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RATINGS: 998   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured from 330ml bottle. Clear yellow with a near white head and good lacing. Aroma of my grain, pale malt, toast and grassy hops. Taste of grass, toast and a touch of fruity hops. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strap (463) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 12, 2014
at the hofbrauhaus in munich. one of the better fest beers i’ve tried this season. malty, but not too sweet. a little bread on the finish, but smooth and drinkable by the mas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (542) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
DATE TASTED: September 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Saranac willbecker...OCCASION: PSU/UMass--a Mass-acre to be?... APPEARANCE: hazy golden yellow body akin to a pilsener; steady upward bubbles; quite light for a fest; pale white head laces in tongues... AROMA: highly hopped in Saaz, apparently; besides the ping, some floral hops and grassy notes; not the fest expected... PALATE: active, vibrant and commanding--the aftertaste lingers with sweetness.....TASTE: sweet as a corn and biscuit combo can be; malty to the taste buds, but not as round as it is metallic to the nostrils; some wheat grass ...OVERALL: as Oktoberfests go, a surprise--much lighter and less malty than expected in its finish; perhaps drinking too many American fests has misled my expectations; still, balanced and worthwhile....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (963) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
50cl. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with big white head.
Aroma malt, grain, sweet, bread, grass. Taste malty sweets, some grassy bitter.
Mouthfeel thin.
Nice beer!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gbgbrouge (155) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
From tap in a glass jug. Clear light gold with light fizzy head. Aroma light with notes of grass/hay. Taste equally light with some bitterness, notes of grass and light toast. Refreshing and an ok beer, no more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3503) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours a nice clear coppery Amber with a decent pale buff head. Aroma has fruity and malty notes, not strong but inviting. Crisp, fruity flavor has a malty underpinning and just a snip of hops, average but pleasing. Texture has OK thickness and fizz. Fair to middlin’ but heck, it’s Oktoberfest! (Not officially, just at Summits Wayside Taverns.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
On draught at Prost! 10/5/14. Light golden color. Aroma was some caramel and grassy hops. Taste definitely has some nice caramel malt notes with grassy, herbal hops that are just slightly too bitter. Easy-drinking though.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (210) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 5, 2014
0.5 litre bottle from a Moscow supermarket. Pours a clear gold with a brief white head. Malty aroma and taste. Very fresh and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deepeary (172) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours crystal clear yellow with white head. Smells like Euro hops, peppery and hebal. Some earthy/peppery hops on the taste. Crisp. Mild bitter finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (465) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Hofbräu München Oktoberfestbier is not quite what you would expect in an Oktoberfest bier. Pour is lighter -- almost straw colored with almost no head and light hoppy aroma. Taste is hoppy -- almost like a pale ale -- with the malt somewhat understated for this style and lighter than expected. Finish is fairly clean but with a light malt aftertaste. Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier doesn’t exactly live up the style, but is a nice change of pace from the traditional seasonal brew fare.


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