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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#43,476
Reviews:
594
Ratings:
1,491
pDev:
15.47%
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Photo of Wiffler27
4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mta11c
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dacrza1
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: September 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Saranac willbecker...OCCASION: PSU/UMass--a Mass-acre to be?... APPEARANCE: hazy golden yellow body akin to a pilsener; steady upward bubbles; quite light for a fest; pale white head laces in tongues... AROMA: highly hopped in Saaz, apparently; besides the ping, some floral hops and grassy notes; not the fest expected... PALATE: active, vibrant and commanding--the aftertaste lingers with sweetness.....TASTE: sweet as a corn and biscuit combo can be; malty to the taste buds, but not as round as it is metallic to the nostrils; some wheat grass ...OVERALL: as Oktoberfests go, a surprise--much lighter and less malty than expected in its finish; perhaps drinking too many American fests has misled my expectations; still, balanced and worthwhile....

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Photo of smithj4
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jgiordano88
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopmashian
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

yep. these ARE the original brews we drank years ago while America was languishing in Zima and Bartles n Jaymes....... I have had poor opinion of these recently but they truly are the originals. I miss being able to guzzle a hugely tasteful, hearty brew like this. gulping this down, I had a flashback to my Spaten days at Old World in Huntington Beach. anyone remember Club-Weisse? this aint it, but dang it provided a great flashback! prosit!

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Photo of AdamO
4.2/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jeff_Benson
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Gbgbrouge
3.04/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Mongrel
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Crisp and perfectly balanced, with plenty of honey and flower nectar notes. A little green and spicy on the finish - nice use of noble hops. Much more floral than you would expect an Octoberfest beer to be. This one is my favorite of the style, just a little above Weihenstephan's.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Gingerfart
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a clear straw color with a small white head, some of which remains on top and as a collar until the end. Good carbonation.

The smell is straw and wet hay; grassy spicy hops and earthy.

The taste follows the nose with straw and lemongrass. There is a light caramel malt background and light peppery hops on the back end. The aftertaste is crisp and clean with a little grassy grittiness in the background.

Overall this is a good, crisp tasting lager however it tastes more like a Pilsner than an Oktoberfest brew. That being said I would drink it again.

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Photo of ssmack
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden yellow looking like thousands of other beers.
Two inch white head that became hilly. OK carbonation. Very good lacking and retention.

Fresh, mild German hops aroma.

Tastes of mild grassy hops over a light carmely malt.

On the light side of a medium feel. Nice and crisp.

Overall just OK.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ZachT
4.14/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 1,491 ratings