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RATINGS: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle: Mostly clear amber body, light copper tints with a gray, off-white layer of bubbly foam on top. Aroma is pretty skunky, lightly metallic; notes of burnt grains, dirty earth, floral bitterness, some bread. Not loving the metallic skunk, though. Flavor is pretty metallic, too, kind of astringent with each sip. Bitter, lots of earthy notes & almost over kilned maltiness. Has a touch of bready, toasted sweetness hidden in there, but it’s faint. Slightly gummy. Kind of stale. Skunk comes through in the aftertaste with that lingering metallic & caramel malt... Not really digging this one. Tastes old. Might be? Meh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PauloAG (218) - BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
500cc bottle. Blonde straw with white head. Crispy and malty. Just a nicely balanced lager.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jared_Clifton (61) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours very light with white head. Light body. A cross between a a pilsner and wheat beer. It is what it is.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2015
The restrained aroma gives little hint of the bull bodied flavour to follow. Maybe a little stronger than one would wish for an extended session - but definitely a worthwhile addition to one.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 500 ml, au festival "Montréal Fête la Bavière" (Montréal, QC) au coût de 4.00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel fruité. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #5994)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5626) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing..
Aroma: Caramel malty, mild fruity and herbal hoppy..
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, grainy and herbal hoppy.
Overall impression: Nice tasty pale lager.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odannyob (94) - Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Poured from a super chilled 11.2 ounce bottle into a dimpled mug; lightly aromatic; a golden yellow clarity; first gulp has an ever so slight skunkiness, which does not deter further gulping; nor should it as this bier has a terrific smoothed hop first and a malty second to my taste receptors. Nice. Have a pretzel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Surprised to see this on tap in The Crown Inn, Oakengates on 19th Nov 2014. This renowned cask ale pub does not normally have guest kegs on. Anyway I availed myself with a half as a reminder of my 8 O’fest trips to Munich I have had over the years: happy days. Couldn’t afford a litre and I was on a ticking mission and I thought I had already rated this. Poured clear golden, the white head hanging around for a while. The nose was malty, bready and slightly fruity: not as I thought I remembered (sweet molasses mostly in my mind). The taste was also malt led, but the beer was not as sweet as the aroma suggested or how I remember: bitter finish. Good actually, must get my memory to recall stuff better and what beers I have actually rated or not.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiarasummer (11) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
i will attempt to independently give the same observations about this beer as the other 72 of you, just so my opinion on the beer’s merit has some credibility: rich, dark gold colour. nice decocted malt smell. flavour is nutty/toffee, dried out at the finish by alcohol instead of bitterness. pretty low intensity but good quality straightforward vienna/munich malt character.


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