Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier | Hofbräuhaus München

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Hofbräuhaus München

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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Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of grassy, maybe a touch skunky. Taste is very light, some malts, some light grassiness, more pilsner like than oktoberfest in flavor profile. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while a drinkable and decent beer, there are way to many better examples of this style to recommend this one.

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3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Jmc986
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of seedyone
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

10/16/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This obviously travels very well. Smooth & perfectly balanced. Not sure about a Maß bier but this sure would serve well as a full session companion.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of delta490
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Not my favorite German Oktoberfest, but a good beer all the same. Hofbrau's version comes in clear and gold, with a thinner white head. The head lingers on aided by moderate carbonation. THe aroma is very mild, but just hints of malt sweetness and grass. The taste is a little more robust, with more depth to the sweetness, a little bit of biscuit, and a nice hit from the hops. The body is a little thinner and with some carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Naugled
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Funny, my bottle was green, not brown as in the picture. It was ok, it was a bit skunky and very pale in color.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.52/5  rDev -25.9%

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,412 ratings.
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