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RATINGS: 1079   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bright gold pour with a fizzy white head. Metal, caramel, sugar, and grass in the aroma. Butter, wheat, malt, and a slight Heineken hop skunkiness. Good enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2007
bottle . . pours light yellow with a light fizzy head . . aroma is tropical fruit, alcohol, malts and slight hops . . taste is bananas, slight hops, wheat, slight spice, pepper, light corriander flavor . . not very unique

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle. Yellow, orange brew with little to no head. Aroma is of spicy, subtle malts and hops. Flavor is of buttery malts and hops, but has a little peppery feel on the palate. Smooth, but little flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lax7584 (40) - Deer Park, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
I drank it out of a Maß in the Hofbrau-Festzelt and Hofbrauhaus at Oktoberfest in Munich. It was rather light for an Oktoberfest beer. It was my least favorite of all beer there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2007
Golden. White had. Metalic, malty and sweey. Also little fruity. Ok. A standard Octoberfest Bier.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle- Sampled @ Siebel during the German style tasting- Clear golden color white head. Nose is DMS, vegetable-esque. Drinking is much nicer, sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle. Huh... this is much higher rated than I would have guessed. It has a very light color for an Oktoberfest... golden with a fluffy and big white head that quickly fades away. Aromas are strong of Becks... you know, that skunky hops smell that is just slightly more offensive than Heineken and has some metal note in for good measure. Flavor is lager all the way... corny, metallic and skunky. Can’t see what others are seeing in this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Green 12 oz bottle. Poured fizzy, gold and with a disappearing head. Grass and hay aroma with a sweet scent as well. Sweet straw, cereal and honey flavors, which sounds harmless enough, but unfortunately makes me think of some cheap corned up lager instead of a traditional O.F. More disturbing was the absence of any real hop balance. Cardboardy aftertaste. Pretty weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5496) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2007
On tap at HB Tent at Oktoberfest. Had many liters of this. Golden, massive head. Eggy taste and refreshing. Had fun tasting these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Rerate: Bottled (33cl). Gold with a thick white head. Rich malty grain aroma with a touch of floral hops. The flavor is what you would expect given the color, but is very rich, bordering on a helles bock, with a snappy yet subtle hop balance. Medium bodied and lightly sweet in the finish. A pleasure to drink, though it does taste like it got shipped halfway around the world. I wish that I had been more experienced when I had this at the source becuase it really is good stuff, though very modern in style. Original rating: Maß at HB tent on 9-27-07, second of the first night. Slightly deeper gold than Augustiner, but just barely. Huge fluffy white head, but that could be due to the massive amount of beer in front of me. Bready aroma. More body, malt, and bitterness, but still tastes like a helles. I’m beginning to accept that the München oktoberfestbiers are all just light lagers. Figures, since they have to sell millions of litres of them at the festival. It is what it is though, and its still a tasty, although not exiting beer. (6,3,6,3,14=3.2)

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