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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#43,544
Reviews:
594
Ratings:
1,491
pDev:
15.47%
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Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at BJ's Oktoberfest dinner 2017 so took no notes. I enjoyed it though.

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Photo of Mortarforker
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heddar33
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darthmaul
4.4/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csurowiec
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rpilk
1.86/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Yeah, don't like Ofest beers that look like Lite. Hoppy, weak mouth, nice abv. Best thing in my belly!

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Photo of erickc
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 Alexrdvz
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Olesjm
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: nice golden color with an off white longer lasting head.
S: I would say that the nose is overly hopped. There is some toast or roast hidden in there though.
T: over bitter for the style. Nice toasty flavor hidden in there though. Clean with little residual sweetness.
F: medium mouthful with lower carbonation. No alcohol warming.
O: very drinkable and other than being over bitter for the style it's good. Not the best example of the style.

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Photo of 57md
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I know that genuine Marzens are generally not the copper color of their American cousins, however, it is still difficult to see an Oktoberfest that is as light in color as Miller Lite.

The nose is a touch toasty and malty but it is certainly not anything special. The flavor is solidly malty and the body is hearty as well.

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Photo of Hrodebert
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of gundybears
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jtee
2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From a 500ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 8 degrees Celsius into a white wine glass. Best before date: 20.06.2018. Reviewed live in Toronto in the comfort of my own place.

Look: The beer pours a brilliant yellow/pale gold with 6cm of creamy, moussy, white head that fades into a craggy cap in 3+ minutes. Decent lacing and overall head.

Smell: Faint strength and corny-sweet. Slight DMS, toasty/bready pale malts, and noble hops with their spicy and floral character.

Taste: Follows suit with the aroma. Mild strength and balancing towards sweet. Fruity, floral, and spicy hops with toasty/bready pale malts. The finish is short and bitter with mild strength.

Feel: Medium-light body with mild carbonation. A bit creamy and quite delicate with no apparent alcohol which at 6.3% ABV is not unheard of but yet quite commendable.

Overall: This beer strikes me more as an international lager than a märzen or a festbier. Simple in nature with only mediocre drinkability. What surprises me is the fact that this beer has some elegance to it. Throughout the consumption I've been wondering if this is a brew worth trying or not and by the end of the bottle I've decided it's just not worth it. There's an ineffable unpleasantness in the flavour and mouthfeel that just get to me (an adjunct quality?). I wouldn't buy it again.

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

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OlaB
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a big top off nice fluffy head, that disolves in a fast pace with some lacings on the side off the glass. The aroma is off bread,grass,grains,citrus and earthy hops. The flavour is dry and slightly sweet with some caramel malts in the back. it finishes off with earthy hop bitterness and some sugary sweetness. is light carbonated with a medium body. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth but heavy, and i miss the crispness. All inn all is a good and enjoyable oktoberfestbier, but not overwhelming impressive.

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Photo of FBarber
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a completely clear crisp gold color. Effervescent with a thin white head that disappears quickly leaving just a thin patch of tight white bubbles.

Aroma has notes of bread, sweet malt, lightly toasted malts give a definitely noticeable toasted aroma. Finally you get a nice light herbal hop aroma on the back end.

Taste has notes of sweet bread, herbal hops, toasted bread, cracker malts and some spice at the back end. The hops are very vibrant here and provide a nice balance. An incredibly flavorful and complex beer for the style.

Feel is very smooth and drinkable - a lighter beer while carrying a ruler body. Moderate to medium carbonation.

Overall a really fantastic oktoberfestbier. Toes the line between the lighter festbier and the darker marzen with such grace. One of my favorites for the style.

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Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.65/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

this beer is meant to be drank one way from a keg in a mug so ignore the bottles and go for the mini keg

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Photo of jfc3
2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of TooGood
4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 1,491 ratings