Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier | Hofbräuhaus München

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

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#43,242
Reviews:
593
Ratings:
1,490
pDev:
15.47%
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Adaminski818
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bkilpatr
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 10/27/08.

Pours a clear bright golden yellow color with almost two fingers of whitish head. The head dropped quickly, no lacing. Aroma is light malt and hops with a touch of honey.

Taste is sweet malt balanced by light hops. Very faint bitterness in the finish. Feel is clean, crisp, and well-carbonated. Dry finish. Drinkability is pretty good - I could drink several of these easily.

Decent, but not spectacular for the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of rx-beer
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 ml (11.2 fl oz) poured into a 0.5ml dimpled stein

A: Pours a light golden color with about an inch and a half of head that quickly fades into a thin ribbon. Thin lacing that readily dissipates. Not very interesting.

S: Mildly boozy smell with a hint of malt.

T: Matches the aroma upfront but quickly fades. Mildly boozy.

M: Carbonation is nearly imperceptible. The combination of smoothness coupled with a very light body borders on the bland side.

O: Nothing to write home about. Quite drinkable but not very memorable beer. Was very excited when I picked this one up but don't think I'll be having any more of these.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of berserker256
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm a little disappointed. I expect more from German beer. Perhaps the stupid green bottle had something to do with it. Light polution, again. The appearance wasn't up to the usual German standard. It looks like a slightly-darker Budweiser. Not much head. The smells consists of hoppy and malty skunk tail (green bottle?). The taste seems a little bitter and it the beer seems a tad overcarbonated. I'm sure this beer is MUCH better when drank from a giant Oktoberfest mug in München, Deutschland. I've got to believe that this beer is better and that I just got a crappy six pack.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a sparkling gold tinged with bronze. Green bottle and a tad skunky in the aroma. A little of the same in the initial sip, then it faded. Malt was promient, but a little thin. Fruity flavors - apple and grape, were noteworthy. Seemed to be on the lighter side of the style. Not at all bad, but I like Ofests a little more beefy in the malt.

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3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a large, foamy white head that lasts. Small amount of carbonation seen rising.

Aroma is of lager yeast, sweet, and light hops.

Taste is quite light with some mild hops, malts and a sweet bready taste underlying its character.

Mouthfeel is also light and some light carbonation.

Overall, it is very drinkable. Not the most enjoyable beer as it lacks some defining character, but one that you could sit around and drink for a while. Nothing offensive.

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3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 5 L party can. One and half fingers of head on a clear, straw colored body.
The aroma is grainy. Nice and straightforward.
The taste is light overall, mild bitterness and a little banana and malt sweetness. Not great, but not horrible.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The big can it came in looks neat.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 1,490 ratings