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

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3.95/5
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1,865 Ratings
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,076
Reviews:
832
Ratings:
1,865
pDev:
11.39%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
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117
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3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a clear medium amber, with a small foamy head, and not much lacing.

This smells like caramel and toasted bread, with slight grassy hops.

This has such a nice malt character, with barely any hop character- that might be the age. It's definitely squarely in the caramel amber malt driven version of the style. I get mostly sweet breadiness and a bit of caramel.

It's quite drinkable, with a good level of carbonation, and a crisp clean mouthfeel.

This is a super solid version of style, though I do tend to prefer the paler versions of the style.

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Photo of Babydave
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of faatcase
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Premo88
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

two 11.2 oz. bottles poured into big mug
(best before end of June 2018 printed on bottom of label)

L: bronze, clear, topped with 1/2- to 3/4-inch head of beige foam; up to light it has some amber in it, bleeding the bronze into a copper color; some sticking off the head; keeps a thin collar of beige foam; no major lacing; the color is stunning and just screams "Marzen!!!"

S: super fruity, sweet ... dried apricot, candied apricot

T: first sip is almost 1:1 with the nose, very fruity sweet, but then with blunt force comes a wall of earthy hops ... dirt hops, almost medicinal at first they're so strong, but as the beer warms and the palate adjusts, the hops subside into more standard earthy range (tasty not medicinal), even giving off a bit of black pepper, and they subside enough to allow some of that dried apricot sweetness to peek in here and there; big hop bite, though ... big and even toasted a bit; in fact, the more it warms the more you tasted toasted notes ... and strangely, it's not as much toasted malt as toasted hops, at least for me; orange peel; burnt toffee

F: simple, almost a tad soft after a hard pour but still crisp enough to make it enjoyable; not heavy but almost middleweight

O: I'm super, super happy I bought this 6-pack, and with a best-before date of 6/18, I might take Hacker-Pschorr up on that and buy a couple three more sixers to put away for the spring; the mix of super fruity sweet nose with a hoppy flavor makes for a sensory carnival

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

Malty, caramel, toffee goodness. Best it comes for an Oktoberfest marzen.

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

Photo of kkmiller76
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Kayakguy
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walkinbeauty
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spencer96
1.55/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of dark breads. Taste is bready malts, little else, a bit mild but very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer that I could easily crush several of.

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

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a copper hue with less than a finger of white bubbly head which recedes quickly. Very little lacing.

S: Caramel, nuts.

T: Follows nose. Real smooth.

F: Moderate carbonation, medium body.

O: Probably my favorite after Ayinger. Such a great style for this time of year.

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Photo of nyr94cup
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.66/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of alphajackson3
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: October 14, 2017... OCCASION: soccer Saturday in the books, yard work finished... time to officially welcome in fall... GLASSWARE: Orioles mug... pours a solid amber orange body with large, clumpy bubbles that rush hastily upward... the off-white head thins to an dirty, uneven snow cap... the aroma is a mellow, slightly roasted malt with equally soft, sweet caramel... the Hallertau is not too prominent in the mix either, leaving the overall experience insinuating a drinkable, accessible lager... first sip is fresh, medium-bodied, sweet and swift... at 5.8% ABV, not at all thin nor aggressive--a prefect companion for various fare... the throat senses a lingering toasted caramel, sharp and rewarding... besides the aforementioned caramel and sharp ping of hops, light honey, lemon grass, and dank, earthy malts make for a more complex sip than expected... among the giants of marzens, this one holds its own, with a balance and flavor that invites sip after sip while sneakily bringing its alcohol upon you... somewhere in the mix to be crowned the first in fest, but not sure it meets the heights of some more aggressive or interesting marzens...

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4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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