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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,429
Reviews:
581
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
16.13%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
220
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0
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Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of beerwolf77
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass the beer is clear golden yellow. Moderate amount of head that dissipates almost instantly. Tiny carbonation bubbles float to the top of my glass. No lacing on the rim at all. The aroma is sweet grain and a cracker like breadiness. That's all I can pick up even with deep whiffs. The flavor is much of the same. Sweet grain with a tart fininsh. Salty crackers and sour corn. Biting carbonation that beats the crap out of my tongue. Medium body. Not overly impressive. I had high hopes for this beer. Unfortunately it falls well below my expectations.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours out a clear golden body with a white head that leaves some lacing and sticks around fairly well.

Smells of pilsner malt, earth, grass, and herb.

Grainy bready sweet malt taste. Slight bitterness with the hop flavor being a little muted.

Crisp and refreshing lower bodied beer.

Seems like it has taken on a touch of skunk. It's a decent enough beer but I won't be revisiting it with better options in the style like Paulaner and Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paterlodie
4.12/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before 08-06-06. White head and clear golden beer. Nose has good maltyness, litle lemon/sour orange like yeastfruit and low hopnose in the back completing the overal fresh nose. In taste malt is dominating giving it a full flavour. Alcoholic and dry caracter but with sweet hint from maltyness. Mouthfeel is great as almost all "real" Oktoberfestbeers from Munich are; ultra clean and good but not to high carbonisation but with full hoppy and malty taste. Drinkability is then off course also fine IMO.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.81/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBishopco
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Sazz9
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Proteus93
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A straw yellowish pour, foamy white head with some cascading going on. Retention is fine, with a touch of stick.

S: Light on the maltiness, and rather grassy. A little grainy and earthy.

T: Again, the malts are a bit easy going, and not as warm as others. Hops offer a bit of herbal flavour.

M + D: Crisp and refreshing, fairly straight forward. Not too bad, but among the style choices, not anything extraordinary.

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Photo of TurboBrew
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of dacrza1
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: September 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Saranac willbecker...OCCASION: PSU/UMass--a Mass-acre to be?... APPEARANCE: hazy golden yellow body akin to a pilsener; steady upward bubbles; quite light for a fest; pale white head laces in tongues... AROMA: highly hopped in Saaz, apparently; besides the ping, some floral hops and grassy notes; not the fest expected... PALATE: active, vibrant and commanding--the aftertaste lingers with sweetness.....TASTE: sweet as a corn and biscuit combo can be; malty to the taste buds, but not as round as it is metallic to the nostrils; some wheat grass ...OVERALL: as Oktoberfests go, a surprise--much lighter and less malty than expected in its finish; perhaps drinking too many American fests has misled my expectations; still, balanced and worthwhile....

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Photo of jp32
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden yellow color, looks a little weaker than I had expected. The nose has a malty presence, maybe kind of grassy or grainy, and I'm actually pulling some hops scents out of this one as well. The taste is great. Malty and quite hoppy for an oktoberfest. I'm not sure it tastes true to its style, but beer-for-beer, it tastes pretty darn good. Pleasant aftertaste as well. The mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of falloutsnow
2.82/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Original review 11-14-2005
Revised 2011-10-04

Pours a golden yellow color, surprising for this style. 2cm head of dense bubbles that dissipates in less than thirty seconds, but a perpetual white froth remains with some lacing streaking the sides of the glass. Very visible and active carbonation with no murkiness or visible sediment.

Initial aroma is of light skunkiness (green bottles, why?), but after this, some faint hints of malt sweetness. That's about it.

The taste opens with an extremely slight touch of vanilla that blends into a hot, grainy cereal flavor. This transitions to a sweetness that borders on cloying. Begins close with a light, but upfront grain-laden bread and very mild bittering hops at the end. Aftertaste is fairly bland, mildly sweet.

Light to medium mouthfeel, slightly watery. Carbonation vigorous at first, but fades as the beer warms. Finish is semi-dry.

Overall, the Hofbrau is drinkable in the sense that it's gentle on the palate and is flavorful enough to be mildly enjoyable. My two reviews have generally not been kind to this, and I don't see a need to revisit for a third. I might try again if on tap, that's it. There are other Oktoberfests available (even locally) that I vastly prefer over this one.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium, frothy, white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-honey,grainy,floral,spicy,lemon,apple,biscuity
T:
-honey,grainy,spicy,biscuity,bready,faint diacetyl
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium,oily body
-no alcohol detectable
O:
Way underrated Oktoberfestbier

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of dkw0063
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of rypkr
3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste more like a pilsner than a marzen.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräuhaus München
3.41 out of 5 based on 1,429 ratings.
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