Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810
Brauerei Hofstetten / Krammer

Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810
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From:
Brauerei Hofstetten / Krammer
 
Austria
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #90
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,278
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 9.64%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
145
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 09, 2022
Added:
Nov 08, 2009
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  15
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Ratings by NeroFiddled:
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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 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 Wisconsin

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