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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Photo of madelf66
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pottertaker
4.8/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I tasted it in the oktoberfest. Great flavor, with soft body and smell

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Photo of Foley67
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear and semi-orange golden yellow with a pillowy two finger head of foam.

Richly toasted malts and noble hop spicy aromas.

Noble hops lend a touch of earthy/herbal flavor as well as a hint of citrus pith, but the sweet toasted malts take front stage.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, tight carbonation, satisfyingly drinkable.

Overall, while this is certainly not the greatest marzen I've had it's definitely on par with the style and highly crushable.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.62/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvadiat
4.97/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Acforster2
4.27/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.31/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopstout
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
4.57/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Two fingers of pillowy, white head. Massive amount of bubbles rising, and a nice rich gold in color. Leaves some nice lacing down the glass. Aroma is strong grassy/grainy hops and crackery malt. Flavor is exactly like aroma just more so. Nice sweetness to the beer but not at all syrupy or toffee like. Like a pilsner on roids! Feel is medium body and a little slick, dryer on the finish, with plenty of carbonation. Every time I drink beer from a green bottle now, I expect a big sulfur hit. There is none of that from this, just that really pungeant hop profile. Very nice brew, indeed.

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Photo of richj1970
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Lighter in color than American Octoberfest beers. Taste is very well balanced, not too sweet or bitter. Fruity aroma hard for me to distinguish. Light lacing down the glass. An excellent example of what an Octoberfest beers should be.

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Photo of Dface
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours clear golden yellow with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like big apples, pear, grape, some caramel, honey malts, crackery toasted crusty white bread, mild spice, with floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes like apples, pears, grape, some caramel, honey, big rich crusty toasted white bready malts, sweet crackery grain, mild spice, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, thick and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great Oktoberfestbier.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on October 11, 2016. Look is clear gold with a thin white head and spotty lacing. Smell and taste is typical German fest beer. Feel is light in body with an easy finish.

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Photo of EdFed
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into dimpled seidel. No head when settled, only bubbles for lace. Golden straw color.

Smooth, light malty smell, some fruit.

Tastes malty, but has a bitter end that gives at that Oktoberfestbier distinction.

Mouth: Goes down mostly smooth.

This Wiesn type Oktoberfest tastes somewhere between Euro Pale lager and Munich helles, albeit more sophisticated than common examples. Served at the official Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich. Good helles lager.

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Photo of SadMachine
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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