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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2004
Bottled. An amber golden coloured lager wiith no head. The aroma is a bit perfumed with creamy alcohol notes. The taste is OK. A bit of alcohol comes through together with a grassy buttery feel. It is full bodied but ultimately a dull beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Upon pouring this beer I was immediately surprised and disappointed. The body is pale yellow and the head is eggshell white. I wonder if there isn’t more than one of these beers because mine came in a green bottle and had a bit of skunk smell to it. Anyway, head settles quickly, leaves some lace. Aroma is malty with hints of hops but more typical of a Pilsner style lager than an Oktoberfest. Aroma does have some toasty, sweet notes if you look for them. Flavor dies on the palate. Tastes like carbonated, hop flavored water with a bit of alcohol thrown in. Finishes better though; with a nice hoppy bitterness. It’s not a terrible beer but I would neither buy it again nor recommend it to a friend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2004
Bottled: Pale yellow coloured. Clear. Off white small head. Sweet, malty and dense fruity aroma. Flavour is light hopped. Crisp and easy to drink. Ends on a vague bitter note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Medium brown color, light white head, but really no aroma to speak of. Taste is crisp, with hints of possibly mint. Nothing spectacular, I would rate this in the middle of the Octoberfest road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Golden amber color with a decent white head. Malt aroma is mild, no hops as expected. Sweet malt flavor is good but lacks intensity. Finish is lacking. Overall this is an average Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Bottled at the Whistlers Inn in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. OK OFest. Was a nice golden color. Had a slight cream taste to it that lingered through the whole beer. Little on the sweet side not enough on the malt side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (2062) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Bought in the 12 oz bottle only says Hofbrau Oktoberfest..so I suppose it is the same beer. Nice sweet malt aroma, with a tiouch of honey for some reason. Pretty average in appearance for a Marzen a deep gold with a small white head...nice carbonation and lacing. Flavour is a caramelly sweetness followed by a tangy bitter falavour. Pretty nice and smooth on the palate. Overall a nice Oktoberfest to drink in quantity..but no were near as good as Paulaner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Very light color with a minimal head. Aroma is slightly stale with some sweet malt. Tastes a little off- slight skunkiness? Malty and slightly sweet with a mild bitterness in the background. Somewhat harsh finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2004
Golden color, light sweet malty aroma and taste, medium body, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Only to be in Munchen for Oktoberfest... ah, someday. This one pours smooth and crisp. Has a slight sweetness that is matched by an infusion of hops. Good stuff. Ich lieb Deutschland!

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