Würzburger Oktoberfest | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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84
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43 Ratings
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Würzburger OktoberfestWürzburger Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Germany
wuerzburger-hofbraeu.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 05-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Home Tavern in Chicago, served in a dimpled BBK mug. The bartender was drinking Stuttgarter Hofbräu Volksfestbier, but told me I had to drink this since the keg cost over $100. Lucky me ;)

Golden color with a soapy head that fluffed up over the top, momentarily defying gravity. The foam trickled down the side in slow motion, like a beer commercial. Aroma was a little grainy, pretty light and nondescript. Flavor was light and biscuity, buttered bread and dry saltine cracker with an easy bitter finish. The body was light and very drinkable, almost too much so. It was finished in no time, leaving crescent rings of lace in the empty glass. This was a serviceable festbier, lighter than most and well put together.

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Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz green long neck bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Deep yet light and bright golden in colour, delicate white lace lays on top.

Smell: Slightly peppery hop aroma from the noble hops, a tad herbal and spicy. Fresh smelling grain on the nose also.

Taste: Crisp and medium bodied with a pale biscuity malt palate, sweet and grainy. Hops leave a spicy bite for bitterness though it fades quickly to leave only a peppery herbal flavour with a vagueness tangerine. Mild dry husk and grain make up the finish.

Notes: This seems to be brewed specifically for Americans being that the name is "Wurzburger for Oktoberfest" and is not seen on their web site at all. None the less this is a "better than Beck's" German Pilsner.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of plaid75
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Waterfront, Brooklyn.

Poured a medium to dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft bready malt and a musty hop.

The taste consisted of soft malts, a light caramel and fresh baked bread. Noble hops cleaned the flavor a bit.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a tasty and light bodied Octoberfest. Very quaffable.

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Photo of John_M
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mahaffey's last night.

The beer pours a solid gold color with pretty good head retention and lacing. I don't get a lot on the nose, just some light sweet malt and bitterness. On the palate, the flavors are pretty nice. There is some very nice sweet malt in this one, giving it something of a baked apple and melon flavor. There is just enough light citrus to back up the malty presence in this beer, which adds to the enjoyment. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and drinkability is exceptional. This beer is very easy to take, and the slightly reduced sweetness (for a marzen) ensures that there is no palate fatigue.

Although this beer falls well short of the lofty standard I've come to expect from Ayinger and Hacker Pschorr, nevertheless this is a very solid Oktoberfest marzen. Nicely done.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's yesterday.

Light orange with a thin white head. Retention is poor, but the color and clarity make up for it, though. The nose is rich with reserved bitterness. Malt character is complex, with a beautiful blend of honey, perfume, sugar and brown sugar. Light in body, this beer opens with a mild hop bite and all the malt complexity that the nose alludes to. Great balance between all the flavors, this is great. The dry and mildly bitter finish is great, and thoroughly enjoyable, making for a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of david18
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been trying to take advantage of the availability of Octoberfest beers these days although it is not my favorite style. This is among the better ones as it is lighter. Golden copper color with great carbonation and aroma. Nice flavor and easy to drink, perhaps too easy.

Enjoy this beer if you see it on draft.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very light brown body with lively carbonation bubbles. Slight head, no lacing, almost no retention.

Smells pretty damn hoppy for an Oktoberfest, some malts come through in the background.

Tastes pretty hoppy too. Lots of grassy, earthy, spicy flavors along with a good amount of bitterness. Malt is an afterthought with some toffee and caramel notes.

Mouthfeel is very thin, almost watery.

Fairly drinkable, definitely not one of my favorite O-fest beers.

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Photo of Durandal_777
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of UnionMade
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale, mellowed gold. Excellent clarity, topped with a thick froth of white head. The head dies out very quickly, leaving the beer with a thick film for the remainder of glass. Not much in the way of lace, but the head sticks around.
The aroma is pleasantly malty, with a distinct munich malt aroma. Mildly skunky hops, with some spicy saaz aroma. Nice and clean, with some lightly bready, toasty maltiness, and perhaps some pils malt.
The flavor starts out with clean, toasty munich malt. Just a touch of caramel and breadiness, with some apparent pils malt. Sweetish, with snappy carbonation, traveling into a lightly spicy saaz finish. Only a touch of sour skunkiness, not as much as the aroma suggested. Some peppery hoppiness, with a little herbal flavor. Bitterness is mild, mostly just a hop flavor. Very clean flavors, with a bready malt aftertaste. Medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.
I prefer the lighter versions of marzen, like this one. They seem a bit fresher feeling, without that heavy caramel muddiness present in most of the darker varieties. Aside from the faint skunkiness, this is a great marzen.

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Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of sleazo
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A_On the soapier end of the spectrum head wise. Liquid is golden with hints of brown. A bit too light for the style.

S. Rather mild. Some bread dough. Bits of sun dried grain. A little noble type hop

T. Sweet biscuits up front. Lots of medicinal hops at the end give this a very bitter finish. There is some pineapple estery quity as well. More malt comes through as this warms. Too hoppy perhaps

M_on the lighter side of medium.

D_This drinks as more of a Pilsener than a Marzen. This is very similar to the syles of some of the brewers(Hofbrau) in Munich rather than the more traditional ones(Spaten). Not a bad beer but not what I look for in an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of tzieser
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

this is a great festbier.

pours a bright golden color with thick head. notes of rich maltiness. insanely refreshing and quaffable.

i wasn't a big fan of "pale" marzens before, but lately i've been absolutely loving them. the sessionability of this beer is unbelievable. don't get me wrong, amber marzens are great, but ones like these are brews you can slam down all day (and isn't that what oktoberfest is all about?)

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mabermud
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not bad. A nice beer to drink an abundance of.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Würzburger Oktoberfest from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
3.74 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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