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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
Floral hops with toasted malts and some sweet dough in the mild aroma. Clear amber-brown with thin, but lasting, cover of off-white head. Chocolate, caramel, raisin flavours. It’s refreshing but somewhat sticky. Sweetness builds throughout the tasting. Sampled with MartinT and Rastacouere on tap at Mugs Alehouse (Brooklyn, New York).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
Clear, bright reddish dark amber. Light tan foam. Fairly mild, toasty, malty aroma of caramel & rye bread w/ a hint of peat. Medium feel. Crisp, toasty, malty flavour w/ a slight earthiness in the finish. Finish is also quite sweet & wet. Eminently quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2004
This is a good Oktoberfest compared to the mass produced Oktober-beers. The malt and the hops remain true to a German beer. It is medium bodies with a hearty malt mouthfeel. The hops are just there to give you a slight dry finish, but not much more. A good beer if you can’t find any other microbrew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymow (1395) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
I definitely expected more from Brooklyn. The color is great and aroma is so-so, but the flavor is lacking and there is a slight malt/blah aftertaste. Not all that good - I was disappointed.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Amber color with a slightly off-white head. Mild aroma of sweetness, malts and possibly some apples. Very quickly fading flavor, initial one is sweet malts and the finish is very... not there. It’s very odd. Right after the malty taste, there’s nothing. Quite strange.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Not a huge favorite of Ocks...but a good drink. Amber body, pretty mild compared to most Oktoberfests I’ve had...which I liked...but it ran a bit thin.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
A good beer...red/amber...little to no head.malty..enjoyable to me..and i do not really love oktoberfests

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (1044) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2004
This 12 oz. bottle was obtained courtesy of BeerAdvocate spiritdeus. The brown bottle released a beer with a reddish amber body, and a fizz of initial carbonation, but with no head to speak of. The aroma was very mild and can be at best described as floral and perfumey. The taste was sweet and bready malt driven and toasty, but the body was a bit too thin. There was a tangy lemony aftertaste that kept me coming back for more though. Smooth and drinkable, but could benefit from a touch less wateriness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Medium copper color, thin and a bit hazy. Some caramel sweetness, with a bit of roasted malt and a bit of hops. Not bad, but not real distinctive either.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Oktoberfest brews don’t excite me too much, but this one in particular really didn’t do to much for me. The reddish orange color is very pleasing to the eye, but overall it seemed a bit bland. The caramel malt was there along with some nuttiness and some citric hoppiness. Average O-Fest.


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