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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Barely chilled. Like the label. Little hazy,pale looking lager. Excellent head,with droopy lacing. Subdued but present aroma of noble hops,yeast and grain. Body is a little lite,somewhat fizzy but for the style,pretty good. Upfront grassy flavors. The malt and yeast are mainly all that follows. The malts come off as bit more sweet than expected with aroma but still don’t show much. The finish has some grassy hop notes and yeast.Finish also picks up some dry grainy flavors as it warms up a bit. This is a decent Ofest it’s got a clean malt and hop taste,with a good yeast,but there are many I would rather drink. Little dissapointed as I do like me some German lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SONOFWODEN (25) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Not impressed. Kind of like Heineken without the bitterness? I liked the Octoberfest Marzen from Paulaner and Ayinger much, much better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batupata (29) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Pours a completely clear, light yellow coloured beer with very small white head. Aroma is typical for lager beer with the cereal notes and hops, this has some herbs as well. The taste is surprisingly sweet at first but gains some bitterness rather quickly. The finish is quite short and little spicy. Very easy beer to drink with its medium carbonation and refreshing feel. Nothing too special but better than I expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llucmaduell (177) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2016
Following the tradition cervesara, I purchased and tested a octobertfest. I knew that this beer was not my favorite. It looks like a beer made to fill the belly of drink, and return it to fill your belly. I like most enjoy a good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (3509) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
Amsterdam Pubcrawl 2016, @Brecht, van fles. helder gouden met witte kraag. aroma van pilsmout, stro, hooi, iets muf. Smaken bevatten een licht zuurtje, pilsmout, crystal, zacht, redelijke co2, moutig, medium body, normale co2, aardige stro afdonk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Sample from mini keg at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Pour was golden, foamy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, bread dough. Taste was medium sweet, bread, caramel, toasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (185) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
Bready, grassy hops, malty, mineral note. Sweet, soft carbonation, velvety mouth feel. Grassy & herbal, yeasty bread, caramel, slightly dry. (bottle bb 01/06/17)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Brecht during pubcrawl. Pale golden with white head. Sweet malts, light vegetal bitter note, marzipan sweetness. Over medium sweet, light bitter. About medium body, soft carbonation. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (4064) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Brecht. Clear golden with white head. Lots of sweet malts, light bready, grain husks, light herbs, a touch of dried fruits and hay. Almost medium sweet, under medium bitter. Just medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle @ Café Brecht. Clear golden color, full sized white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly grainy, lightly bitter, a slight sweet grainy hint. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sircatis (121) - FRANCE - OCT 12, 2016
Découverte dans la Saveur Box. Bière blonde allemande moins amère qu’une pils allemande. Pas trop mal.

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