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RATINGS: 1140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Bavarian barley slow roasted, caramelized to a rich, red amber color combined with the purest spring waters from the Alps, exclusive yeast and the finest Hallertau hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1412) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 (Draught at Hollerbach’s in Sanford FL, 5.8%)

carmely hoppy balanced, nothing impressive but nothing bad, straight-forward.

Appearance is amber with a thin head, medium body, and medium carbonation.
Flavor is full of toffee and caramel. There is a definite note of caramelization, like is typical from decoction mashing, in which grains are pulled from the mash and simmered over high heat before being stirred back in. Yeast and alcohol esters are moderate. Hop flavor, hop bitterness, and minerality are all very muted.
Overall, this beer’s focus is all about caramelized malt, which is my favorite aspect of traditional Oktoberfest beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2012
Probably the best you can find in Oktoberfest, so there’s nothing more to say...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elizagroff (6) - - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
Terra cotta in color, beautiful clarity, no sediment, 1/4" head. Fresh peach scent similar to the scent of a mildly citrusy Sauvignon Blanc. Taste is sweet malt up front with body of caramel, orange peel, & clove, with a nicely hopped finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Great amber color and a smooth malty taste with a slightly bitter finish. Overall a wonderful beer that I would get again and again...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 Very spicey and diferent in flavor. Try a few and get over the inital puzzlement and you will find that hacker pschorr made another winner. A high quality beer that may not be to everyones taste. However I do like it, as Hacker Pschorre is one of the very best companies period. Not my favorite though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2003
(bottled) Rich malt aroma and brilliantly clear dark amber color. Wonderful toasty caramel malt presence with a plum fruit note and a lightly bitter hoppiness. Lingering sweet raisin finish. Superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2003
One of the few true O'fests left. Not watered down to meet the perceived tastes of the majority of attendees, Americans. Beautiful amber-gold, crystal clear, with a pure white head. Nice aroma of toasted malt, with hints of honey. Aroma is a little faint. Great malty/toasted flavor, with a firm but gentle noble hop backbone. Fades to a great balance in the tail...leaving only one thought: MORE!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Deep amber, nice frothy cream head. Smells sweet, like apples, and spices, malty, even alcohol. The flavor is surprisingly light to me but a great burnt marshmallow flavor, toffee, with a little hops bitterness. This is the best Oktoberfest I have had the chance to try. It has great flavor and is one of the better Hacker-Pschorrs. Smooth finish. Awesome.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
This is probably my favorite Oktoberfest beer out of Germany. Terrific clarity, light body, sweet and malty aroma and taste. A bit "bready" taste with a very smooth finish. This is the beer other Oktoberfests need to be compared to. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (511) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2014
BBD 05/15 (Original Oktoberfest version). Clear medium amber pour with just a touch of ruby. Exceptional head, lacing and retention. Light nose of biscuit with a touch of caramel and an almost imperceptible noble hop note. Almost medium bodied with a nice almost creamy texture. Above normal carbonation with a very good amount of effervescence on the finish. The exceptional flavor profile is superbly balanced, complex and very flavorful (intensity). It begins with an effervescent explosion of malt - mostly biscuit over a light caramel sweetness. In the middle, a light hop bitterness and noble hop flavor predominate. In the somewhat crisp finish as the bitterness fades, comes the final effervescent burst of lingering hop flavor. This one just edged Ayinger out as my favorite import.

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