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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

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, honey, and herbs with a hint of spice. Light medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nice malty flavor of caramel, toast, apple, and nuts with hints of herbs and spice. Very smooth and refreshing. Another solid offering from Capital, but pretty standard. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (339) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2016
From the bottle of the pour is slightly cloudy with a burnt orange color, the head is thick and cream colored, the aroma is yeasty and hops towards the back of the nose, the taste is caramel, lightly a marzen beer with a crisp ale note almost reminiscent of a granny smith apple, the finish is caramel and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1203) - - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle, thanks George999! Bready malt aroma with caramel and toffee notes. Pours amber colored with a thin white head with OK retention and lacing. Starts with bready malt flavors with caramel and toffee sweetness in the background. Finishes smooth with the caramel and toffee coming to the front with an almost sticky sweetness. Nice Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3273) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle, shared with multiple others at brew club. Pouts a medium off white head, with slight lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 9) body.....nose is moderate toasted malts with light crust, mild hops.....taste is very slightly sweet with toasted malts, slight light hops......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation. This is a clean malty lager with minimal hop bitterness. As such it falls into the style. Perhaps a bit more Munich or Vienna malt would add more character BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a wide tulip. The aroma is earthy with malty notes of molasses, maple, and caramel, as well as a bit of bread dough. This turns toward apple pie / apple juice by the middle of the drink. It pours a brilliant dark honey / light caramel hue with a light effervescence and topped by a white, sudsy and foamy head that has moderate retention and a light runny lace. The taste is a medium, malty sweet with a medium light bitter spice. It’s smooth and oily with a soft foamy carbonation and a medium light body that hits the palate with flavors of caramel, molasses, some spice, honey, and a bit of a vegetal / earthy hint. The finish is smooth with caramel, apple juice, and a bitter clove spice. The aftertaste is somewhat cloying with a syrupy character and a woody spice as well as apples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2609) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
One of the better octoberfests I have had. Not overly malty and somewhat like a red ale. Slightly sweet finish. Pours reddish brown. Had at Geneva national golf course

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (2073) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
12oz bottle pours a orange/copper with a medium creamy khaki head. Aroma reminds me of a chocolate tootsie pop, caramel and toffee malt, fruity hops, mild cocoa. Taste similar to aroma, clean with a mild bitterness on the finish. Decent well balanced Marzen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1706) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a clear pale orange/amber with a robust off white head. Toasted bread aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt all the way, along with buttered biscuits, bread dough, and spicy very mild hops. Decent and traditional.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
schmittaj (16) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Ok orange color, really good mix of malts, but for me the hops at the end are just slightly over balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
High carbonation for style. Light sweetness, caramel maltiness and a sort of honeybread flavor. Modest bitterness for the style. Good and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
propsync (33) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Not much here that would shock anyone. An up and down easy drinking beer. Biscuity and slightly sweet, great for a cool fall day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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