Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier | Hofbräuhaus München

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: German 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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Ranking:
#38,802
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
1,533
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
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Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.59/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger white head, yellowish orange body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Grains, mild toasted bread, mild caramel, spicy/earthy noble hops.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, balanced finish, mild sweetness upfront.

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Photo of jgido759
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of babaracas
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled late July. Pours a clear golden color, slowly settling two fingers of sudsy white foam. Smell: honey bread, floral, spicy, and stone fruit notes. Taste: lightly bready, faint buttered toast note, honeycrisp apple, white grape, note of green plum, spicy and mildly herbal in the finish. Helles-ish with some oomph and fruity sweetness. Light-plus bodied, creamy mid-sip, crisp finish. This is a great festbier when fresh.

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Photo of tpeters
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mehak
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale gold color. Smells malty with maybe a tad bit of bread. Taste is malt with a very light bread aftertaste, maybe a tiny bit sweet. I do not detect any alcohol taste as has been noted below. Light body with medium carbonation. Overall this is a very refreshing brew.

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Photo of LucMcD17
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmarko579
3.04/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Atg1095
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moodenba
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hofbrau Oktoberfest bottle poured into a simple glass in late august, 2018. this is a fresh 2018 bottle. The aroma is slightly malty, as I would expect.

The beer is as pale as a pilsener, and has a relatively thin head. Flavor upfront is modest, a light malty hoppy background and a hint of alcohol (6.3%) bite. There is an aftertaste of malt and alcohol.

This is a beer that is only is good as it has to be, no more. It could be brewed for mass consumption in crowded conditions under big tents.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330ml bottle into glass. Date code on label is 'L 165 R 10:28'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Half finger white head which stays around as partial cap and ring. Leaves behind a few spots of lacing.
Aroma has bready malts, green/grassy hops, and a little spice.
Taste is light with bready malts, a light caramel, and some grassy and slightly fruity hops. Slight to moderate bitterness.
Smooth and thin mouth feel. Good carbonation. Quite crisp.
Lighter in color than most fest beers, with an easy-to-drink-many type of flavor profile. More subtle in smell and taste than many other fest beers.

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Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hofbrau Oktoberfest - 6.3% ABV - 26 IBUs.
Date: Code L177R, enjoyed on 08/23/18.
Appearance: Pale gold in color, not very far removed from a macro lager. Fizzy carbonation with two fingers of somewhat fizzy white head.
Aroma: Wonderful big yeast aromas, a slight funkiness, some mild spice, doughy malts, and a touch of green hop character.
Taste: Up front its very light corn like sweetness, then slightly spiced dough flavors hit the palate before being rushed off by a noticeable but lighter and easy going hop flavor. The yeast pervades the taste as well. As it comes to room temperature, the malt flavors increase to match the hops and reveal an underlying caramel element. Additionally, there is a very faint banana like flavor in the mix. Finally, the beer does have a touch of funk, but it works, leading me to believe it is an intended flavor rather than the result of improper storage.
Biased Comments: Despite having a higher ABV, the first thing that came to mind was this could easily be relabeled Sierra Nevada / Weihenstephaner Oktoberfest Lite. It doesn’t have quite the full bodied flavor and small subtleties that beer has, but the two are close in aromas and flavors profiles. A good solid Oktoberfest that could serve as an alternative, if the Sierra Nevada Weihenstephaner collaboration hasn’t hit your area yet.

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Photo of Myboymi
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a solid golden color with a modest head, slowly reducing to a thin layer. Bready malt in the nose. The mouth gets the same, with a light bitterness at the end. Prost!

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice yellow with white head. Smell is citrus peel, lemon, resin, wheat, and orange. Taste is really nice. Smooth and sweet. Lots of citrus and pine coming through. A slight bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is somewhat dry. Overall, a really nice beer.

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Photo of dunkirkwns
4.39/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into willybecher glass.

A: Light gold honey body with excellent clarity tiny tight knit white smalles bubbled Head.

S: Light hop presence some peppery and sharp grassy notes lead into light malts like fresh baked bread with a touch of sweetness.

T: Light bready malts with light hints of caramel. Somevtinges if slight sourness.

M: Light crisp and clean.

O: This is an easy drinking beer with a fairly solid flavor my issue as with almost all hofbrau beers is that light almost skunkiness on the nose.

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Photo of Baviera
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got on tap at Bar Munich at Champions' League final.
Good look: more on the side of dark yellow, and a good head. However, it was too sweet for a Marzen, with a smell and taste more akin to a bock.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshuaShort13
4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.
Sparkling clear amber body with a decent head.
Surprisingly strong hop flavors given the sweet malt s that dominate the aroma.
Smooth medium-full

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

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 1,533 ratings