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

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88
very good
1,800 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,800
Reviews:
817
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
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114
Gots:
233
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by afdempse. Thanks Adam.

The beer is copper hued with an inch of thick, creamy head. The aroma offers malt, fairly sweet, a bit fruity. A nice drinkable seasonal brew. A bit of grain with a balance of fruity lager and a light bitterness in the finish. Light to medium in body with solid carbonation. Hooray beer!

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty dark copper color with a whole lotta visible effervescence seen through exceptional clarity. The head petered out pretty quickly. The surface bubbles are already starting to part and sputter out.

The aroma is tinny and a bit briny. A minerally waft comes up from the beer. Toasty malts and German hops are pretty well balanced.

Only mildly bitter with a lot of great Euro hop mustiness and gritty toast. Mineral-like quality to the water and also from the malt contributions. Perhaps, I'm picking up a bit of herbal twang from the hops, which are more apparent on the tongue than in the nose. Impeccably balanced Oktoberfest brew. What I want in this style.

Bigger mouth on this one. The carbonation is deceptive in that it's pushing past medium. Alright for a body. Thickened, as if almost starchy.

A very quality German Oktoberfest for the season. Will suit you just fine cold or warmed up a little bit. One o'those beers that carry over from the dog days of summer right up to the snowy front stoop of wintry days.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am new to this craft beer scene. my 24 year old son says the commercial beer i drink is boring and basically water. i have tried a few cases of different craft type beers and found this one to be very good. as a novice i like the amber color and the smooth taste. the slight sweetness and medium body finish with a crispness and dryness not too bitter. frankly after trying one i went back and bought another 6-pack.
i know this a commercial beer but now when i go out to the brew pubs there is one type of non-american style beer i like. my son says next i'm going to try some summer-lemony beers. doesn't sound too a-peeling (pun intended).

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest pours a deep, dark copper, capped by one-inch of white head that has little retention. Rich, toasted malt aromas are met with some spiciness. sweet malt flavors are out front, followed by slight hop bitterness and a dry finish. Medium in body and carbonation, this is a classic lager, and our personal favorite lager style.

Prost!

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***UPDATE***

9/9/2012.. The beer is ESPECIALLY good this year! Its the best batch since 2006. This is quickly becoming my favorite beer of all time!

Not much to say other then this is in my lengthy experience of beer drinking, one of the finest beers EVER...

It IS my favorite...

Every year around the end of August I get very excited about the return of my favorite beer.

I can only say that I HOPE the brewery of this fine product does not cheapen its nature for greater profits...and just CHARGE more as I will gladly pay it..

Read the EXCELLENT subsequent reviews of this beer..I can do not better then what has already been written.

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Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,800 ratings.
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