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RATINGS: 1166   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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2.5
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2007
The beer poured quite light from the tap. It showed yeast notes on the aroma and then even deeper yeast notes on the palate. The malt gave a big show on the finish.

2.3
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Tap @Hamiltons. A bit disappointed because apparently they are making lighter and lighter oktoberfest beers. This is not by any stretch of the imagination a Marzen more like a Hellese and/or a Munchen Lager but it was called Oktoberfest. A good biscuity munchen lager but definitely NOT a marzen so im grading this on the marzen world

2.8
Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Light amber,large white head. Light sweet malt nose and taste, vague carmel hints, not much else

3
Svesse (8777) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2007
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm) Golden yellow colour leaning towards amber, frothy white head. Malty nose with grass, hay, tropical fruit and toffee. Malty taste with notes of hay, grass, toffee and citrus. Solid malt backbone with sweetness coming through. Toffee and a hint of marzipan in the finish. Some grassy hops, but malt dominates.

1.9
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
A bit too malty for my taste. Really have that bavarian flavor that I’m just not a big fan of. Could have used more hops to even the flavor.

2.9
larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
Bottled. Pale golden with a large, white head. Light malty aroma with some unfortunate vegetablenotes. Clean and crisp mouthfeel. Fine maltiness and some grassy hoppiness. An ok German pils.

3
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Tap @ House of Brews, NYC. Pours a light copper color with a good-sized off-white head. Aroma is mostly bread with slight malt characteristics. Taste is the same, dominated by the bread with a slight bit of malt sweetness to remind you this is an Oktoberfest. Not a spectacular beer, but I enjoyed it.

2.8
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
There is no difference between this beer than the orginial except the original doesn’t claim to be an oktoberfest! What a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. I even argue with the bar owner that the keg must be mislabeld.

3.1
Maverick34 (3303) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours ambery w/ medium head. Some real graininess there but not the worlds greatest mass produced marzen

2.9
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours a warm golden in color with a good carb. head. There are lighter malts then I was expecting. Not as sweet as I would have liked. There was a good hop zestiness. Not my favorite ’fest’.


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