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RATINGS: 820   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brooklyn Oktoberfest was introduced in 2000. It is true to the original German style, full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Very nice Marzen style beer. Nice complex flavors and rich mouth feel yet easy to drink. Beautiful deep reddish brown color. Diminishing head that leaves a nice lacing around the top. Smells great and nicely roasted malts. One of my favorite Oktoberfest beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Very nice Oktoberfest - rich amber color with a malty (not too sweet) flavor. Reminds me of Gordon Biersch Marzen. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2004
On tap. Very malty aroma and flavor, with a smooth feel. It’s pretty sweet, but not as sweet as other Oktoberfests such as Sam Adams. I’d drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2004
pours dark red with a yellowish head. taste is smooth, rich, and dangerously drinkable. this is a damn good OF beer. smells malty and yeasty, and the taste is very similar to that. a little sweet, but not too sweet as some marzens tend to be. this is a damn fine marzen, and i imagine it will go well with my tacos.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1000) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 RERATE - Poured from bottle. Aroma caramel and malt. Dark amber, thin tan head. I taste toffee, cocoa, straw. Creamy feel. Good finish. Great stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 bottle from 23 street NYC, very nice amber "fall" color, malty as hell ,good doe, would like it wit a meal not great

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1377) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Ahh, the welcome smell of Oktoberfest... in August. Smoky, caramel and malt aromas. Dark enough, but kind of flat in the glass. Thin tan head lingers just a little. The flavor is a little tangy, a little chocolaty, and lingers on without much carbonation to give it bite.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Bottle. Amber brown in color with small white head. Malty,sweet, flat aroma. Flavor is malty, but there tastes like there is little carbonation, and while there is a good malt balance, there is still a too sweet finish. Maybe some more hops might help this. Bottom line, the finish should be far more crisp for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Nice rust colored body with a small tan head. Nose is different. It’s pleasantly malted but has a seasoned meat type smell. It’s almost like a Swedish meatball type aroma mixed with beef broth and malt. It’s making me hungry!!! It also smells like that Maggi seasoning. Not unpleasant but odd for the style. Taste is nicely malted and bready with hints of caramel and light hops. Very drinkable and pleasant. Palate has some lively carbonation and is leaning towards the dry side of things. Finish is slightly bitter with more of the dryness coming through along with a mild caramel note or two. Pretty decent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2175) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Mild aroma, amber color, small but long-lasting head. Light, watery finish. Not enough malt taste in this one. For as good as some of the Brooklyn beers are, this one disappoints. Had this again 12/31/09 my opinion hasn’t changed much, very filtered, orange, nice thick head. Nose of baked bread and brown sugar. Non-descript palate with some kind of funky off taste. Drinkable but average.


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