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

very good
1,800 Ratings
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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Photo of tobelerone
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A crystal clear amber colored beer with a big white head that has good retention. Solid lacing remains. The aroma is a mix of bready and caramel malts, faint mineral notes, and a hint of floral hops in the background.

Classic marzen flavors, with chewy and toasty malt, again followed by a light floral and grassy hoppiness and just a trace of mineral/metallic notes underneath. Straightforward and easy drinking.

Medium carbonation on a medium-thin body, just the slightest stickiness and creaminess but generally pretty clean and refreshing. Light lingering bitterness in the finish. Very nice take on the style.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of LittleCreature
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3.0
Pours 3cm of off-white foam head which quickly reduced a thin layer, then disappeared More in-line with a traditional Marzen and by far the darkest beer at Oktoberfest. Head retention and lacing both poor, though it should be noted that neither of these problems were evident on draught at Oktoberfest.

Smell - 4.0
Not a very aromatic beer, but that is more to do with the style than anything else. Light scents of toast, caramel and burnt raisins, lightly herbal hop aroma.

Taste - 4.5
This malt driven lager is clean and crisp, with flavours of toasty malt, molasses, raisins and hard toffee. Slightly sweet upfront, but not so rich as to reduce drinkability. Finishes with a trace of herbal hop flavour and light to moderate bitterness, just enough to provide balance to the substantial maltiness. Alcohol warmth becomes aparent with increasing temperature, but never intrusively so.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, making it easy to drink quickly and in quantity.

Overall - 4.5
An outstanding beer of its style and by far my favourite beer when I was at Oktoberfest in 2010. Drinkability is huge, which, let's face it, is the whole point of an Oktoberfest beer.

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Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of WillRadar
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of flyingpig
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brownish amber with a clear body and a thin, bubbly white head that slowly recedes to a thin and patchy, soapy lacing around the top of the beer.

Dark malts on the nose along with some light smelling hops that are blended throughout. There is a sweet brown sugar type aroma along with some earthy hops towards the middle and the end. I can also sense some biscuit like notes towards the end.

The taste is mainly made up from caramel and the earthy hops from the nose along with hoppy, biscuit malts. There is a warm and mildly bitter finish to the beer.

This one had a warm, medium body with a thick and mildly bitter finish, overall carbonation is mild here.

Not amazing but a solid effort from this one, it's not the best Hacker-Pschorr beer that I have tried but the brewery usually produces enjoyable beers. It went down easily enough and had some good malty flavours throughout but it's probably not one I would recommend.

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Photo of hogrider
4/5  rDev +2%

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

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass, best before 6/12. This pours an amber color with a short lived white head. The smells are full of malts, some toffee, nutty smells. The feel is medium to light. The taste is similar as it smells, fully of malts goodness.

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Photo of kaunshelly
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of hippityhops85
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes.

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a deep reddish/brown with ruby highlights. Thin 1 finger of offwhite/eggshell head that dissipates down over time. Good retention and lacing.

The nose has a lot of muted hop notes, dark wood, tobacco (mildly), and a great nuttiness.

The taste follows suit with an excellent maltiness coupled with toasted nuts, slight dark fruit flavors and tobacco notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with excellent carbonation. Lifts the flavors off the tongue.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of shwami
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Every1sgrudge
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I had to drink one beer in 1L quantities, this would be it.

Pours an orange color with a nice white 1 inch head. Cabronation is nice. beautiful looking Oktoberfest.

Smells sweet, and airy. Lots of adjunct grains and caramel malt. And even legit caramel.

Tastes fantastic. Very light body, and the caramel sweetness is really the highlight. That sweetness is almost candy smoothness, which makes it very drinkable. Very light and airy, but not to a fault.

This is oktoberfest at its best. Almost perfect for style. PS I was told Spaten is year round, so minus points for Spaten for screwing Oktobefest up.

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Photo of fergster75
4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of PhageLab
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - Clear golden-brown coloration that made a solid 2 finger head. Laced very well and the froth never vanished.

S - Sugary sweet on the nose, roasted nuts and caramel malts also come to mind.

T - Nuts and cherries, with a touch of brown sugar. Sweet, but a mild bitterness rolls in to balance it all out.

M - A little thin bodied, and a slightly watery feel causes a hit here. Carbonation level was mild.

D - Overall very enjoyable. Sad I now have to wait a whole year to try it again!

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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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