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5 Seasons North Oktoberfest Lager (2008 - )

5 Seasons North Oktoberfest Lager (2008 - )
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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
This is as traditional as it gets. We use all German malt: Vienna, Munich, and CaraMunich. For hops we use the traditional Oktoberfest hops: German Tettnang and Czech Saaz. We use a Bavarian lager yeast and allow the beer to lager for over 2 months. It is unfiltered, yet pretty clear due to the extended lagering time, just the way it used to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at the Westside location where ABV reported as "about 7.2%. Slightly hazy dark amber body with a decent head that leaves minimal lacing. This is a delicious, lightly sweet, malt bomb. Very tasty with well hidden alcohol, although it seems clear the ABV is not low. Mildly bitter finish. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Very smooth. Overall: recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
On tap @ 5 Seasons Westside. Clear amber colored beer with white foam. A little on the sweeter side than I’d like, but a lot of good toast and bread. Some baked apple esters, floral hops, and some spice. Light earthy notes as well. Pretty nice Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Clear bronze. Powdery, lager aroma. Tasty, straw and malt. Low bittering. Lightish body. Fair.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a very tempting orangy Amber with a fairly thick pale buff head. Strong aroma has malty, fruity, and woody notes. Flavor is boldly malty and woody, while Apple and pear and a bit of evergreen back it up. Texture has average thickness but fizz to spare. Prost!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Did not realize the recipe changed, but thus seems a little lighter bodied, less chewy, more peppery hops. Easier to down a liter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap. The look is clear, off white head, and amber in color. The smell is caramel, grainy, cereal, and malt. The taste is sweet, grainy, malt, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
On draft at the brewery, poured a deep orangish amber color with aromas of biscuits, caramel, toast, and some malt. Flavors are the same, light sweetness in the aftertaste, the caramel flavor was nice, and overall a decent marzen overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours a clear orange color with sticky lacing. Musky aroma. Great marzen palate and a fine example of what an Octoberfest should be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Sample at brewpub. Comes clear light amber with an average white head. Aroma of malt and yeast with a bit of hops. Taste is bread, caramel and some hops. A bit sweet. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Orange amber, whitish cover. Sweet aroma, toasted malt, caramel. Taste is toasty, caramel, clean solid marzen. Rating at 5 Seasons Westside. Golden orange, whitish head. Husky, grainy, toast, caramel aroma. Taste is spicy, caramel, grainy, sweet finish. Original rating: 7:3:7:3:14

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