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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2006
This pours and orangish-gold color and has a feint nose of grains. The flavor is nicely malty. It’s a good representation of fthe style

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9475) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2006
Yellow-orange gold with a very slight chill haze under frothy dense off-white head. Rather timid nose, with some grassy notes, and very volatile aroma’s from (higher??) alcohols, grain. Quite malty taste, with a marked toasted edge, nearly caramel-y. Grassy notes still there, more malt. Some warm indices, again pointing towards esters. Slight burning, and ending a bit wry, near adstringency. Light to medium bodied, medium dry. Nothing wrong there. But quaffing litre upon litre of this must be the dumbest passtime this side of pidgeon racing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Slightly sweet toasted malt, slight honey, and a touch of grassiness. Appearance: Dark golden in color and very clear. Head was white, full and creamy. Nice lacing. Flavor: Toasted malt with a little sweetness. Very light grassiness and floral hop flavor. Very clean. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Good clean finish. Overall: A safe representation of the style. Touches all the bases and doesn’t do anything it shouldn’t. Pretty drinkable, if a little a boring.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Clear dark golden body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet honey and grassy hop aroma. Sweet grassy flavor, some light honey.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2006
A half shade darker than mcro yellow with a weak white head. The nose is not much better. A slightly skunked nose with underlying light (slightly caramel) malt and lighter floral hops. The palate is middle of the road lager. Not huge, not flat, not thick, but refreshing. The flavors are a bit better than the aroma (the skunk is still apparent, damned green bottles). Sweet with significant caramel malts (though mostly pale). The floral hops are there, providing some bitterness and a bit of a Saaz-like after taste. Still the skunk is obvious. I reallly think this is more of a nonoffensive lager than a true Marzen. I guess that’s what real oktoberfest is all about though!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Light yellow in color, clear, with a very small white head. The aroma and flavor are very similar- both are sweet, with light fruits like maybe peaches and pears, some malt, some grassy notes and some general skunkyness so maybe this bottle is just old. Its a bit unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours a bright golden yellow with white head. Aroma is bready malty. Soft malts and grain. Hop finish. This is not my favorite style, but I like this one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear amber with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grassy sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Earlier Rating: 9/2/2005 Total Score: 3.2
Draft a brewpub. Dark amber with moderate off-white head that diminished slowly and had good lacing. Moderate aroma of hops. Medium body. Moderate flavor of spicy hops with small bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Draft at Newport brewery. Pours yellow orange with white head. Mild spicy hop aroma. Texture is slightly effervescent and thin. Pale malt and grainy maltiness in the flavor, followed by a spicy hop finish. Finish was semi-dry, soapy and grainy, not that great. I am rather surprised that a german brew house would have a mediocre octoberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Not my idea of an Oktoberfest, but a good German beernonetheless. Skunky aroma with some yeasty carbonation. Fluffy white head. Malty taste up front backed by a mild hop finish.


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