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RATINGS: 1045   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Found this one bottled at Binny’s Oktoberfest in St. Charles, Illinois. An unimpressive selection. Light reddish-yellow pour with a plain malty nose, and kind of dissapointingly plain throughout. Whatever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2006
12 oz bottle: Bright golden with a clumpy, almost yeasty-looking film of a head. Sharp malty aroma. Full-bodied and malty with a deep noble hoppiness. Not in the style most of us have come to know as festbier, but this is a quality lager for a nice crisp fall day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sample from a bottle at Binny’s "Fall Festival of BEERS." Clear golden color, strong wheat and alcoholy nose, more traditionally lagery than many Okoberfest beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thegreenrooster (3601) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Pour is a golden with a average white head. Aroma is herbal and malts. flavor is very weak for a marzen. Almost lagerlike. Some wet paper bag and corn. Not a good example of the style and some of its German counterparts are WAY better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewmeister99 (2) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2006 does not count
A fantastic Oktoberfest beer...very light in color but not in taste. Large lacey long-lasting head, with a lovely barley aroma. Has a nice malty, but not overbearing maerzen taste, balanced perfectly by the noble hops. Be careful to buy this out of the case...where its been in the dark since Munich, as the green glass bottles allow it to get like struck very easily--which may be an issue in these reviews. My favorite Oktoberfest beer--try it to see what Germans really love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
I thought this was a decent oktoberfest, sweet - not to dry. Decent but not really a stand out beer. There are much better fall beers to drink this one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (567) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle. Decent flavor, but doesn’t fit the style very well. Too light in color and not malty enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2006
A moderately good Oktoberfest beer. Not nearly as tasty as the Spaten or Paulaner versions, but there is nothing particularly bad about this beer either. It doesnt yell "Ocktoberfest", but is merely a good, safe lager that will please most palates.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. Not good. I poured some out because I grew tired of struggling to find a reason to keep drinking this beer. Not terrible....just not good. NO definfing characteristics. I have a hard time calling this an Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle (From Bitter Virtue). Light colour. Some grainy malt and thin grassy hops. Thin with some sweetness and hints of the strength. On the whole boring and unimpressive.

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