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

very good
1,823 Ratings
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen

Brewed by:
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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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Parchment-like color to the head with slightly reddish cast to a medium brown body.

S - Malty sweetness of the melanoidins present with a slight toasty character almost, but not quite, masking a bit of floral notes from the hops.

T - Reminiscent of sweet breads with a bit of lingering tartness in the aftertaste. The melanoidin character that helps defines the style is pronounced and enjoyable. The slight floral note from the hops in the nose isn't really present in the flavor.

M - Moderately high carbonation with a medium body, this isn't a smooth as some examples of the style. Somewhat drier on the finish, it left me feeling thirsty.

O - Dry finish balances well with the caramel-like melanoidin and mild hops.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent red amber with a decent white head. Smells of caramel and dark roasted malt, but with the normal "import smell." Tastes of some dark roast malt with caramel taste overtone. Beer is perfectly carbonated for its light body and finishes crisp. Overall, a very good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A perfect 10 as far as beers go. Solid brown with lots of yeast particles and champagne carbonation floating all throughout the beer.

Smell: Yeast and caramel. Not unique, but it's refreshing.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Cinnamon, caramel, and yeast. Very mild flavor overall, but the flavors definitely stand out, especially when compared to other Märzen. The cinnamon is really what's unique. Mouthfeel is close to perfect. It is extremely zesty.

Overall Drinkability: Most likely my favorite Oktoberfest.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden dark brown. Excellent clarity, bubbles racing the entire drink. Nice foamy and creamy head. Not much stick or lacing.

S - Caramel, toasted malts. Not overpowering, but a wonderful smelling beer.

T - This beer epitomized what the Oktoberfest Marzen should be all about in my opinion. Nice balance of maltiness, sweet, nice crisp drink that you can enjoy over and over again.

O - Looks great, smells great, tastes great. The quintessential marzen style oktoberfest.

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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes from last night.

A- Poured into a pint glass. Two finger egg shell head that dissappeared quickly bit left a thin ring with some lacing. Clear light brown color.

S- Clean fresh roasty malt with some hops.

T- Great toasted malt flavor with a little hop bitterness to balance it. I keep coming back to the word fresh to describe the malty taste. I've had some that had a stale note in the malt.

M- Moderate carbonation, medium body and very smooth.

O- A lot of complexity for a lager. I enjoyed the malt forward quality as a nice change of pace from the hoppy beers I usually drink.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. Brown bottle. Freshness date printed on label.

A: Pours a clear amber orange with a small white head. Large carbonation
bubbles float to the top. Leaves little lacing. Both the weak lacing and small
head are due to a bad pour.

S: Crisp and fresh. Sweet toasted caramel malts. Hints of hops. Just what I
would expect from an Oktober/Marzen.

T/M: Smooth and creamy, yet crisp. Sweet toasty malts start this beer off nice.
This leads to a light hop presence which helps balance out the sweet malts.
Mild caramel comes through with a hint of a metallic taste. The finish is sweet
and not too bitter or dry. An alcohol warmth also pops up towards the finish.

O: One of the better Oktoberfest beers I've had. Easy to drink, tastes great
and needs to be tried by all. I need a case of this stuff.


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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of May 2013. Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York - they are currently stocking a range of fest biers.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A dark amber with crystal clarity and light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of light caramel malt with hints of grain and crisp noble hops. Nice.

Tastes of caramel malt with a crisp, dry finish. Notes of grain, mild caramel and peppery noble hop aromas. A hint of carbonic acid and a subtle hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and unusually tingly. Nice body, though rather light. Aftertaste of caramel malt and a whisper of noble hops.

Tasty; goes down all too easily. Crisp and refreshing, with the hops adding a pleasant spicy twang to the flavour. A quality brew - I could imagine sinking more than a few of these at a German fest. Well worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,823 ratings.
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