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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,716
Reviews:
610
Ratings:
1,530
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
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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

Photo of RJLarse
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold color with a thin white head.

Smells a lot like a lager, perfume and floral scents.

Taste is weak malt presence with mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

Overall a good fall seasonal. I prefer more of a robust malt flavor

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Photo of lukaspodolski
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden amber body, with pure white, 2 inch foamy head. Minimal lacing with bubbles rising to top
Smell is mainly hoppy and typical german
Taste is good, malty with notes of fall flavors. Slight metallic aftertaste. Ends with balanced bitterness.
Body is light-medium, carbonation not overpowering

Would go great with german meats or roast meal.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of verceman
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle L165 R 07:14
Poured into a dimpled stein shows a clear amber body with sheets of rising bubbles and floats a generous 2in white foamy head.

Aroma is airy, light bready malt, and a slight hop flower.

Flavors match with, unfortunately, a hint of a metallic taste.

Mouthfeel is a lighter leaning medium with a mostly clean finish; a lingering malty aftertaste remains.

Overall, I am nit picking my favorite style. An all day drinker for wurst, kraut, and drinking songs.

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Photo of tottel
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
4.61/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

bottle date code 165R (6/14/18); reviewed 9/17/18

Look- clear light golden with a frothy white head that settles to a thin coating on top of the beer

Aroma- slightly sweet crusty white bread; grassy and spicy hops

Taste- follows the nose with gentle crusty white bread and grassy, spicy hops with a moderate bitterness; Everything is perfectly balanced and kind of becomes one, if that makes sense

Feel- medium-bodied and carbonated, semi-dry and mildly bitter finish

Overall- exceptional festbier that I could drink all day. Perfect balance.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, light gold , orange color. Body is just below medium, carbonation is also close to medium .
Aroma is malt, bread, floral, grassy, hops .
Taste follows the nose, has a mild sweetness that is matched well with the mild hop element. There is a yeasty bread, grain flavor that works really well .
Overall it was a tasty beer that was a decent fall seasonal beer

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Photo of ddtbrennan
4.74/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerisgood69
4.21/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anayalator
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.59/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger white head, yellowish orange body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Grains, mild toasted bread, mild caramel, spicy/earthy noble hops.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, balanced finish, mild sweetness upfront.

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Photo of jgido759
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 1,530 ratings