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RATINGS: 869   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
This was one of the few beers, pivo and I totally disagreed with each other. I think it smells like Oktoberfest because it smells, and I'm serious, no matter what pivo says, it smells like cabbage. To be more clear like SAUERKRAUT. And this leads to my question: What makes an Oktoberfest an Oktoberfest? And...as I have a problem with the smell of Sauerkraut - yadda yadda, trauma of beeing a german kid yadda yadda, I had problems being objective this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 9, 2003
Pours with a huge, rousing cream head that sits atop a clear amber, thin body. Smells of clean malt, soap and not much else. Tastes of malt, orange/lemon hops, a tad of autumn spice and some wateriness. Pretty good marzen that is a very easy drinker. I could handle 4 or 5 of these sitting on the porch, no problem. Sampled from a 12oz bottle brought to me by my good friend Jeremy, all the way from Rochester, NY.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Malty aroma. Dark copper color. Flavor's on the malt side of balanced and a bit weak. Dry malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - NOV 8, 2003
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date, but it's the 2003 batch. Poured out a bright copper color, with a fast fading head. Left islands of yeast on top of the beer. Fresh aromas of Munich and Vienna malts. No discernable hops aromas. Very malty tasting, kind of burns the back of your throat. Finishes rather sweet, not dry, but crisp all the same. A decent effort from Brooklyn Brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2003
The subtle aroma of yeast was nice. Slight caramel notes. malty and full bodied, but not cloying. Good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Very nice maltiness and hop bite at the end. Also balanced by a nice hint of sweetness. Downside was little body on tap when I tried it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3668) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Clear, deep copper from the bottle with a creamy beige head. Nice nutty maltiness with an almost brown sugar and caramel sweetness. Great balance in the finish. I wish I had more of these. Thanks to 1more4dessert for this bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3447) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Medium orange with copper tones, decent head. Very faint aroma of floral hops, trace malts. Improved as it warmed, but the malt flavors never really emerged, giving an overall strikingly light impression. Hop flavors of hay dominated, not my favorite style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Had this on tap in a local bar at a octoberfest. Pretty good. Amber in color with a nice white head. Full bodied fest beer. Malty and creamy. I liked it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Bottle: Nose is weaker than I'd like. Malty grainy nose. Lite fruit. Clear orange color. no head, no lacing. Toasty malt flavor. Creamy with bite. Linguring bitterness that fades away. Thinn body. A tad weak for my liking. Another ok beer from brooklyn


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