Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
St. Martin, Austria
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Unfiltered, unpasteurized, darker, and stronger lager brewed to historic Oktoberfest specs. 100% Munich malt. 14.3°

theisti's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
500 ml bottle purchased at Andy’s Liquor in Rochester, Minnesota. The pour is mostly clear golden light orange with a 1/2 inch off white head that falls pretty quick. The aroma is bready, cereal grains, some light herbal and a hint of caramel sweetness. Some metallic is in there as well. The taste is cracker bready toast, gives way to an herbal grassiness and finishes back with the cereal husky grains. The mild sweetness of the nose is not present in the taste. The metallic somes out as the beer warms, detracting some. Regardless, a flavorful beer. The palate is light to medium bodied, gerat unfiltered mouth feel, and a dry mineral finish. Really easy drinking beer, I liked this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours a clear amber color with a soapy cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel, bread. and toffee. Caramel and toffee flavor with bread backbone. Great example of a marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Grains, caramel, and some breadiness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnokk (465) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2016
APPEARANCE- looks like a true style Oktoberfest, like a marzen should. Better head than mor beers ive drinken at Munich’s octonerfest (an interesting note for my followers, my profile pic on RB is a selfie from the Haufbrau tent in 2014). NOSE- very little of anything in the nose. FLAVOR- very light flavor. Probably good for drinking large quantities at the event, bit if I want a beer that has some character, this isn’t it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On draft at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Pours a deep amber orangish color with an off white head. Aroma of herbal hops and caramel malt notes. Flavor is bitter with herbal hop presence surrounded by sweet caramel and toffee malts. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel, lively mouthfeel with a caramel and bitter hop finish. Overall, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
m7hildeb (73) - - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber colour with a medium white head, surprisingly hoppy aroma with spicy, floral, almost perfumed notes but also some hints of chocolate and toffee, taste is more malty and a bit roasty with a nice dry finish and also some booziness, creamy mouthfeel. Nice one!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bill Becker (807) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pours a hazy ripened peach colour, good and long lasting head of foam. I get fruity and bready notes in the smell. Kinda sweet but kinda not. Bready in the taste but dominated over by some kind of stone pitted fruit. I can’t quite pull out what it is but it’s distracting. Great mouthfeel. Code on the label: 41517060. ? 41st day of 2015? Not worthy of a future visit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. The best Oktoberfest beer I’ve ever had. Cloudy, amber in color with a nice fluffy head. Aroma was caramel and roasted grains. Taste was caramel, nutty roasted grains and malty goodness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
0,5 l bottle BB 02.05.2016 citrus, herbs, cereal, caramel Dark gold - light amber color, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (5988) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy dark brownish orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, corn. Tastes of malt, corn, wheat, citrus. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1699) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 17, 2015
500 ml bottle from Bottle Shop, Salzburg.
Amber-orange, clear body, with a big, fluffy, moderately lacing, yellowish head.
Aroma of bread, caramel, sweet fruits, flowers, grass.
Tastes of caramel, bread, flowers, must, sweet fruits, grass, some fresh herbs.
Quite light, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes moderately bitter, sweet, bready, floral, a bit grassy, slightly herbal.

Really nice. Pretty much how I like a Märzen, but rarely ever find, brewed in the traditional style and not as flat and characterless as many examples today. Full malt body, while easy drinkable. Not my very favourite Austrian style example (Augustiner in Salzburg is unbeatable), but among the best.

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