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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2004 = 9.3% ABV
2005 = 8.9% ABV
2006 = 9.1% ABV
2007 = 9.3% ABV
2008 = 10.03% ABV
2010 = 9.73% ABV
2011 = 10.01% ABV
2013 = 10.2% ABV
2014 = 9.5% ABV
The Kaiser once said, "Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be "sprechenden Deutsch!" We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest - gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops - then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Mostly clear deep orange amber. Slim fizzy tan ring. Sweet dried amber fruit. Dried apricots. Molasses. Dark velvet caramels. Dark toasted malts. Wildflower honeycomb. Hints of blood orange, currants and black cherry. Sticky mouthfeel. High ABV only half hidden. Sweet, dark fruity syrupy cordial. Cinnamon pepper finish. There are hints of re-toasted wheat flavors in the background, but this feels ultimately like a clever tricky Quad.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (778) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Aroma: caramel, pineapple Appearance: clear copper, white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1275) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Clean copper pour, off white head. Nose is solid malt. Sweet. Middle is full bodied malt. Finish is slightly spicy and warm. Amazingly balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Nice. Bottle from Connecticut wines. Pours light brown with some minimal head and lots of lacing. Nose is plums. Flavours of plum, caramel, cheerios, some floral, some spice. Taste med/light sweet, med/light bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation with a spicyness to the finish. Nice beer!! Alcohol very well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Aroma is great. Flavor is caramely Octoberfest. Mild and easy to drink. Really good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whiskeyrocks (90) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Nice smooth and balanced Oktoberfest. Has that perfect blend of malt, caramel, slightly sweet flavor you would expect. Deep auburn color with the sweet malty aroma. There is a reason why this is one of the highest rated Oktoberfest.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (716) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Batch #12, August 2015. 9.3% ABV. Pours a crystal clear amber color, with a tan head. Aroma of malts and sugar. Taste is smooth, sweet, malty, and very drinkable. A nice Marzen, with a bit of a kick...Thumbs up on this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollsrace (81) - - SEP 12, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2015 Drinking 2013. This hits you with the alcohol up front. It has a bit of a smoother finish than other octoberfests.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (876) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Bomber from Brian....2014 vintage....love the nose on this one....tons of flavors going on....mouth was also very nice...smooth....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark red color. Aroma and taste are malts, caramel, and toffee.


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