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

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1,505 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 740
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 80
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
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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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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. Brown bottle. Freshness date printed on label.

A: Pours a clear amber orange with a small white head. Large carbonation
bubbles float to the top. Leaves little lacing. Both the weak lacing and small
head are due to a bad pour.

S: Crisp and fresh. Sweet toasted caramel malts. Hints of hops. Just what I
would expect from an Oktober/Marzen.

T/M: Smooth and creamy, yet crisp. Sweet toasty malts start this beer off nice.
This leads to a light hop presence which helps balance out the sweet malts.
Mild caramel comes through with a hint of a metallic taste. The finish is sweet
and not too bitter or dry. An alcohol warmth also pops up towards the finish.

O: One of the better Oktoberfest beers I've had. Easy to drink, tastes great
and needs to be tried by all. I need a case of this stuff.


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3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of May 2013. Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York - they are currently stocking a range of fest biers.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A dark amber with crystal clarity and light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of light caramel malt with hints of grain and crisp noble hops. Nice.

Tastes of caramel malt with a crisp, dry finish. Notes of grain, mild caramel and peppery noble hop aromas. A hint of carbonic acid and a subtle hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and unusually tingly. Nice body, though rather light. Aftertaste of caramel malt and a whisper of noble hops.

Tasty; goes down all too easily. Crisp and refreshing, with the hops adding a pleasant spicy twang to the flavour. A quality brew - I could imagine sinking more than a few of these at a German fest. Well worth trying.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured into a pint glass; bottle at roughly 47F.

The measuring stick for marzen.

I almost imagine the standards for good brewing being discussed over a few pints from this ancient brewery. This beer opened my eyes to the genius of German styles. Don't start here, end here.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear orange with a brilliant thick white head. Dissipates to a film quickly and laces nicely.

S: Bready and oktoberfest-y... yep, I'm going with that. Can smell some booze in there too.

T: Perfectly balanced between lager yeast taste, malt, and bitterness. Lots of caramel, toasty bread, some other stuff...

M: Slightly hot and slightly over carbonated for me. Very creamy, almost coats the mouth with deliciousness.

O: Wow, great beer. One of my favorite versions of my favorite style. "One" could drink many of these in succession, and right now I am the "one".

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured in a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a dark orange to amber color forming a big yellow creamy and bubbled head. Medium retention. A very thin layer remains for a moment and many lacings are formed and left around

S: Very grainy and toffee in the nose. Lager yeasts makes it quite bready and biscuity. Notes of flowery hops

T: Sweet and toffee upfront. Caramel malts, bread, biscuits, Lager yeasts, citrus hops, good smooth hops bitterness

M: Light to medium body. Slightly molasses. Medium carbonation. Excellent grainy and little bit hoppy aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent Oktoberfest specimens. Hacker-Pschorr quality. Prost!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle poured into a pint glass, this is a translucent caramel brown color. Smell is sweet grains and caramel. Taste is mellow and sweet, mostly brown sugar and bread. Almost no hop profile. Light bodied and easy to drink, this is a very enjoyable version of the style.

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Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.