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RATINGS: 1138   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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3.2
Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Fizzy golden orange/yellow body with a small, receding white head. A very thin layer of foam hangs out for a while. The first thing you notice when you open this beer is a huge note of skunk and/or Cannabis. It’s really overpowering as soon as you open the bottle. Putting my nose deeper into the glass confirms the original thoughts, weed, skunky hops, wet grains and sickly sweet malts. I happen to like the smell of weed so that helps. Touch of lemon rind or peel at the very end. Flavor is fortunately not as sweet as the smell would indicate, again big notes of Cannabis and wet grains, plus some sweet malts and hops/citrus. Medium astringency, oily/slick mouthfeel. Bitter finish, then sweet and back to bitter again at the very end, pretty lengthy and inviting another sip. Slightly underrated.

3.3
malfino (20) - pinzano, ITALY - OCT 24, 2007
Drunk two mass (on draft) at oktoberfest in munich - delicious. This beer is fresh and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.8
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Tap in Las Vegas. Clear, deep golden. White foamy head. Sweet caramel and herbal hop aromas. Flavor is very classic. Malt/Hop balance. Light-Medium bodied. Very refreshing & wholesome! Prost!

2.5
Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2007
Bottle:(alc 6,3% on the label) Clear yellow colour, with a thin white head. Aroma is grainy, grassy,metalic!, sweet malty nose. Flavor is almost the same,thin to medium body. Citric, and has thin and short malty sweet finish.

2.4
jake65 (3689) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Draft at TFD, Boise: Pours a clear yellow/golden color with a large white head. Nose is mild of lager malt and grass. Taste is very mild and sweet with malts. Ever so slight bitterness. Boring.

3.4
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2007
1L on draft at HofBrau Haus during 2007 Oktoberfest tent in Munich. Pale golden color and nice hoppy notes on finish, but overall not the best that Munich has to offer. Not a beer that I would refuse in the USA, but given the abundance of amazing beers to be had in Munich, this one was lacking. HBH is derided as a tourist trap and you definitely pay for the atmosphere (singing, chanting, the oompah bands, etc.) than the great beer. The American equivalent of this beer/venue experience is a cold bud at Fenway Park on a summer night – it quenches your thirst, tastes fine and enhances the moment, but the atmosphere overrides the quality of the beer.

2.3
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
Bottled. Clear dark golden with a firm white foam. Malty aroma of cookies, white bread and cookies with hints of metal and boiled vegetables. Malty of bread and nuts with touches of metal, grass and nuts. Short finish of bready pale malts.

2.8
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
This was pretty yellow, but it surprisingly had some malt to it, but it was still a little too light for me. It did have somewhat of a hoppy finish to it, but this was very average

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pumpmaster (1393) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2007
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Fort Lauderdale, FL $1.79 Very good.

3.3
brstp (201) - - OCT 10, 2007
On tap at City Beer Store in SF. Nice-looking bubbly yellow color--though has the same appearance that I trash for the NAILs. So it goes, I’m not pretending to be unbiased. Aroma of hay, sugar, a little metal, taste of straw, honey, . Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick and long-lasting for the type, very refreshing. Slightly bitter final note with a faint hop finish. Pretty good.


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