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RATINGS: 624   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.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a mug. Pours a dark amber, transparent, with a small beige head that fleets away quickly. This beer smells sweet with caramel notes, toffee, wheat bread. I don’t really care for the feel on this one. There is a great amount of bubbles rising through this one, that really gives this a spritzy feel. I think this detracts from enjoying the flavors quite a bit. The flavor profile is pretty average to the style: sweet caramel, mild bitterness, metallic ting on the back end. This beer had some some things I liked about it, but overall nothing really worked together. With so many better options available to me at this time of year, I don’t see myself reaching for this one again.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"for a buck? why not. not nearly as horrid as regular becks. can’t say too much negative about it at all. nearly an average brew. had the right aroma and taste, but was a little lackluster in the delivery."

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (517) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
A lighter, easy Oktoberfest. Barely any malt, character, but there’s a hint of caramel. The hops are present with some bitter notes. Crisp, thin, light and easy. Overall not bad but not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle at Zoo Brew. Pours a gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of bread and grains with a bit of sweetness underlying. Flavor a good amount of earthy grains with some bread and a touch of sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - SEP 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-7-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a copper color with a one finger rather fizzy white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is rather light overall. While light, there are aromas of caramel and a bit of roasted malt. Along with these smells are some notes of apple and some spice. Taste – The taste begins with a roasted and bready taste. The flavors are on the lighter side overall. From the start there is a little bit of caramel and lighter fruits as well (apple and pear). The sweetness grows more toward the middle only to weaken as the flavor advances to the end. Along with the loss of a bit of the sweet, some moderate spice flavors of nutmeg and clove as well as a bit of an herbal flavor comes to the tongue, leaving an overall drier, roasted malt, and lightly spiced flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A little more thickness in body may have been slightly better for the roasted malt flavors of the brew, but overall it was a rather drinkable feel and quite decent for the style. Overall – A decent Oktoberfest, but overall a little subdued in flavor. An easy drinking autumn style brew that may be nice when tailgating or just socializing outdoors with friends.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bierkitty (165) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
From a 12 oz. bottle: Clear burnt orange with a cream-colored head. Saaz hops on the aroma with a trace of skunkiness, (should have avoided the green bottles at the grocery store). Flavor is light and almost nonexistent except for the hops. There are much better Octoberfests out there.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hippiemusic (29) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Dont love nor hate it. Amber in color, although rather light. Decent taste, although a little bitter or sour for me.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
COMRADEJOSH (294) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Color and appearance is right. Not much aroma too it than a little bit of the sweet malt and a little bit musty. Taste though is like a thin watery seltzer version of an oktoberfest beer. Its ok no real off flavors just a thin version of some better versions out there.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (842) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Amber color , medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and herbs. Caramel and hop in taste. Decent marzen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a fiery copper orange with pristine clarity and a fat head of tan creamy foam that falls well and leaves a ring and spots of sticky lace. Nose is light but malty. Dry white bread crust and a bit of sweet caramel underneath. A faint breath of hop herbal o9n the nose. Taste is lighter than normal. Thinnish body that has all the requisite flavors. It’s malty, dry, crisp and has a the lightly toasty white crust of bread. The caramel is particularly soft and smooth and runs through this drink lovely. The hops impart a slight taste of herbal and a touch of bitterness to the finish. On the first sip there was a faint metallic but it fell back after my palate was indoctrinated. Finishes with an almost citric bit of juiciness before it goes back to dry bread. Middle of the road but tasty refreshing and very easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (831) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - AUG 8, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a red amber with a three inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, citrus, some hops, grass and barley. Similar aroma. Has a lighter body with a slight bitter finish. Refreshing and easy to drink.


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