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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A traditional marzen style beer with a gorgeous firey dark orange color. Oktoberfest emphasizes a rich malt character. A great way to fortify oneself as the nights start to get cooler. Available August through October


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Amber liquid with average sticky, frothy foam. Subtle notes of cinnamon, alcohol, toasted malt, and apple. Mild, yet very enticing. Soft mouthfeel with perfect level of carbonation. Flavors are of heavily toasted malt, pecan, and spicy hop finish. This remains classy and subtle, which is why I love Octoberfests so much; it is very difficult to make a subtle beer with refined flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
It has an orange/brown color and a bit of a fire to the taste. Unlike most beers that seem to become more dull the longer you drink them, this one picked up intensity as the pint went on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2002
braised carrotty color, clear; white head quickly settled to a powdered sugar-like dusting. moderate woody-orange zest nose, muffin toasty malts, rumours of alcohol. sweet and then bitter in close succession. weak carbonation promotes a feeling of being slightly watery, but in fact it’s medium bodied, tart and tasty. not a herculean brewing achievement, but it could be i over-thought the thing. like always, i fussed over the drink, trying to coax out some nuances and interesting similies, but the style recommends itself rather to festive beer-hall quaffing; my single 12 ounce sample bottle ain’t quite enough to strike up the band.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2002
This beer very much posseses the capital house quality. Nice slightly spicy malt flavors finished with a slight yeasty tang. Good firm hopping in the background. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1287) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Good malty aroma. Nice amber color. Good head, but disappating quickly. Nice roasted malty flavor. Good mellow hops. Slightly tangy. Good Beer overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenman99 (6) - USA - AUG 29, 2002 does not count
Good beer. Love the smell! But it is lacking a bit in real strong taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Bottle: Got a good, long lasting head on the pour. Reddish-orange in color. Malt smell. Malt dominates the taste as well. As the beer warms, gets flowery and citrusy. Not bad. Had this on tap a few days ago, and it seemed richer and more complex then. Different temperature maybe?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2002
I love the months that proceed October, because I love Octoberfest beers. This is no exception. While I have had much better Octoberfest beers (Water Street Brewery’s comes to mind), this was a decent dark beer that I could drink often.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Pours with little head; orange/copper colored with little visible carbonation. Aroma not as good as flavor. Malt flavor stands out. Perhaps a tiny bit of DMS is present.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2002
Light clear amber color. Aroma is quite malty with a faint floral and cream corn background. Very malty in flavor and quite bitter for style (perhaps trying to offset all the malt sweetness). A mid echelon american otoberfest.


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