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RATINGS: 813   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.


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1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
limubai99 (9) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2001
It is rare that I send a beer back but I simply could not finish the Brooklyn Octoberfest. Watery, overly hopped, and vaguely sour. I admit it might have been a bad keg but I have been disappointed by many Brooklyn beers of late. The Octoberfest was only on tap for a week at my local watering hole before it got pulled cuz of the volume of complaints. Avoid.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
12 oz. bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear orange/amber color with a foamy beige head. The aroma is a mix of toasted grains, caramel malt, and a hint of hops. The flavor is mainly toasted malts, light hints of caramel, some grass, and light hops. Medium bodied and easy to drink. This is a fairly average, yet clean Oktoberfest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (530) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
It had a small creamy light tan head over a deep amber colored body with good clarity. The head fades quickly but hangs on till the last slip and make for some slick lacing on the way down the mug. The aroma is sweet, candy like, with caramel notes and hint of bubble gum, toasted malt and mild hops. It has a sweet caramel toasted and bready malt with some light buttery and nutty notes. Hop flavor is mild and adds some spice and mild bitterness as well as a slight metallic touch. It has an easy drinking medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. The finish is sweet and clean.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coyforce (572) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Smooth and refreshing when cold, but pour is a cloudy dark amber with no head. Aroma is almost non-existant and the flavor is lacking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Malty, bread, caramel malt, roasted malt, all on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a smidge of hop bite. Nice example of the style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Coppery pour with a significant amount of foamy white head. Fruity spicy nose. Slightly bitter and a touch tart. Usually expect more boozyness from an Oktoberfest and that isn’t here. Not bad. .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
(US 2012 backlogged in abstinence) 12oz bottle enjoyed straight out of the brown bagged bottle in Central Park, 09/2012. Enjoyable runny Oktoberfest with enough sweet-dough and crisp floral hops to detract from the somewhat watery, metallic base - flavours are less harmonically incorporated compared to Bavarian originals.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
12oz bottle poured into pint glass..nice amber/orange color..thin white head with minimal lacing..malty with some breadiness..ok..not a huge marzen fan..but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1496) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy brown body that yields a small half finger white head slowly dissipates into the body after a half minute. Some spider web lacing is left. The smell had some earthy breadiness and nuts up front with some nutmeg and caramel slightly in the background. The taste had an earthy breadiness that came back a bit more up front than the other flavorings. The palate was about a light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. I would say this is a pretty drinkable beer. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that I would have again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 23, 2014
Nice and quite thick. Somewhat too Brooklyn brewery alike and not so Oktoberfest though. Easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle. amber with one figner head. bready malt with mild hops. solid oktoberfest.


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