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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2502) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Fruity esters of mostly apple with some pear shades. A bit of bubblegum aroma and a touch of clove. I’m really glad to have something from this brewery. Many thanks to the man Max!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Maybe it’s just been awhile since I had a good one, but this fest soars to the top of my list. I partook of the festive beer hall quaffing reccomended by our own krisbierjaeger and, thought he beerhall was my folks farmhouse kitchen, the liveliness of the party was well accented by the quality of this brew. A spiciness in here reminds me of good mulled cider and is nicely accompanied by the full, round, nut toned malt. Faint toasted flavors, too. Just grand stuff, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Honey colored beer with a big creamy head.Sweet malty nose. I like the big malty beers and this is no exception. Thanks to maxpower for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 25, 2002
Had this one in a bottle. Nose of alcohol, slight toasted malt, hints of caramel and flowers. Pours a medium orange. The white frothy head is mostly diminishing with fair lacing. The flavor is malty and sweet with a very alcoholic middle. The finish is sweet and flowery. Moderate acidity. The medium creamy body is fizzy and feels chalky at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2002
better than Goose Island this year, Capital has brewed a very middle of the road Oktoberfest this season. I little disappointing since so many of their other beers exceed mediocrity. The color was an attractive deep orange, but the body and flavour lacked complexity. Not somethig I woul buy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (4076) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2002
This poured out of the bottle a golden yellow with a thin white head and a sweet, little adjunt nose. I found this Octoberfest to be a little thin. This has just a sweet taste with not much complexity. Not the best O-fest of the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Bottle. A nice dark orange color. A spicy malty flavor the way oktoberfest beers are meant to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2599) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4779) - 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.

   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.

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