RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A moderately good Oktoberfest beer. Not nearly as tasty as the Spaten or Paulaner versions, but there is nothing particularly bad about this beer either. It doesnt yell "Ocktoberfest", but is merely a good, safe lager that will please most palates.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Not good. I poured some out because I grew tired of struggling to find a reason to keep drinking this beer. Not terrible....just not good. NO definfing characteristics. I have a hard time calling this an Oktoberfest.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (From Bitter Virtue). Light colour. Some grainy malt and thin grassy hops. Thin with some sweetness and hints of the strength. On the whole boring and unimpressive.
TerryR (383) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a large fluffy head. Aroma of grainy, roasted malt. Flavor continues with more roasted malt. Some hop bitterness at the end. Enjoyable, but different among Munich Oktoberfest beers.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Sebastian. A cristal clear golden yellow beer with a nice fluffy white froth. Aroma is pils-malty, slight herby and very elegant with a crisp hoppy freshness. The taste is dry and has a good body. It is good in ballans and has a clear malty pilzen taste with a attractive hoppy bitterness in the finish.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a pale gold color with small white head.Big aroma of munich malt. The munich malt pretty much takes over this beer,with a hint of hops.Different.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Toasted Munich malt dominates aroma and taste,pale gold color, a little noble hop bitterness in the backing,seemed to have a carbonic bite. I don’t think this batch traveled well. I’m sure it tastes better then this at the Hofbrau tent in Munich today
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not at all impressed with this so-called "Oktoberfest bier." With the Hofbrau name on the bottle, I expected considerbly more. This beer is nothing short of a slightly skunky pilsner. One can detect a subtble grassy flavor at best. It pours a dingy yellow color, completely inconsistant with the darker amber tints of a true Maerzen. If you are searching for a far superior Maerzen, consider Sam Adams Oktoberfest or Spaten Ur-Maerzen.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Green bottle, freshly arrived in the shop. Straw yellow with slightly skunky aroma. Seems more like helles than an octoberfest. Very light hop aroma, lager sulfury character. I liked the Hacker, Spaten and Paulaner much better.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle BB 07/08/07; ABV 6.3%) Malty, grass-hoppy and slightly alcohol aroma. Golden colour and average size, white, more or less fully diminishing head with fair lacing. Malty, hoppy (grass), slightly fruity and acidic flavour. Lively carbonated, medium-bodied and slightly alcohol and slightly metallic palate. A reasonable Oktoberfestbier but nothing special! 16/09/06