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RATINGS: 1171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   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.

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2.7
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Golden color, white head. Malty aroma, malty flavor with some buttery notes. Quaffable, if not spectacular.

3.3
Hermod (8509) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 Re-rate 19.9.2010. Bottled. Poured pale golden color with a white head. Nice malty aroma, flavor is malt, caramel and some sweetness, well in balance. Crisp. Finish is slightly bitter. Very drinkable. This rerate one year later showed me how much my taste and overall rating experience has changed in one year. (7-4-7-3-12) 19.10.2009. 50cl bottle. Alko. Yellow color, nice white head. Malty aroma, also malt in flavor, quite sweet. Not as good as I expected. (6-3-5-3-9)

0.7
obguthr (6826) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Green bottle: Skunked smell. Clear yellow, medium white head. Flavorless except for the skunk. Absolutely awfull. More like a bad Heineken than any maerzen I’ve ever had.

3.4
robinvboyer (4811) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
Golden pour, a little lighter that I would expect. Nice grassy nose with some soft German hops. Lots of nice biscuity malts, some good breadiness too. A nice malty lager I really enjoyed it.

2.7
Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Green bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, spicy hops, earthiness and a hint of skunk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of straw, spicy hops and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.

3
Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Experienced via draft in a pub glass. The beer pours a light golden color that seems to be a touch low on the SRM for the style. Different from the deep amber shown by better examples of the style and Vienna lager. The nose gives some clear hints of Munich malt, but falls well short of the level of malt depth given by Ayinger, not to mention good American Oktoberfests. The palate lends most of its weight toward malt, but again falls in terms of depth and complexity. There is a bright hoppy note that comes through, evidencing some German noble styles. Overall, a disappointment.

3.5
tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2009
well i defiantly think this beer deserves a better rating then it has. i am not really sure what u guys r expecting a QUAD??? anyways golden little head nose is grassy German style hops malt is sweet but balanced some booze but not super strong. Love the guys who talk about it as it warms up... its a lager its ment to basically be a thirst quencher not an after diner boozer

2.9
TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
500 mL bottle. Most specific best beforee date ever: 29.07.2010 - 08:45. I wonder if that’s AM or PM. Colour is golden, with a film of head - certainly paler than I expected, although this isn’t a style I’m familiar with. Strong aroma is grassy with thin malt and noble hops. Flavour is malty, and on the sweet side most of the way through. Body is medium-thin. Uninteresting.

2.8
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
500 ml bottle - pours a clear pale gold with a lively head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma mainly sweet, syrupy malt, a splash of alcohol. Flavour cidery, medium carbonation, more sweet malt, grows cloying as the glass warms. Thick and stick in the mouth, certainly not moreish. A decent effort, but it won’t be a re-buy for me. Also, seems too pale to be an Oktoberfest? I’ll pick up a couple more growlers of Mill Street’s festbier before the month is out.

3.1
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2009
On tap. A good clean lager but really just a slightly stronger version of the Original.


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