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RATINGS: 1073   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 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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1177) - 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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - 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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Pours pale with a little white head. The aroma is faint but quite a lovely mix of grain, caramel, biscuit and toasted. The flavor is biscuit and caramel, some noble hops. While this is not one of my favorite styles this is certainly a well made example.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (9025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
Bottled. Yellow gold, moderate head, poor retention. Low aroma predominantly of malt. Bland palate of weak malt. Thin bodied. Overall no better than average.
Earlier Rating: 11/19/2005 Total Score: 2.8
On tap. At the brauhaus in Munich. Medium golden, frothy white crown. Sweet cereal aroma and flavor, very simple, no noticeable hops. Just okay, but made better by the circumstances under which it was consumed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2005
Orange gold with a short head that quickly disappeared. A bit of a metallic nose with some peppery alcohol and a sweet buttery taste. Light bitterness, but the sweetness pours in over the top and dominates. Cloyingly sweet, but with a good carbonation and a medium body. If you let in linger, it is too sweet, but guzzling it down it’s quite drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Pours to a medium-amber color with a smallish white head. A drinkable beer, but nothing too terribly remarkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brigadier (3500) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
West side Woodman’s in Madison. Extremely bland with almost no head. Very thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7063) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Whole Foods, Baton Rouge, La. - 12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent light orange with a thin, tight white head. Aroma is slightly corny with a hint of yeast. Flavor has some of the same elements with a touch of ripening vegetables. Not as sweet as some Marzens can be. Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick. Smooth finish, fades just a bit near the end. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours golden yellow with light carbonation and medium frothing head. Aroma of yeast and hay. Flavor of sweet malt. Thin palate.

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