Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810
Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG

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Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
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3.87 | pDev: 9.82%
Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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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unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
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
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BJB13 from Maryland

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
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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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
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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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
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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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
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
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jonphisher from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
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
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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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REVZEB from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
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
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brianbrewsky from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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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teromous from Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
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
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
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
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beergoot from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, dirty orange colored body topped with a thick, frothy head. Decided fruity aroma; peach. Mild caramel-like flavors with a strong, sometimes biting, bitterness developing at the finish; bread-like. Medium body; somewhat fluffy and sometimes watery yet with a satisfying coarseness on the palate; starts sweet yet finishes with a rather dry quality.

For the style, the beer seems pretty tasty and looks the part.

Dec 05, 2016
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy ripened peach colour, good and long lasting head of foam.

I get fruity and bready notes in the smell. Kinda sweet but kinda not.

Bready in the taste but dominated over by some kind of stone pitted fruit. I can't quite pull out what it is but it's distracting.

Great mouthfeel.

Code on the label: 41517060. ? 41st day of 2015?

Not worthy of a future visit.

Dec 11, 2015
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WoodButcher from Virginia

3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper with a thin tan head that dissipated immediately. Very little lacing on the glass

Smell is caramel and molasses.

Taste is more of the same with the malty molasses flavor dominating. There is very little hop presence. The carbonation is minimal, but sharp with more prickly carbonation than I care for.

The beer is unimpressive, though not bad. But for the price it isn't something I'd buy again.

Jan 17, 2015
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown in color with a slight reddish hue. Poured with a short off-white foam that reduced to a wispy cap. Earthy, light roasted malt aroma with notes of dark fruit, herbal hops and yeasty tartness. Medium bodied with a lightlyp crisp finish. Light roasted malt flavors up front followed by earthy grain and yeasty notes. Herbal hop flavors from the middle to the end. This was advertised as an Octoberfest the way the German's meant it to be - which was not the case. Certainly different.

Aug 11, 2014
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Hopswagger from South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Pours a hazy speckled golden amber body. Capped with a beautiful bone colored half inch of milky head.

S: Sweet sticky caramel, praline, buttery aroma, wheat, orange bitters, sun kist grain and hints of chewing tobacco.

T/M: Raspberries hit the back of the throat on the initial sip and brings forth apple peels, tart lemon and orange swimming around a field of wheat. Strong metallic taste, ground spices and loads of b-vitamin bitterness. Has a faint similarity to rum and coke. Strong tobacco notes in the end like shoveling a hefty helping of Levi Garrett into your mouth.

O: I really liked this beer. I was on the fence when I purchased it but I'm glad I did. Taste was much more complex than the nose. Rich toasted caramel, spice, tobacco what more could you ask for.

Mar 01, 2014
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a .5L fest mug.

A: Pours a hazy tawny color with sediment particles in suspension. Big, bubbly, cream colored head has great staying power. Sticky and foamy clumps of lacing.

S: Sweet bready melanoidin aromas. Soft grass and hay smells. Slight floral quality too, like apple blossom maybe. Very yeasty and a little musty.

T: Sweet bready melanoidin flavors. Yeasty with a strong doughy character. Hay and dried grass. Hops lend a spicy and peppery nip. Mild, vague fruitiness for an instant. Sweet doughy and bready finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and fluffy in the mouth with an airy but chewy texture I can only describe as doughy. Soft supporting carbonation. Perhaps reminiscent of a cask-type mouthfeel.

O: So this is Hofstetten's attempt at re-creating the beer brewed for the wedding of King Ludwig I; the first Oktoberfest beer. I'm really digging it. A raw, very yeasty, unfiltered fest-style beer. It's as quaffable as they come.

Jan 22, 2014
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cavedave from New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light amber topped by a giant white big bubbled head that calms down to a lasting cap.

Smell is light caramel and bread, floral hop, some estery orchard fruit notes, and just a hint of clove. Nice.

