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: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,861
Reviews:
834
Ratings:
1,873
pDev:
11.39%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
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Photo of DaveCash
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryB_einProsit
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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Photo of raylpendleton
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a crystal clear amber color. Thin velvety white head dissipates quickly leaving a thin partial layer of foam on top of the beer. Very effervescent without letting up.

Smell is malty with nutty overtones and a definite caramel sweetness. Touch of earthy floral hops on the back end of the nose.

Taste follows the nose with toasty malts, nuts, earthy hops and a spicy not that starts halfway through and lingers to the finish. No sweetness carries over from the nose to the flavor. Quite a dry finish with that spicy hop note carrying through.

Feel is crisp with lively carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Drier finish.

Overall a very nice amber marzen - I really like the spicier dry finish here.

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

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
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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Photo of Junior
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

Photo of smithj4
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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Photo of WangFire
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

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