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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#41,935
Reviews:
592
Ratings:
1,486
pDev:
15.47%
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Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Arsenal0328
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Gemini6
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of neenerzig
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured out of an 11.2 oz. bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a very clear medium golden color with several streams of little air bubbles continuously and fairly rapidly rising to the beer's surface. has a white head that's initially an inch thick when first poured that settles to a solid 1/5 of an inch thick with good retention and decent lacing. Aromas of some lightly toasted, bready, caramel malt sweetness that give way to a slight hop aroma. The taste is pretty much the same, with some lightly toasted, bready, caramel malt sweetness that is followed with a slight bit of hop bitterness. The flavor profile isn't quite what I am used to on an Oktoberfest style beer, but this is really refreshing. Has a crisp, yet also smooth and slightly creamy/frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. An interesting take on this style.

Eric

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Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -14%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of colts9016
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thoroughly enjoy a good Octoberfest beer. Many Octoberfest beer I have tried lately have been a disappointment. A vigorous pour produced a half finger head with dismal results. The color of the beer is SRM 4 a pale gold. The clarity of the beer is clear, with a lot of carbonation bubbles.

The traditional aromas in a Marzen beer are present. Caramel, lightly toasted malt, crackers, floral, bready, yeast, and a touch of the earth are the aroma of the beer.

The flavors of the beer are caramel, lightly toasted malt, crackers, floral, earth, bread and a touch of earth.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated and crisp. The body of the beer is medium, a medium carbonation and a medium-light finish.

The beer has the traditional flavors of an Octoberfest. The beer is just average for its style.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From bottle. Pours Clear golden, small white head with almost no lacing. Aroma is bready and grainy with grassy hops. Taste is grainy and bready with caramel sweetness and grass.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of allergictomacros
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear gold/straw with a big, stiff white head. Nose is grassy with a slight sweet edge and lots of herbal notes. Surprisingly dry, quite grassy and somewhat spicy, with a big husky grain and a faint hint of citrus. Decent body has some heft and a sharp carbonation. Finish has a solid, lingering bitterness. Clean and drinkable.

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Photo of rypkr
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste more like a pilsner than a marzen.

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Photo of drmeto
4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium, frothy, white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-honey,grainy,floral,spicy,lemon,apple,biscuity
T:
-honey,grainy,spicy,biscuity,bready,faint diacetyl
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium,oily body
-no alcohol detectable
O:
Way underrated Oktoberfestbier

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first of what will be many Oktoberfest beers this year. Poured out to a medium yellow color with a 1 1/2 inch head. Some minor and unconformed lacing in the glass. Odor was slightly skunky, but that is not unusual for the style. Malt, watery sweetness and some light cooked hops were present. Taste was very nice. Quite palatable. Flavors of malt, grass, and hops were present, as was a slightly bitter character. Finished smooth, with a note of bitterness and some dryness. This could be a easy pick for a session oktoberfest. Recommended.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 1,486 ratings
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