Taste is exactly like the aroma, with the yeast less tart and prominent, the fruit bolder, kind of an apple flavor, and a nice balance to it.

Light in the mouth, med. carb., very refreshing, excellent finish.

Really enjoying this beer. Though it doesn't taste like other Kellerbiers I have tried, if you dig the style you will dig this too.

Dec 29, 2013
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safaricook from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amber colored with lots of fine bubbles. foam is thick, a little beige and with medium bubbles. foam is stable and with lacings.
Aroma is coffee, toffee, caramel and bread crust.
Taste follows nose with a little more emphasy on bread crust and some cocoa. hop are only in the background compared to the malts. Seems to be of the noble kind: spicy, herbal and grassy, but really is covered by the malt. bitterness to balance.
Smooth and drinkable in spite of the high carbonation

Sep 22, 2013
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a brownish color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Almost no lacing to speak of.

S: A good aroma of malt, hops, and fruit.

T: Tasted of malt - a lot of malt (this is a German beer after all) - as well as some fruit (apples), a little bit of hops and some caramel. A well rounded, surprisingly vibrant flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer doesn't break any new ground, but it is very well made and extremely drinkable.

Aug 14, 2013
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Mebuzzard from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice beer for a night cap. It has the nutrients, supposedly, needed for a good night's sleep and it tastes good.

Looks like a cloudy caramel liqueur with a medium sized white head. Foam dies down to a thin collar, minimal lacing. Swirling produces a bit of fizz but not much foam.

Fruity aroma. Orchards. Light toasted bread dough. Some light spice

Taste is sweet and more of an apple fruit. Malt is light but present to give it a nice body. It has a bit of zest to it, can't quite place it. Maybe some Noble hops here and there? Lack of body hints at low carbonation, but this has a nice fizz on it. Still, the lingering of film doesn't quite sit right with me.
Overall a good beer. Good for the night. I'd say a good apple pie would pair well here

May 01, 2013
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billab914 from Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into my Southern Tier glass. Darker amber in color with a thin white head barely covering the top. Nice retention and decent lacing.

Aroma has crisp fruits mixing with some sweeter caramel. It's got some grainy, bready notes to it as well. Pretty clean, crisp and smooth aroma overall.

The taste follows through with a mix of light, crisp fruits and sweeter caramel and toffee notes. It's crisp in the finish and the light fruit flavors linger. Nicely balanced and very flavorful beer of the style.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little above average. Overall, it was a very solid beer of the style. Very clean, crisp and flavorful.

Jan 04, 2013
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Ego from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

sitting in the cellar for about a year, crummy weather night = beer testing

good 2 fingers of head rise on an average pour, slightly off white, slightly audible crackling head, orange tone with some amber highlights, lots of carbonation racing towards the north, as the head calms down the bubbles in the head become quite uniform mini marbles of carbo bliss, the crackling has now subsided and the head retains quite nicely, lacing is decent, a nice looking brew.

aged sweet straw (no barnyard tones), sort of like corn bread or some sort, it has a dryness to the odor, and the sweetness rides on this, almost like how champagne smells but not as punchy, faint herbal notes are skulking about the back, pretty good.

taste etc...
on the initial sip there is almost nothing.. until the after taste, and then it all flows in, there is a muted caramel flavor with lots of yeasty malt and sweetness that almost wants to go over the edge but doesn't. in the end the sweetness fades and a mild bitterness balances this out as well as an interesting sour note that leaves you wanting a touch more (perhaps this is the note that prevents this from becoming mouth puckeringly sweet), this stuff is smooth and the carbonation (which is quite active) is married very well here to the overall feel, this beer seems simple but really has a nice variety of layers for such an easy drinker.

tasty, definitely worth trying, something very different, not as yeasty as some kellers, perhaps more tame ? or more refined ? that's up to you.

I don't always drink beer, but when I do I go to Beer Advocate, stay thirsty my acquaintances...

Dec 09, 2012
Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810 from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 138 ratings