Smell: A medium pronouncement of malt hits the senses -- quite a sweet and caramel-malt nose (although not quite as strong as with some other festbiers).

Taste: Nice malt attributes contribute a fine start and finish. Very enjoyable flavor with a bit of hops in the taste to balance things out, especially in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: True to style and nicely done -- medium creaminess while still "thin" in the perfect way.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2003 03:38:03 | More by Hobbz
Photo of IrishRedRock


4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An excellent example of the style, and one I seem to like better than their seasonal Marzen. Has a rather luscious and creamy texture, golden ruby in color with a nice think foamy head atop. Nice malty aroma with some caramel and nuts in the nose as well. Flavor has a great malt base, with a touch of sweetness and that nuttiness again. Smooth and easy to drink. Light enough that you could drink many, and flavorful enough that you would want to.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2003 21:34:09 | More by IrishRedRock
Photo of marcobrau


3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber colored as described on the label. This is one of the darker Octoerfests from Germany. Starts with the emphasis on the light caramel malt flavors with big malt nose. Balanced between malt and hops in the middle followed with a lightly dry finish. A bit light bodied for the style. A very drinkable lager beer with a little bit of strength to it. Probably my favorite German Octoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2003 01:45:45 | More by marcobrau
Photo of PhantomVodoo


3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brownish copper in color with an off-white head.
Has a malty, sweet fruity aroma.

Taste shows a sweet, biscuity, caramel malt backbone. Toasty, with a slight burnt character. Slight fruit notes. Hops for balance, but malty overall. Sweetness lingers a bit.

Good mouthfeel.

Overall, a solid octoberfest.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2003 21:48:24 | More by PhantomVodoo
Photo of winomark


3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Deep copper/amber hue with a thin off-white head.

Aroma: Good maltiness, but also some tea tannin aromas.

Taste: Malt, hops, and caramel flavors. Quite dry on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation gives a lighter mouthfeel. Crisp and dry.

Drinkability: An average Oktoberfest. Would be willing to try again next year for comparison.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 22:40:11 | More by winomark
Photo of jcalabre


3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: This pours absolutely crystal clear amber color with a two fingered white head that quickly disappears.
Aroma: The nose is nice and malty with a touch of sweetness.
Flavor: It's slightly bitter upfront but finishes malty.

This is a very nice O'fest beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 02:35:18 | More by jcalabre
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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