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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

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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance –Served a clear orange amber colored beer with a tiny white head. The head faded quite fast to leave only the tiniest amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell was light. It consisted largely of some toasted malt, a bready aroma, and some sweet caramel.

Taste – A roasted malt flavor greets the tongue. It begins of a smooth light toast flavor mixed with a hint of breadines and caramel sweetness. Toward the middle the sweetness from the caramel increases which is accompanied by some loss of the roasted flavor. Toward the end however some roasted malt taste comes back, accompanied by some toast flavors and a light citrus hop flavor, which in the end leave a nice light roasted sweetness to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess, with a very average carbonation level. Very good for the style and very easy drinking.

Overall – Mostly a pretty good Octoberfest. It has a decent roasted and bready flavor and is quite easy drinking and refreshing. Not a bad choice.

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Photo of NoFoamyBeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Jimmys
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl. oz. bottle into flying dog chalice. best before 06/13.

A: very clear. dark copper color. not really as bright as most marzen's. sort of an ugly color in my opinion. white bubbly head, but doesnt hang around for long.

S: burnt bread. raisin rye bread. caramel. this thing is pretty sweet smelling. virtually no hop aroma, this one is all grain.

T: the malt starts sharp and sweet. a little brown sugar. not much hop bitterness, but enough to balance some of the sweet residual sugar sweetness. lingering sweet bread flavor. reminds me of a whole wheat bread.

M: moderate, almost sharp carbonation. drinks pretty light bodied to me.

D: pretty classic example. heavy on the malt, great autumn beer. not any direct complaints (sans appearance), but there are some american samples that i prefer.

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Photo of JWU
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass.

A- Beautiful. Completely clear amber with very muted ruby tones. A fizzy off white head sits on top and laces pretty well down the glass.

S- Saltines, a bit of caramel, a hint of toffee and herbal hops.

T- Follows the nose to a T. Not overly sweet, and just a hint dry on the back end.

M- Light to medium. Decent carbonation, and dry on the finish.

O- There are only a few better than this example of the style.

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Photo of Fr0stb1te
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Kharkov
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of sdonegan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of NStLincoln
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful beer. Amber colored with a fizzy white head. The color of fall.

Sweet bread and caramel on the nose.

Crisp crackers, refreshing and easy drinking. A treat on a cool day.

A sessionable beer that is the best Oktoberfest I've tried this year.

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Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of thegrifter
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Jerid
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Josiah2729
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Hacker-Pschorr Dimple 1 liter mug...

Appearance: Dark copper with effervescence and fairly clear, one finger head which dissipates fairly quickly, minimal lacing.

Smell: Sweet roasted grains, with hint of hoppy bitterness

Taste: Somewhat sweet roasted malts and slight bitterness, smooth finish

Mouthfeel: Medium light thickness, medium carbonation

Overall: Great Oktoberfest Beer, very drinkable

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Photo of IPAFrankieH
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SirIPAalot
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of onestoploser
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.91/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of thecheapies
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of Dweedlebug
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of leagr
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of miker57
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
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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Photo of Troville1990
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of WDJersey
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,865 ratings
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