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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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Malty, but not too sweet, with a nice hop flavor. The conditioning time of 8 weeks guarantees the exceptional balance, smoothness and full body, typical of this beer style.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bomber courtesy of Pitonka 5000. Pours copper with almost no carbonation and some thin white bubbles. Smells of caramel, some pepper, some earthiness, hints of pepper. Tastes sweet and malty with some toffee and caramel dominating. Decent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle. Amber color with a caramel-like malty aroma. Flavor is malty but not too heavy or lingering. A little sweet and less hoppy. This is a fantastic Oktoberfestbier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2007
22 oz Bottle - Sweet, caramelly biscuit malt body - slight toffee presence with a floral light hop finish with a muted citrus essence - almost CreamSickle citrusy-smooth. Medium bodied, smooth, enjoyable, extremely well balanced drink. I thought this was a fantastic drink- well done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
Bottle. Darker amber nearing brown with minimal head. Malty, slightly sweet with a nice light hopy balance. Aroma was malty and sugary. Decent palate is rich.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2007
ruby brown quick falling head. light in body for the style, somewhat tinny. hard to finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2007
This was a good one. This is not generally a favorite style of mine, but this was a fantastic brew. Nice sweet caramel malt aroma. Poured amber with a small white head. The malt flavor was nice and sweet, but not overly sweet like alot of Fest beers. It was pretty smooth and finished very crisp. I will look for this again during next season.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle: Deep translucent amber, moderate foamy off-white head, light carbonation, fairly nice lacing.   Musty cereal aroma, slight wet cardboard, a little barnish.   Very cereal/oat oriented on the tongue.   Soft caramel or vienna malts perhaps, but unfortunately a little metallic on the backside.   Semi-sweet malt profile, but the finish is a bit rough.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering metallic taste, along with a soft semi-sweet grainy astringency.   For a local Oktoberfest, I still prefer Baron the most!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
This marzen pours a deep orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, lemony and a touch of bread. A medium to light bodied marzen. Malts are caramel and bready. Hops are earthy and floral. There is a touch of lemon and a touch of vegetative something in this beer. Not sure it’s was supposed to be there. Mostly drinkable, but a little unpleasant tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and citrusy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2007 Bomber.

Pours a caramel brown with a nice off-white head. The aroma is lemony, some caramel and just a hint of orange peel and plenty of bready yeast. The flavor is doughy, gently sweet, a bit hollow (again, that funny "forgot-to-put-salt-in-the-pasta-water" taste -- how should I be describing this?), crisply bitter on the finish but with a rather unpleasant vegetal twist.

This is just fine as accompaniment to dinner tonight but I doubt that I would seek it out again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Orangey-amber colour. Complex toasty, bready aroma. Moderate caramel body. Toasty finish. The flavour lets down a bit after the great aroma but I suppose that’s the smoothness making its statement. Another quality lager from Alpine. 8-4-6-3-13=3.4

Re-rate at GCBF ’07 pulled more malt flavours of a sweet, biscuity variety, a fresh breadcrust aroma and a higher score of 4-8-8-4-17=4.1 Score listed is an amalgam.


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