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RATINGS: 1111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Pours yellow and crystal clear. Medium head is white, sopay and quite fast diminishing, Thin but ok lasting lace. Malty aroma is grainy, alcoholic and there is some hops. Flavor is sweetish malty, alcoholic and slightly bitter in the finish. Sweetness is balanced by the hops towards the finish. Palate is soft. Quite carbonated, but in a nice fully way. Medium to full bodied. Very easty to drink - a lot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Pours very light for an Ofest; sparkling clear and gold colored with a white, average, fizzy head which disappates quickly to a mostly diminishing head with minimal lace. Nose is faint and not appealing with light grains, light herbal, and faint grass. Flavor does not get much better; light sweet grains, faint honey, moderately light herbal bitterness, and faint grass. Palate is lively to fizzy, light-bodied, thin, and watery. Finishes with some honey sweetness matching herbal bitterness in a short finish. By far the worst of the style I’ve tried. More like a bad Pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8260) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Malty sweet aroma, a bit grainy. The flavor has sweet caramel, grain and light hoppy notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (2137) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2008
Green 355ml bottle BB 0939?...i’m guessing sometime in 2009! Served chilled in glass. Deep golden body small, stable white foam atop. Caramalised malt aroma, some grainess about it and a golden syrup-like sweetness. Touch of smoke and roasted nuts is detectable, hops are faint and mildly herbaceous. Full bodied, quite lively carbonation, stickiness about the texture. Underlying syrupy sweetness takes the edge of the dryness and bitterness. Honey maltiness on the body straightup, caramel and a faint nuttiness manifest themselves, some cereally huskiness lending dryness, perfumy hops leak through with warmth. Finishes mildly bitter, faintly smoky/tobacco-like, bit of extra drying length alluding to a slightly higher abv. Don’t get to try many of these, comes across as a stronger, maltier helles for me. Scarily drinkable with a good overall flavour and clarity about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
This is a typical oktoberfest beer. malty and grainy on the nose and tongue. Not great, not bad. par for the coursed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1971) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
Pour is a golden with a average white head. Aroma is herbal and malts. Aroma of grainy and roasted malt. Flavor continues with more roasted malt. Some hop bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
bottle. pours a golden yellow with a thick,quick dissolving head.has a bit of a skunky aroma. has a very refreshing flavor of wheat and honey. not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2008
Fruity hopy and malty nose. Pale golden yellow colour. Mild malty taste. Slightly sweet. Mild hoppiness. Longer lasting white head. Some grass taste. A 0.5L bottle from Alko shop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Draught, Hofbrau Miami. Luminescent golden, clear and sparkly with cream-colored/ivory creamy head and lacing. Aromatic nose: fresh grain and nature aromas hearkening to autumnal forests and meadows. Quaffable palate. Clean, bright, and slightly herbal. Not too sweet. Feels a bit heavy and warming in spite of the quaffability. Solid, clean, refreshing. Prost to Hofbrau Miami for serving their beers as fresh as can possibly be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgreb (410) - Marburg, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2008
bottle - yellow golden beer with white head. Malty nose. Heavy malty sweet flavour.

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