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

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

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Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: clear, pumpkin pie color. Half finger head that quickly dissipates; nice lacing.

Smell: Up front malts and caramel with sight smell of oranges.

Taste: Smooth, yet robust. The malts come though with finesse. Smooth finish, too.

Mouthfeel: light, little carbonation

Overall: one of the best Oktoberfests on the market. This is one that was recommended to me. Glad I caught it before the season was over. Can't wait for more next year. Would be heaven on draft.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jsisko01
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark amber color with a small head that dissipates instantly. Has nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet and caramel smell, grassy, earthy hops.. Nothing else really stands out.

Taste - Very strong caramel flavor and very malty. Also toasty with quite a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and fairly carbonated.

Overall - I'd say this is like the average Oktoberfest.. nothing special about it.

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Photo of lstokes
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark orange-amber, a fluffy head, nice lacing. Smell is mostly just grain and sweetness, but the taste is much better--light malts, floral hops, exquisite balance and a dry, clean end with some lingering toasted flavor. Juicy in the mouth with good carbonation, this is a German lager done very right.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of generallee
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body has a nice coppery amber color with good clarity and some visible carbonation moving thought the inviting liquid. It’s topped off with a light soapy head that quickly settles down to just a light covering of foam hangs on well and adds some spotty lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma is light overall and offers sweet bready malt notes up front and center with mild hops in the background.
Taste/Palate: I get a nice, very drinkable mix of sweet bready and toasty notes with a touch of caramel like sweetness just coming though. The hops just come out lightly in the finish and add a touch of floral and grassy bitterness. The palate has a light medium feel with soft carbonation.

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2/5  rDev -49%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lovely! Oktoberfest kicked off today. What better way to celebrate than with a Munich original. No disappointments here....I really miss fest season in Germany, not just the beer, but the food too.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Mahgeetah527
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a burnt orange/brownish color with about a half finger of white head that dissipates rather quickly.

Smells of biscuity German malts and faint earthy hops.

The taste is sweet with a mix of caramel toasty grains and even a little nutty.

The mouthfeel is pretty light with carbonation on the low to medium side, and finishes pretty clean.

Overall not a bad example of the style. It's not something I would seek out but a decent beer for a cool autumn night.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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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