Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Germany
hacker-pschorr.de

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Forbidden as it was to brew in summer, a stronger beer – the Märzen – was brewed earlier in March. It would finally be served at the Oktoberfest, under the “Heaven of Bavaria”. We have returned once again to the age-old recipe and recreated that gloriously smooth, honey-coloured piece of history from times gone by. And all is brewed with due reverence to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

BEER STATS
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#10,235
Reviews:
851
Ratings:
1,928
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
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Photo of pkalix
2.74/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

love the german stuff but i think it's just not surving the trip well?

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Photo of Samlover55
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle into perfect pint glass
Bb 4/2019
Pours a bright clear amber with surprisingly a very small head
Aroma is fruity
Taste is toffee followed by the fruit again,  with a bitter finish
Feel is medium bodied,  average carbonation
Overall this doesn't cut it for me as if falls short on the malty side plus is quite bitter

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Photo of wattie83
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks great in the glass. A nice honey color, nice head that seemed to drop out too quickly. Smell is malty, bready, with a bit of hop spice mixed in. Really pleasant inviting smell. Taste follows with bready, malty flavor. Early sweetness is cleaned up nicely with good leaving a clean aftertaste. Body is medium, holds up nicely so the sweet malt never seems flabby. Overall, I like O-fests and this is an obvious classic!

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nhdjinn
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

excellent

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Photo of TwoTrees
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GaryColeman
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PGoodhand
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: It's amber, just like the name suggests. Maybe Goldenrod, I always thought amber had a bit more red to it than this.

Smell: malty

Taste: malty, dry, slightly bitter.


Feel: pretty dry.

Overall: I was hard on this rating, it's a staple at my house during Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Kubishark
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems to be one of the sweeter Oktoberfests. I love it, as I love most märzens, but the sweetness holds it slightly back from the other German masterpieces of the style.

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Photo of MrGreensled
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consistently, year-after-year, this is a very good Oktoberfest. Its an easy drinking beer with a clean finish. Somewhat honey sweet but not distracting. Overall its one of my top German Märzen / Oktoberfest's

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Photo of LT630
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VAFolks14
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is extremely smooth and easy to drink. Smells of bread with a hint of honey and a little hops. Sweetness and caramel malts are fairly light and taste lacks any advanced character. Overall this is a good beer, but average for the style. The feel and drinkability of the beer are above average and make the beer enjoyable.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diamante
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerrod83
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the beer I now compare all other beers to. Absolutely brilliant.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erickc
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the Church Key in Edmonds, WA.

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Photo of jgido759
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, easy drinker with a nice, bready finish.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darkfalz
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've had this in a frosty stone mug, a pilsner glass and straight from the bottle. All are good.

A nice amber color with a good, thick head that dissipates quickly.

The smell is great toasted malts. This beer truly smells like autumn. Not a hint of fruit or sugar.

The taste has a bit of that nice bite that evolves into malt and hops quickly.

Feel is that bite with some strong carbonation at first but goes down smooth.

Overall this beer is great to sit and savor. Enjoy each sip.

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Photo of mngermanshepherd
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber in color with a malty aroma. Taste is how it smells - caramel/malt. Solid.

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Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,928 ratings