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Augustiner Bräu Oktoberfestbier | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-11-2002

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 74
Reviews by supermeniscus:
Photo of supermeniscus
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was first introduced to this by a friend from Munich who used to bring some back with him from the Oktoberfest. I tried it again a couple of years later and it was very refreshing. It is exteremely light on the tongue and goes down very easily. Nice malty taste. I can remember drinking many of these back in Germany and still having a clear head the next morning. One of my favorites.

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Photo of joemacpherson
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of Aahstone
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has bready malts and some specific spiciness I get in Märzen beers. Taste is also bready and slightly sweet. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Body is a bit more dense than a regular lager but still in the light-medium zone. A bit of warming from the alcohol which I don't like. Märzen is definitely one of my least favorite beer styles but this one is pretty decent.

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Photo of DerekSmigelski
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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?

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Photo of MTNboy
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Globetrotter
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of henkmudi
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very pale golden color, large head. Floral and slightly toasted malty smell. Malty flavor, fairly sweet with hops in the middle and very sweet and dry finish. Medium carbonation, light to medium body, deep buttery grainy malt, low bitterness. Palate was mellow, finish hopy, but very refreshing and drinkable. Moderately strong.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Kec
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Sigmund
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of throwback
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of RichieBraustubl
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Kevinhcraig
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of cfalovo97
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Tra
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mmmbirra
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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 and not overcarbonated. Perfect to drink by the liter.

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.

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Photo of shwami
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of darioklc
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Augustiner Bräu Oktoberfestbier from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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