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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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
clear amber pour with a small tan head...yeast and malt aroma....carbonated cardboard hop taste... slight cellar/musty taste....not very impressed...not a big fan of the style, but I’m trying several marzens and they all are very similiar

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours a clear copper with a finger of head after a strong poor that dies quick. Smell is extremely faint of malt and spice. Taste equivocates the smell. Malty semi dry finish. Drinks very well as its refreshing but leaves something to be desired with this style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Clear amber brown to red color, admirable frothy tan head that sticks around a while and literally sticks to the glass as excellent lace - a sign of the premium ingredients in this beer. Very calm beer that doesn;t display carbonation bubbles. Malty aroma that has a cinnamon smelling quality behind it. A slight aroma of mild hops. Overall, a spicy malt. Hearty and malty taste and yes, some spice is noticed both on the tongue and on the palate which is thick as expected from a full malted dark ale. The taste is balanced from sweet hearty malt to an even finish due to the abundance of a mild hop. Anytime I;m in New York during the Fall season I will choose Brooklyn’s Oktoberfest over the Sam Adams version.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Not a bad beer, but not the best of the variety. Very lightbodied, kind of citrusy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2007
6 pack of 12oz bottles after dinner at the Eastside grill in the hamp. Pour is amber and the head is thin like a soda. The first sip is cold and spicy. The nutty malt balances the pumpkin pie-like spices. Not an amazing beer, but it might be the best that I have had of this style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terefere (259) - Durham, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours mahogany red, frothy head. Aroma: butterscotch, hops, corn. Taste: butterscotch, malts, caramel, hint of hops.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
a bit light,, very drinkable,,,bread, toast, resin, floral, dough, leather, orange, red, clear, frothy, tan foam, lightly bitter, light body, dry,soft carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 After many more tastes decided to re-rate since I deem the prior a bad line. Very solidly crafted & built. Good subtle balance of bready & sweet malt with a slight hoppy tracing. Cool dirty head and murky copper color. Some stickiness in the after taste. Finishs well. Distictly yeasty in the nose - couldn’t discern whether it was the tap lines or beer (though the place has a good rep for turnover - also have had bottled). Fairly non-descript taste with sweeter malts missing the mark. I like the Brooklyn lineup, but this player was nowhere near it’s German counterparts. A general disappointment. 2.5

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
It has a nice copper color and tastes of caramel, and maple, but it’s not sweet like maple syrup. Good balance of flavors and some roasty notes. Nice finish. Good, but not great.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Roasty unfiltered caramel color with minial white/off-cream head. Matly sugars on the nose. Somewhat fishy and musty on the tongue. As well, it’s also just off-bitter with the taste. This almost comes off as a Scottish Ale (but then again, I could have had a bad bottle). It’s passable, but not one of the better ones I’ve had of Mr. Oliver’s brews. (Bottle Pour 1/28/2007)


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