Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810
Brauerei Hofstetten / Krammer

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From:
Brauerei Hofstetten / Krammer
 
Austria
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #75
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,125
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 9.64%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
85
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 09, 2022
Added:
Nov 08, 2009
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  15
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Goose Island Willi Becher Glass

the beer pours a slightly cloudy orange/amber color with a smallish white head that quickly recedes leaving behind little to no lacing

The aroma is bready and somewhat sweet, with notes of caramel, floral hops, and just slight hints of apple and a light spiciness

The flavor and aroma are very similar; bready malt, slight caramel sweetness, floral hops, and just a tinge of bitterness. Medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall the beer is good, though not one of my favorite examples of the style.
Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Brewed in Austria, canned in Connecticut. No dating information found.
Cloudy, pale amber colored body. Still allows for the viewing of rising bubbles. One thick finger of off white head. Leaves scattered patterns of lacing.
Aroma is darker bread, slight caramel, and apple fruit.
Taste is very apple fruity, with some pear. The malt is dark bread with a touch of caramel. First the fruit then the bread. The fruit sits over the bread in the aftertaste.
More than medium mouth feel. Slight coating in the mouth. Excellent carbonation.
Much different from what is now served at Oktoberfest, but this is supposed to be a representation of the first Oktoberfest beer. A little high in ABV% for session work but works as a single. Nuanced and balanced interaction between the fruit and the dark bread.
May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Nov 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by shelby415 from Oregon

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16.9 oz bottle, Chg No (bottle code): 31417022 not sure what those numbers mean. but it tastes rather fresh. I bought a bottle with a different number about 6 months ago and it was expired ( almost a drain pour).
Body is a hazy dark amber, but is orange/redish when held to the light. Nice tall head that leaves some lacing.
Smell: bread, apple/pear, spice
Taste: Bread, apple/pear, a hint of a herbal note and a spice, That spice is a? raisin? a dark bread spice?. The spice comes on towards the finish and lingers in the after taste. Has sweet and bitter elements.

It's different, I like it.
Nov 02, 2021
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: crystal clear; amber in color; 1 finger tan head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: dark bread, but not pumpernickel; nutty; brown sugar;

T: follows the nose; mild bitterness on the finish; slight metallic character to the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: OK, but not one I'd come back to;
Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG "Original Hochzeitsbier Von 1810"
,5L brown glass bottle coded "CHG. NO 41517080"
$7.49 @ Mo's Wine & Spirits, Fairfield, CT

Notes via stream of consciousness: Ich war in Deutschland verheiratet, aber ich habe dieses bier nicht getrunken. Ahh, aber ich bin ein Narr, dieses bier ist aus Österreich. This bottle is most likely old but what could I do, I have no idea what the coding means. Hopefully it won't be too bad. It's poured a hazy deep copper colored body beneath a short head of light khaki colored foam. The aroma delivers caramelish malt, apple, dark-skinned fruits, and unfortunately, some clear papery oxidative notes. Perhaps I'll get to try a fresher sample on my next trip to Germany/Austria/Czech Republic, if I ever get to go back - damned COVID-19! The taste is pretty pleasant though, although I'm guessing it's appearing to be more caramelish than it would normally be. It's bready, toasty, biscuity, caramelish, fruity (apples, raisin, red berries, orange), and grassy, earthy, and gently herbal and floral. A firm bitterness anchors it and keeps it from becoming too sweet. Even in the state it's in I could probably drink a few of these, even at 6.3% abv. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a dextrinous edge, and lightly crisp with a fine-bubbled carbonation. I'm a little surprised at how good it is given its age. Worth trying to be sure.
Review #7,289
Mar 29, 2021
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Really.nice amber marzen, rich and complex flavors and smells while staying light and drinkable.

