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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A coppery amber lager that showcases a full bodied, malty flavor that is balanced by a refreshing bitterness derived from fine noble hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jw0406 (741) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
16 oz pours a nice golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of malt, bread. Excellent .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Sample at Snallygaster DC event on October 13th, 2012. I’ve had this before, but never rated. A good example of the style, sweet but not overbearing, and balanced that some American oktoberfests tend to not have.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (616) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Medium amber/orange hazy pour. Head was thick and reminiscent of Guinness' and a quarter inch thick. Sour wheaty scent. Flavor is spicy but not too strong. Taste opens up to lactose, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and is a little sour. Finish is slightly bitter and spicy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3510) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Draught. Pours a clear copper color with a moderate head. Light and slightly malty aroma. Not a lot of flavor, but it is a subtle oktoberfest, which I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (915) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Draft. Aroma is full with malt and grain. The taste is super smooth. A top notch octoberfest. Full over flavor and munich malt or sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
umich03jm (1869) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Draft at The Oak Cafe. Pours a golden light orange-yellow color with nice amount of head that lingers a bit. Aroma is faint and underwhelming. Smells like a pale lager, a bit of malt and noble hops. Taste is the same. Maybe just a slight caramel malt taste but its very faint. This beer doesn’t seem like an Octoberfest at all. I’m wondering if I got poured the wrong beer. Pretty bland, tastes pretty much like a bland pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (517) - Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
A clear dark amber beer with a small beige head. The aroma is hay, malt, caramel, and earthy. The flavor is nice nutty malt and caramel. I’m not big on Octoberfest beers, but this is a better one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 9/16/09. 12 oz. bottle poured into my pint glass. Pours a dark orange with a big frothy off-white head on top. Great retention. Leaves some great sticky webs on the glass. Smells like bread, some sour grassy notes, and earth. The mouth is a little thinner than I’d like, but there’s some touches of carbonation bite in and out. Flavors of fresh bread, grassy hops, and light spices make up this one. This is a pretty decent Festbier. I’d have it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruit. Malty caramel flavor with a hint of hops in the finish. Smooth and easy drinking but not remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Poured a nice amber color and tasted like a typical Oktoberfest beer. But it is down on my list when next year comes around.

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