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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier | Hofbräuhaus München

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,030
Reviews:
616
Ratings:
1,544
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
265
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Ratings: 1,544 |  Reviews: 616
Photo of LindyRUrso
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is, hands down, the best beer on the planet. You can drink it all day long and never get a hangover (provided you don't have even a single beer of another brand).

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of defunksta
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look - A crisp, exquisitely clear golden color that promises a clean, refreshing drink. A more than respectable head.
Smell - A clean, crisp smell of pale noble German hops initially, with the the underlying German munich malt tones taking over. Bready and biscuity. Not roasted or toasty.
Taste - A clean, smooth flavor of pale hops comes forward initially, followed by a light malt flavor. Bread and biscuit, and maybe some slight tart fruit flavor as well. Again, no roasty or toasted malts.
Feel - Imppressivly carbonated brew with a good head. Body is moderate. Coats the mouth with a bread flavored finish. Not oily or sweet, just well flavored and decently dry.
Overall - Pale and munich malt presence. Crisp and sessionable. No roasted flavors. Lighter and less malty than many oktoberfest beers, however captures the munich malt flavor is a sessionable and balanced, dry fashion that makes this an enjoyable beer. Not too complex or overbearing, but sometimes just what you need, enjoyable.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OompaMentor
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

10/26/2018

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Impressive. I get the appeal of a beer like this as it has a distinctive flavor profile that stands out from other lagers.

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

M12

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Photo of MTKATL
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scaliasux
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweet grain overwhemls the flavor. Spices throughout. A great beer that deserves attention.

Taste rating in words: A large ice cold mug on a hot day. Just filling a need

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Photo of bankboy66
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.13/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is dark bread, white bread, and white sugar. Medium-light bodied, moderate carbonation, and sweet. Makes for an excellent, clean lager. Could do several of these. A classic.

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Photo of dnmyrick
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you are on this site reading reviews like this I figure you know something about beer. This is just a good, solid traditional Munich Marzen. Very true to style! It's not Paulaner (but really, what else is?), but very solid for this category. Good Autumn session beer around a firepit in October in the great state of Minnesota!! ENJOY!

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Photo of hopsputin
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: super clear straw yellow color with a 2-3 finger frothy off white head

s: sweet grains, grass, lemongrass, caramel, and fresh dough

t: follows the nose nicely. sweet grains and caramel dominate the flavor. a nice doughy flavor behind that with a little bit of grassy earthiness. a little bit of lager spice towards the end

m: light mouthfeel with medium carbonation

o: very smooth beer which is easy to drink. nice sweet malts and grains make this a nice seasonal beer

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnthonyKolka
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichardFStewart
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly smooth over the tongue and on the pallet. Golden, clear non-diffused color. Pours a manageable head from the finely detailed bottle from Munchen.
Not unlike Erdinger which I used to have kegs of at our annual Oktoberfest in past Septembers. Very repeatable bier.

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Photo of lastmango
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rojohns22
4.72/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 1,544 ratings