2016 Munich Oktoberfest

Have you ever wondered what it is like to experience the Wiesn? Now you can! Please enjoy the pictures and video from our trip to the 2016 Munich Oktoberfest. 

Bayerischer Defiliermarsch - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Full Ein Prosit - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Amsterdam - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

1000 Träume weit - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Country Roads - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Happy - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst) - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Summer of '69 - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

I'm a Believer - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

YMCA - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

New York, New York - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Surfin' USA - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Über den Wolken - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Que Sera Sera - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ferris Wheel at Oktoberfest 2016 on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Unknown Oktoberfest Song #7 - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Irgendwie Irgendwo Irgendwann - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tagen wie diese - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nosa Nosa - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Eine neue Liebe ist wie ein neues Leben - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Amarillo - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hulapalu - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hey Baby - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

I Will Survive - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Seven Nation Army - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Teenage Dirtbag - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

I Love Rock 'n Roll - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sweet Caroline - Paulaner Festzelt - Winzerer Fähndl - Oktoberfest 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Beer Review - Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Brewed By: Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying


Backyard Oktoberfest
Overall: 85.0%
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Backyard Oktoberfest Review:
Light amber in color with an off-white head. Smells nice and malty with hints of caramel. Medium carbonation with a nice bready taste with hints of hops that finishes clean and lingers with a slight sweetness.

Aying, Germany

ABV: 5.8%

Beer Review - Becks Oktoberfest

Becks Oktoberfest

Brewed By: Brauerei Beck & Co.


Backyard Oktoberfest
Overall: 73%
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Overall: 53.1%
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Backyard Oktoberfest Review:
Poured a dark copper with a weak off white head that reduced to lacing rather quickly. The aroma was pleasant with the malty, bready smell. The taste was in my opinion lacking. There is very little flavor to the beer and it finishes dry and bitter. I was not impressed. The mouthfeel was decent with average carbonation. I wouldn't choose this on my own but then again wouldn't turn it down if it were up against Bud Light and Miller Lite.


Argo
Ouch! Beck's may bring shame to Germany with this beer. It looks like a good Oktoberfest beer but lacks all characteristics of malty, small hop spiced Oktoberfest beer. Maybe it's me but probably not.


MODIfied
This beer has a great look but is lacking in every aspect. It has a soapy taste to it. It is quite bitter compared to others but becomes more drinkable after a few drinks.


Eric Bramwell of White Pointer Brewery
Decent head retention - Good color - Decent lacing - Kind of soapy tasting - not much sweetness - just ok. Gets better with more but not that great.


Kristin Pittro
Bad beer, bad beer, bad beer. In order to drink a regular 12oz beer I would have to be really drunk.


Bremen, Germany

ABV: 5.0%

Beer Review - Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier

Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier

Brewed By: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan


Backyard Oktoberfest
Overall: 81.5%
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Overall: 66.1%
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Backyard Oktoberfest Review:
Pours a light gold with a good amount of head but that diminishes quickly. The smell was what I would expect from a German beer, rich malts and bready. The taste was malty with the right amount of hops. It tastes more like the wiesn beer which earns it a little more points in my book. The mouthfeel is average carbonation and was very easy to drink.


Argo
Here's one I've never had before. Overall its not bad. It's a bit light but well balanced with caramel malt and hint of hop snap.


MODIfied
This beer has an aroma but is unpleasant. This beer is bitter and does not taste pleasant. The color is very urineesque. It does have a good mouthfeel.


Eric Bramwell of White Pointer Brewery
Pale colored, decent lacing - some head retention, decent aroma - nice malty flavor - decent beer.


Kristin Pittro
Not a fan, very difficult to drink. Looks a little too light to be an Oktoberfest beer.


Freising, Germany

ABV: 5.8%

Beer Review - Spaten Oktoberfest

Spaten Oktoberfest

Brewed By: Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu


Backyard Oktoberfest
Overall: 80%
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Overall: 74.7%
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Backyard Oktoberfest Review:
Pours a dark clear amber with a slight head. Smells of sweet bread with caramel and toffee notes along side floral hops and a touch of spice. Tastes of deep roasty malt character balances with European hops. The mouthfeel is relevantly light carbonation and smooth drinkability.


Argo
Probably an overall favorite. If beer was fantasy football this draft would be drafted first round, if not first pick overall. Its caramel notes are subtle but smooth. Small hops, great smooth malt and a bit lack luster aroma. Spaten's Oktoberfest IS Oktoberfest. Prost!


MODIfied
This beer has a much nicer mouthfeel. It has some creaminess to it at first but finishes clean. Has a good märzen taste. Pairs well with salty foods such as cheese, pretzels and sausage.


Eric Bramwell of White Pointer Brewery
Head leaves quickly, more mild aroma, less floral than Paulaner. Less sweet and more balanced. Good lacing, light copper in color. One of my personal favorites as I began the fest in Munich with this beer.


Kristin Pittro
A little bitter taste but would be a good beer to cook brats or sausage


Munich, Germany

ABV: 5.9%