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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Germany
hacker-pschorr.de

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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Reviews:
833
Ratings:
1,871
pDev:
11.39%
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4.28
 
 
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12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a clear deep copper color with a one-finger creamy white head that has decent retention

S- sweet and malty aroma with notes of bread crust, caramel, forrest floor, floral hops

T- malty and full flavored, toasted brown bread, sweet caramel, a bit nutty. The finish is slightly floral and lingers of more toasted bread and sweet malt

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O- one of my favorite oktoberfests, full flavored and super drinkable

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Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,871 ratings