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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A coppery amber lager that showcases a full bodied, malty flavor that is balanced by a refreshing bitterness derived from fine noble hops.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrjaxson (293) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2013
A pleasant-enought Octoberfest, not likely to offend nor especially please anyone. A minimally interesting entry from one of Michigan’s great breweries.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Dark amber with a malt aroma. Minimal foam. Taste is nice but muddled. Malt, caramel and a little biscuit. Unusual finish. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1851) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Tap: sunburst, rustic orange, muddled throughout with an eggshell layer of foam that sits still somewhere around three millimeters thick. Aroma is a little lackluster, especially for a malty Oktoberfestbier. A hint of sweet caramel, a little toast, and some earthy hops that are hinting at the English type. Not much depth at all. Taste is slightly underwhelming, too. Some more caramel malt, but far lighter and less sweet than I’m looking for. A hint of toasted barley, a touch of grassy and earthy hops with just a faint amount of bittersweet on the back of the tongue. Dry, grainy finish. Not a bad beer by any means, but just a little lacking in some areas.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Draft. Barely hazy light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is plain caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a burnt orange color with a small off white head. Aroma is a lightly sweet maltiness mixed with cooked grains, there is also a little earthy-grassiness. Taste follows the aroma with a gentle malty sweetness that is smooth on the palette and is followed by a nice and light peppery-spicy hoppiness. Medium body, very carbonated and fizzy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Draft->shaker. Light clear amber with small offwhite head. Caramel malt, grains, bread. OK, nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. Looksg solid; a transparent light copper with thin white lacing. Smells malty and a little doughy with notes of toffee and caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An okay Oktoberfest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (667) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Draft at Logan's Alley , nice amber color , just enough hops to balance out the malt . Sweet malt finish. Probably my favorite domestic octoberfest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Draft. Amber color with a medium head. Cereal and caramel and some hops. Tastes like a slightly spiced version of their amber.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On draft at Bilbo Baggins in Alexandria. The beer is nearly clear, and appears light orange in color. The head is thick and frothy, measuring a little over an inch thick. The aroma is somewhat muted and weak, though I have yet to experience a really assertive, bold aroma from a beer of this ilk. The flavor is nice, with a strong malt and grain presence, followed by a light dose of pleasant spices. Great feel on the palate. I could throw back a few pints of this. I would have this again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-20-2011


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