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Hofbräu München Oktoberfestbier

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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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The Munich Beer Festival, or Oktoberfest, is an event of superlatives - it’s the largest popular festival in the world, staging in the beer metropolis of Munich. Millions of visitors from all over the world flock along every year to enjoy its very special atmosphere. For this occasion, Hofbräu brews a rich, full-bodied beer which goes down ideally with traditional Bavarian cuisine. With its deliciously bitter taste and alcoholic content of 6.3% volume, Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier is as special as the Beer Festival itself.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SamTheBarrel (420) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
500ml brown bottle. Appearance is clear pale golden with a medium sized frothy off-white head, that reduced quickly leaving a little lacing. Aroma is slightly skunked, grains, wheat bread and caramel, . Flavours of cereal, caramel, spices and a hint of lemon zest and alcohol. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is light-medium bodied, slightly oily texture and average carbonation. Overall Hofbräu München Oktoberfestbier is just okay, the aroma is poor and the alcohol is slightly too noticeable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (401) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a light golden color with a nice, sorta sweet malt aroma and flavor. Some bread in the flavor too. Good beer overall. Enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bork (141) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pale, German Oktoberfest beer with a pleasantly bitter maltiness some faint floral hoppiness and a highly refreshing taste and mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saintjulien (121) - - AUG 10, 2014
cereal, cereal, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (302) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with thin white head that lingers. Nice malt aroma over heavy carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
oqnid (76) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
15 mars '13 -->lager blonde, 6.3%, 500ml -blonde pure; mousse fine et compacte -nez sucré et floral -entrée fraîche sucrée (maïs) -étalement amer (floral) -ronde et goûteuse -finale florale, amère (tenace) et sèche Co=3.5 Arô=1.5 Am=3 Su=3 Arr=2 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - AUG 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-10-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium golden color with a huge thick white head. The head has fantastic retention, eventually fading to give a moderate level of lacing. Smell – While it looked fantastic, it was not the best smelling. A strong skunky aroma was mixed with some malt, lemon and slightly sweet smell. Taste – The taste begins of some caramel sweetness with a strong malty backbone. These flavors last the entire of the taste and mix with some lighter citrus flavors as well as a light hop bitterness that comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness/creaminess with a slightly higher than average carbonation level. The carbonation is actually quite good for the style and makes for one very refreshing feel. Overall – Nothing too special here. They should ditch the green bottle to get rid of some of the skunky nose. While rather easy drinking, there are definitely better ones out there.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy malts, mild toasted malts, earthy grass, a hint of citrus. Not a great example of an Octoberfest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (650) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
It has a golden clear body with some carbonation and a tall bright white head on top. The head is light and soapy so it settles quickly. As I drink it does make some lacing on the glass. The aroma is pale and biscuity with lots of dried leafy hop notes. Mostly I get the dry leafy hops with some very light pale biscuity maltiness with just a slight nutty character. The finish is dry with lots of leafy hop spice and mild nutty notes hanging onto the tongue of a bit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1354) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts and roasted malts on the nose; follows onto the palate Finishes with more malt.


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