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RATINGS: 1002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Everything you would expect from a great "Imperial Oktoberfest" Märzen. I’d add that this is the best one I’ve ever had, if this also wasn’t the only "Imperial Oktoberfest" I’ve ever heard of! It’s a very spicy brown märzen that’s beautiful from pour to empty glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottled August 14, 2014.
Glass: Forgotten Boardwalk tulip.
Appearance: Crystal clear copper body with a creamy light tan head. The head has good retention and leaves a light coating with a latte like ring.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with brown sugar and cherry with a very light floral presence. Sweet but not indicating cloying.
Taste: Big and malty, caramel and brown sugar noted with biscuit and some butter. Fruity fig and cherry undertones are plenty with a dash of perfume like hops on the finish. Finish has a mild medicinal presence and comes off mildly sweet.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid as heck beer, whatever they want to call this. It’s complex but straightforward at the same time. Big, malty and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (769) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
香りは少ない &

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (398) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle (12oz $7): clear reddish color with small white head. Smells and tastes sweet. Too sweet I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (528) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Aroma:Big malty and candy nose Appearance: Reddish light brown with beige head Taste: Super sweet lightly smoke malty flavor with some tobacco and apple Overall: An archetypal doublebock. One of the better American versions you’ll find.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"closer resembles a sweet dopplebock in the nose and flavor than a regular marzen/oktoberfest. i didn’t quite know what to expect here. it was pretty good, and somewhat unique, but overall was a little too sweet to be a highly drinkable brew. pours a good looking copper orange with a thin white head. smells and tastes of sweet malt. mouthfeel is a little thick, and the alcohol is apparent, but not overpowering. Finish is nice. Overall, glad i tried it, but probably won’t get another for the price for a long while. If you like sweet big beers this one’s for you."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Nice amber color. First fast is of sweet malt followed by a long smooth finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (251) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours an orange/amber, with a moderate white head. Decent lacing. Nose is malt. Taste is malt, with some sweetness. Creamy mouth feel, and a long, pleasant finish. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (206) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft @ Yardhouse. Light malty aroma. Clear reddish brown color. Nice malty flavor, with a noticeable alcohol. Medium bodied. Overall, a very nice Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1295) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a rich, large, tan head with an orangish hue. Marshmallow, a slight note of sour, and toasted malt on the nose. Full-bodied, a bit of a carbonation burn on the rear of the tongue, and some creaminess in the front of the palate. Marshmallow creamy flavor toasted malt, bit giving way to a pretty evident alcohol flavor.

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