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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alobar (3525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Clear straw yellow color with no head. Aroma of bread/yeast. Tasted skunked-some grass, bread... too carbonated. Did not enjoy this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
pale golden clear colour with a white medium sized head. quite malty and nicely hoppy. sharp and fresh, slightly nutty. uninteresting, but goes with food.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2008
500 ml bottle. Golden colour. Clean and crisp aroma with some floral hops and nutty malts. A rather sharp hop bitterness mixed with a weird malty flavour. That said the beer is surprisingly malty. Reminds me of a helles bock. Carbonation is high, but works nicely. Has a little too sharp and unbalanced edges for my taste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2008
Very pale yellow, foamy white head. Alcoholic, dry malty nose, some popcorn. Sweeter malty flavor, little hops and alcohol. Almost medium bodied, average carbonation. Dull as hell.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle at home ... golden amber ... grassy lagger hop nose ... grassy ...little caramel ... hoppy ... all round quite poor

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joakgust (1348) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle, 50cl - Orange golden beer with a large dense beige head. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy with hints of caramel and some spices. Flavor is rather sweet with hints of caramel and hops. Decent Oktoberfest beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2008
On tap at Andys O’Fest. Golden in color with a nice fluffy white head. Hoppy bready, malty aroma. Earthy grassy honey notes. Bready fruity flavor. Yeasty hoppy notes. Medium bodied. Finish is malty and sweet. Very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1589) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2008
500 ml bottle. Golden color, white head. Malty aroma, malty flavor with some buttery notes. Quaffable, if not spectacular.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
This is a very tasty oktoberfest, like a really good, full-bodied, hoppy helles. It is bright gold, a little bubbly, with a very large barely off-white head that very slowly shrinks to a permanent thin top, leaving some foamy rings of lace. The aroma is very nice with a full-bodied bread crust quality along with grass, herbs, some butter, a hint of lemon and zesty. The flavour is similar, a creamy butter quality blended with a strong bread body, some grain, hay, west grass, herbs, lemon zest and hint of pear. It’s zesty, has great sweet-bitter balance with a tingly-zesty bitter finish and a light alcoholic spiciness and warmth. It’s wonderful, complex, always interesting, and very full of flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2008
on tap- big white head with yellow color. Aroma is bready/light malt-sweet. Taste follows, seondary continental hops. Nice, smooth. Light body.


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