Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier | Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräu Oktoberfestbier
BA SCORE
3.49/5
1,467 Ratings
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräu Oktoberfestbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,863
Reviews:
590
Ratings:
1,467
pDev:
15.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
232
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,467 |  Reviews: 590
Photo of ummswimmin
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas. That place is amazing. The food is extremely authentic and the beer/pretzels are shipped directly from Germany to this location. They say that these kegs are in the same family as the ones from the tents in Munchen.

I shared this beer with my wife, and she gave me the usual comment of: "It tastes like beer." I feel that she is eminently correct on this one. Based on the purity laws, this beer is as much a proper base as is possible (look it up, one to grow on).

This beer is simple, clean, and very drinkable. It epitomizes a true Oktoberfest beer. The smell and taste are preminently in the lager style.
On the end of each drink you get a little sweetness.

This is a very good example for the style, as it one of the originals.

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Photo of CN1234
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of AdmiralKirk
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bright orange, soapy head, lacing on the side. Slight aroma of honey, grain, malts. Flavor is malty with a honey grain flavor like honey wheat bread. Overall, goes down easy and a sixer would have been a better choice than the single I picked up.

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Photo of JustinAniello
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours straw yellow with a one finger head that quickly dissipates to a minimal cap and sticky lacing.

S - Bread and light citrus, not a lot of depth.

T - Sweet caramel at first, becoming more bready on the swallow. A mild fruitiness mixed in as well. Almost indiscernible bitterness in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and carbonation, crisp as well.

O - A pretty disappointing Marzen overall, light on aroma and flavor. Needs some bolder toasted malt and nuttiness added to really give it that Oktoberfest charm. There are better beers of the style out there that make this one not even worth trying.

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Photo of leinie13
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of MrBoh
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of sawilliams204
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dmmcgove
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of jomer10
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of LarryMyers
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of deebo
2.13/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A-served in a stein this one has much less color than most-definitely more golden than amber. The white head quickly is gone leaving hints of lace on the glass.
S-not a lot going on here-very light on the sweet malt, very pale
T-same as aroma
M-fairly clean finish, otherwise pretty average across the board
O-Really surprised that even on tap this one has some hints of skunk. One of my least favorite marzens

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Photo of Molnar
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of TheStashRide
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a stein (snifter? hey - it's an Oktoberfest). Pour is crystal clear light amber (very light) with a nice thick head. The nose is slightly skunky (darn green glass) with a little bit of clean malt and spice on it.

After smelling this beer, I was all set for a huge disappointment, but it doesn't taste all that bad. The feel is quite firm and the flavor has nice, clean malt notes. Very easy to drink, but not very complex. There's a lemony note on the finish I don't quite care for.

Overall, an average representation of the style. The nose kind of spoils it for me. I expected more.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BeerShman
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Zbrown2307
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of ruckus232
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BeerOps
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of KingBiscuit
1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

Photo of Maxwell
2.99/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours very clean and clear with light carbonation bubbles racing everywhere. In truth, this beer looks like dehydrated piss or apple juice, the only difference being that it has a nice, sticky, eggshell white head that sits at a fingers width for quite some time. The lacing is also sticky with thin sheets and long lines of moving up my mugs walls.

The beer smells skunky and reminiscent of Heineken, which isn’t a very promising thing for a beer to smell like. Notes of light caramel mix with a large bouquet of hay and grass with light biscuit touches on the edges of the smell. The beer tastes light and highly drinkable. Heavy notes of creamy caramel mingle with notes of hay and earthy hops. The sip begins as light sweet caramel bordering on sweet apples, but then opens into heavy hay-like flavoring that reminds me of a traditional saison a hell of a lot more than an Oktoberfest. From there it slides into more spicy and earthy hop notes, and then lingers in the mouth as a mix of pilsner-like hops and hay. Mouthfeel is thin and highly drinkable, which is wonderful for the style. Carbonation is light, and the beer practically slides off the tongue lightly and leaves the mouth slightly dry with some saliva on the edges. Overall this is a mediocre almost-session ale, but it does not taste like a Oktoberfest by my measure. The heavy hay-funk notes make me think that this beer might have an infection or something, but I actually like them and found them refreshingly palatable. An enjoyable chugger, but nothing like what you would expect from the style.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jslice99
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 1,467 ratings
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