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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
West side Woodman’s in Madison. Extremely bland with almost no head. Very thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Whole Foods, Baton Rouge, La. - 12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent light orange with a thin, tight white head. Aroma is slightly corny with a hint of yeast. Flavor has some of the same elements with a touch of ripening vegetables. Not as sweet as some Marzens can be. Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick. Smooth finish, fades just a bit near the end. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours golden yellow with light carbonation and medium frothing head. Aroma of yeast and hay. Flavor of sweet malt. Thin palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2005
500ml bottle from Peckhams, this was 6%. Good rich golden colour,fluffy white head, lasts well down the glass. There is a good persistent bead. Nose is quite powerful, with nice fruity hops and soft malt too. There is a touch of sweet malt on the palate, which extends through to the finish. Good malt dominated bier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomDecapolis (4482) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Pours a translucent golden with an average fluffy white head. Aroma of slight lemon, hay, some yeast and a slight skunkiness. Flavor of sweet malts, sugars and overall an bit watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Had this on draft at a wedding reception. German breweries for the most part brew a golden colored O-Fest and this was no exception. Some hop bite, medium body and the void of caramel malts I expect in (American) Marzens.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2005
On tap at Firkin’s, Libertyville, IL. Clear golden yellow hued having a lasting large creamy head with good lacing. Sweet malt aroma. Soft carbonation. Medium-bodied that starts dry with hint of sweet malt flavor and finishes dry with light bitterness. A tasty clean, crisp dry Oktoberfest beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Poured an effervescent golden with a small fizzy off-white head. German hop aroma. Flavor seems more like a pilsener, with the strongest taste being grassy hops. Between the color and the hop character, seems like they made a mistake and poured a pilsener into an oktoberfest bottle. Doesn’t seem to style at all. However, I enjoyed the hop flavors and rated it as such.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 I am not overly fond of octoberfest beers so I did not go into this one with a whole lot of hope. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle. The beer pours a pale golden color with a large white head. The aroma is sour malts with a mildly vegetal element. The flavor is sour malts with a sweet almost sugary undertone. The finish is tangy. Nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - OCT 27, 2005
golden w/ off white head. small aroma and flavor, smooth and easy drinking.

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