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RATINGS: 1139   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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1.8
ganache (5909) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Green glassed bottle. Sweet malty nose leaning corny with subtle grain. Super pale yellow-golden body is a bit sickly, sudsy whitish head. Taste is malty but sickeningly sweet, light corn resolving to a much more productive sugary bread finish. Fizzy soft carbonation, light herbal bitterness, watery body. Have had much worse, but this’ll be the last of these.

2.3
halfonit (1366) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Pale light golden color. Aroma is mostly of floral skunked malts. Taste is mainly malts. It has, in the back end, a little honey and grapes. Leaves a little bit of a bitter aftertaste that is due to the skunked nature of this beer. Not a pleasant aftertaste. I’d have to say this seems to be the Miller of the Oktoberfest style.

2.8
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle. A clear light golden color body with a thick short lasting white head , medium carbonation . Aroma of grassy hops, light bread dough and light skunk notes. Flavor is slightly sweeter than the aroma suggests , cereal grains , floral hops , corn lager , with a hint of honey and hey. Short dry finish,medium body with a crisp mouthfeel . Very drinkable but nothing special .

2.6
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Serving: 330 ml. bottle. Appearance: Crystal gold color with a large, foamy, white head. The head has decent staying power and lacing. Aroma: A good bit of euro lager, a little paper, and some floral notes. Lighter and less malt aroma than I was expecting. Taste: Toasted malt, a bit of alcohol, some grainy sweetness, and a litter more aggressive bitterness than other Oktoberfests. This one is a little brash and rough around the edges. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel. Short, slightly sweet finish. Overall: A little on the unrefined side and a little light in the flavor department when compared to it’s peers. Easy drinking and okay, just not the best example of style. Rebuy: No, there are better examples out there.

3
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2009
pours a transparent golden color with a white head. I like the Oktoberfest beer genre, but this one is pretty average. 12 oz bottle

3.8
Davetopay (54) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
My favorite of all the O-fest varieties out there. I wait all year for this one to show up. Pours a bright golden yellow with a nice balance of hops and malt on the nose. Drinks crisp and clean with a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish that balances against the sweet nature of the Munich and Vienna malt flavors nicely. Fill your beer boot and crank up the oompah band!

3.6
drowland (8764) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at Proof. Pours golden with hints of red and nice white head. The aroma is fresh grain, sweet bread, and a hint of yeast. The flavor is a big wallop of fresh grain, a touch of caramel, and just a dash of anonymous hops.

3
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle: Poured a golden yellow with white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is malty and tea leaf.

2.9
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a light gold with a touch of haze, and a thin but creamy white head. A slightly metallic, but sweet malty aroma. A clean palate, not too sweet, with a simple grainy malt flavour along with a touch of citrus hops. A finish is only moderately dry. "Drinkable" is a good descriptor.

3.3
ben4321 (6513) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Overall Impression: Solid Oktoberfest, another quality beer from the people who introduced me to the Beer Garden & the Oompah Band. Gotta love Munich. Thank you, Bavaria.


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