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Augustiner Bräu Oktoberfestbier - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Augustiner Bräu OktoberfestbierAugustiner Bräu Oktoberfestbier

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BA SCORE
88
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-11-2002)
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Reviews by Zimbo:
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%

There is quite a bit of power in this light golden beer. The head is modest but there is a nice firm and slightly rough and lingering thirst quenching bitterness that really fires up the taste buds. Does exactly what an Octoberfestbier should do. Cunningly lethal too.

Can't understand why reviews here are so low unless people don't understand the style. Could easily drink multiple 1 litre steins of this. Another top notch Augustiner beer.

10-03-2010 22:20:36 | More by Zimbo
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joemacpherson

Utah

3.83/5  rDev -3%

A- golden hay-yellow.

S- light malt with lemony hauch.

T- Sweet biscuits and zap from the alcohol. the delicate spiciness gives it a complex, yet clean finish.

M- good feel. full bodied and what else would anyone expect.

D- Of course!

Now Im going to finish this beer! Prost

09-29-2010 20:35:44 | More by joemacpherson
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Brown 500ml bottle, very close to its best before date (end of Jan 2010, drank mid Jan 2010). Poured twice into a 'La Chouffe' stemmed tulip glass.

Mid gold/pilsner yellow in colour, paler than the draught version if my memory serves me correctly. Same white head sat on top though.

Slightly sweet malt aroma, otherwise very little smell comes from the beer.

Very easy to drink with a good marzen fel and taste to it, not rich, but heavy and deep in its flavours.

I must admit the fresh draught version in a litre stein at the Munich O'fest is a whole lot better, but you can't review while drinking at the O'fest can you?

01-21-2010 21:19:29 | More by BlackHaddock
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MTNboy

Germany

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

It has a great off white head that was thick and rocky. Which was followed by a spread out pattern of lace? The body was brass colored and full of carbonation. It has bit of hops to the smell but it mainly malt that makes this aroma. The flavor was bitter. sweet, having a fruity sweetness to it. The mouthfeel is a little much but the taste saves it.

09-05-2009 04:18:52 | More by MTNboy
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-06-2012 13:43:44 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%

Hand delivered in Moscow by a Russian tourist who attended Oktoberfest, this brew comes in a standard brown half liter bottle with a colorful label featuring the brewery's beer tent. Best before 02/04, there was no chance I was going to let it sit that long.

Poured a slightly orangish gold under a thin white head that dissipated very quickly. No lace. The nose is very mild, almost fruity, with a hint of malt. The mouth was (too) highly carbonated and light bodied. The taste starts mildly malty, followed by a very subdued hops bite. The aftertaste was more sweet than bitter. This is certainly not my favorite Munich O'fest beer.

10-10-2003 19:28:09 | More by Globetrotter
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-23-2013 03:05:08 | More by FLBeerGuy
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-08-2012 21:20:54 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Yojimbo1941

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +18.5%

Had this at Augustiner am Platzl near the Hofbrauhaus in Munich.

Served in a half-liter mug.

Golden color, fluffy head. Looked exactly like what you would expect a beer around Oktoberfest to look like. I'm very partial to APAs back home so the hops were hard for my under-developed sense of smell to notice. Taste was sweeter than the Oktoberfest offerings from Hofbrau and Lowenbrau. Very smooth, refreshing. I could (and did) drink this beer all night. No bad aftertaste noted.

Special thanks to Michael, a regular at the am Platzl, who flagged down the bartender to give me this wonderful beer.

11-01-2009 12:59:08 | More by Yojimbo1941
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%

on-tap at a local pub for the season

A- Golden/very light orange colour. Big, wonderful, white fluffy head, just like those you see in oktoberfest pictures. A hint of lacing on the glass

S- Quite weak sweet malts aroma, with a herbal/lemonish hint underneath

T- Pretty much what the taste suggested. Sweet malts, not as crisp as in other lagers and hence more on the biscuity side than on the grain side. Hops flavours bring a slight herbal feel and some lemon hints (expecially on the tongue), though with almost no bitterness at all

M- Very light body (expecially light given the style) and actually quite little carbonation. The result is a smooth, almost oily mouthfeel that really helps drinkabilty but has the beer feeling a little flat

O- Exceptional drinkabilty and smoothness but not so much besides this. Quite light in body and flavor for the style, it tastes pretty much like a standard Helles; actually, it is highly similar to their Lagerbier Hell

09-23-2011 10:36:05 | More by Cozzatoad
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Sigmund

Norway

3.1/5  rDev -21.5%

500 ml bottle, bought in Bier Spezi, Hamburg. Very pale golden colour, large head. Moderate aroma of grass, fruits and pale malts. Flavour is surprisingly bland, some grassy and sweetish notes. Low bitterness. ABV is well hidden. Drinkable, but I expected more than this. Confirms my theory that the Octoberfest is a ridiculously over-hyped event for American and German binge drinkers, and has very little, if anything, to do with a great beer selection or beers out of the ordinary.

11-07-2005 19:21:04 | More by Sigmund
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

I'm amazed to see how little this beer's been reviewed, since it's one of the major beers of Oktoberfest. Anyhow, it's my turn!

With a slightly vigorous pour, this brew creates about two fingers worth of bright white head, which dissipates in about a minute or so to a fine white film. Somewhat soapy looking lacing, and has a gold colored and clear body.

