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

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,804 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:
1,804
Reviews:
817
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
234
For Trade:
0
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Photo of einman
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light brown color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is all malt. The taste is rich toasted malt. An excellent beer.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beric
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle into can glass
Served: 16 Sept 2016

A beer I think gets unfortunately caught up in the ownership nonsense-- sure Hacker-Pschorr is owned by one of the big dogs, but that does not mean that all Hacker-Pschorr brews are garbage. This is really an excellent märzen and one that I was happy to see was easily available this fall. Nice caramel malt body, good bready notes, and a subtle hint of herbal bitterness on the very back end. A very drinkable märzen and one I definitely would not hesitate getting again.

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Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into mug. It pours a deep amber with one finger of fluffy, milk-white head and lacing with nice retention. It's a beautiful pour. It smells of roasted malt, biscuit, nuts, and a whiff of caramel. The taste opens with some caramel sweetness along with a nice malty base. It also features toast, nuts, grass, and just a hint of bitterness at the finish. It is medium-bodied, pleasantly carbonated, and built for drinking with its moderate ABV of 5.8%. Overall, it's a really good Marzen. It's flavorful but light enough to enjoy during a Fall activity.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 2 bottles into a tall 22oz wheat glass. The head is creamy, bubbly with deliciousness all around it. Color is a caramel, copper brown Marzen perfect for watching football or baseball playoffs, screams October. Only better Oktoberfest is paulsner. Slow tiny bubbles rising to top, tastes delicious. Taste is malted caramel toffee mixed with alcohol delight that sizzles on the tongue.

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Photo of bplabernie
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bankboy66
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fabulous. The right amount of malt and caramel. Maybe a hair too much fizz but pretty much a top 10 for this style. Give it a try.

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Photo of Barleycorn
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NappyB
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated Enjoy By 05/17 into pint glass. Pours a beautiful, crystal-clear amber with a modest off-white head that dissipates rapidly. Initial impression is sweet roasted malts, perhaps a touch of caramel, little to no hops bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Finish is dry and refreshing. Although it's probably not the best representative of the style, it's quite enjoyable.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seansean95
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mytu420
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am continuing with the #OktoberfestChallenge2016, but it is back to bottles for the foreseeable future. I will miss The CANQuest (tm) in the interim.

From the bottle: "Brewed According to the German Law of Purity of 1516"; "Munchener Bier"; "*Protected Geographical Indication*"

I Pop!ped the cap on this mere 330-ml bottle & since I had a large vessel standing by, I nearly inverted the bottle during the pour. This created better than three fingers of foamy, rocky, tawny head that slowly fell back to wisps. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity & was discernably darker than the the previous ones in the style. Nose was quite malty, but very biscuity/toasty, underlain by a light grassiness. Hmmm, have I been misremembering the style's taste all of this time? Taste put that question to rest as it was not downright sweet, but it was much sweeter and meltier than the previous four or five. Still, I liked it for no other reason than it dovetailed with my remembered perception of the style. It had a sugariness to it that somehow managed to restrain itself from being cloying. I do not know if the extended aging process of making a lager allowed the yeast to dry it out while maintaining flavor, but this was pleasantly sweet. The hops were more muted than in the others, giving it a light grassiness, but nothing like or approaching hay. Finish was semi-sweet and despite its sweetness, it was not cloying. This was, to me, much more aligned to what an Oktoberfest/Märzen should taste like.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head the great retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt with light caramel and grain, light grassy hops. Flavor is balanced caramel and biscuit malt, light toffee, grassy hops. Nice medium body with light, pleasant creaminess. A nice classic Oktoberfest ale, none of the flavors stand out, but everything is mellow and balanced. The malt base has an excellent integration of biscuit and caramel flavors and the grassy hops are firm and not aggressive. Hacker-Pschorr is a good brewery for well made, accurately made to style beers and this is one of them.

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Photo of rarigney
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,804 ratings.
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