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RATINGS: 1113   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 I’m not sure why this gets such low reviews because it is an excellent example of its kind. Very malty, slightly alchol in flavor with low amount of hops to balance the cereal sweetness. Beautiful aroma pouring an ochre yellow hue you’d expect from a late season Octoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - OCT 16, 2011
1l Drought at Octoberfest in Brussels. Nice golden with a good white head. Nose : Citrus notes with a typical pils background. Honey. Sip : Full light beer sip with a nice carbonation. Malty with a great hop ending. I sense dark honey floral aromas and a bitter hop on the end. I really enjoyed this beer (2 liters of it). Great brew. Sometimes it made me think about Grimdergen from the tap. Really nice beer ! Bravo !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sagmarium (78) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
Nice malty aroma with a hint of spiciness. Appearance us a beautiful clear golden. Taste is what an oktoberfest is supposed to be, great caramel German malt base with a hint douce from the hops. Ether palate is very clean, this is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgf001 (323) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Fresh noble hop aroma. Clear light gold with nice white head. Hoppiest fest bier. Almost like an Imperial pils. Malty background. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kodos (205) - USA - OCT 23, 2001
Big Honey nose, real pale appearance..much paler then any Oktoberfest Ive tried yet, looks like a typical lager. Smooth and satisfying, one of the better Oktoberfest offerings!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2005 On tap at the Hofbrau Festivehall at Die Wiesen. A maas of this appears a little darker than its Spaten or Paulaner counterparts. This was what I had expected to find in that it seems to be a classic marzen, and not a lighter version for the fest. 2 very weird things happened at the Hofbrau tent: a guy selling radishes from a 1950’s style cigarette-girl style box and the German oompah band playing a jazzy version of "Sweet Caroline." This was surprisingly, my favorite Wiesen beer. UPDATE (6-7-5): Had this in the green export bottle at the Huber Haus. It was skunked and it sucked, but this negative experience cannot change my Munich rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
On tap at haus in Rosemont Illinois. Clean clear light amber with 2 fingers of white head. Malt aroma. Light bodied with a stiff Malt profile. Very fresh taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (824) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2015
L: -pours a clear golden with a medium, frothy, white head -high carbonation visible S: -honey,grainy,floral,spicy,lemon,appl diacetyl F: -medium carbonation -medium,oily body -no alcohol detectable O: Way underrated Oktoberfestbier

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2003 Great original aroma, has very faint honey taste with a favorable fruity hop taste. Average appearance, but otherwise excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Re-rate: I agree with my previous rating, but must increase , my scores. This beer is GREAT. I must say I don’t agree with this sub 3.0 overall rating. I found this beer to be very malty, well balanced with a crisp fnish. Great color with a clean white head. I could drink a lot of these.

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