Oktoberfests (fall): Oktoberfest biers, also known as Märzens, are typically full-bodied brews with a rich flavor profile and a mild hop presence. Color can range from pale yellow, like Hofbräu Oktoberfest, to a darker amber color, much like Spaten and Paulaner’s versions, which are now available year-round.
Maibocks (spring): The Maibock style is a Helles (light) lager brewed to Bock strength, with alcohol concentrations ranging from 6.3% to 7.5% by volume. Maibocks are typically less malty than traditional bocks, but still have a relatively sweet flavor profile, a low hops presence and a noticeable hint of alcohol.
German Maibock (7.2%)