Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier
Hofbräuhaus München

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Hofbräuhaus München
Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #86
Ranked #26,819
3.55 | pDev: 15.21%
Saturday at 10:37 PM
Nov 12, 2001
The Oktoberfest originated in 1810 in Munich, Germany, as a wedding celebration for the Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria. This product was created especially for this event and is brewed usually for the Oktoberfest, now the largest beer festival in the world. Hofbräu München (HB) is one of a selected group of breweries granted the privileges of supplying the Oktoberfest with their products. Using the highest quality ingredients, HB's Oktoberfest Specialty has its own distinctive and unique taste.
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Rated by krh from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Overall very solid. Not too heavy, but plenty flavorful. Great alone or with food. A "safe" choice for the style.
Saturday at 10:37 PM
Rated: 3.62 by Try-em-all from Missouri

Oct 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Caoimhin from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - Beautiful golden color, very clear, two finger head settles after about 5 minutes to a single layer, moderate lacing on the glass

Smell - hearty bready beer smell

Taste - perfect balance of hops and malt, simple yet wholesome, pleasant bitter aftertaste

Feel - moderate carbonation and medium body, neither sweet and malty or dry; again it is balanced

Overall - this beer is wholesome and basic - a fastball down the middle of the plate. There is nothing unusual about it, but it is unquestionably a quality brew. If a beer could represent the essence of a culture, I would say this one tastes like the essence of Germany.
Oct 26, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. A one finger bubbly white head on a clear straw. the head diminishes to a thin layer. Some patchy lacing.
Grains in the nose. Some malts.
Malt taste up front. A bit thin. Well hidden ABV.
Light body and medium carbonation.
A decent Festbier. Nothing outstanding.
Oct 20, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by loch8534 from Illinois

Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by Bk0078 from California

Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a medium gold with decent head that dissipated fast. Smells grainy, malty, a whiff on hop. Tastes grainy, a touch of hop but not as much as some others like Weihenstephaner for example, a little lemon, grass, solid but not overpowering malt. It's a little dry and a super easy drinker that will appeal to both the well versed geek, and the unitiated. The price is right also as it's 1 to 3 bucks lower per six than some of the other standards. First year having this and I see myself buying a bunch more in the future, cheers!
Oct 10, 2023
Rated: 3.86 by Shanex from France

Oct 03, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 3.47 by brother_rebus from Maine

Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by Zylod from West Virginia

Sep 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light golden amber with a bubbly white head.
Toasted bread and caramel malt with butter herb and yeast in the nose.

Taste is light toasted bread with a touch of caramel and a bitter herb dry slightly woody finish.
Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by cabsandking from Ohio

Sep 28, 2023
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Medium orange and clear with a quick-forming off-white head that settles to a pillow and leaves great lacing behind
Aroma: Freshly baked bread, wafts of raw dough, lightly toasted crust, floral hop notes, and warm bread
Taste: Opens up with some light toasted bread crust and immediately followed by a nice raw bread dough notes that lingers for a moment. Floral hops cut into the bread party with light spirea and butterfly bush before bread returns to close it out
Mouthfeel: Full, clean, medium-high carbonation, and clean and lightly crisp on the finish
Overall: This is some good stuff. I hadn’t tried these folks’ Oktoberfest before so had to score some when I saw it and glad I did. Tasty, bread-driven malt paired beautifully with a kiss of floral hops in a clean, easy-drinking package makes it hard not to like and I most definitely do. Recommended
Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 3.57 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Sep 24, 2023
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Rated by mpk2020 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft at chicago riverwalk
Sep 24, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Classic festbier. Marzen straw gold. Sweet malts and slight toasty bitterness. Very crisp and refreshing. Easily sunk and repeatable. Which is exactly what you want from an Oktoberfest beer.
Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sep 22, 2023
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