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RATINGS: 611   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2002
Orangey-amber; caramel nose; some toast, caramel in the palate; slightly syrupy in the finish, with only the vaguest hint of hops; sweetens out right at the end with a toffee note.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep copper body with a large frothy off-white long lasting head. Aroma of perfume, spruce, and lemon. Slightly metallic finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, toffee. Taste is mild sweet, earthy, toffee. Finish is slightly metallic. A little less sweet than the typical O-fest. Light-medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a foamy to thin off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt. Taste is somewhat sweet caramel-medium malt, secondary spicy hops. A great offering from Beck’s. OK carbonation. Thanks Dad for sharing. 3.5

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/12/2000
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

rich malt flavor, no bitterness, boreing

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 3/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 1.7/5.0
Score: *+/4
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Warm caramel/toffee aroma. Reddish amber color with a white head that just fizzed out completely. Thin to medium bodied with mild carbonation. It is slightly cooked caramel sweet, and there is enough bitter to keep it from being cloying. However, it is all about the malt. The finish, once the sweetness drains away, does impart some bitter. Too bad it didn’t arrive sooner. To me it’s more Newcastle Brown in flavor than anything else I can think of.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 11, 2007
First time I tried this one was back in 1993 in Massachusetts. I have head it again a few times since and its good every time. Nice foamy head. Felt a bit thin regarding mouthfeel. Sweetish malty aroma with some hops. A nice average roasted malty flavour, nicely hopped and with a little caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10081) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Poured copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malty aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet flavor with a light bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The pour is almost copper in color with a finger of off-white head. S: Smells skunked (already?!). Sort of a pennies type aroma to it with some bread and yeast. A light sweetness of toffee and caramel, luckily. A touch of cherry cough syrup, too. T: A lot of straw and grain husk astringency to this. Fairly metallic with a moderate bitterness. Light grassy hops, some yeast, and a subtle (more like drowned) sweetness. A touch of skunk on the palate. M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Way too many things gone wrong with this one, and it just came out!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9839) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
I found this Oktoberfest above average. From the bottle. Nice amber pour with a medium head. Pleasant aroma of lightly sweet malts and just a hint of hops. Mild flavor and not too complex, but very drinkable. Some nice caramel notes over a malty backbone. Finish is smooth with a sublte malt aftertaste. Not bad for a macro.


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