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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This seasonal specialty is brewed in limited quantities. Beck’s brewmasters create the distinctive, malty-sweet, amber-colored brew so people throughout the world can celebrate the season popularly known in Germany as Oktoberfest.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2002
i found a six of this stuff on a blazing ohio summer day, in one of those back- water drive-thru beer and bait stands. you feel like you need a shower after just driving thru one of these greasy tackle shacks. there amid the muffler fumigated crates of miller and busch and sundry rubbish sat this forlorn autumnal relic, an oktoberfest, wagging his pathetic ’way beyond the freshness date’ tail at me like a dog at the pound. what would you do? i rescued it-- and once home i poured three of them into a vintage german crockery stein the size of a mailbox. i sought a shaded corner of my garden and hefted that foamy dog and put it away. i thought i a heard rousing teutonic chorus echoing from cool oaken beerhalls in the rhineland--i’m not gonna exagerate and claim it’s a 4 star beer, but mein gott, it was good.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighlanderOne (1002) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Re-rate - Hop presence scores points, but still out of league with the better okt’s. Odd, gassy aroma, no head once poured. Kinda gooey mouthfeel, flavor OK, tends to linger. Short on malt flavor

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2002
A 50/50 mix of a good ’oktoberfest’ and your favorite light beer. Enough said.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2002
This beer really blew it. It had everything going for it-- great marzen coloring, cascading head, nice aroma, copper-caramel flavor. but the palate is thin and totally loses carbonation. Drink out of the bottle, for best results. A little tinny in the aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PSUJason99 (96) - Montclair, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2002
Not really a fan, rather drink Sam Adams Octoberfest...much better

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2002
My rep is getting around. I’m sitting in my undergraduate student’s honors defense, and she pulls out ’4 beers of the world’ for the committee to drink...this, Corona, Sam Adams, and Killian’s. Cute, isn’t it? I was anticipating this one alot, and hoping it would be good. The aroma was enticing, and the beginning taste impression was bang on, then the whole taste fell apart in a mess of overly sweet chemicalness. Bummer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2002
One of my favorites!Very tasty smoothe clean taste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Really great looking amber color, large fast dissapating head. Smooth and sweet unlike original Beck’s, tho this does have a bit of a ’tinny’ aftertaste, still a great beer overall. As a furthur note, I remeber this stuff from years past as beiing a good beer, but i just re-discovered it (The 2001 Oktoberfest i would gather) for $2.99 a 6-pack! For that price, I may go back and buy the remaining six cases on Friday. Check your local distributors and see if there is any left in your area. To jump to conclusions, last October was not a hight time for people in my country, and I am sure that there are more cases of this left at other places in the states at a great price. If not, get a 6-pack next year, and sing drinking songs with your buddies.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2002
Tastes marginally better than reg. Becks but not much

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
Very nice, will drink again.


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