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RATINGS: 1010   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 12oz Bottle: Orangey golden pour with a consistant white head. Crisp malt body, light anise like spicyness and a clean finish. Solid and highly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1978) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
33cl bottle, Wellington, NZ. Sweet hoppy aroma, golden colour, equally sweet flavor with a good strength. Drinking with sausages and mustard, excellent beer for this experience.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of hops, sweet malts, and macro-like aroma. Flavor is sweet, carbonated, watery, macro, with bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours orange\golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet malts, and hops. Flavor is sweet, malty, carbonated, with a slight bitter hoppy finish. Good body, good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2006 1. Bottle at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 22/11/2003 Clear golden coloured and very hoppy. Smooth on the palate with a slightly wheaty finish. 2. Bottle at the King’s Hall, Stoke on Trent 27/10/2006 Floral and hop aromas. Clear golden coloured hoppy and slightly rich on the palate. Some spice flavour. A little bitterness in a creamy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
On Tap at Oktoberfest: Man what an experience. Sure my rating is likely skewed by the circumstance, but it was a great circumstance. I felt the beer looked great, a nice golden color with minimal head though it had some carbonation. And a rather nice flavor, had quite a few of these! And enjoyed them all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1380) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
A deep orange coloured beer with a light, frothy, white head. A distinctly wheaty nose has hints of citrus fruit and a slight sweetness in the finish. The taste is the same - a dry wheatiness followed by a sweet malty flavour and the hints of citrus fruit again. The finish is dry and wheaty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
"Poured a light light golden color, way to light for style. Thin white head that left no lacing. Smelled sweet, hint of carmel. A nice refreshing beer, but not really that great for style."

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2006
A zested up lager, really, but still pretty good. Decent hop profile to this which was nice, but it did come after yet another malt-only lager from Italy. Refreshing at 5.7%.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Hofbrau Munchen Oktoberfestbier pours to a bright golden color, with a good white head, and a good carbonation. This beer is marketed in 1/2 liter bottles, and I pour two into my authentic 1 liter maas, the vessel they drink beer out of at Octoberfest. The nose on this beer is very malty. Really nice grain like, slightly sweet malt aromas are balanced out with some really nice grassy hop aromatics. The palate is firm, this beer showcases pale malts very well, you really have good malt flavor in this beer. The mouth feel is smooth, round and clean. This beer finishes with more malt up front, then in balanced with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Really a very well done, very drinkable brew. This beer is perfect with a roasted chicken dinner, and I think it would work quite well with grilled fish such as cod or blue. Of course you could pair this with bratwurst, saurkraut, and a hot, soft, German pretzel. Octoberfest is here!! Prost!!


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