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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kappldav123 (5542) - GERMANY - JUN 6, 2008
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Very zippy, much foam. Tastes malty-dry, could taste a little bit stronger. Sourish finish. Only an average beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle, 6.3%, in anticipation of next week’s trip to Munchen. Pale, pillowy and effervescing. One of those beers that is so highly carbonated you can SMELL the CO2 coming off it. Loads of sweet grassy hops and noble spuce also, with a sniff of almond hinting at the alcohol content. Despite the carbonation, slick and oily on the palate, sliding down oh so smoothly. Gentle piney hops and pale biscuity malt in perfect measure. Impossible to believe this contains 6.3%ABV. Could surely session it by the mass. We’ll see. Sweet, tasty, wickedly drinkable ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (3265) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours a nice medium golden/amber color. Aromas of wheat bread, caramel malts, and a touch of hops. Flavors of caramel, toffee, and a nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Very light in color for a Marzen. Color is rather pale yellow like a pale lager. Fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Tastes and smells better than almost all pale lagers, though. Sweet and bread notes on the nose. Clean and smooth taste with notes of malt and just a hint of hops. A refreshing flavor for hot weather. Essentially no finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Poured a golden/yellow color with a white head that didnt last too long. Aroma had a bit of skunk to it. Also was kind of grainy with a bit of alcohol to the nose. Flavor was malty with just a small bit of hops coming through. Not much lacing. Mouthfeel was a tad thin. Drinkability was ok. Decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2008
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Did not get much on the nose - some malts. Flavour is malty - caramel with some sweetness. The alcohol gives the beer a little zing. Finish is a bit weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. Dark yellow with white head. Some hops in it and floral as well. On the thin side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Golden coloured with a head that quickly dissipates in to nothing. Alcoholic, malt aroma with a touch of biscuit. Soft in the mouth, malty with a dry finish and a touch grainy. Fairly well balanced oktoberfest.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dyetube (1345) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2008
This beer pours a light golden yellow with a medium tan head leaving some good lacing down the sides. Wow does this thing have a skunky smell! I smelled it the moment I started pouring it into the glass! The flavors are quite weak, no good malt in the mix and not a good balance of hops.. really has more of the flavor of some off flavored pale ale. They totally missed the boat on this one. Cheers

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (633) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Light coppery amber with a fluffy white head. Weak sweet malt aroma with a grassy malt flavor and a hint of alcohol at the finish. Just an average Octoberfest.

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