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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   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.


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.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Basti99 (1) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2002 does not count
I totally agree with klingstratego, this beer make germans laugh. Actually I brought it as a gift from a trip to the USA (it is impossible to get in in Germany). It just has nothing to do with the Oktoberfest (I was there twice). All the the real Oktoberfest beers are brewed by Munich-breweries and are not dark at all. Besides that, I really don’t like the taste and neither me nor any of my German friends finished a bottle by himself.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Bottle (BB Jun 08). Head is small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (grain, caramel, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of metal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, dry and watery texture, soft carbonation, metallic. Pretty dull and raspy (metallic/husky).

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Axle3380 (95) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2001
Nothing special at all, I could finish it, but I switched to Dinkel Acker, much better.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 27, 2001
Better than I expected. Poured to a nice red-amber with a thick, rich beige head. Flavor is corn sweet, although less so than the aroma, with caramel and yeast notes and a touch of bitterness to the finish. The yeast is well tempered, a quality that often makes this style rather undesirable (to me anyway).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2001
Pours to a clear reddish amber hue, with a generous level of carbonation and off-white foam. There’s evidence of the toasted caramel malt expected of this style in the nose, but also a distinct peppery floral hop. The flavors come through pretty much the same way with the sweetness of the malts turning lightly treacley but not quite having enough body or being full enough in flavor. The hops provide a light tangy bitterness to the finish, and a well-balanced aftertaste that also adds a touch of dryness. Although a little too fizzy at first the beer does get a little smoother on the palate as it sits in the glass while also developing a little more malt character.


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