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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Medium amber w/ a short lived off white head. A little tomatoey oxidation, some toasted and bready malt, no fruitiness. Very little caramel aroma. Well balanced w/ a grainy & toasty malt flavor. No fruitiness, hints of diacetyl in the flavor. Dry, malt flavored finish, clean malt aftertaste. Medium carbonation, lighter medium body, smooth m/f. I was expecting a better beer from Brooklyn. Lightly oxidized, I realize this is not the brewers fault, but it seemed too grainy for an O’fest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Oct 22nd 2007 re-rate <P> Lots of sweet, lightly toasty, malt. orange amber with a fluffy two finger thick off white head. Very bready, light bitterness, sweet malt. Some mild vegetable notes. Still not one that wows me. Doesn’t taste as honey laden this time, at least. <P> Original rating was a 3 Trade from Eyedrinkale. Thank you, sir.Sweet malty aroma. Amber color. Almost honey like taste to this yet it is still somewhat watery. I was very impressed with the other two Brooklyn brews I tried, but this has a honey style sweetness that is off putting in a Marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Bottle pours a fairly clear firey amber, small white frothish head, strong carbonation, with attractive lacing.   Grainy nose, hints of nuts and malts.   I get an almost wild rice aroma as well.   Grainy/grassy flavor profile, not very malty, and somewhat thin.   Light in body, no robust flavor.   Finishes with a slight bitterness, mild malts, but mainly a grain/oat like flavor.   Happy to at least have tried it, but not one that I’d have again.   Thanks goes out to jah noth for the trade!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cornfedboy (3) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004 does not count
Not much head or carbonation. Smooth flavor but a little too water-downed. I need to try more Octobefest for more accurate comparisons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Long live octoberfest! This beer is rich and malty. Very doughy. Not terribly hop-ridden. Amber-dark-gold in color. Hint of citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Amber color with a moderate, lacey head. Mildly nutty and malty aroma also present in the flavor profile. No real distinguishing characteristics - just a little nuttiness and some caramelly malt flavors. Clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holdwine (1176) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Average Octoberfest from a great brewery. Not anough snap. Fairly mellow malting. Slight nuttiness that starts to give it some character before that waters out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Poured amber/orange with a fizzy white head that left a thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is rather bland. The taste is not malty enough for what I prefer in an oktoberfest, nor is it very complex or spicy. Drinkable, but not nearly as good as some other oktoberfests I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Light brown with a thick tan head. Light aroma - sweet and bready. Light bodied, a bit creamy. Flavor is sweet and malty, with nutty undertones. Too watery for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6738) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2004
I used to be quite fond of Brooklyn but they have fallen a bit short of my expectations the last couple of offerings that I have had. This was the first time I had tried the octoberfest though. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle the beer poured a bronze color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was sweet and malty with a hint of caramel. The flavor was malty and slightly bitter, though it had caramel and hazelnut undertones. Overall a nice but not great beer.

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