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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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. When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would--he threw a beer festival. Bothe the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, fullbodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crazyvin (1950) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2003
nice amber color with a caramel aroma. I found the taste overly hopped with not enough sweet notes in it. The hop bitterness masked its malty flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Pours a nice copper color with a lacy creamy head. Sweet malty aroma. This is I think my favorite Oktoberfest beer. Very smooth tasting with a perfect mix of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Very nice example by Brooklyn. Rusty amber color, off-white head, some lacing. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor as well, some hops. Doughy/chewy body. Quite smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Copper color with a tan head, good lacing down the glass. Sweet bready caramel malts in the nose. Slight steamed vegetables. Kind of weak aroma. Caramel steamed carrots on the tongue. Okay malty mouthfeel. Great job Brooklyn! By far my favorite American Oktoberfest. Malty, and smooth drinking. Not one of my favorite styles though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 Reddish-brown pour with a small tan head that recedes to a small ring and lightly laces on the way down. Aroma is mainly bready, with slight hints of caramel and hops. Flavor is bready, some savory caramel, and a bit of hops in the end. Medium body, medium-lively carbonation, super easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Clear copper body topped by a small, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is earthy and cereal. Taste is medium sweet caramel tinged with earthiness. Avoids being too sweet. Medium body with a slight chewiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1507) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Very true to style amber color. Aroma was grainy. Taste seemed more spicy this year (2003) than last. Medium-bodied, malty flavor with a pleasant dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaBeer1972 (1328) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2010 Rather thin. Nice caramel-malt flavors. Could use a little more body though. A good "weekday" beer, I suppose. The finish was better than the top. 2010 Update: Seems better than last rating. Smooth and malty, slightly fruity, but easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Deep golden-orange colour. OK malt aroma. The falvour is malty, but kind of thin. Watery finish. Not buttery enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1856) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Draught: The beer pours a rich copper color. There is not too much off-white head to it. Rich aroma of malts and some earthiness. Not too much hops (if any) to the nose. The taste is malty : caramel is the main flavor. Some earthiness and biscuit notes. A touch of nuttiness. This goes down very smooth. I really enjoyed this beer!


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