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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2916) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Light golden brown pour, good sized slick of a white head. Nice strong aroma of bread, roast, nuts - very inviting. Taste - very solid as well. Tons of nutty flavour balanced by lively carbonation and hops over a light body. Nice roast/nutty/sweet linger as well. Black oak knocked this one out of the park, well done guys, I wish I had bought more than the 6 pack!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
On tap at c’est what. Excellent and pleasantly surprised at the high hop content. I can’t place the unique flavor maybe something like butterscotch?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2009
cask at C’est What
Appearance: thickly hazed, dark amber with mid plus thick creamy, tanned top.
Nose: neat , smooth hop sided nose , leafy with cask acidic side. Well composed. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied , with soft silky textures. Mild sweet malts with smooth fell to it. Dangerously drinkable brew. Light yet wholesome hop character that was well rounded with slight oak cask bitter ending. Good, balanced on all sides.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
On tap at The Embassy - came a clear copper/amber shade with a smallish head that lasted for awhile and left thick, beautiful lace. Aroma nice, but muted - sweet malt, a touch of smoke, and a very faint hint of hops. Gorgeous flavour, more of the same that the aroma promised, full bodied, malty, sweet, with a dry, hoppy finish. Ultra smooth. Really the perfect brew for the crisp fall season. Excellent work Adrian and Ken!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1586) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Bottle fresh from brewery: Pours an amber-orange with a decent 2 finger tight cap. Fair retention and lacing. Aroma is right on profile for the style: Malty-bready with toasty tones and low sweetness, woody noble hop aromas light earthiness. Taste is hop forward with the toast malts sitting below a herbal-oak-woody noble hop profile, goes slightly dry in the finish with light bitterness and a light toasty-bready after taste. a GOOD boilerplate Oktoberfest Marzen but to put it over the top the body and malts need to be bulked up and come forward with the hops sitting just below the malts, should be 6% abv or better...If that were done this would be a GREAT Canadian Marzen and rated in the 4+ range....just the same, this is a welcome offering for a marzen starved local market.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
From notes. At the Brewery. Pours a deep orange amber colour with a slight white head. Aroma is slightly sour, with notes of buttery vanilla. Flavour is sweet malts, some toffee, and slight hop bitter. Quite balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Very decent cask format beer, enjoyed at C’est What. Slight greyish lager, with a good head, followed by lots of lace. A light smoked malt that is quite tasty, and there is a creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly little smoke in the nose,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
16oz draught
4.7% ABV
I tried this beer on October 23, 2009 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This was Dayna’s Beer of the day, kegged at the brewery on October 21st, and tapped at the restaurant on the 23rd. The beer poured a translucent red with a tan foamy head. The aroma was sweet malt, some fruit tones, and grain. The mouthfeel was creamy, medium-bodied with medium-high carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet, and definitely malty. A very enjoyable Oktoberfest and another fine product from the Black Oak Brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3080) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
on tap at the beer bistro. Grassy hops, and some nice biscuity malts. The oak is subtle, and doesnt seem to take away or add to the beer at all. Just overall a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
Cask @ C’est What Fall Fest. Nose is a an almost dusty spicy malt, hazy auburn, wears a large custard head , (unusual for cask) Taste is again very spicy, malty, some caramel notes. Creamy smooth, mdium bodied, very well balanced. Great!


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