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RATINGS: 993   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - SEP 29, 2007
In bottle. This is an Oktoberfest? Light body and little taste-- I thought it was just the regular Hofbrau lager. What a disappointment. Were the original Oktoberfest/Marzen beers this light? No wonder the Hofbrau House in Munich caters to the tourists-- the locals probably wouldn’t drink this.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2007
(Bottle) Pours clear golden. Bready, light toasted malt and grassy, light funky herb like hops in the aroma. Also some tones of honey, flower nectar and a light fruitiness are also present. Malty flavour. Bread, grass, fruits and herbs in the flavour as well. Hints of sweet liquorice anf flowers. Light numbing and light salty and quite crisp mouthfeel. Some citric acid. Dry, bitter and a bit apple-ish alcohol finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Tannic, vegetal aroma. Fizzy white head on a pale (for a marzen) body. Balanced and drinkable, goes down super-easy. Definitely a case of the right beer at the right time. I’m sweating my ass off and the only thing that stopped me from finishing it 30 minutes ago was getting in a rating ;)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5568) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2014 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden with a medium fluffy head. Bready, honeyish maltiness, some faint herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, low bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Pours a clear golden yellow with a frothy white head that diminishes quickly. This is easily the palest Oktoberfest that I’ve seen. I was hit by skunk the instant the beer hit the glass. Another green bottle, another skunked beer. After sitting a bit to "air out" I was able to pull out the scent of faint bready malt, but it was far more muted than I’ve grown accustomed to expect from the style. Light to medium-bodied and slightly grainy, the mouthfeel finishes fairly dry. Bready, astringent and dry with a slightly bitter, hopped finish. Not the best example of the style that you’ll find.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2007
The beer poured quite light from the tap. It showed yeast notes on the aroma and then even deeper yeast notes on the palate. The malt gave a big show on the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Tap @Hamiltons. A bit disappointed because apparently they are making lighter and lighter oktoberfest beers. This is not by any stretch of the imagination a Marzen more like a Hellese and/or a Munchen Lager but it was called Oktoberfest. A good biscuity munchen lager but definitely NOT a marzen so im grading this on the marzen world

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3369) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Light amber,large white head. Light sweet malt nose and taste, vague carmel hints, not much else

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6231) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2007
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm) Golden yellow colour leaning towards amber, frothy white head. Malty nose with grass, hay, tropical fruit and toffee. Malty taste with notes of hay, grass, toffee and citrus. Solid malt backbone with sweetness coming through. Toffee and a hint of marzipan in the finish. Some grassy hops, but malt dominates.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
A bit too malty for my taste. Really have that bavarian flavor that I’m just not a big fan of. Could have used more hops to even the flavor.


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