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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,408
Reviews:
575
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.88%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
210
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,408 |  Reviews: 575
Photo of daem3384
4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with white head. Aroma has grains, bread crust and alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet at first, grainy and bready but gets more bitter in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Easy drinking and quite refreshing.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carolvs
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 5 litre keg from Whole Foods.

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Photo of Icemann383
2.77/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ejwright02
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Very light nose of grainy biscuit and a subtle airy floral hop presence.

Light medium body with a very smooth texture that has creamy aspects. Normal carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fair burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is borderline outstanding - slight alcohol traces are evident near the finish. Reasonably intense for the style with a balance near perfection. Complexity is a bit lacking. Grainy biscuit leads off with a surprisingly slightly sweet background that only hints at caramel. The middle brings a very mild bitterness that perfectly balances the biscuit. Hop flavor is subtle and is herbal and floral in nature. As the finish fades, a slight alcohol flavor becomes uncovered.

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Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split six pack from Winter Haven ABC in 11.2 ounce bottles. This tasted like a really good Euro-Lager...did not pick up anything especially Oktoberfestish about it. Not complaining, though, because it tasted delish!

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Photo of Soulstrider
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a unique Oktoberfest. A: I drank this straight out of the bottle, so it is skewed. It appears as a typical Grolsch style. Bottle is very unassuming/international. S: super-skunky, more powerful than most. Good if you dig that. T: this really is non-traditional Oktoberfest. I can not stress that enough. This is way more of a Czech Pilsner/ Kolsch style than any American or German style Oktoberfest. That being said, I enjoyed the beer for what it is. F: again, not typical of style, but good. Fairly crisp, carbonated goodness. O: caution, I like this beer but it does not signify what I have known about Oktoberfest beers.

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Photo of Risenhower
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is the quintessential Oktoberfest IMO. Pours pristine with clarity. bright and gold. Creamy white head that fell well enough and left rings of lace. Nose is toasty bread crust. No hops. Only a light backing from herbal and a mild, I mean very mild spice. Taste is outstanding. Rich breaddy malt envelops the palate as hops are lilting gently in the background. generous malt is the star of the show as it caresses the palate and finishes with justa light kiss from bubbles. Hops balance this beer to perfection as only a slight bitterness comes forward as you drink to remind you to put that glass down for just a minute!

The best in this style this year next to Spaten and because it did not rely on hops to make a "sensation" on the palate. Soft hearty bread.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When all is said and done this is just an ok Oktoberfest. Very light in appearance but holds onto some good qualities for this style. Slightly skunky but enjoyable.

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Photo of PorterThwarter
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of einman
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
2.52/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Steelocation
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a six pack in bottles but the bottles were only 11.2 oz. Bottle number reads: L 211 0 10:09 on the label but the bottle itself reads: 180 15 23:26 R. Could not find the expiration date. Don't know if it's important but the label looks exactly like the Ba picture except its labeled Oktoberfest, instead of Oktoberfestbier (I guess I'm drinking the American counterpart). Poured it into a pint style glass.

Appearance: golden, clear, lively, and had a nice foamy head but that head didn't last long

Smell: roasty

Taste: nice and dry but a little malty

Mouth feel: crisp and very carbonated

Overall: I enjoyed this beer but it seem a little lite to me (even though the ABV is 6.3%). The color is not as dark as I was expecting and that reflected how it taste. If this was a blind taste test, I would have thought this was a lager. Still, a drinkable beer that you can have regularly.

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Photo of Lobina
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeccaH
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,408 ratings.
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