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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle: Light golden coloured, thin, lasting foamy layer; grainy/malty nose, some traces of fruitiness (citrus) and cookies; slightly sweetish taste, some grainy notes; soft mouthfeel, light bitter aftertaste; medium bodied, well hidden alcohol, not unpleasant....

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2005
(bottle) Clear golden colour with a medium foamy white head. Malts accentuated aroma, flavour and taste also with toasted elements, complemented with a soft fruitiness and a soft bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2005
This is not a bad beer. It’s smooth, with a slight bitter after taste that does not disappoint. Alot of warmth in this fall beer! I think a 1.9 is a little harsh.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottle. Golden color with no head. The taste is a full malty body with a balanced hoppy flavour.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jgb9348 (4636) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Super clear blondish coloured body with a tiny orange tint and a nice white head. Wierd colour for the style - very light - but still looks acceptable. Aroma of malt, cardboard, nuts, raisins, cherries and some light spices. Medium-bodied; Spicey flavour with nuts and malt most prevalent. Aftertaste hits hard - bitter up front with some sweeter tastes lingering behind. Overall, not a great beer and too bitter & malty for me. Not close enough to the style that I’m used to, but its worth drinking if you appreciate more of a malty, spicery marzen. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine in McLea, Virginia on 01-March-2005.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Rather pale with a limited head. Slightly watery but has an intriguing and very pleasant soft, sweetish malt-character. By far the maltiest Oktoberfest I’ve had so far. Limited bitterness. Very quaffable 111199

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cansdap (17) - Madisonville, Louisiana, USA - MAY 26, 2005
It had been years since I had seen this on the streets here in the South. I remember it being in a bottle with a traditional blue checkered foil label of a brewery in Bavaria. When it reappeared, I was quite dissapointed. Perhaps what we had here before was a Marzen and not a true Oktoberfest. Not much malt flavor at all. Very alchohol in taste, with a sugar sweet taste, instead of malt sweet. Smooth and not bad, not just the ultimate Oktoberfest I remembered.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29083) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
An orange beer with a white head. The aroma is malty and hoppy, while the flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2005
Golden colour with a white head. Malty aroma. Malty and yeasty flavor with a light sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2005
Bottled. Golden coloured. Malty aroma. Sweet and malty flavour. Soft and pleasant.


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