Beer Works Oktoberfest Lager
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sweet, malty lager brewed annually in celebration of King Ludwig 1 of Bavaria and Therese Van Sachsen-Hildburghausen's wedding in 1810. Brewed with German malt and hops, this lager is full-bodied with soft malt flavors and subtle hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Malty and sweet lager, very smooth. Could not really place the flavour, but it was very fruity. Dried fruit undertone: fig, raisin, date? Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2004
This is not the same thing as the "Red October" ale (which really tasted more like an amber than a Marzen). This seems to be the "official" Oktoberfest style beer put out by Beer Works. The two are distinctly different, and I sampled them both during yesterday’s Red Sox game at the Fenway location. This Oktoberfest was syrupy, with a grape-raspberry taste. Nice dark, rich color however. Aroma was a bit like seasoned wood in the mountains. Pretty good flavors overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
On draft at Salem Beer Works. Pours deep amber with a one finger thick cream colored head. Aroma of fruit, sweet malts, and slight hops to the nose. The flavor is slight fruit, caramel, nice maltiness, very smooth. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2568) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Drank this with stegosaurus as part of our salem/boston tour. Strong amber pour wuith a good head. A fruity aroma that I couldn’t quite place and a floral oder. Very drinkablle . Decent Martzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2007
A true Oktoberfest style beer. This beer pours pale golden. The notes of true malt on the nose and a sweeter malt flavor on the palate offer a nice lightly hops on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Had this one on draught at the brewpub on Canal Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Clear, medium amber pour with a lacy white head, lots of malts and breads in the nose (I’m seeing a pattern here) with nuanced maltiness in the character of the taste. A good Oktoberfestbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2006
On draft at the brewpub...the thing that strikes me most about this beer is its surprising sweetness - it is almost syrupy. For a beer like this, supposed to be an Octoberfest lager, the sweetness is particularly off-putting. It’s a shame since otherwise, the roasty malts give a nice body to this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Tap at Fenway ..deep copper pour ,small thin head ,good lace .good bready sweet malt aroma . light caramel malt sweetness and a touch of toast and fruit.seems almost creamy, not real crisp .finishes dry and a slightly bitter .pretty good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Tap at Canal Street Location: Copper pour with a thin white lacing. The nose is dominated by sweet, European malts. Decent malt character with a light caramel sweetness, accompanied by mild spicy notes. The finish is surprisingly hopped. I enjoy some bitterness in this style. Nice Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2004
tap @ fenway. deep garnet/amber color, has slight hints of rasberry in the aroma... overall an average carbonated mouthful of oktoberfest spices, decent.

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