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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10.01%
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2004 = 9.3% ABV
2005 = 8.9% ABV
2006 = 9.1% ABV
2007 = 9.3% ABV
2008 = 10.03% ABV
2011 = 10.01% 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 Lovely amber color. Sweetish malt aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, hint of floral hops. Much better than the first time I tried it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 24, 2004
This bottled brew marked bottled in 2004 poured a large sized head of foamy fine to large sized mostly lasting light tan bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was transparent and brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of malty dark malt . Its mouth feel is initially comes on like gang busters initially tingly harsh vinous hop with a lingering slightly tingly other palate and a wow the vinous palate really hits strong smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained vinuous malty caramel notes and was a little too harsh for my liking as it spoiled the enjoyment of the beer. Not one I would buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2004
clear amber, slightly sweet finish, sticky on the tongue, medium body. this is a pretty nice oktoberfest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1854) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2004 22oz. bomber: The beer pours a fairly clear orangish-amber color. There was only a little head. The nose is somewhat caramel malt nose. Also hints of alcohol, spices and floral notes. The taste is a bit sweet, with some alcohol coming through. Also some evidence of fruits and spices. Good, but a bit rough around the edges. I agree that this could age a bit to smooth it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottle. Deep orange color with a malty nose. Has a great floral hoppy finish. There is some spice there-kind of like cloves/black pepper/anise, put not quite. Some lemon zest/citrus notes on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 ’04 Bottle. Clear red body, light tan head. Very effervescent aroma - seems like alcohol combined with spicy hops. Otherwise there’s a bready sweetness in the aroma. Big, unrefined flavor and mouthfeel. It’s a jamboree of roasty caramel malt and vinous, spicy hops. I was excited about this after the first few sips but now I’m realzing it’s just another overdone big beer. Others have mentioend this beer would be a good canditate for aging and I think they’re right. I’d give it a year or more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Sweet, caramel nose. High sugar, apple, and carmalized brown sugar tastes. Alcohol comes through pretty well. Very thick, and a nice orange color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 15, 2004
bottle. amber color with thick off-white head. good lacing. has a taste of hops but alcohol taste follows....a little much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Bottle. Pours a brilliantly clear red-amber color. Big off-white head is long lived. Great lacing. Sweet malt aroma, some hops in the nose. Hop aroma’s are mainly floral and earthy as advertised. Taste is a nice balance of malt and hops. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Brown-reddish color with a small tan head. Sweet caramel aroma with notes of hops. Alcohol is ever present in this beer. Bold strong body that says, I am the one and only. I don’t think the hops are over the top but the abv is a little much. Still a nice and zesty oktoberfest which should be admired and feared throughout.

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