Rich deep amber color with a ruby blush. Modest head.
Aroma of rising bread and earthy, muddy grass, hops bursts from the pour. Amazingly rich and robust aroma with thick malt and feint notes of apple blossom.
Taste is much sharper with a somewhat sharp mineral note leading the way with some rustic crusty malt coming along behind and those same apple like notes snuck in the back.
Crisp dry and easy to drink.
Jan 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by Hophazzard from California

Dec 16, 2020
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 ounce can poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

L: Almost clear copper, showing small bubbles, almost two fingers of khaki foam with good retention, leaves a bit of lace.
S: Persistent malty bread aroma with just touch of mineral mineral quality.
T: Grain, toast and orange, finishing hoppy and slightly bitter.
F: Medium-ish body, starting crisp but smoothing out and finishing creamy.
O: Good, the hoppy flavor seems more American to me.
Nov 25, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 8/31/20; consumed on 11/13/20

Pours a foggy, rusted sunburst orange body topped with over two fingers of fluffy, thick, tan/off-white foam; good head retention leaves a sliver of vague, semi-creamy cap, a moderate, frothy collar, and an evenly dispersed wing of denser, webby lacing spread around the walls of the glass.

Aroma bursts with fragrant floral yeast underscored by freshly toasted black bread to open; nutty textures appear and steadily give way to waves of delicate caramel sweetness building in the background before a honeyed, roasted malt character highlights the ultimate collusion of malt sweetness and roast defining this bouquet.

Taste offers lighter tones of brown bread, doughy yeast, and a hint of smoked toffee upfront; floral spice brightens the mid-palate as a hard, mineralic grit appears on the back end; a touch of caramel sweetness and grassy hops intertwine on the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a deft and level medium body accompanied by a moderate carbonation peaking with an airy fluff into the mid-palate; a soft, hop prickle eases, taking on a lighter, more quenching character as it brings a drying spritz through the finish.

A Märzen astutely unified in both its traditional form and burgeoning malt sweetness; abundantly expressive yeast and malts are leveled ever so slightly with a near perfectly attenuated dryness and preventing the beer from imbalance; a satisfying harmony of flavor and structure throughout.
Nov 14, 2020
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Rated by pkalix from California

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
honestly wasnt expecting much, but this is good!
Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a medium dark amber gold color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like toasty malt, floral hops, and some light sweetness.

I imagine that canning this one has improved it, as I think it tastes better than the 86 BA score indicates. It's got a wonderfully toasty and just slightly sweet malt character, with a bit of floral and herbal hop character.

This is smooth, and crisp enough, with a great drinkability to it.

I like this one a lot, and continue to try and drink as many versions of this style as I can.
Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
No can date
Pours med small foamy off white head with moderate retention, little lacing, mostly clear darker copper orange color

Nose nice grainy toasty malt, sweet almost caramel malt with nice decoction malt depth, soft cereal, light floral herbal hops

Taste brings sweet grainy malts, cereal mash, little doughy, toasted cereal, sweet toasted bread,med to lighter floral herbal hop with med bitterness, more decoction malt depth, dry finish with med bitterness herbal to spicy hops lingering

Mouth med bod, soft lager, med fizzy carb

Overall nice beer, what I expect from Austria
Oct 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Oct 13, 2020
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Not crystal clear but almost so, leans the darker side of amber maybe even closer to brown on second look. Not much head retention from my pour but that could be me.

Smell is mostly grain and bread but it also has a crispy smell to it, if that makes sense not sure how else to describe it.

Taste is hearty bread and lots of malt as to expect sweetness but there isn’t any sweetness to speak of.

Mouthfeel is full but very crisp and clean. I love the carbonation on this beer to smooth and creamy make it go down very easy.

overall a very enjoyable a very enjoyable marzen. It’s a hearty beer but it goes down very smooth and clean. The heartiness is instantly gone and it makes for a very drinkable beer.
Oct 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can poured into a goblet

A- pours deep amber color with a one-finger foamy white head that has short retention and leaves just a bit of head behind

S- toasted grains, brown bread crusts, caramel, raisins, faint spicy hops

T- toasted malty notes gives brown bread, caramel, raisins and a bit of honey sweetness, the finish gives an herbal tea and spicy hop bitterness