A little more aromatic than expected. It has kind of a husky/bourbon like aroma, as well as a sweet honey doused biscuit characteristic.

The taste is very blunt with grainy huskiness upfront, but gives way to a honey finish.

Feels a little coarse upfront, but leaves the palate wet.

Overall not a bad example of the Oktoberfest style, and is probably close to the top IMO.

09-14-2009 15:41:35 | More by TheSarge
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throwback

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-22-2011 02:20:00 | More by throwback
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RichieBraustubl

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

Enjoyed this beer on my first trip to the Augustiner Braustubl in Salzburg December of 2010. As a caveat, I will say that any beer you have at this establishment is already going to be better than your average brew due to location, and the fact that they serve it in ceramic krugs and locals insist the krugs be warmed in this giant fountain prior to having a beer pulled. You then buy a beer ticket and wait in line to have your beer poured from a giant wooden keg. Truly an amazing experience and highly recommended. I digress..

Appearance: Light orange, not as dark as many marzen biers but darker than hofbrau and lowenbraus oktoberfest offerings. Nice two finger head that doesn't dissipate for quite some time.

Smell: Super malty, very little hop

Taste: Tastes like smells, lightly toasted malt characteristic which is terrifically balanced with mild bittering hops, leads to that, "I just had a sip but I want another one now" pilz'y dryness to the back of your throat.

Mouthfeel: Kind of blew my load on this above, 'nuff said.

Overall: Fantastic beer, my favorite of this style. Shame I've only had it a couple of times and was fortunate enough to get it in December. Recommended highly if you can get your hands on it, or anything by Augustiner for that matter.

12-02-2012 19:53:38 | More by RichieBraustubl
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Kevinhcraig

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-28-2014 20:37:58 | More by Kevinhcraig
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-07-2012 02:30:16 | More by cfalovo97
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mmmbirra

Italy

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%

Very pale and translucent yellow. White head. Pretty standard but the foam sticks around a while.
Ahhhh, now this is an oktoberfestbier. Full malt aroma with hints of noble hops. The alcohol just barely makes it through, but isn't strong enough to detract from my enjoyment and is certainly concealed better than most others of the style. Perhaps a touch of sulfur that gets in the way.

Straightforward pils malt flavor with some bitter chestnut honey following. Very smooth, no harshness, no astringency, really good.

Smooth straightforward and not overcarbonated. Perfect to drink by the liter(as the beer gods intended.)

As a couple others have mentioned in their reviews, this beer is reminiscent of their lagerbier hell. This version is of course dialed up a notch at 6% abv but unlike lesser oktoberfests this one has the body dialed up a bit as well to compensate for the increased alcohol content. Like most of Augustiner beers, well done.

09-27-2013 17:40:32 | More by mmmbirra
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shwami

Germany

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-12-2011 17:34:41 | More by shwami
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darioklc

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-08-2012 13:58:26 | More by darioklc
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atis

Finland

3.23/5  rDev -18.2%

500 ml bottle bought in Dublin

Pours pale yellow, very little head that dissipates fast (I poured rather aggressively), extremely lots of small carbonation bubbles. Aroma is weak malty with some fruity hops. Taste is rather bitterish ar first, with hints of forest fruit and maybe some honey and soon becomes rather sweetish malty. Mouthfeel is very light and there is too much carbonation.

Not bad, but nothing special.

10-18-2008 16:05:21 | More by atis
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kgmm77

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

09-16-2012 19:22:44 | More by kgmm77
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.98/5  rDev -24.6%

50cl bottle poured aggressively into my Paulaner Seidel.

A- Pale gold like a pilsner, thick creamy 3 finger head with good retention. Lively beading.

S- Lots of munich malts, not overly sweet like other fests, very reminescent of a munich helles obviously due to the malt. Some biscuit and grassy notes.

T- Lots of sweet malt as exepected, alcohol is more obvious in the aftertaste than expected. Slight hop bitterness also there but sweet malt dominates.

M- Pretty flat and lifeless, a little sticky

D- Pretty average/poor fest bier and suprised due to coming from one of the best brewers in Munich. Not a fan of this one. lots of other fests beat this easily.

11-29-2007 13:37:46 | More by seanyfo
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paterlodie

Belgium

4.72/5  rDev +19.5%

BB 02-06. Beautifull clear deep golden beer and a lasting white head that stays forever. Nose is ultimate maltyness with a sweet hint and a spicy yeastnote. Further beautifull hopnose that shows some citrussy. Full taste, strong with mega maltiness, "süffig" and greatly hopped. Perfect to drink and mouthfeel is just wonderfull. Good carbonisation and wondefull taste makes mouthfeel and drinkability just perfect IMHO.

10-03-2005 09:16:00 | More by paterlodie
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hec666

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

I tried this while at the las weekend on Oktoberfest, Muchen 2006.

Beer s golden color with a thik creamy head that lingered on Mass while drinking.
Malty taste with almost no hoppines (the way beer should be).

This was the second beer tried after a Spaten, and I was imppresed as how easy it was to drink.

Definetely a session beer, and my new favorite.

03-16-2007 09:30:52 | More by hec666
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Bellonc

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-04-2013 05:11:02 | More by Bellonc
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Augustiner Bräu Oktoberfestbier from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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