Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier | Hofbräuhaus München

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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
Ratings:
1,406
Reviews:
575
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.88%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
208
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0
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Photo of reedmn
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Adaminski818
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lee45102
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bkilpatr
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 10/27/08.

Pours a clear bright golden yellow color with almost two fingers of whitish head. The head dropped quickly, no lacing. Aroma is light malt and hops with a touch of honey.

Taste is sweet malt balanced by light hops. Very faint bitterness in the finish. Feel is clean, crisp, and well-carbonated. Dry finish. Drinkability is pretty good - I could drink several of these easily.

Decent, but not spectacular for the style.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JeffSK
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of zacalabeer76
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mattreitz49
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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

330 ml (11.2 fl oz) poured into a 0.5ml dimpled stein

A: Pours a light golden color with about an inch and a half of head that quickly fades into a thin ribbon. Thin lacing that readily dissipates. Not very interesting.

S: Mildly boozy smell with a hint of malt.

T: Matches the aroma upfront but quickly fades. Mildly boozy.

M: Carbonation is nearly imperceptible. The combination of smoothness coupled with a very light body borders on the bland side.

O: Nothing to write home about. Quite drinkable but not very memorable beer. Was very excited when I picked this one up but don't think I'll be having any more of these.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of hoptician
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of drbenderdo
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of berserker256
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm a little disappointed. I expect more from German beer. Perhaps the stupid green bottle had something to do with it. Light polution, again. The appearance wasn't up to the usual German standard. It looks like a slightly-darker Budweiser. Not much head. The smells consists of hoppy and malty skunk tail (green bottle?). The taste seems a little bitter and it the beer seems a tad overcarbonated. I'm sure this beer is MUCH better when drank from a giant Oktoberfest mug in München, Deutschland. I've got to believe that this beer is better and that I just got a crappy six pack.

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Photo of tpauer
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Brent
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a sparkling gold tinged with bronze. Green bottle and a tad skunky in the aroma. A little of the same in the initial sip, then it faded. Malt was promient, but a little thin. Fruity flavors - apple and grape, were noteworthy. Seemed to be on the lighter side of the style. Not at all bad, but I like Ofests a little more beefy in the malt.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a large, foamy white head that lasts. Small amount of carbonation seen rising.

Aroma is of lager yeast, sweet, and light hops.

Taste is quite light with some mild hops, malts and a sweet bready taste underlying its character.

Mouthfeel is also light and some light carbonation.

Overall, it is very drinkable. Not the most enjoyable beer as it lacks some defining character, but one that you could sit around and drink for a while. Nothing offensive.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 5 L party can. One and half fingers of head on a clear, straw colored body.
The aroma is grainy. Nice and straightforward.
The taste is light overall, mild bitterness and a little banana and malt sweetness. Not great, but not horrible.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The big can it came in looks neat.

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Photo of mattsander
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dasenebler
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

.5L bottle, Germany.

Pours a crystal clear gold with a short-lived frothy head.

Aroma is of grassy hops and haystack grains.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with plenty of sweet grains and a light, tea-like bitterness. Metallic tinge, but not too obvious. The alcohol, unfortunately, becomes a bit noticeable in this beer, but the drink is not necessarily belabored because of it. Not a whole lot of depth in flavor or mouthfeel, which has a sort of forced medium carbonation that prickles the palate.

Drinkable, but not great. There's something cheap about this beer, and it borders on malt liquor territory. In the end though, it does the trick.

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Photo of biggmike
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden/yellow color with a white head that didnt last too long. Aroma had a bit of skunk to it. Also was kind of grainy with a bit of alcohol to the nose. Flavor was malty with just a small bit of hops coming through. Not much lacing. Mouthfeel was a tad thin. Drinkability was ok. Decent beer.

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Photo of babaracas
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light golden color, fast fading one finger white head, not much lacing to speak of. Smell: import character, lightly toasted, grainy. Taste: sweetish pale malts, lightly buttery cracker, white grape, grainy, grassy/spicy. Not what I'm looking for in an ofest. The import character hurts here more than in a "sturdier" imported ofest such as Spaten.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Pours a golden orange color with a really nice white head that possesses great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma resembles a pilsner more than an Oktoberfest. The aroma is grainy malt with some hay and grassy hops.

T- The taste like the aroma is closer to a pils than an O-fest. There is some faint grain flavors with a crisp moderately hoppy finish

D- Not a bad brew, but I feel it is lacking in the malt department for an Oktoberfest.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,406 ratings.
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