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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Reviews:
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Ratings:
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pDev:
11.39%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prototypic
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle enjoy before the end of 04 19 n shows a dark amber yellow-orange body and floats a persistent cap of off-white foam leaving spotted lacing.

Aroma is toasted bready malt with a touch of honey and flavors match.

Mouthfeel leans medium and soft.

Overall I am a fan. This is perfect with mustard.

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

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

Great balanced taste. Not too caramel, but enough. This is an easy-drinking Marzen.

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours with just a film of tan head and has a very dark copper color.  There is a light carmalized malt aroma. Carbination is low, but bright against the tongue. Extremely balanced flavor, which is interesting for a marzen. Medium bodied and easy to drink.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330ml bottle into glass. Date code on label is 'L10985 Y'.
Clear, medium amber colored body. Initial pour results in small, bubbly head which goes away and leaves a number of small islands and a bubble fed ring. Some small spots of lacing are left behind.
Aroma of honey malts and less distinct floral hops.
Taste is a great balance of slightly darker malts, a nutty flavor, and the lighter floral hops. Slightly toffee sweet but not so much.
Medium and crisp mouth feel. Refreshing as all get out.
Very well done Marzen fest beer. One of these will lead to a session of many to follow.

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3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking beer, a full amber color that is clear with small head that dissipates fast. Taste and smell are very similar, malty and nutty. a little yeast and hops come thru. Feel is very balanced, has an even mouthful, moderate carbonation, and finished very refreshing with a pleasant aftertaste.

This is now my favorite Oktoberfest beer, I enjoyed Paulaner before this (and it is still very good), but Hacker-Pschorr has one-upped them. Very easy to drink, full nutty and malty taste, and is refreshing-- highly recommended!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the Oktoberfest style and this is a good rendition.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love this beer. It's why I look forward to September

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful copper color. No overpowering aroma. Smooth full flavor. Light on the pallet with minimal after taste. First bottle I had was back in 1980. Four years ago bought a kegerator and is always on tap at my home. P. S. It's not just a seasonal beer.

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Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,895 ratings