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RATINGS: 979   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2009 ’09 bomber again. Just as great this time. Now I can purchase up the road, ahh. Yeah, so, a very solid, warming, Oktoberfest... then someone tells you the a.b.v., WTF!? Are you fucking kidding me? Still a very nice Euro-Strong Lager w/ added Fall complexities. Clean Yeah. ’06 22oz. A tremendously large lager! , has a strong yet deep/complex malt backbone. The alcohol begins at its moderate level, but gets much more noticable when warmer... def. takes on a barley wine feel. agro0’s description works perfectly, well said. This is a good beer, and could be a great: a.) cheaper bomber, but hey!... b.) available in SOUTH CAROLINA : (


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (177) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle (12oz $7): clear reddish color with small white head. Smells and tastes sweet. Too sweet I think.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (508) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - 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."

4
   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

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (149) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (114) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (999) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1927) - USA - OCT 7, 2014
Dark orange tan in color... Aroma of sweet toffee, caramel, oak, vanilla and spices... Flavor is fairly sweet, caramel and toffee notes, light spices, oak, cinnamon... Hint of booze on finish... Really enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Warped_Silver (65) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours beautiful dark copper, Crystal clear, and almost no head. Minimal aroma - what it does have is fruity, malty, and that of spicy noble hops. Taste is complex! Caramel, marshmallow, spicy, pumpkin-like with a bit of EtOH. Mouthfeel is mod viscous. Ends with spicy and hoppy. Great beer. Easy to drink. Would think its a great pumpkin beer if I didn't know any better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
This is awesome. Had good expectations and this blew it away. Partly because the name is close to mine, but mostly because it kicks ass. Clear red pour at Dukes in Crystal lake. Foamy white head coating the whole snifter glass. Sweet fruit punch aroma. Bourbon tropical happiness. Bubblegum. Maybe a little carmel. Just an enjoyable little treat


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