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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Biscuit malt mixes nicely with moderate caramel and brown sugar. More than your-average-Oktoberfest’s hop finish, but still on with the style. Very solid and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3563) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
Amber with small beige head. Candy floss nose.Light smooth sweet malt profile, lightly blended hops

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1466) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Draft pour at 192. Pours a thin orange with no head. Kind of an over sweet aroma. Sweet bready malt flavor with a sugary finish. Overall, it’s a super easy drinking beer. On the sweet end for me, but definitely not a deal breaker. Enjoyed this for sure.

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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (2178) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2005
Clear amber colour. small head that fades quickly. light malty nose. mild carmel malt taste with slight hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11590) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2007
@GCBF-on tap-pours a thin white head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel, fruit, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation. Liked less as it went along.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Pint @ 74th St. Ale House. Tastes OK I suppose. Rather thin and not really much to it. Paled in comparison to the Snoqualmie Oktoberfest I had right after this. Golden color with very little aroma. My beer needs more body!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Hazy light amber color with compact head. The aroma is a bit doughy, the mouthfeel is expectedly soft and round, with light residual sweetness; the flavor is lightly bready, with timid malt, and low hopping; indeed quite similar to most German examples, which is not necessary good. Plain, almost boring.


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