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- flavorful and drinkable, solid okto
Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap. Mostly clear and surprisingly bubbly amber with an off-white head. Smell the bready and caramel malts friends, really soak them in. Because that is what the taste is too. No thrills or gimmicks, just a prototypical malt combination, slight hints of almond and iron underneath. Feel is bready, malty, a little fuller than the norm, and warm. Solid but nothing special
Dec 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Oct 12, 2019
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Rated by DanO1066 from Maryland

3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draught pint at Wet City in Baltimore

Looks better than it smells, tastes, and feels, and those are all pretty good by the way. Worth a try.
Oct 01, 2019
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Proletariat in NYC, $12++
Sep 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by hockeypuck from Maine

Sep 20, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
a gorgeously garnet colored autumnal lager here with one of the sexier shades i have seen in the style and a nice little tan head on it. apparently shipped over to the states and actually canned here, kind of a neat idea, but something didnt quite pan out, as mine is infected pretty severely, tangy and acidic and weird now, i cant see a date on this thing, but along with the other austrian beers i found in idaho this week, this one is either way past its prime or simple did not travel well, no matter what the format was. sadly, its another one i dont really get to enjoy or learn anything about in this state, and one i will have to revisit when i get the chance, no way this is intentionally sour like this. what i do like about it is all the malt layers and depth, there are notes of chestnut, red apple, and dried cherry. an obvious german grain character about it too with all that, and a european lager yeast with some breadiness that fits the style. nice mineral profile too, good body, and upbeat carbonation. all the fundamentals are here, and i could see this being an incredible example of the style in its prime. too bad its gone off, really off, some vinegar and citrus twang though it, and its a hard one to drink in this condition. i will look forward to my next chance to try this one though, full of promise. cant bee too harsh on an experience like this, not the brewers fault it doesnt seem...
Jun 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Dec 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Burt from Rhode Island

Nov 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Oct 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Oct 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Skellbop from New York

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by brianbrewsky from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: bought 16 oz can - poured into tulip glass. Rich auburn color - healthy head.

Smell: I smell an open box of raisins.

Taste: Big, sweet, juicy raisin notes for me. Raw honey. Tea. Pleasant, not overwhelming in the slightest bit.

Feel: again nothing overwhelming - your typical feel for the stlye.

A good beer and I have no regrets about trying it, but a bit pricey for me. Probably won't revisit, but if you're at the cooler reading this review while contemplating your purchase (as I often find myself) go ahead and give it a shot.
Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I don't see an brewed, imported, or canned date listed, but it does say "BREWED IN ST. MARTIN, AUSTRIA CANNED FRESH IN CONNECTICUT"

Appearance: The beer is a very dark hue of reddish-brown. It has good clarity and a medium-short creamy textured tan head. The head has good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a faint spicy hop aroma.

Taste: Up front it tastes like biscuits and honey. It becomes a bit more savory in the middle with a slight rosemary character, then it sweetens out at the end with a very strong honey taste.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a medium-light body and it is extremely easy to drink.

Overall: It is a very tasty and enjoyable beer. I would drink it from time to time and I would recommend it to those who like their Oktoberfestbiers a little bit sweeter.
Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by baklo from North Carolina

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 2.25 by trocketsauced from New York

Sep 30, 2017
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: bright tea tinted brown under a massive crean to light tan foam collar that takes several minutes to recede

S: big malt aromas featuring fresh bread crust, light caramel and a range of rich malt sugars joined by spicy Noble hop notes

T: very malty and mildly sweet with light caramel, a few nuts and traces of fruit. It dries a little the middle as a tannnic, tea-like bitterness emerges to balance the sweetness and leads to a snappy, crisp finish

F: very creamy and smooth with a medium full body and medium to medium low carbonation

O: stands out for the rich, complex and layered malt flavors that change and develop as you drink
Jul 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by LJWalker from Indiana

Jul 02, 2017
Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 from Brauerei Hofstetten / Krammer
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 145 ratings