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

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1,214 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,214
Reviews: 709
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 63
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 ryanocerus


4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber in color with minimal head and decent carbonation. The aroma is slightly caramel, mostly malt. The taste is a sweet malt with a slightly spicy/alcohol aftertaste. It is a bit thin for mouthfeel but very highly drinkable. One of the better Oktoberfests, although it is not my favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2002 15:49:38 | More by ryanocerus
Photo of brakspear


3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a very distinctive Oktoberfest given its Munich roots. The body is a very nice dark amber color, but the slim whitish head disappeared too quickly. The aroma is a caramel malt mixture, but my bottle had a rather funky soapy odor on top. The taste has the necessary maltiness, but barely and the body seems a bit weak. Overall, I expected much more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2002 18:08:17 | More by brakspear
Photo of WilliamPhilaPa


3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep bright amber almost orange color, with a foamy off-white head with decent retention. On the nose there is the aroma of toasted malts & touch of caramel. On the palate it is medium bodied, toasted malts, caramel flavors, slight graininess, slight hop bitterness, and slightly metallic flavor which went away after it warmed up a bit. Overall this was a very good Oktoberfest brew...

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2002 08:16:57 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
Photo of beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours with a white head...nothing special here, over gently carbonated clear medium amber liquid. Nose is quite malty, quite sweet smelling. Taste is medium-bodied mouthfeel with a surge of malt, then fading into a blandish finish...pretty one-dimensional beer here, although good for quaffing in mass quantities...sort of the lawnmower beer of Oktoberfests. Not putting it down, I just feel there are more out there that offer more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2002 17:38:06 | More by beerluvr
Photo of DarthMalt


3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one's a keeper.

More ruby-colored than the orange of other Ok-fests. Mild aroma. Great fruitwood, smoky flavor jumps in right away. Crisp hops pop out midway, but dissipate just as quickly. Each sip encourages more next time around.

Very festive!


Serving type: bottle

08-21-2002 19:37:02 | More by DarthMalt
Photo of StevieW


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

Bright nearly glowing orangish-copper hue. Faint off white head, oily resiny, bubbles bust through, head didn't last, some tiny remants laced the glass. Very rich, malty, and sweet inviting smell. Rich, warm sweet malty taste, lots of positive tastes on the finish. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and other sweets. I wish it was a little cooler, maybe I would enjoy it a bit more. This one seemd a touch thin, overall very good. Available year round, I worry about it's freshness. Couldn't locate a freshness date on it.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2002 12:20:28 | More by StevieW
Photo of BillyBrew


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

German's make some damn good brew. This speciman has a deep amber colour with a heay, thick, creamy head that retains well and keeps a full cover. Nice caramel lamt scent with a shade of minerals. Subtle, but full caramel malt with smooth nolble hops, perhaps, great balance. Full figured, light-medium body, hella smooth and rich. This brew drank super slick and smooth. Slips down the hatch, good for the whole night and into the next morning. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2002 08:26:59 | More by BillyBrew
Photo of ElGuapo

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i dont' know if something was up with this on draught, but it tasted really funny. it had a somewhat strong taste of vinegar in it. the quality oktoberfest was hidden in the back, and it was still a decent brew, but it was just not the same beer i was so accustomed to. i can't imagine how it was so much different especially that it was not as good on draught

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2002 20:02:24 | More by ElGuapo
Photo of psugrad98


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

Clear, light amber in color. Large loosely packed bubbles. Clean tasting, with a pleasant malt taste. Less bitter than some other similar beers. Quite drinkable. I sampled this on Draught. Very nice!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2002 19:36:21 | More by psugrad98
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2002 12:35:09 | More by Todd
Photo of Bierman9

New Hampshire

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

Got some of this at my Bro's urging...skeptical at first about freshness, but said good to Jun02 on the label... Put three 12oz bottles into a liter Hacker-Pschorr Mass Stein ("appropriated" from the Munchen Oktoberfest), sat out on the deck as the temp approached 70, and enjoyed! Dark golden, copper color, with a big frothy head from a hard-pour. Head fades, but leaves a tad of lace on the glass. Nose is a lovely malty, toasty aroma...just like in Munchen!! Medium body and tongue are preludes to it's semi-sweet, malty-toasty flavor... has a slight hop-bitter finish, maybe a bit dry.... All-in-all, very drinkable... could have a few more! Was sampling this with my Daughter Caitlin nearby. Suggested to her that she should try this style of bier, since we will be hitting the Fest again sometime soon... She had a couple of sips, declaring "actually, not that bad..." Future BA, I reckon...

overall: 4.15
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5


Serving type: bottle

03-31-2002 17:38:40 | More by Bierman9
Photo of Brent


4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bottle was well past its prime (I didn't see the date on the lower right corner of the label until I got home. I should know better than to shop at places that will let a beer rot on the shelf until it sells), so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this beer had held up. Nice, solid maltyness, with just enough hops and sweetness at the finish. A very pleasant marzen.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2001 22:46:48 | More by Brent
Photo of QXSTER1


2.05/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this on draught recently and was severely disappointed. It was thin and had a metallic taste that made it unpleasant. The trip over must of skunked the keg.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2001 08:25:32 | More by QXSTER1
Photo of BKotch


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

Spaten may be the Ur-Marzen, but I think I may prefer Hacker-Pschorr's version. A bigger malt flavor gives it the nod.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2001 18:36:55 | More by BKotch
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