rgbrock1 (3) - East Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2007 does not count
One of the best out of Germany. Having lived there for 12 years I can well relate to this beer having drank it for 6 Oktoberfests in Munich. The taste is excellent. Nothing bad to say about this brew. SanfordBrewer (1577) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 (Draught at Hollerbach’s in Sanford FL, 5.8%)Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2012
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.
Probably the best you can find in Oktoberfest, so there’s nothing more to say... 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. felsenpils (178) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 13, 2016
330ml bottle. This pours a very clear light amber color. The aroma is very clean. The taste is right on with flavors of a Helles merged with a Dunkles which is what a great Märzen/Oktoberfest should taste like. What a shame that I can drink this in the US, but it is not served in Munich at the Oktoberfest where they charge a fortune for regular Helles lager.
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... 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 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! 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! thehoff (598) - 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.