Blue Hills OktoBrau
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Fall into a traditional German-style lager this autumn with our OktoBrau beer. Brewed in the spirit of the change of seasons, this refreshing Marzenbier obtains its flavor from Munich and Vienna malts carefully balanced with a helping of Hallertau hops. The combination of ingredients is sure to make this limited release a cool weather favorite.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Poured light amber with off white head. Mild hops medium body with good malt tones. Good Octoberfest brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TATE (404) - Lubec, Maine, USA - OCT 12, 2015
On tap. Pours brown with off white head. Minimal aroma. Good malty flavor up front and too style. Pretty easy drinking but nothing stands out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Sort of sour red fruit aroma with some subtle bread crust and dried fruit. Clear dark amber with no head. Sweet and sour flavour of red fruit and bread crust with more bitterness. Lactic acidity makes this taste more like a sweet Flanders red. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2012
The Blue Hills rep told me this was their base for their Stingy Pumpkin which they no longer had any of. Pours an autumnal nectar. I wrote in my notes: "Has tastes similar to rye bread and pumpernickel".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper color with a small white head. Nose is lightly sweet with biscuits and caramel. Palate is clean and crisp. Flavors of sticky and dirty caramel malts, light hay and grass hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pretty bad. Awful actually. I bought this on the clearance table at Wines & More in Mansfield MA and I can see why. Flat shallow and thin. Tastes and smells bad. Down the drain it shall go. Avoid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a thin-moderate very fizzy linen white head that vaporizes almost instantly and leaves no lace. This pours much more like a soda than a beer. The aroma is malt with some sour notes oddly enough and a bit of lemon/lime sweetness. The flavor begins with a bit of malt but a definite sour note which obviously does not belong emerges. Thin bodied. Strange brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
damzz (464) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours a trhick slightly off white head that quickly dissapates leaving a thin foam ring with almost no lacing. Slight malty nose. Color is cloudy orange brown. Carbonation is fine and consistent. Body is thin medium. Mothfeel with a slight malt up front with a citrus after taste that dominates. It is different from other marzens I have tried. The lager crispness is welcome in a marzen. I have another 22 oz bottle that I wll let age and see what happens to the citrus taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2011
poured from a growler. clear amber color. light toffee and sour dough aroma. even sweet grain and autumn leaf taste. light body and slight carbination. a decent and affordable obtoberfest to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy deep copper color with a decent beige head that slowly dissipates to nothing. Smells of caramel and hints of chocolate, malty and bready with an earthy edge from the hops. Taste is bready and slightly fruity. Earthy hops cut through the malty sweetness even a little too much. Slight chocolate and caramel seem a bit out of place. Medium body with a crisp carbonation and an almost tart mouthfeel. Decent enough brew, but nothing at all like the real deal’s from Germany. That aromatic malt and melanoid are sadly lacking in this example.

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