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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,295
Reviews:
591
Ratings:
1,476
pDev:
15.47%
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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 Offa
4.62/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderfull Oktoberfest, with a nice raisiny- spicey alcoholic quality and zesty complexity along with a creamy feel.

Bright gold and somewhat bubbly, it has a very large faintly off-white head that shrinks very slowly to a thin, lasting top. It produces sme decent lace in foamy rings.

The aroma is wonderful, full-bodied bread crust quality with raisiny sweet alcohol, grass, herbs, hints of lemon and butter.

The taste is similar, zesty, sweetly and spicly alcoholic raisin and grape with a creamy butter quality, a lot of bread and some hay and grass, hints of grain, grass, herbs, lemon zest and pear. It's zesty, with great balance and a finish that's tingly, zesty, lightly bitter with warm alcoholic bite.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.61/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +31.8%

Photo of Kyyyyyy
4.6/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 Pdurm33
4.54/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mitchster
4.53/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$1.79 for a 11.2oz green bottle @ BevCo. Pours out to a sparkingly clear golden, forming a voluminous creamy white head no thanks to it's brisk carbonation. Retention and lacing are superior. Great looking beer. The nose is that of Heiniken...fresh hay and skunk. The mouthfeel is pleasantly fizzy, crisp, clean and with a medium-light body. The taste is that of a Munich Helles Lager more than an Oktoberfest, as it is light in color, with a more pronounced hop bitterness and bite, and no toasty munich malt flavor. The hop bitterness is well-balanced and spritely. My GF thought it tasted like a strong Heiniken as well.

While I wouldn't quite call this an Oktoberfest, it is a delicious beer, and I would buy it again.

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4.52/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Caddant
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of dmmcgove
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Capitals82
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Alexander_Corby
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of archyquaffer
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Poured from the Euro-green bottle into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour produces a big sticky off-white head that persists. The beer is a crystal clear, pale, slightly amber golden color, with light carbonation.

Wonderful aroma of light toasted malt- I'm thinking mainly Vienna malt. Grainy, bready and hint-of-honey aroma-flavors are the main highlights. A creamy mouthfeel complements just a hint of lingering hops bitterness with a light floral quality. Underlying everything is that unique mineral quality that never seems to be present in American beers.

This is just an awesome lager beer and a brand that literally defines the style. A must have/try.

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Photo of weissguy
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of jake4200
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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

Photo of schiltron
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of wtighe03
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of CoalCellar
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the bottle...

A: Has a nice golden haze to it, appears much like other german oktoberfests from the region..

S: A sulfery nose of light hops and pilsner...crisp and refreshing

T: Exceptional...this is where this beer really shines....starts with a light hop bite and german pilsner flavor, and finishes with an unexpected sweet malt flavor, maybe the best oktoberfest I've had!

M: Standard body

D: I rate the drinkability very high on this beer because of all the great flavor, and the average alcohol content. Score yourself a case before I buy all of them up!

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

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 1,476 ratings
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